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Governors

Welcome to our Governors' section.

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our school’s governors, and the work that they do. 


The main role of the governors is one of monitoring and evaluation to support the head and her staff. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

We have a legal responsibility to:
• ensure that the National Curriculum is followed
• oversee the school's budget
• monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds, and
• ensure that Special Educational Needs are met

The role of the Governing Body can be summarised as providing strategic management, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability for St Matthew's. The Governing Body is split into committees which are each responsible for discussing one topic in more detail, such as finance or health and safety. Committee discussions are fed back to the full Governing Body.

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different bodies that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation governors (appointed through St Matthew’s Church) the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff.  All governors have equal status, however they were appointed.

All the school governors are committed to maintaining the ethos and the high standards of achievement at the school. They are focussed not only on educational achievement but on the school's other values, which are just as important.

Governors and the Clerks mostly carry out their duties during after school meetings and may attend training sessions and seminars to help them do their job effectively. They also go into school to meet with the Head and other members of the management team in order to discuss the subjects they have responsibility for.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the school office.


The Committees and their members are listed below:-

 

Chair of the Governing Body: Mrs Linda Buckley

Vice Chair of the Governing Body: Jo Webster

 

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

Mrs Webster [Chair], Mrs Fryman, Mr Jamson, Mrs Griffiths, Mr P Cartwright, Mr R Dinsdale

 

CHURCH DISTINCTIVENESS COMMITTEE

Rev Jewell [Chair],Mrs Fryman, Mrs H Coen, Mrs L Buckley, Mrs A Griffiths, Mrs McClellan (Observer)

 

CURRICULUM & SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT:

Mrs Jo Webster [Chair], Rev A Jewell, Mrs Fryman,  Mrs J McClellan (Observer), Mrs H Coen, Mr R Dinsdale, Mr M Griffin 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Mrs H Coen [Chair], Mrs Fryman, Mr B Jamson, Mrs A Griffiths, Mrs M Hulse, Mrs L Buckley, Mr M Griffin, Mr P Cartwright

 

PREMISES, BUILDINGS & SAFGUARDING COMMITTEE

Mr B Jamson [Chair], Mrs Fryman, Mrs M Hulse, Mr P Cartwright, Mr R Dinsdale, Mr N Griffin 

 

STAFFING COMMITTEE

Mrs J Webster, Mrs L Buckley, Mrs Fryman, Rev A Jewell, Mr P Cartwright

 

FOR CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE

Tel No: 01925 730791

email: stmatthews_primary@warrington.gov.uk

More about our governors:-

 

Linda Buckley (Chair of Governors)

Both of my sons attended St Matthew’s between 1988 and 1996.  I was active in the PTA and as a foundation governor, continuing for about 7 years after they left.  I have been involved in Scouting in Warrington for over 30 years, and am a Reader at St Matthews and St Cross churches.

I am now supply teaching, having worked in secondary and post-16 education, and been NUT rep in both.

St Matthew’s has always been a school with Christian values, where children are cared for, challenged and given a voice.  They also learn from leading and taking risks in a safe environment, knowing that they are valued as individuals and not just statistics. 

I see my role as governor as one of working with staff, parents and children to with ensure St Matthew’s continues to aim high and shine bright.

 

 

 

Governors’ Information 2016-2017

Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Role

End of Term of Office

Business Interests

Financial Interests

Governance Role in other schools

Mrs L Buckley

Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

27/5/2018

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

Mrs J Webster

Vice Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

31/8/2020

n/a

n/a

n/a

Rev A Jewell

Foundation Governor

No end date

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mr B Jamson

Foundation Governor

20/3/2020

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mrs H Coen

Foundation Governor

31/8/2019

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mr R Dinsdale

LA Governor

9/12/2019

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mr P Cartwright

Parent Governor

25/6/2019

RM Education

n/a

n/a

Mr M Griffin

Parent Governor

31/8/2020

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 1
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