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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Governors

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:

Name

Office

Expiry Date

Designation

Mr Steve Chadwick

Chair

18th September 2021

Co-opted

Mr Dean Picksley

Chair of Curriculum and Welfare

2nd June 2022

Co-opted

Mr Mark Costello

 

30th September 2019

Co-opted

Mr David Waugh

Head Teacher

n/a

Head Teacher

Mrs Helen Thomas

 

2nd June 2022

Co-opted

Dr Janet Ayres

 

15th March 2019

Co-opted

Mr Alex McMillan

 

6th November 2021

Parent Governor

Ms Victoria Andersson

 

6th November 2021

Parent Governor

Mr Robin Ellis

Chair of Staffing & Resources

12th November 2021

Co-opted

Mr Rob Westbrook

Vice Chair of Governors

19th December 2021

Co-opted

 Mrs Rachael McDonald

 

 27th March 2021

Staff Governor

Mr Roberto Stocco

 

27th March 2021

Staff Governor

Vacancy

   

Co-opted

 

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 (2017-18) and in particular:

  • Mr Dean Picksley; Safeguarding Link Governor
  • Mr Steve Chadwick; Pupil Premium Link Governor
  • Mr Rob Westbrook; Health and Safety Link Governor
  • Dr Janet Ayres / Mr Alex McMillan; SEND Link Governor
  • Mrs Helen Thomas; Sixth Form Link Governor

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.