Moorlands Primary School

Governors

The role of a governing body

Each school in the country has a governing body made up of a group of people who are from various occupations and backgrounds, this is with a view to them all contributing a diverse range of skills and experiences to the successful running of the school. In general the role of the governing body is to take a strategic role working with the head teacher in the general management of the school, to act as a "critical friend" and to be accountable for the decisions made by it. It is responsible for setting the aims and objectives for the school and agreeing monitoring and reviewing policies targets, priorities and performance. It also, in partnership with the head teacher, controls the school budget. 

How do I contact the governing body or an individual member?

As representatives of the community we are always happy to hear your views on the running of the school. If you wish to speak to any governor please do not hesitate to do so. This can be done by leaving your contact details at the school office.

Our Governors

Gary Laird (Chair) – Co-opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 22/03/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Finance, Buildings, Performance Management, Child Protection

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Gary Laird Safety Associates

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Rachel Harle (Vice Chair/Well-being) – Co-opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 14/05/2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment (Chair), Pupil Discipline, Performance Management

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Anna Bartys – Parent Governor 

Date of Appointment: 09/02/2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Parent Election

Committee/Role: Finance (Chair), Standards and Attainment, Dismissal Appeals, Complaints, EYFS

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: PWS Technical Services (wife of MD and employee), NCS Support – Sister of Director

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Toni Caufield – Parent Governor 

Date of Appointment: 09/02/2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Parent Election

Committee/Role: Complaints (Chair), Pupil Discipline (Chair), Finance, Staff Dismissals, Safeguarding

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Giles Church – Co-opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 14/05/2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Staff Dismissals (Chair), Standards and Attainment, Performance Management, Complaints

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Amanda Denney – Headteacher 

Date of Appointment: 1/1/2016

Term of Office: N/A

Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment, Finance

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: N

Gemma Dolan - Co-Opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 22/3/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment

Becky Freeman - Staff Governor 

Date of Appointment: 01/07/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Staff Election

Committee/Role: Standards and Attainment, Buildings, Governor Training

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Husband – Joinery Business

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Graeme Hind – Co-opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 10/06/2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Buildings, Dismissal Appeals, Community, Complaints, Equality

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Son – Teacher, Brockholes School

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Daughter – Educational Teaching Assistant

Derrie O’Sullivan – Co-opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 27/03/2018

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Buildings (Chair), Dismissal Appeals (Chair), Performance Management, Pupil Discipline

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Own Architecture Practice

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Louise Roebuck – Co-opted Governor 

Date of Appointment: 14/05/2015

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: Governing Body

Committee/Role: Special Educational Needs, Looked After Children

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil

Carolyn Walker – LA Governor 

Date of Appointment: 16/03/2017

Term of Office: 4 Years

Appointing Body: LA

Committee/Role: Buildings, Pupil Discipline

Relevant Business/Personal Interests: Nil

Relationships with School Staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Nil