The Governing Body

The Governing Body  - Alderman Bolton Primary School

On May 1st 2018, the school became an Academy and joined Warrington Primary Academy Trust. Our constitution, terms of reference and scheme of delegation has been agreed by Trust Members.

The Alderman Bolton Governing Body has the capacity for 12 members and currently our members include the Headteacher, one Staff Governor, one Parent Governors, 6 Co-opted Governors and a representative from the Multi Academy Trust. All have voting rights and their membership lasts four years in most cases, subject to extension with the agreement of the Governing Body and the Trust. We are currently seeking to recruit a further Parent Governor and another Co-opted Member.

The Governing Body has a clerk, whose time is bought from the Local Authority. She is not a Governor. She clerks our termly Full Governing Body (FGB) meeting, some of our additional committee meetings and offers advice on request. We are grateful to her for her experience, knowledge and help.

The Department of Education (DfE) requires that all schools publish on their website a list of Governors by name, category of Governor, the date they will cease to be a Governor (unless re-elected), what Committees they serve on, what their responsibilities are on the Governing Body, whether they have any business interests that could affect decisions they might make as a Governor, whether they govern any other school or college, and whether they have any relationship to members of the school staff, including spouse, partners and relatives.

The table that follows gives this information. 

Governing Body Membership as of 1st October 2019:

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Appointed

If also Governor elsewhere

Committee membership

Responsibility

on GB

Relevant business interests

Relationships to school staff, if any

Paula Warding

Head Teacher

01/09/2015 

No

Pay

 

No

No

Jackie

Stephens

Parent

25/01/2018 –

24/01/2022

No

 

Link Governor for Art, Music and Drama

No

No

Hayley Simmons

Staff

26/09/2017 - 25/09/2021

No

 

 

No

Staff

Yvette Blake

(Chair)

Co-opted

10/12/2015 - 09/12/2019

No

Pay Committee  (Chair) 

Headteacher Performance Management Panel 

Link Governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage,  and History and Geography

 

No

No

Lukas Dewhirst (vice chair)

Co-opted

28/02/2017 - 27/02/2021

No

Pay Committee

Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Religious Education

No

No

Leon Fraser

Co-opted

28/02/2017 - 27/02/2021

No

Headteacher Performance Management Panel (chair)

Link Governor for Physical Education and Safeguarding

No

No

Eileen Stewart

Co-opted

28/02/2017 - 27/02/2021

No

Pay

Link Governor for Maths and SEND

No

No

Sarah Morris

Co-opted

29/06/2017 - 28/06/2021

No

 

Link Governor for Health and Safety and Children in Care

No

Staff

Clare Dalton

Co-opted

29/06/2017 - 28/06/2021

No

 

Link Governor for Attendance

No

Staff

Wayne Trafford

MAT

23/05/2019 - 22/05/2023

No

Headteacher Performance Management Panel

 

Employed by WPAT

No

Lisa Adams

Clerk

 01/08/2016 –

31/07/2020

 

 

 

No

No

 

For additional Governor Information and Register of Pecunicary Interests of Board and LGBs, please follow this link.

Minutes from Alderman Bolton Local Governing Body meetings available upon request through the school. 

Staff Dismissal Committee

The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis (surname) from the governing body as and when required, excluding staff Governors.

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis from the governing body, excluding those selected for the Staff Dismissal Committee, as and when required, and excluding staff Governors.

Pupil Discipline Committee

The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis from the governing body as and when required.

Complaints Committee

The first three available governors selected on an alphabetical basis from the governing body as and when required.