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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Governors' and Trustees' Information

Welcome to the Governors' and Trustees' Information Page

As a Local Governing Board, we have responsibility for providing highly effective, searching and ambitious governance through determining, monitoring and keeping under review the school improvement plan and the application of policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.  To achieve this we work very closely with the Headteacher (who is a member of the board) and the strategic leadership team. 

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 Board of Trustees (TTLP) retains its core strategic functions as detailed within the “Scheme of Delegation”.  These can be summarised as:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the multi-academy trust, and
  2. Overseeing the financial performance of the schools and making sure the trust’s money is well spent.

Please refer to The TRUE Learning Partnership’s website for full details on the Trust Board and how the local governing body works with the Trust to ensure the vision and values of The TRUE Learning Partnership are embedded at a local level.

https://truelearning.org.uk/governance

Please refer to TTLP's website for key financial information about the Trust. https://truelearning.org.uk/policies-and-documents

The School Governing Board is made up of the following members:

Name

Type

Term of office

Appointing body

Committees

Rob Westbrook

(Vice- chair of Governing Body)

Co-opted Governor

19.11.2017

19.11.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources, Pay Committee

Dean Picksley

Co-opted Governor

02.06.2018

02.06.2022

Governing Board

FGB, Pay Committee

Janet Ayres

Co-opted Governor

15.03.2019

15.03.2023

Governing Board

FGB

Rachael McDonald

Staff Governor

27.03.2018

27.03.2022

Staff

FGB

Alex McMillan

Parent Governor

06.11.2018

06.11.2022

Parents

FGB

Roberto Stocco

Staff Governor

21.06.2018

21.06.2022

Staff

FGB, Staffing & Resources

Helen Thomas

Co-opted Governor

06.06.2018

06.06.2022

Governing Board

FGB

Paul Cormie Co-opted Governor

04.09.2019

04.09.2023

Governing Board FGB
Elizabeth Dockry Co-opted Governor

16.09.2021

16.09.2025

Governing Board FGB, Staffing & Resources
Anita Rolfe Co-opted Governor

08.10.2021

08.10.2025

Governing Board FGB, Staffing & Resources
Cathryn Ingelton Co-opted Governor

10.10.2021

10.10.2025

Governing Board FGB, Staffing & Resources

Matthew Dean

Headteacher

From 01.01.2021

Ex-officio as headteacher

FGB, Staffing & Resources

The Governors below stepped down from the Local Governing Board in the last 12 months.

Name

Type

Term of office

Appointing body

Committees

Victoria Andersson

Parent Governor

06.11.2018

06.09.2022

Parents

FGB, Staffing & Resources

Robin Ellis

Co-opted Governor

12.11.2017

06.09.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources (Chair). Pay Committee

Stephen Chadwick

 

Co-opted Governor

 

30.09.2017

30.09.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources, Pay Committee

Mark Costello

Co-opted Governor

30.09.2018

30.09.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources

Anne Fieldhouse Co-opted Governor

04.09.2019

13.10.2021

Governing Board FGB, Staffing & Resources

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

               1.       Full Governing Board

2.       Staffing & Resources Committee

3.        Curriculum & Welfare Committee

The Full Governing Board meets 5 times per year.  Committees meet three times in the year.  Dates of our meetings can be found below. There are other committees that meet on a less frequent or when required basis. 

Parents/carers are welcome to attend governing body meetings as observers if they wish.  Please e-mail info@phs.cheshire.sch.uk if you wish to discuss such attendance.  Minutes of meetings are able to be viewed through appointment, please e-mail info@phs.cheshire.sch.uk if you wish to make an appointment to view minutes of a particular governor meeting.

The Governing Board Quality Assurance Framework includes a full breakdown of which committees governors serve on and which aspects of our School Improvement Plan and school teams they link to.  This can be found below.

Each governor takes a lead within their strategic role over an element of our School Improvement Plan (2021-22) and in particular:

  • Mr Dean Picksley; Safeguarding Link Governor
  • Dr Janet Ayres; Pupil Premium Link Governor
  • Mr Rob Westbrook; Health and Safety Link Governor
  • Mr Alex McMillan; SEND Link Governor
  • Mrs Helen Thomas; Sixth Form Link Governor
  • Dr Janet Ayres; Wellbeing Link Governor
  • Mr Roberto Stocco; Careers Link Governor
  • Mr Paul Cormie; COVID Catch-Up 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.