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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Governors' and Trustees' Information

Welcome to the Governors' and Trustees' Information Page

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

Type

Term of office

Appointing body

Committees

Stephen Chadwick

(Chair of Governing Body)

Co-opted Governor

 

30.09.2017

30.09.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources, Pay Committee

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

Robin Ellis

Co-opted Governor

12.11.2017

12.11.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources (Chair). Pay Committee

Victoria Andersson

Parent Governor

06.11.2018

06.11.2022

Parents

FGB, Staffing & Resources

Janet Ayres

Co-opted Governor

15.03.2019

15.03.2023

Governing Board

FGB

Mark Costello

Co-opted Governor

30.09.2018

30.09.2021

Governing Board

FGB, Staffing & Resources

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
Anne Fieldhouse Co-opted Governor

04.09.2019

04.09.2023

Governing Board FGB, Staffing & Resources

Matthew Dean

Head Teacher

n/a

n/a

FGB, Staffing & Resources

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

               1.       Full Governing Board

2.       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. 

Parents/carers are welcome to attend governing body meetings as observers if they so 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.

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 (2020-21) 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

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.

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 visions 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