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 Governor Parents 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Mrs Sian Birch   Academy Governor Governing Body 12/12/2015 11/12/2019
Miss Suzie Butler   Staff Governor Staff 03/10/2017 02/10/2021
Mr Richard Cookson   Staff Governor Staff 12/02/2016 11/02/2020
Dr Martha Davies   Parent Governor Parents 01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Mr Keith Davy   Academy Governor Governing Body 17/01/2017 16/101/2021

Mr

Alan

Harrison

 

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Governing Body 01/09/2015  

Cllr

Jan

Jackson

 

Academy Governor

Governing Body 17/01/2017 16/01/2021
Mr Glynn Lee   Parent Governor Parents 05/12/2017 04/12/2021

Mr

John

McElwee

 

Academy Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

Governing Body

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Mr

Mick

O'Neill

 

Staff Governor

Staff 01/09/2011 31/08/2019

Mrs

Elaine

Pickford

 

Academy Governor

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

Mr

Ian

Saxon

 

Academy Governor - Chair of Governors 

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

Mrs

Carolyn

Wright

 

Local Authority Governor

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

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)*

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

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

Miss Butler

DR Davies

Mr Davy

Mr Lee

Mr McElwee

Mr O’Neill
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Mrs Birch

Mr Cookson

Cllr Jackson

Mrs Pickford
Finance & Resources

Mr Aspin

Mr Davy

Mr McElwee

Mr O’Neill

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
Mr Mick O’Neill
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

 

 

 

Parent - Vacancy

 

 

 

 

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

Mrs

Carolyn

Wright

LA

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Nothing to declare

Chair of Governors – Samuel Laycock School

 

 

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