The purpose of the Governing Body is to help the school provide the best possible education for its pupils.

They do this by:

  • Setting the schools values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the pupil and parents is served, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Contacting the Governors

You may email the Governors by clicking here.

Or write to them at the following address:

c/o The Clerk to the Governors

West Hill School

Thompson Cross

Stamford Street

Stalybridge

SK15 1LX

 

 

The Current Governing Body

            Appointed by Date Appointed Term of Office  
Mr Kevin Aspin   Parent Trustee   Parents 01/09/2017 31/08/2021  
Mrs Sian Birch   Academy Trustee   Governing Body 12/12/2015 11/12/2019  
Dr Martha Davies   Parent Trustee   Parents 01/09/2016 31/08/2020  

Mr

 

Holden

  Member   Governing Body      
Mr Glynn Lee   Parent Trustee   Parents 05/12/2017 04/12/2021  

Mr

John

McElwee

  Member/Trustee - Chair   Governing Body

01/09/2015

31/08/2019  

Mrs

Elaine

Pickford

  Academy Trustee   Governing Body 01/09/2015 31/08/2019  

Mr

Ian

Saxon

 

Academy Trustee

  Governing Body 15/01/2019 14/01/2023  
Mr David Tilbrook   Parent Trustee   Parents 26/02/2019 25/02/2023  

Mrs

Carolyn

Wright

  Member/Trustee   Local Authority 01/09/2015 31/08/2019  
Mrs Jane Hemmings   Clerk to the Governors          

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)*

Mr Alan Harrison   In Attendance   Headteacher  
Mr Paul Butterworth   In Attendance   Assistant Head responsible for Ofsted and Self Evaluation, attends Teaching, Learning & Assessment  
Mrs  Louise Harrison   In Attendance   School Business Manager, attends Finance & Resources  
Mr  Micheál O'Dowd   In Attendance   Assistant Head responsible for Teaching and Learning  & Primary Transition, attends Admissions  
Mr  Andrew Owens   In Attendance   Deputy Head, responsible for Curriculum & SEN, attends Teaching, Learning & Assessment & Full Governors  
Mrs Glynis Wood   In Attendance   Deputy Head responsible for Teaching and Learning, attends Teaching, Learning & Assessment & Full Governors  
Mr James Whiting   In Attendance   Assistant Head responsible for Behaviour attends Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare    

*SLT attendance at meetings may vary depending on responsibilities and discussion points in the meeting.

 

Previous Governors

 
Miss S Butler   Staff Governor   Staff 03/10/2017 15/05/2019  
Mr R Cookson   Staff Governor   Staff 12/02/2016 15/05/2019  
Mr K Davy   Academy Governor   Governing Body 17/01/2017 15/05/2019  
Mr A Harrison   Headteacher (ex-officio)   Governing Body 01/09/2015 15/05/2019  
Cllr j Jackson   Academy Governor   Governing Body 17/01/2017 15/05/2019  
Mr M O'Neill   Staff Governor   Staff 01/09/2011 15/05/2019  
Mr I Berry   Academy Governor   Governing Body 15/01/2015 14/01/2019  
Mrs   Drummond   Parent Governor   Parents 05/12/2017 10/12/2018  


The members of the school Governing Body serve on a variety of committees and report back to the full Governing body on these areas.

 

Committee Memberships 2018/19

September 2018

Committee

Members
Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Mr Aspin

Mr Lee

Mr McElwee

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Mrs Birch

Mrs Pickford

Finance & Resources

Mr Aspin

Mr McElwee

Mr Saxon

Pay Committee
Chair
Vice Chair
Chairs of Subcommittees
Governors highlighted in blue a part of the induction programme for their first year as a governor.
 
Delegation of Responsibility to Individuals
 
Safeguarding
Mr Ian Saxon
SEN
Mrs Elaine Pickford
Child Protection and Looked After
Mrs Elaine Pickford
Training Link Mrs Carolyn Wright
English & Humanities Link

Dr Martha Davies

Maths & Music Link
 
Science Link
 
PE Link Mr John McElwee
Pupil Premium
Mrs Elaine Pickford
 
Other Committees

 

Staff Disciplinary Committee
Appeals Committee
Admissions Committee
Pupil Discipline Committee

Membership to be not less than 3 members of the governing body to be determined as required.

Steering Committee Chair of Governors, Headteacher, 1 member of SLT, 1 governor from each category

 

 

Governors’ Attendance 2017-2018

 

Full Governors

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Finance & Resources

Mr Berry

4/5

 

3/3

 

Mrs Birch

3/5

1/3

2/3

 

Mr Davy

4/5

1/3

 

3/3

Mrs Jackson

1/5

 

2/3

 

Mr McElwee

4/5

3/3

 

3/3

Mrs Pickford

5/5

 

3/3

 

Mr Saxon

5/5

 

 

2/3

Mr Harrison

5/5

3/3

3/3

3/3

Mrs Wright

3/5

 

 

 

Mr Aspin

3/5

0/2

1/3

1/3

Dr Davies

5/5

2/3

 

 

Mrs Drummond

2/4

0/3

0/2

0/2

Mr Lee

2/4

3/3

1/2

1/2

Miss Butler

5/5

2/3

2/3

2/3

Mr Cookson

5/5

 

2/3

 

Mr O'Neill

5/5

3/3

 

3/3

 

 

 

Governors’ Register of Business Interests

Title

First Name

Surname

Category

Start of Office

End of Office

Business Interests

Governor at other Educational Establishment

Mr

Kevin

Aspin

Parent

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Sole Partner – Aspin & Co. Ltd

No

Mrs

Sian

Birch

Academy

12/12/2015

11/12/2019

Nothing to declare

No

Miss

Suzie

Butler

Staff

03/10/2017

02/10/2021

Nothing to declare

No

Mr

Richard

Cookson

Staff

12/02/2016

11/02/2020

Nothing to declare

No

Dr

Martha

Davies

Parent

01/09/2016

31/08/2020

Nothing to declare

No

Mr

Keith

Davy

Academy

17/01/2017

16/01/2021

Employee – TMBC Legal Services

No

Mr

Alan

Harrison

Headteacher

01/09/2015

 

Nothing to declare

No

Cllr

Jan

Jackson

Academy

17/01/2017

16/01/2021

Nothing to declare

No

Mr

Glynn

Lee

Parent

05/12/2017

04/12/2021

Nothing to declare

No

Mr

John

McElwee

Academy – Vice Chair

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Nothing to declare

No

Mr

Mick

O’Neill

Staff

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Nothing to declare

No

Mrs

Elaine

Pickford

Academy

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Nothing to declare

No

Mr

Ian

Saxon

Academy – Chair of Governors

15/01/2019

14/01/2023

Nothing to declare

No

Mr David Tilbrook Parent 26/.02/2019 25/02/2023 Nothing ro declare No

Mrs

Carolyn

Wright

LA

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Nothing to declare

Chair of Governors – Samuel Laycock School

 

 

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