SCHOOL GOVERNORS

Fleetwood High School Governing Body
Chair of Governors: Jan Finch, Foundation Governor
Chair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee: Roddy McCowan, Foundation Governor
Chair of Resources Committee: Stephen Newsham, Co-opted Governor
Chair of Student Welfare & Well-Being Committee: Shaun MacNeill, Co-opted Governor
Welcome to our Governors’ Section
Fleetwood High School is a Foundation School with a Trust.  The Governing Body comprises of 20 Governors (2 Parent Governors; 1 Local Authority Governor; 1 Staff Governor; 1 Headteacher; 4 Co-opted Governors; 11 Foundation Governors).  The Governing Body has the following core strategic functions:
Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school;
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets;
  • Meeting statutory duties.

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher;
  • Monitoring progress towards targets;
  • Performance managing the Headteacher;
  • Engaging with stakeholders;
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation.

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget;
  • Monitoring spending against the budget;
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained;
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed.

The Full Governing Body meets once a term, with the other committees meeting termly apart from the Standards and Effectiveness Committee which meets every half term.  The functions of these committees are:
Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Chair of the Committee:  Roddy McCowan, Foundation Governor
The main function of the committee is to monitor and evaluate the standards and achievement of the school and the quality of education provided. In all its business, the committee will take account of the five key outcomes of the Every Child Matters.
Resources Committee
Chair of the Committee:  Stephen Newsham, Co-opted Governor
The function of the committee is to provide guidance and assistance to the headteacher and the governing body on all financial issues; all issues relating to health and safety; overview of the premises, both during the school day and external lettings.
Student Welfare and Well-Being Committee
Chair of the Committee:  Shaun MacNeill, Co-opted Governor
The function of the committee is to provide guidance and monitor all issues related to student welfare including pastoral, exclusions, attendance, safeguarding and Looked After Children.
Governing Body of Fleetwood High School, September 2016
LEA Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)
Kate Condron
Parent Governors (elected by the parents)
Steve Mason
VACANCY
VACANCY
Co-opted Governors
Mark Bateman
Natalie Collister
Steve Newsham
Lindsay Nicklin
Shaun MacNeill
Foundation Governors (appointed by the Foundation Trust)
Neil Atkinson
George Ayoma
Dave Barnett
Sally Clare    Resigned 8.2.17
Jan Finch
Jonathan Hewitt
Roddy McCowan
Sally Nightingale
Sue Sheard
Headteacher
Richard Barnes
VACANCY


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

30.11.16

15.3.17

28.6.17

Neil Atkinson

Foundation

N

N

Y

George Ayoma

Foundation

N

Y

N

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

David Barnett

Foundation

N

N

N

Mark Bateman

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Sally Clare

Foundation

N

Resigned

Resigned

Natalie Collister

Co-opted

N

Y

N

Kate Condron

LEA

Y

Y

N

Jan Finch (Chair of Governors)

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Jonathan Hewitt

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Roddy McCowan

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Shaun MacNeill

Co-opted

Y

N

N

Steven Mason

Parent

Y

Y

Y

Stephen Newsham

Co-opted

Y

Y

N

Lindsay Nicklin

Co-opted

Y

Y

N

Sally Nightingale

Foundation

N

Y

Y

Susan Sheard (Vice Chair of Governors)

Foundation

Y

N

N

Membership of Committees
Standards and Effectiveness


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Meetings

29.9.16

24.11.16

19.1.17

2.3.17

27.4.17

15.6.17

Roddy McCowan (Chair)

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mark Bateman

Co-opted

Not in post

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Sally Clare

Foundation

Y

Y

N

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

Jan Finch

Foundation

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Jonathan Hewitt

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Steve Mason

Parent

N

N

N

N

N

N

Sue Sheard

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

Resources


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Meetings

13.10.16

2.2.17

25.5.17

Steve Newsham (Chair)

Co-opted

Y

Y

N

Neil Atkinson

Foundation

N

N

N

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Dave Barnett

Foundation

N

N

N

Mark Bateman

Co-opted

Y

N

N

Natalie Collister

Co-opted

Y

N

Y

Roddy McCowan

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Shaun MacNeill

Co-opted

Y

Y

N

Lindsay Nicklin

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Student Welfare and Well-Being


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Meetings

10.11.16

23.2.17

8.6.17

Shaun MacNeill (Chair)

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

George Ayoma

Foundation

Y

N

N

Mark Bateman

Co-opted

N/A

N/A

Y

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Sally Clare

Foundation

N

Resigned

Resigned

Kate Condron

LEA

Y

Y

N

Steve Mason

Parent

N

N

N

Sally Nightingale

Foundation

Y

N

Y

Sue Sheard

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

DETAILS OF GOVERNORS
Neil Atkinson
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  16/12/2013
End of Term Date:  15/12/2017
Committees Served on:  Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held:
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

George Ayoma
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  15/02/2015
End of Term Date:  14/02/2019
Committees Served on:  Student Welfare and Well-Being
Positions of Responsibility Held: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

Richard Barnes
Category of Governor:  Headteacher
Term of Office: 4 Years
Date Appointed:  01/09/2016
End of Term Date:  31/08/2020
Committees Served on:  Standards & Effectiveness; Resources; Student Welfare and Well-Being
Positions of Responsibility Held:
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

David Barnett
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  12/11/2015
End of Term Date:  13/11/2019
Committees Served on:  Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held:
Relevant Business Interests: Member of the Armed Forces
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Mark Bateman
Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  16/05/2016
End of Term Date:  15/05/2020
Committees Served on:  To be Allocated
Positions of Responsibility Held:
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Sally Clare     Resigned 8 February 2017
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  22/01/2016
End of Term Date:  Resigned 8.2.17
Committees Served on:  To be allocated
Positions of Responsibility Held: SEND Link Governor; Pupil Parent Governor
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

Natalie Collister
Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  14/05/2015
End of Term Date:  13/05/2019
Committees Served on:  Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held:
Relevant Business Interests: Head of English at FHS
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Kate Condron
Category of Governor:  LEA
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  29/07/2015
End of Term Date:  28/07/2019
Committees Served on:  Student Welfare and Well-Being
Positions of Responsibility Held: EVC Governor
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Jan Finch
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  01/09/2013
End of Term Date:  31/08/2017
Committees Served on:  Standards & Effectiveness
Positions of Responsibility Held: Chair of Governors; Governor Training; LASGB
Relevant Business Interests: Clerk to Preesall Town Council; Clerk to Stalmine Parish Council; Secretary of Catterall Gardening Club
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Jonathan Hewitt
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  31/08/2013
End of Term Date:  30/08/2017
Committees Served on:  Standards & Effectiveness
Positions of Responsibility Held: Pupil Premium Governor
Relevant Business Interests:
Other Education Establishments governed:
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:

Roddy McCowan
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  31/08/2013
End of Term Date:  30/08/2017
Committees Served on:  Standards & Effectiveness; Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held: Chair of Standards & Effectiveness Committee
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: Headteacher and Governor at Baines School, Poulton-le-Fylde
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Spouse is a member of staff at FHS

Shaun MacNeill
Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  14/05/2015
End of Term Date:  13/05/2019
Committees Served on:  Resources; Student Welfare & Well-Being
Positions of Responsibility Held: Chair of Student Welfare & Well-Being Committee
Relevant Business Interests: Eric Wright Group – daughter works for the Facilities Management, appointed 2012
Other Education Establishments governed: McKee Short Stay School
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Steven Mason
Category of Governor:  Parent
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  11/07/2015
End of Term Date:  10/07/2019
Committees Served on:  Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held:
Relevant Business Interests:
Other Education Establishments governed:
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:

Stephen Newsham
Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  14/05/2015
End of Term Date:  13/05/2019
Committees Served on:  Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held: Chair of Resources Committee
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Lindsay Nicklin
Category of Governor:  Co-opted
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  14/05/2015
End of Term Date:  13/05/2019
Committees Served on:  Resources
Positions of Responsibility Held: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:  None

Sally Nightingale
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  04/01/2015
End of Term Date:  03/01/2019
Committees Served on:  Student Welfare and Well-Being
Positions of Responsibility Held: Child Protection & LAC Governor
Relevant Business Interests: Employed by LCC – Policy Information & Commissioning
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Susan Sheard
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  31/08/2013
End of Term Date:  30/08/2017
Committees Served on:  Standards & Effectiveness; Student Welfare & Well-Being
Positions of Responsibility Held: Vice Chair of Governors
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

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