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:

Set the strategic direction - help to set and maintain the broad strategic framework within which the Head Teacher and the staff should run the school

Create robust accountability - support and challenge the school's senior leadership team. The governing board is there to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness and governors should therefore be prepared to ask challenging questions

Ensure financial probity - have a strategic role in the financial management of the school

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 11 governors (including the Headteacher):

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

The term of office of a governor is 4 years.

Below you will find governors' details and any business or pecuniary interests. Governors must make an annual declaration of any business or pecuniary 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 5. 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.  She is the link governor for safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing.

Mrs Lisa Almond

Mrs Almond is Vice Chair of Governors and a co-opted governor. Her term of office runs to September 2026. Her children attended this school, before moving on to high school. Mrs Almond volunteers in school on Fridays each week. She previously worked as a languages teacher at Oulder Hill High School and is now with the Apprenticeship Team at the Local Authority and brings a wealth of experience in education and as a parent to the governing board.

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. His 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 one child in school. 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 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.

Mrs Lucy Winterbottom

Mrs Winterbottom is a parent governor. She has two children in school and is a teacher in another school and brings knowledge and understanding of primary education to the governing board. Her term of office runs to July 2026.

Mrs Sarah Bolton

Mrs Bolton is a parent governor. She has two children in school. Her term of office runs to July 2026.

Mrs Nerys Greenhalgh

Mrs Greenhalgh is our staff governor. She is our Y3 teacher and Mathematics and P.E. Lead . Her term of office runs to January  2027. She has worked at Caldershaw since 2014 and has experience across the school. She has been awarded her NPQML qualification and organises our PTA.

Mr David Yates

Mr Yates is a co-opted governor and is Headteacher of Litherland High School in Liverpool. He is a local to the area and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in relation to the leadership and management of a school and the current educational landscape. His term of office runs until November 2027.

 Governors pecuniary interests declared 2023/24:

The work of the governing board has a positive impact on your children's learning and if you would like to speak to or contact 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 our vice chair of governors volunteers in school each week.

office@caldershaw.rochdale.sch.uk

Tel:01706 658623

 

Members of the governing board

 

Mrs L Barringer 

Co-opted governor

Mrs L Marshall

Co-opted governor

Mrs K Maley

Chair of Governors/Co-opted governor

Mrs L Almond

Vice Chair of Governors/ Co-opted governor

Mrs S Whitehead

Mrs L Winterbottom

Mrs J Bolton

Mr David Yates

 

Parent governor

Parent governor

Parent governor

Co-opted governor

Mr P Winkler

Authority governor

Mrs R Trainor

Headteacher

Mrs Nerys Greenhalgh

Staff governor

 

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

  • Mrs Maley - Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Health & Wellbeing 
  • Mrs Almond - Looked after children/ PE/MFL/RE link governor
  • Mrs Maley - Art/ Music/DT link governor
  • Mr Yates - PSHE &SRE/SMSC/Mental Health link governor
  • Mrs Marshall - English/Phonics link governor
  • Mrs Whitehead - SEND/History/ Geography link governor
  • Mr Winkler - Computing link governor
  • Mrs Bolton - Maths link governor
  • Mrs Winterbottom - Science link governor

 Diversity data: The governing board is made up of two males and nine females. They are all white British.

Governing board meeting dates and times

Attendance at meeting

Spring 2024

Committee meeting Monday 5th February at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Sarah Whitehead, Peter Winkler, Jane Bolton

Autumn 2023

Committee meeting Monday 9th October at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Laura Marshall

Full Governing board meeting Monday 20th November at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Sarah Whitehead, Lucy Winterbottom

Summer 2023

Full governing board meeting Monday 22nd May at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Peter Winkler

Committee meeting Monday 19th June at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsey Barringer, Doug Grindrod, Lucy Winterbottom

Spring 2023

Full governing board meeting

Attended by all governors with the exception of Mrs K Maley

Committee meeting 

Attended by all governors with the exception of Mrs L Barringer, Mrs L Marshall

Autumn 2022

Full governing board meeting Monday

Attended by all governors with the exception of Mrs J Walton, Mrs L Barringer, Mrs K Maley, Mrs S Whitehead

Committee meeting Monday 10th October at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Peter Winkler

Summer 2022

Full governing board meeting Monday 23rd May at 5.00pm

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

Committee meeting Monday 27th June at 5.00pm

Attended by all governors with the exception of Lindsey Barringer, Helen Swift and Peter Winkler

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

 

 

 

The following are available upon request to the school office:

  • Approved and signed minutes
  • Agendas
  • Any papers considered at the meeting
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