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Disley Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governing Pages

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.

 

Contact us

 

Although much of the work we do is ‘behind the scenes’, we are keen to be accessible to staff, parents and carers. One or more school governors are usually in attendance at various events at the school and we look forward to meeting you at these occasions. We endeavour to answer any questions you might have about the governance of the school in person or via the information on these pages. 

If you have any further queries, suggestions on how to make Disley Primary School the best it can be or wish to express an interest in becoming a school governor, please contact Jake Nicklin, Headteacher or Penny Robinson/Sarah Bunnage, Co-Chair of Governors via the school.

 

Tel:                             01663 797332

Admin                        admin@disley.cheshire.sch.uk

Chair of Governors    chair@disley.cheshire.sch.uk 

 

Please address all written correspondence to:

                         Jake Nicklin, Headteacher or

                         Penny Robinson/Sarah Bunnage, Co-Chair of Governors

 

                         Disley Primary School

                         Dane Bank Drive

                         Disley

                         Stockport

                         Cheshire

                         SK12 2BD 

Our Vision Statement

 

Our vision is to use the strength of the school to build on what we have achieved to create a learning community which seeks to raise standards, the enjoyment, achievement and aspirations for all, and ensures children and their families are supported. 
The values of the Governors are underpinned by the principles of equality, inclusion and commitment to support the well-being of every child and their families in our school. 
The rationale of the Governing Board is to: 
• Ensure consistently high expectations across our school: amongst learners, teachers, parents and carers; 
• Enable all learners to benefit from high quality teaching and learning; 
• Work effectively with parents and carers, professionals and the wider community to promote health and well-being, in order to create the right conditions for learners to thrive; 
• Make efficient use of all resources available to us and thereby maximise the benefits for learners;
 • Work with external partners to widen the range of opportunities available to our workforce and pupils; 
• Improve social cohesion within our community by strengthening our commitment to co-operative values, including respect, fairness and democracy.

Governing Board Strategic Aims: 

 

  • To build on our achievements and improve outcomes for all children
  • To sustain the culture of high expectations in all areas of the school
  • To meet the needs of the growing local community
  • To ensure value for money by maximising the use of all resources
  • To ensure that high quality extended provision is offered onsite
  • To strengthen our existing collaboration with other schools
  • To improve the communication of the Governing Board with parents and wider community

Responsibilities of the Governing Board

 

As a governing board we have responsibility for determining, monitoring and reviewing the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.

 

Our three core strategic functions are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

To achieve this we work very closely with the head teacher and senior leadership team. 

Key Activities

 

As part of the governing body team, a governor is expected to

 

  • Contribute to the strategic discussions at governing board meetings which determine:
    • the vision and ethos of the school;
    • clear and ambitious strategic priorities and targets for the school;
    • that all children, including those with special educational needs, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum;
    • the school’s budget, including the expenditure of the pupil premium allocation;
    • the school’s staffing structure and key staffing policies;
    • the principles to be used by school leaders to set other school policies.

 

  • Hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance; this includes:
    • agreeing the outcomes from the school’s self-evaluation and ensuring they are used to inform the priorities in the school development plan;
    • considering all relevant data and feedback provided on request by school leaders and external sources on all aspects of school performance;
    • asking challenging questions of school leaders;
    • ensuring senior leaders have arranged for the required audits to be carried out and receiving the results of those audits;
    • ensuring senior leaders have developed the required policies and procedures and the school is operating effectively according to those policies;
    • acting as a link governor on a specific issue, making relevant enquiries of the relevant staff, and reporting to the governing board on the progress on the relevant school priority; and
    • listening to and reporting to the school’s stakeholders : pupils, parents, staff, and the wider community, including local employers.

 

  • Ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well, including the necessary expertise on business management, external advice where necessary, effective appraisal and CPD (Continuing Professional Development), and suitable premises, and that the way in which those resources are used has impact.

 

  • When required, serve on panels of governors to:

 

  • appoint the headteacher and other senior leaders;
  • appraise the headteacher;
  • set the headteacher’s pay and agree the pay recommendations for other staff;
  • hear the second stage of staff grievances and disciplinary matters;
  • hear appeals about pupil exclusions

 

  • Undertake appropriate governor training and engage in the review of the effectiveness of the governing board
        
Disley Primary School
Committee Details 2022/23
        
 Appeals committee / disciplinary / dismissal / pay  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Dr Gregor Purves Co-opted governorVice Chair
co-opted
21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair co-opted09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair co-opted29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
       
 C&S Drafts  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
       
 Curriculum & Standards  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Rebecca Adamson Other   
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Gilly  Cunningham  Parent governorparent12 Jul 202211 Jul 2026
 Jade Grindey Other   
 Mrs Zoe Lofthouse Co-opted governorco-opted18 Jul 202217 Jul 2023
 mrs Katherine Newman Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
       
 Draft Agenda & Minutes  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
       
 E-LGB  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mr Mike Barber Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Mr Matthew Day Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs Zoe Lofthouse Co-opted governorco-opted18 Jul 202217 Jul 2023
 Mrs Gaynor Marshall Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Lee McClelland Co-opted governorco-opted09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 mrs Katherine Newman Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Vincent Petrykowski Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Dr Gregor Purves Co-opted governorViceChair
co-opted
21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
       
 FGB  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Rebecca Adamson Other   
 Mr Mike Barber Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Gilly  Cunningham  Parent governorparent12 Jul 202211 Jul 2026
 Mr Matthew Day Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Josie  Gadsby Parent governorparent12 Jul 202211 Jul 2026
 Mrs Zoe Lofthouse Co-opted governorco-opted18 Jul 202217 Jul 2023
 Mrs Gaynor Marshall Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Lee McClelland Co-opted governorco-opted09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 mrs Katherine Newman Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
 Mr Vincent Petrykowski Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Dr Gregor Purves Co-opted governorViceChair
co-opted
21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
 Carole Stone Other 01 Jan 2018 
       
 Finance  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Mr Matthew DayChairCo-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Josie  Gadsby Parent governorparent12 Jul 202211 Jul 2026
 Mr Lee McClelland Co-opted governorco-opted09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
 Dr Gregor Purves Co-opted governorViceChair
co-opted
21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Carole Stone Other 01 Jan 2018 
       
 Headteacher's performance management  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Peter  Cox CEO   
 Mrs Zoe Lofthouse Co-opted governorco-opted18 Jul 202217 Jul 2023
 Mr Vincent Petrykowski Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Dr Gregor Purves Co-opted governorViceChair
co-opted
21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
       
 HR & Personnel  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mr Matthew Day Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs Zoe Lofthouse Co-opted governorco-opted18 Jul 202217 Jul 2023
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
 Mr Vincent Petrykowski Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
       
 Premises Working Group (Reporting to finance)  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mrs Gaynor Marshall Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Carole Stone Other 01 Jan 2018 
       
 Safeguarding Drafts  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mr Mike Barber Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
       
 Safeguarding group  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Rebecca Adamson Other   
 Mr Mike BarberChairCo-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Jade Grindey Other   
 Mrs Gaynor Marshall Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
       
 Strategy / steering group  
NameType of GovernorRolesTerm StartsTerm Ends
 Mr Mike Barber Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs  Lisa Benskin ClerkClerk  
 Miss Sarah BunnageChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
09 Mar 202108 Mar 2025
 Mr Matthew Day Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mr Jake Nicklin HeadteacherHeadteacher  
 Mr Vincent Petrykowski Co-opted governorco-opted21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Dr Gregor Purves Co-opted governorViceChair
co-opted
21 Sep 202020 Sep 2024
 Mrs Penny RobinsonChairCo-opted governorChair
co-opted
Co-Chair
29 Jun 202228 Jun 2026
       

Officers to the Governing Board

 

Interim Co-Chair of Governors: Penny Robinson/Sarah Bunnage

Vice Chair: Gregor Purvis

Clerk to the Governors: Lisa Benskin

 

Our Chair and Vice Chair of Governors are elected by the Full Governing Board in the Autumn for a term of office for one year. Clerking services are provided by Cheshire East and reviewed annually. 

           
 Disley Primary School
Declarations of Interest
     
 Current Governors    
           
MemberConfirmedEntityNatureNotesFromTo
Rebecca Adamson
other

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 17 Sep 2021     
---  
Mr Mike Barber
co-opted

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 9 Sep 2021     
---  
Mrs  Lisa Benskin
clerk

 
Confirmed 9 Mar 2022     
Cheshire East CouncilEmployeeClerk to Governors28 Feb 22 
Miss Sarah Bunnage
co-opted

 
Confirmed 30 Jan 2022     
Connex Education (NTP)EmploymentI am providing intervention for some pupils in year 5 and 6 at Disley Primary and Hague Bar Primary school.27 Jan 22 
Gilly  Cunningham
parent

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 20 Jul 2022     
---  
Mr Matthew Day
co-opted

 
Confirmed 11 Oct 2021     
Chesterfield CollegeEmployeeHead of ICT01 Jul 09 
Josie  Gadsby
parent

 
Confirmed 24 Jul 2022     
Thomason Partnership LtdHusband's employeeMy husband works as a senior building surveyor at this firm.04 Apr 22 
Jade Grindey
other

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 20 Sep 2021     
---  
Mrs Zoe Lofthouse
co-opted

 
Confirmed 9 Nov 2020     
Disley PTAVice Chair   
Mrs Gaynor Marshall
co-opted

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 3 Sep 2021     
---  
Mr Lee McClelland
co-opted

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 9 Sep 2021     
---  
mrs Katherine Newman
co-opted

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 13 Sep 2021     
---  
Mr Jake Nicklin
headteacher

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 2 Sep 2021     
---  
Mr Vincent Petrykowski
co-opted

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 10 Mar 2022     
---  
Mrs Sue Pomeroy
clerk

 
Not confirmed     
---  
Dr Gregor Purves
co-opted

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 7 Sep 2021     
---  
Mrs Penny Robinson
co-opted

 
Confirmed 15 Nov 2021     
Together TrustEmployeeHead of HR01 May 17 
Carole Stone
other

 
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 3 Nov 2020     
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