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, of whom 5 shall, at the time of their appointment, be parent 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 2018
LEA Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)
Kate Condron
Parent Governors (elected by the parents)
Steve Mason
Ian Clare
Co-opted Governors
Natalie Collister
Steve Newsham
Lindsay Nicklin  Resigned 5.9.18
Shaun MacNeill
VACANCY
Headteacher
Richard Barnes
Staff
Mark Bateman
Foundation Governors (appointed by the Foundation Trust)
Non-Parent
Neil Atkinson  Resigned 15.11.18
Dave Barnett  Resigned 22.1.18
Jan Finch
Jonathan Hewitt
Roddy McCowan
Sally Nightingale
Jacqui Scott
Sue Sheard  Resigned 20.7.18
Steven Wetherill
Parent
George Ayoma
Estelle Bellamy
Gaynor Brotherton
VACANCY
VACANCY


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

29.11.17

14.3.18

17.7.18

Neil Atkinson

Foundation

N

N

N

George Ayoma

Foundation

Y

N

Y

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

David Barnett

Foundation

N

Resigned

Resigned

Mark Bateman

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Estelle Bellamy

Foundation

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gaynor Brotherton

Foundation

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ian Clare

Parent

N/A

N/A

Y

Natalie Collister

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Kate Condron

LEA

Y

Y

Y

Jan Finch (Chair of Governors)

Foundation

N

N

N

Jonathan Hewitt

Foundation

Y

N

N

Roddy McCowan

Foundation

N

Y

Y

Shaun MacNeill

Co-opted

N

Y

N

Steven Mason

Parent

Y

Y

N

Stephen Newsham

Co-opted

N

Y

Y

Lindsay Nicklin

Co-opted

Y

N

Y

Sally Nightingale

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Jacqui Scott

Foundation

N/A

N/A

N/A

Susan Sheard (Vice Chair of Governors)

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Steven Wetherill

Foundation

Y

N

Y

Membership of Committees
Standards and Effectiveness


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Meetings

18.1.18

1.3.18

26.4.18

14.6.18

27.9.18

15.11.18

Roddy McCowan (Chair)

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Jan Finch

Foundation

N

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Jonathan Hewitt

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Steve Mason

Parent

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Sue Sheard

Foundation

Y

N

Y

Y

Resigned

Resigned

Steve
Wetherill

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Resources


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Meetings

8.2.18

10.5.18

11.10.18

Steve Newsham (Chair)

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Neil Atkinson

Foundation

N

N

N

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

N

Y

Y

Dave Barnett

Foundation

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

Mark Bateman

Staff

Y

Y

N

Natalie Collister

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Roddy McCowan

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Shaun MacNeill

Co-opted

Y

N

N

Lindsay Nicklin

Co-opted

N

Y

Resigned

Student Welfare and Well-Being


Governor Name

Category of Governor

Attendance at Meetings

9.11.17

1.3.18

8.11.18

Shaun MacNeill (Chair)

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

George Ayoma

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Mark Bateman

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Richard Barnes

Headteacher

N

N

N

Kate Condron

LEA

N

Y

Y

Steve Mason

Parent

N

N

Y

Sally Nightingale

Foundation

N

N

Y

Sue Sheard

Foundation

N

N

Resigned

Steven Wetherill

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

DETAILS OF GOVERNORS
Neil Atkinson      Resigned 15.11.18
Category of Governor:  Foundation (Non-Parent)
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  16/12/2017
End of Term Date:  15/12/2021
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 (Parent)
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  Resigned 22.1.18
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:  Staff
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

Estelle Bellamy
Category of Governor:  Foundation Parent
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  15/11/2018
End of Term Date:  14/11/2022
Committees Served on:  to be appointed
Positions of Responsibility Held: None
Relevant Business Interests: Awaiting information
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Gaynor Brotherton
Category of Governor:  Foundation Parent
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  15/11/2018
End of Term Date:  14/11/2022
Committees Served on:  to be appointed
Positions of Responsibility Held: 
Relevant Business Interests: Awaiting information
Other Education Establishments governed: None
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

Ian Clare
Category of Governor:  Parent
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  23/04/2018
End of Term Date:  22/04/2022
Committees Served on:  to be appointed
Positions of Responsibility Held: 
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: Governor at Anchorsholme Academy
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 (Non-parent)
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  19/09/2017
End of Term Date:  18/09/2021
Committees Served on:  Standards & Effectiveness
Positions of Responsibility Held: Chair of Governors; Governor Training; LASGB
Relevant Business Interests:  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 (Non-parent)
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  19/09/2017
End of Term Date:  18/09/2021
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 (Non-parent)
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  19/09/2017
End of Term Date:  18/09/2021
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: None
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  Resigned 5.9.18
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 (Non-parent)
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

Jacqui Scott
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  15/11/2018
End of Term Date:  14/11/2022
Committees Served on:  to be appointed
Positions of Responsibility Held: 
Relevant Business Interests: Awaiting information
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   Resigned 20.7.18
Category of Governor:  Foundation
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  19/09/2017
End of Term Date:  18/09/2021
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

Steven Wetherill
Category of Governor:  Foundation (Non-parent)
Term of Office: 4 years
Date Appointed:  24/10/17
End of Term Date:  23/10/2021
Committees Served on:  To Be Agreed
Positions of Responsibility Held: None
Relevant Business Interests: None
Other Education Establishments governed: Greenlands Primary School, Preston as Acting Headteacher
Details of any relationships between the Governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

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