Governing Body

Alder Community High School Governing Body 2016/17
The governing body has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The governing body at Alder Community High School is made up of a group of dedicated and highly supportive individuals that work together for the good of the school and the benefit of the students. They have a wide spectrum of skills and experience. In addition to regular Governing Body meetings, the governors also attend 2 specific governor days within school and meet regularly with staff within school. All Governors are members of the National Association of Governors (NGA) and take part in regular training throughout the year.

In addition to the full governing body meetings Alder Community High School also has several sub-committees and panels. Through the committee and panel structure the governors ensure that there is a systematic and robust review of the effective delivery of all statutory requirements so that the school complies with its statutory responsibilities.

Governing Body Sub-Committees and Panels

  • Curriculum and Standards committee
  • Finance and Resources committee
  • Safety and Welfare committee
  • Pay committee
  • Student discipline panel
  • Staff discipline and grievance panel
  • Complaints panel

The Alder Community High School instrument of government was made by order of Tameside local authority on 16th April 2015 and came into effect on 1st May 2015.
The instrument of governments states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 5 parent governors appointed by parental nomination/election
  • 1 LA governor appointed by the Local Authority
  • 1 staff governor appointed by staff nomination/election
  • 1 Head teacher ex officio
  • 8 Co-opted governors appointed by the governing body and who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required contributing to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

Governor Details and Register of Interests 2016/17

Name of Governor

Governor category
Date of appointment
Term of office expiry

Relevant business,  pecuniary  and personal interests

Governor of any other educational establishments

Role within the governing body including link responsibility

Full Governing Body Attendance
2015-16

Mr John Ardern

Co-opted appointed by GB on 01/05/2015 until 30/04/2019

Mrs T Ardern, receptionist (spouse)

A+ Trust

Chair of Governors
Finance and Resources Committee
Safety and Welfare Committee
Pay Committee
Safeguarding link governor

Apologies consented to 23/03/2016

Mrs Lynn Bird

Co-opted appointed by GB on 13/01/2016 until 12/01/2020

None

St Paul’s Primary

Chair of Safety and Welfare Committee
Finance and Resources Committee
PE link governor

Apologies consented to 23/03/2016

Mrs Emma Etches

Parent appointed by parent nomination on 02/12/2015 until 01/12/2019

2 children in school

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Full attendance

Mrs Joanna Hodkinson

Parent appointed by parent nomination on 14/09/2014 until 13/09/2018

1 child in school

 

Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee
Pay Committee
Achievement link governor
English and whole school literacy link
MFL link governor

Full attendance

Mr Paul Houghton

Parent appointed by parent nomination on 15/03/2017 until 14/03/2021

1 child in school

Dowson Primary Academy

 

N/A

Mr Abdul Kashim

Co-opted appointed by GB on 18/11/2014 until 17/11/2018

None

 

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee
Pay Committee
Pupil Premium link governor
Maths and whole school numeracy link

Apologies consented to 13/01/2016

Mr Mike Kerwin

Staff appointed by staff election 23/03/2016 until 22/03/2020

Member of staff

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Full attendance

Mrs Helen Littlemore

Co-opted (staff) appointed by GB on 01/05/2015 until 30/04/2019

Member of staff
1 child in school

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee
Finance and Resources Committee

Full attendance

Mr Paul Mather

Parent appointed by parent nomination on 22/6/16 until 21/06/2020

2 children in school

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee
Finance and Resources Committee
ICT link governor

Apologies consented to
7/10/2015

Mr Steve Noble

Local Authority appointed by the LA on 27/11/2012 until 26/11/2016

None

Buckton Vale Primary
Ravensfield Primary
Longdendale High

Curriculum and Standards Committee
Finance and Resources Committee
SMSC link governor

Apologies consented to
07/10/2015
22/06/2016

Mr Richard O'Regan

Headteacher, ex-officio

None

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee
Finance and Resources Committee

Full attendance

Mrs Dorothy Wills

Co-opted appointed by GB on 01/05/2015 until 30/04/2019

None

Cromwell High School

Curriculum and Standards Committee
Finance and Resources committee
Safety and Welfare committee
LAC link governor
Attendance link governor
RAP group
SEND and students with medical conditions link governor
Science/Technology  link governor

Full attendance

Mrs Ann Wrigley

Co-opted (staff) appointed by GB on 01/05/2015 until 30/04/2019

Member of staff

 

Safety and Welfare Committee

Apologies consented to
7/10/2015
23/03/2016

Previous Governors

Name of Governor

Governor category
Date of appointment
Term of office expiry

Relevant business,  pecuniary  and personal interests

Date and reason for leaving

Elizabeth Heptonstall

Parent appointed by parent nomination on 23/11/2014 until 22/11/2018

None

Resignation received on 16th September 2016
Daughter left year 11 in 2015 and work commitments.

Miss Suzanne Lomax

Parent appointed by parent nomination on 01/05/2015 until 30/04/2019

None

Resignation received on 21st September 2016
Daughter left year 11 in 2016 and work commitments

Mr Mike Simpson

Co-opted appointed by GB on 01/05/2015 until 30/04/2019

None

Resignation received on 16th March 2017
Work commitments