Caldershaw Primary

Caldershaw Primary

Nurturing Success Together

Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL12 7QL

office@caldershaw.rochdale.sch.uk

01706 658623

Governors Information and Duties

Governing Board

 

What school governors do:-

A school governing board has a strategic role in the development of the school but does not become involved in day-to-day management issues. This is the role of the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team.

School governors are there to:

 provide a strategic view - help to set and maintain the broad framework within which the Head Teacher and the staff should run the school

  act as a critical friend - provide the Head Teacher with support and offer advice and information but also to provide some challenge. The governing board is there to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness and governors should therefore be prepared to ask challenging questions

   to ensure accountability - the Head Teacher and staff report to the governing board on the school’s performance. In turn the governing board is accountable to all stakeholders on the school’s overall performance

Different types of governor:

 Parent Governors - parents or carers elected by other parents or carers with children at the school;

 Staff Governors - the Head Teacher and a staff member elected by teaching and support staff;

 Co-opted Governors - individuals chosen by the governing board from the local community who represent community interests and have appropriate skills and experience;

 Local Authority Governor - appointed by the Local Authority who take regard of the skills and experience which schools require and appoint candidates who support the schools’ ethos and mission.

 Our governing board:-

 All our governors serve on the full governing board and also our termly committee meeting which covers all relevant sub committees.

 

The Governing Board is made up of a total of 12 governors:

  •  1 staff governor
  •  1 Head Teacher
  •  1 LA governor
  •  4 parent governors
  •  4 co-opted governors

The term of office of a governor is 4 years.

Below you will find governors' details and any business or percuniary interests. Governors must make an annual declaration of any business or percuniary interests in relation to school. Governors must also adhere to The Nolan Principles, which set out the standards for public life:-

  • Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends.
  • Integrity – Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
  • Objectivity – In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
  • Accountability – Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
  • Openness – Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
  • Honesty – Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
  • Leadership – Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

Mrs Katherine Maley

Mrs Maley is Chair of Governors and a co-opted governor and has been a governor at Caldershaw since 2013. She was elected as Chair in November 2021. Her term of office runs until May 2025. She has two children, one in Year 4. She is a civil servant and in her job regularly attends meetings and liaises with local government and Children’s Services departments. Mrs Maley's business skills add to the range of experience and skills of the governing body at Caldershaw.

Mr Doug Grindrod

Mr Grindrod is Vice Chair of Governors and a co-opted governor, appointed by the governing board. His term of office runs until August 2023. He is a retired electrical engineer and was a project engineer with a large electrical switchgear company. He has been a member of the governing board since 1989 when his own children attended Caldershaw and has a particular interest in and understanding of special needs. He has previoulsy been Chair of Governors. He is the link governor for special needs and safeguarding and health and safety. Mr Grindrod holds regular meetings with Mrs Trainor and volunteers in school on Friday afternoons..

Mrs Jane Walton

Mrs Walton is a long standing member of the governing board, serving since 2002. She has previously been Chair and Vice-Chair and is a co-opted governor appointed by the governing board. Her term of office runs until Aug 2023. Her three children attended this school before going on to high school and university. Mrs Walton has been involved in education for many years with the local authority and independently, developing and providing training and professional development for teaching assistants and support staff and as such has a clear and professional insight into primary education and in particular Caldershaw Primary School. She has provided training for support staff at Caldershaw in previous years and ran and enabled our parent SEND group each half term in the 2016/17 academic year. For both of these services she received renumeration from the school.

Mr Peter Winkler

Mr Winkler is a local councillor for Norden ward and was appointed as a local authority governor by the local authority in 2012. His term of office runs until February 2025. He is also a governor of Norden Community School. He business interests are in marketing and he spends a lot of time working with local community and business groups in Norden and as such has a particular interest in the children in the area. His business background enables him to support the efficient and effective running of the school. Mr Winkler is a member of the Rochdale in Bloom committee and our Eco Council have been awarded two small monetary grants from Rochdale in Bloom for their work improving the school environment. As a local councillor he also provided funding support to create the River of Flowers on the approach to school to celebrate our twinning with Les Amis de Rochdale from Tourcoing in 2018. 

Mrs Lindsey Barringer

Mrs Barringer is a co-opted governor, appointed by the governing board. She is school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator.  Her term of office runs from September 2019 to September 2023.

Mrs Laura Marshall

Mrs Marshall is a co-opted governor, appointed by the governing board, whose term of office runs to May 2025. She has two children in school, one in Year 5. She works in HR for a national company and has experience of running her own company and she brings these associated skills to the governing board.

Mrs Sarah Frankish

Mrs Frankish is a parent governor, appointed by parent election in 2014, her term of office runs until July 2022. She has a child in Year 6. She has a keen interest in education and is pursuing a career in schools.

Mrs Lisa Almond

Mrs Almond is a parent governor. Her term of office runs to June 2022. Her children attended this school, before moving on to high school. Mrs Almond volunteers in school each week. She  is a languages teacher at Oulder Hill High School and brings a wealth of experience in education and as a parent to the Governing board.

Mrs Sarah Whitehead

Mrs Whitehead is a parent governor. Her term of office runs to December 2025. Two of her children attend school. She is a teacher in a primary school in another authority and therefore brings knowledge and understanding of primary education to the governing board.

Ms Helen Swift

Ms Swift is our staff governor. She is our Early Years Lead and Calder Club Lead. Her term of office runs to October 2022. She has worked at Caldershaw since 2002 and has experience across the school. She has been awarded her NPQSL qualification and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in school.

 

The work of the governing board has a positive impact on your children's learning and if you would like to speak to a governor, members of the governing board can be contacted via the school office by letter or email (see below), or many of our governors who are parents are in the school playground each day including our chair of governors, Mrs Katherine Maley. Mrs Lisa Almond and Mr Doug Grindrod our vice chair of governors both volunteer in school each week.

 

office@caldershaw.rochdale.sch.uk

 

Tel:01706 658623

 

 

Members of the governing board

Mr D Grindrod

Vice Chair of governors/ Co-opted governor

Mrs J Walton

Co-opted governor

Mrs L Barringer 

Co-opted governor

Mrs L Marshall

Co-opted governor

Mrs K Maley

Chair of Governors/Co-opted governor

Mrs L Almond

Parent governor

Mrs S Frankish

Mrs S Whitehead

Parent governor

Parent governor

Mr P Winkler

Authority governor

Mrs R Trainor

Headteacher

Ms Helen Swift

Staff governor

 

Members of the governing board have specific responsibilities for monitoring school's curriculum provision:

  • Mr Grindrod - SEND and Looked after/ Cared for pupils, Health & Safety, Health & Wellbeing (incl Mental Health, PSHRE and PE)
  • Mrs Walton - EYFS
  • Mrs Maley - Safeguarding/ Science
  • Mrs Almond - Numeracy/RE/MFL
  • Mrs Marshall - English/Computing
  • Mrs Frankish - Humanities/Arts&DT

 

Governing board meeting dates and times

Summer term 2022

Full governing board meeting Monday 23rd May at 5.00pm

Committee meeting Monday TBA

Attendance at meeting

Spring 2022

Full governing board meeting Monday 14th March

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsey Barringer, Sarah Frankish and Sarah Whitehead

Committee meeting Monday 7th February

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton and Peter Winkler

Autumn 2021

Full governing board meeting Monday 22nd November

Attended by all governors 

Committee meeting Monday 18th October 

Attended by all governors with the exception of Peter Winkler and Helen Swift.

Summer 2021

Full governing board meeting Monday 24th May 

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lisa Almond, Laura Marshall, Jane Walton and Peter Winkler.

Committee meeting Monday 28th June

Attended by all governors with the exception of Laura Marshall, Helen Swift and Peter Winkler.

Spring 2021

Full governing board meeting Monday 8th March

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsey Barringer and Peter Winkler.

Committee meeting Monday 1st February 

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton, Peter Winkler and Katherine Maley.

Autumn 2020

Full governing board meeting Monday 23rd November

Attended by all governors with the exception of Dorothy Mitchell and Peter Winkler

Committee meeting Monday 28th September

Attended by all governors with the exception of Dorothy Mitchell

Summer 2020

Full governing board meeting Monday 21st May

Attended by all governors with the exception of Dorothy Mitchell, Peter Winkler and Lindsey Barringer

Committee meeting Monday 9th July

Attended by all governors with the exception of Helen Swift, Laura Marshall, Dorothy Mitchell and Lindsey Barringer

Spring 2020

Full Governing board meeting Monday 3rd February

Attended by all governors with the exception of Dorothy Mitchell and Peter Winkler

Committee meeting Monday 16th March

Attended by all governors with the exception of Peter Winkler

Autumn 2019

Full governing board meeting Monday 4th November

Attended by all governors with the exception of Sarah frankish and Katherine Maley

Committee meeting Monday 25th November

Attended by all governors with the exception of Sarah Frankish, Dorothy Mitchell, Jane Walton and Peter Winkler

Summer 2019

Full governing board meeting Monday 13th May

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsay Kyle

Committee meeting Monday 17th June

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsay Kyle

Spring 2019

Full governing board meeting Monday 11th March at 6.00pm 

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsay Kyle

Committee meeting Monday 1st April

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton

Autumn 2018

Full governing board meeting Monday 15th October 2018 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors

Committee meeting Monday 19th November at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Peter Winkler and Lindsay Kyle

Summer 2018

Full governing board meeting Monday 14th May 2018 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Doug Grindrod and Jessica Fenton

Committee meeting Monday 25th June 2018 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsay Kyle, Jessica Fenton, Doug Grindrod, Fiona Baldwin and Dorothy Mitchell

Spring 2018

Full governing board meeting Monday 5th February 2018 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors

Committee meeting Monday 26th March 2018 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton

Autumn 2017

Full governing board meeting Monday 9th October 2017 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Sarah Frankish

Committee meeting Monday 27th November 2017 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton, Laura Marshall and Fiona Baldwin

Summer term 2017

Full governing board meeting Monday 15th May at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Paul Bishop and Fiona Baldwin

Committee meeting Monday 19th June at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Katherine Maley, Lindsay Kyle and Jessica Fenton

Spring term 2017

Full governing board meeting Monday 6th February at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Paul Bishop

Committee meeting Monday 13th March at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Doug Grindrod and Dorothy Mitchell

Autumn term 2016

Full governing board meeting Monday 10th October 2016 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Katherine Maley and Laura Marshall

Committee meeting Monday 21st November 2016 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton, Cllr Peter Winkler and Claire Mc Manus

Summer term 2016

Full governing board meeting Monday 16th May 2016 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Laura Marshall

Committee meeting Monday 30th June 2016 at 6.00pm

Attende by all governors with the exception of Katherine Maley

Spring term 2016

Committee meeting Monday 8th February 2016 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsay Kyle and Katherine Maley

Full governing board meeting Monday 14th March 2016 at 6.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Laura Marshall, Jane Walton and Cllr Peter Winkler

Autumn term 2015

Full governing board meeting Monday 16th November 2015 at 7.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton and Paul Bishop

Committee meeting Monday 30th November 2015 at 7.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Jane Walton

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