Governors

 

Newton-le-Willows Primary School Governing Body 

Acting Headteacher - Mrs Chisnall
Chair of Governors - Mr G Limb
Vice Chair of Governors - Mr I Colvin


Parent Governors
Mr I Colvin
Mr R Holbrook
Mrs E Irwin


Local Authority Governor
Mr K Cleary MBE

Coopted Governors
Mrs M Neale
Mrs E Charleston
Mrs P Howard
Mr G Limb
Mr A Currie
Mr S Bell
Mr L Stopforth

Staff Governors
Mrs Chisnall - Acting Headteacher

Parent governors are elected by the parents/carers and the term of office is four years. When a position becomes vacant nominations will be asked for and an election involving all registered parents and guardians will take place. Parents/carers will be notified of the precise details at the appropriate time.

Coopted governors are appointed by the Governing Body and their term of office is four years.

LEA governors are appointed by the Local Education Authority and their term of office is four years

Staff governors are elected by the staff for four years from the date of appointment

Frequency of Meetings

The Governing Body meet as and when necessary but a minimum of once per term. Each governor is also a member of a particular committee, e.g. Finance and Premises, Standards and Attainment, Pay and Performance, Inclusion, Safeguarding and Pupils etc. These committees also meet as and when necessary, usually at least once a term

Governors' Role

Governors have a vital role to play in ensuring our school provides the best possible education for our children.

They are responsible for:

1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and the performance management of staff 
3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

If you have any questions, or are interested in becoming a Governor at our school, contact either the Headteacher or Chair of Governors for more information.

Governing Body Composition

Type of Governor No.
Coopted 8
Headteacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 3
Staff 0

 

Names of Governors Type of Governor Term of Office Date of Appointment

Date of resignation 

(if resigned in the last 12 months)

Appointing Body
Mr G. Limb (Chair) Coopted 4 Years 9th Feb 2017   Governing Body
Mr I. Colvin
(Vice Chair)
Parent 4 Years  26th May 2017   Elected by Parents

Mr K. Cleary MBE

Local Authority 4 Years 4th Mar 2018   Local Authority
Mrs E. Charleston Coopted 4 Years 8th Apr 2017   Governing Body
Mrs M. Needham Coopted 4 Years 18th Oct 2016 11th July 2019 Governing  Body
Mrs M. Neale Coopted 4 Years 28th Mar 2018   Governing Body
Mrs E. Irwin Parent 4 Years 17th May 2016   Governing Body
Mr R. Holbrook Parent 4 Years 1st Sep 2017   Elected by Parents
Mrs L. Chisnall Acting Headteacher 4 Years 18th Oct 2016   Elected by Staff
Mrs P. Howard Coopted 4 Years  18th Dec 2018   Governing body
Mr A. Currie Coopted 4 Years 11th July 2019   Governing Body
Mrs J. Davies Coopted 4 Years 25th Sept 2019   Governing Body
Mr L. Austin Coopted  4 Years 5th Dec 2012 11th July 2019 Governing Body

 

Committee Structure

Terms of reference for all committees are available on request from school.

Finance and Premises Committee Standards, Achievement, Inclusion and Safeguarding Committee Pay and Performance Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding the Finance and Premises of the school. Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding Standards, Attainment, Inclusion and Safeguarding. Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding Pay and Performance of members of staff.
Membership Membership Membership
Mr I. Colvin (Chair)
Mrs E. Charleston
(Co-Chair - Inclusion & Safeguarding)
Mr R. Holbrook (Chair)
Mr R. Holbrook
(Vice Chair)
Mr G. Limb
(Co-Chair - Standards)
Mr I. Colvin (Vice Chair)
Mrs E. Charleston Mrs M. Neale (Vice Chair) Mr K. Cleary MBE
Mrs L. Chisnall Mr I. Colvin
Mrs P. Howard
Mrs E. Irwin Mr R. Holbrook Mr L. Austin
Mr G. Limb Mrs L. Chisnal Mr G.Limb
Mr K. Cleary MBE Mrs J.Davies  
Mr A. Currie Mr K. Cleary MBE  
  Mr A. Currie  
  Mrs E.Irwin  

 

Ad-hoc Committees:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complains
  • Appeals

 

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called to form the committee. 

Register of Interests

Name Details of Pecuniary Interest Details of Personal Interest
Mr G. Limb (Chair)
FFT Education Adviser
Local Governor at Byrchall High School
Married to PTFA treasurer
Child attends school
Mr K. Cleary MBE 
(Vice Chair)
Governor at Garswood Primary School
Governor at Penkford School
Chairman of Seneley Green Parish Council
St. Helens Admissions Appeals panel
Nil
Mrs M. Neale Chair of Governors at Penkford School Nil
Mrs E. Charleston Works for LASC team at St. Helens Council Nil
Mr I. Colvin Nil
Married to LSA in school
Children attend school
Mr R. Holbrook Nil
Married to LSA in school
Children attend school
Mrs E. Irwin Director of Irwin Video Productions Children attend school
Mrs M. Needham Nil Nil
Mrs L. Chisnall Nil Nil
Mrs P. Howard    
Mr L. Austin Nil Nil
Mrs J. Davies    

 

Attendance Record

Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
  25th Sep 2019 16th Oct 2019 23rd October 2019 5th Dec 2019 26th March 2020 9th Jul 2020
Yes No   Yes  No  Yes No Yes No   Yes No   Yes No  
Mr G. Limb (Chair) X   X   X              
Mr K. Cleary MBE (Vice Chair)   X   X X              
Mrs E. Charleston X   X   X              
Mrs M. Neale   X   X   X            
Mrs L. Chisnall X   X   X              
Mrs K. Wain-Mahoney X   X   X              
Mr R. Holbrook X   X   X              
Mrs E. Irwin   X X   X              
Mr I. Colvin X   X   X              
Mr A. Currie X     X X              
Mrs P. Howard   X   X X              
Mrs J. Davies       X   X            

 

Name of Governor Dates of Finance and Premises Committee Meetings Attended
  16th Oct 2019 6th Feb 2020 11th Jun 2020
Yes No   Yes No   Yes No  
Mr I. Colvin (Chair) X          
Mr R. Holbrook (Vice Chair) X          
Mrs L. Chisnall X          
Mrs K. Wain-Mahoney X          
Mr G. Limb X          
Mrs E. Irwin X          
Mr K. Cleary MBE   X        
Mrs E. Charleston X          

 

Name of Governor Dates of Pay and Performance Committe Meetings Attended
  16th Oct 2019
Yes No  
Mr R. Holbrook (Chair X  
Mr I. Colvin (Vice Chair) X  
Mr G. Limb X  
Mrs K. Wain-Mahoney X  
Mrs P. Howard   X
Mr K. Cleary MBE X  

 

Name of Governor

Dates of Standards, Achievement, Inclusion and Safeguarding Committe Meetings Attended

  28th Nov 2019 21st Mar 2020 2nd Jul 2020
Yes No   Yes No   Yes No  
Mrs E. Charleston                                  (Safeguarding Chair)            
Mr G. Limb                                                (Standards and Achievement Chair)            
Mrs M.Neale (Vice Chair)            
Mr K.Cleary (MBE)            
Mrs M. Needham            
Mrs L. Chisnall            
Mrs K. Wain-Mahoney            
Mr R. Holbrook            
Mr I. Colvin            
Mrs E.Irwin            
Mr A. Currie            
Mrs J. Davies            

 

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Newton-le-Willows Primary School

Newton-le-Willows Primary School & Nursery
Sanderling Road
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
WA12 9UF

Main Contact: Miss Dale - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744678390
Fax: 01744 678391
newtonp@sthelens.org.uk

SEN Contact: Miss Mercer-SENCO

SEN Email: newton.senco@sthelens.org.uk

Sanderling Road,

Newton-le-Willows,

Merseyside WA12 9UF

Tel: 01744 678390

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