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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811


Welcome to the Governor Pages

As a Governing Board, we have responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.  To achieve this we work very closely with the head teacher and the whole senior leadership team.

Whilst much of the work we do is ‘behind the scenes’, we are keen to be accessible to staff and parents when necessary.

The strategic function of our Governing Board can be summarised as:

               1.       Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2.       Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff, and

3.       Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Board is made up of the following members:



Expiry Date of Office


Mrs Sharon Benson



Co-opted Governor

Mr Steve Chadwick

Vice Chair


Co-opted Governor

Ms Jayne Merron

Chair of Staffing & Resources


Co-opted Governor

Mr Dean Picksley

Chair of Curriculum and Welfare


Co-opted Governor

Mr Alan McGarvey



Co-opted Governor

Mr Mark Costello



Parent Governor

Mr David Waugh

Head Teacher


Head Teacher

Mrs Margaret Aldridge



Staff Governor

Mrs Helen Thomas



Co-opted Governor

Mrs Sophie Jones



Co-opted Governor

Mrs Julie Barker



Co-opted Governor

Dr Janet Ayres



Co-opted Governor

Our Governing Board structure is made up of the following committees:


1.       Full Governing Board

2.       Curriculum & Welfare Committee

3.       Staffing & Resources Committee


Governing Board Committees meeting approximately 5 to 6 times per year.  Dates of our meetings can be found by clicking the link here. There are other committees that meet on a less frequent or when required basis. 

A full breakdown of which committees’ governors serve on can be found by clicking the link here.

A full breakdown of which aspects of our School Rapid Improvement Plan and which school teams they link to can be found by clicking the link here

Each governor takes a lead within their strategic role over an element of our School Rapid Improvement Plan (2015-16) and in particular:

·         Mr Dean Picksley;  Lead Safeguarding Governor Link

·         Mr Alan McGarvey; Lead Governor for Pupil Premium

·         Mrs Sophie Jones; Lead Governor for SEND


A full breakdown of the “register of interests” within the Governing Board can be found by clicking the link here.

Below you will find our Attendance Register.

Click here for Governor Vacancy