The Links Primary School

Governors

Head Teacher – Mrs Louise Daly
Chair of Governors – Mrs Jill McGuire
Vice Chair of Governors – Mr Richard Long
Local Authority Representative – Mr Richard Long/Mrs Jill McGuire
Staff Governor – Mrs Louise Daly/Mrs Michelle Shearer/Mrs Andrea Mitchell
Parent Governor – Mrs Catherine Hanrahan/Miss Kathryn Roebuck
Community Governor – Mr Jonathan Erskine

Message from the Chair of Governors

Hello, my name is Jill McGuire, Chair of Governors at the Links.  I have been a governor here for a number of years and became Chair in October 2014.

Our Governing Body was recently reconstituted in order to comply with the Government regulations of 2012.  It consists of a five core group members: The head teacher, a member of staff, a representative from the Local Authority and two parents of children who attend our school.  A further six governors are co-opted onto the governing body.  All Governors are equally responsible for ensuring our school meets its legal requirement of providing the best possible education and standards of achievement.

Our Governing Body is responsible and accountable for all the major decisions regarding the school and its future.  We set the schools strategic aims and vision, and approve the schools budget to ensure these can be met.  The role of the Governor is not to be involved in the day to day running of the school, but to act as a critical friend to the head teacher.  We listen, ask questions and make decisions based on discussions.

The full Governing Body meets termly, here we discuss issues relating to our school development plan, these discussions are confidential but the minutes of all our meetings which show the decisions made are available for anyone to read.  There are two other sub committees which also meet three times a year or more often if the need arises.  Our Resource Committee discusses financial, staffing and building issues, whilst our School Improvement Committee considers the Curriculum, Standards and Results.

Keeping everyone informed of what we do is important and we will be creating a blog for our website to do just that.  It will be updated termly after each Full Governing Body meeting.

Whilst there are no formal qualifications needed to be a school Governor in our school, an interest in education, commitment and enthusiasm are all important qualities needed to fulfil the role.  Our Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds.  Please have a look at our Governor page to see who we are.  If you are interested in becoming a Governor contact the school and I will be happy to discuss this with you.

 

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Official Responsibility Attendance at

Governing Body

Attendance at

Committee

Nature of Interest Resignation Date
            Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1) Governor in another school/education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)  

 

 

Mrs J McGuire

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by LA

27.06.2014

– 26.06.2018

RES

SIC

HEA

PDC

INT

PAY

Chair 7/7   Registered Provider Childcare Facility Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr R Long

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by LA

20.07.2011 – 19.07.2015 RES

COM

HEA

PAY

Vice Chair 6/7   Consultant for Safecall Limited Nil Wife – Governor at Carmel School

Son – Employee at Bond Dickinson

N/A

 

Mrs L Daly

Headteacher

N/A   Headteacher 5/7   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr J Erskine

Community Governor

Appointed by LA

06.12.2014 – 05.12.2018 RES

COM

NOM

N/A 5/7   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Miss S Evans

Community Governor

Appointed by GB

 

30.06.2014 – 29.06.2018 SIC

PDC

NOM

PAY APP

N/A 7/7   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs C Hanrahan

Parent Governor

Appointed by GB

12.10.2012 – 11.10.2016 RES

SIC

COM

PDC

INT/APP

PAY

N/A 7/7   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs E Kensey

Coopted Governor

Appointed by GB

16.10.2015 – 15.10.2019 SIC

HEA

N/A N/A   Nil Nil Nil N/A
Mrs A Mitchell

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

09.02.2015 – 08.02.2019 SIC N/A 3/4   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs T Platt-Marley

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

16.10.2015 – 15.10.2019 RES

APP

PAY APP

N/A N/A   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mr K Roebuck

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

02.01.2013 – 01.01.2017 PAY APP

APP

RES

N/A 5/5   Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

Mrs M Shearer

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

04.12.2013 – 03.12.2017 RES

 

N/A 5/7   Nil Nil Nil N/A