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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 Janette Johnson, 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

                         Janette Johnson, 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

Governing Board Membership 2021-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disley Primary School

Committee Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appeals committee / disciplinary / dismissal / pay

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Gregor Purves

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

22 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum & Standards

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Sarah Bunnage

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Louise Carberry

 

Other

 

12 Mar 2019

 

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Zoe Lofthouse

 

Parent governor

 

16 Oct 2019

15 Oct 2023

 

Katherine Newman

 

Co-opted governor

 

28 Apr 2020

27 Apr 2024

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Staff governor

staff

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Agenda & Minutes

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Louise Carberry

 

Other

 

12 Mar 2019

 

 

Janette Johnson

Chair

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Diane Murdoch

 

Clerk

Clerk

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-LGB

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Mike Barber

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Sarah Bunnage

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Matthew Day

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

24 Nov 2019

23 Nov 2023

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Zoe Lofthouse

 

Parent governor

 

16 Oct 2019

15 Oct 2023

 

Gaynor Marshall

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

10 Mar 2019

09 Mar 2023

 

Lee McClelland

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Diane Murdoch

 

Clerk

Clerk

 

 

 

Katherine Newman

 

Co-opted governor

 

28 Apr 2020

27 Apr 2024

 

Vincent Petrykowski

 

Co-opted governor

 

21 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2024

 

Gregor Purves

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

22 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2024

 

Penny Robinson

 

Parent governor

parent

27 Feb 2019

26 Feb 2023

 

Mark Ross

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGB

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Mike Barber

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Sarah Bunnage

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Louise Carberry

 

Other

 

12 Mar 2019

 

 

Matthew Day

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

24 Nov 2019

23 Nov 2023

 

Janette Johnson

Chair

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Zoe Lofthouse

 

Parent governor

 

16 Oct 2019

15 Oct 2023

 

Gaynor Marshall

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

10 Mar 2019

09 Mar 2023

 

Lee McClelland

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Diane Murdoch

 

Clerk

Clerk

 

 

 

Katherine Newman

 

Co-opted governor

 

28 Apr 2020

27 Apr 2024

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Staff governor

staff

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Vincent Petrykowski

 

Co-opted governor

 

21 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2024

 

Gregor Purves

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

22 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2024

 

Penny Robinson

 

Parent governor

parent

27 Feb 2019

26 Feb 2023

 

Mark Ross

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Carole Stone

 

Other

 

01 Jan 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Matthew Day

Chair

Co-opted governor

co-opted

24 Nov 2019

23 Nov 2023

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Lee McClelland

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Staff governor

staff

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Gregor Purves

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

22 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2024

 

Mark Ross

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Carole Stone

 

Other

 

01 Jan 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher's performance management

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Vincent Petrykowski

 

Co-opted governor

 

21 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR & Personnel

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Vincent Petrykowski

 

Co-opted governor

 

21 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2024

 

Mark Ross

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premises Working Group (Reporting to finance)

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Gaynor Marshall

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

10 Mar 2019

09 Mar 2023

 

Carole Stone

 

Other

 

01 Jan 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil discipline / exclusions / staff discipline / dismissal

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Janette Johnson

 

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding group

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Mike Barber

Chair

Co-opted governor

co-opted

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Sarah Bunnage

 

Co-opted governor

 

09 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2025

 

Louise Carberry

 

Other

 

12 Mar 2019

 

 

Gaynor Marshall

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

10 Mar 2019

09 Mar 2023

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Staff governor

staff

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Penny Robinson

 

Parent governor

parent

27 Feb 2019

26 Feb 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy / steering group

 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Roles

Term Starts

Term Ends

 

Mike Barber

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Louise Carberry

 

Other

 

12 Mar 2019

 

 

Matthew Day

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

24 Nov 2019

23 Nov 2023

 

Janette Johnson

Chair

Co-opted governor

Chair

local authority

21 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2022

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

 

Staff governor

staff

12 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2023

 

Vincent Petrykowski

 

Co-opted governor

 

21 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2024

 

Gregor Purves

 

Co-opted governor

co-opted

22 Nov 2020

21 Nov 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers to the Governing Board

 

Chair of Governors: Janette Johnson

Vice Chair: Gregor Purvis

Clerk to the Governors: Diane Murdoch

 

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. 

Register of Governor Interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor or Associate Member

 

 

 

Category of governor &

First Appointment date

 

 

Term of office

 

 

 

 

 

Appointing body

 

 

 

 

 

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest

Including whether a governor emplyed at another school

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Nicklin

Headteacher

Staff Governor

01/01/2004

12/03/19 - 11/03/23

Disley Governing Board

Disley Primary School

Headteacher

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janette Johnson

 

 

Local Authority

Governor

22/11/16

21/11/18 - 20/11/22

Disley Governing Board

Great Moor Infant School, Stockport

Chair of Governors

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Robinson

 

 

Elected Parent Governor

27/02/19

27/02/19 - 26/02/23

 

Disley Governing Board

Together Trust

Head of HR

None

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

Zoe Lofthouse

 

 

 

Elected Parent Governor

16/10/19

16/10/19 - 15/10/23

Disley Governing Board

 

Disley Primary School PTA Vice Chair

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaynor Marshall

 

Co-opted

Governor

10/03/15

10/03/19 - 09/03/23

Disley Governing Board

None

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Day

 

 

Co-opted

Governor

24/11/15

24/11/19 - 23/11/23

Disley Governing Board

None

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Bunnage

 

Co-opted Governor

09/03/21

 

09/03/21 - 08/03/25

 

Disley Governing Board

None

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregor Purves

 

Co-opted Governor

22/11/16

22/11/20 - 21/11/24

Disley Governing Board

None

None

      

Lee McClelland

Co-opted Governor

09/03/21

09/03/21 - 08/03/25

Disley Governing Board

None

None

      

Mike Barber

Co-Opted Governor

12/03/19

12/03/19 - 11/03/23

Disley Governing Board

None

None

      
Vincent Petrykowski

Co-opted Governor

21/09/20

 

21/09/20 - 22/09/24

Disley Governing Board

None

None

      
Katherine Newman

Co-opted Governor

28/04/20

28/04/20 - 27/04/24

Disley

Governing 

Board

 

NoneNone

 

Mark Ross 09/03/21- 08/03/25

 

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