Please click on the picture above to 'meet the governors'

Mrs Jean Hinkley - Co-opted Governor, Chair

Mr Jonathan Price - Parent Governor, Vice-Chair

Mrs Michelle Pearson - Co-opted Governor

Mrs Margaret McDonald - Co-opted Governor

Mrs Katherine Brooks- Co-opted Governor

Mr John Clegg - LA Governor

Mr Mark Hastry- Parent Governor

Vacant - Parent Governor

Vacant - Parent Governor

Miss Gill Thornicroft - Headteacher

Miss Emma Mullineux - Staff Governor

Mrs Tracey Wynn - Associate Governor

Governor Meetings:

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2020/21 Meeting Agenda

20/10/2020 - Governing Board Meeting (virtual)

7/1/2021 - Governor Meeting (virtual)

9/2/2021 - Resources Committee Meeting (virtual)

9/2/2021 - Governing Board Meeting (virtual)

22/3/2021 - Resources Committee Meeting

31/3/2021 - Extra Governing Board Meeting (virtual)

10/5/2021 - Resources Committee Meeting

17/5/2021 - Resources Committee Meeting (virtual)

25/5/2021 - Governing Board Meeting

Springside Primary Governing Board

Our Governing Body currently consists of

* 4 Parent Governors,

* 1 LA Governor,

* 1 Staff Governor,

* 1 Head Teacher,

* 4 Co-opted Governors.

The terms of office for all governors is four years.

The Governing Body was reconstituted under the 2012 School Governance Regulations and came into effect from 1st September 2015.

At Springside all governors work on a committee. We currently have five sub-committees

* Resources Committee - responsible for finance, buildings, recruitment, retention of staff and staff development (Chair: Mr J Clegg, Members: Mrs J Hinkley, Mrs K Brooks, Mrs M Pearson, Miss G Thornicroft, Mrs H Willis - observer)

* School Improvement Committee (Chair: Mrs J Hinkley. Members: All governors)

* Pay Committee and Head Teacher Performance Management (Mr J Clegg, Mrs J Hinkley, Mrs M McDonald)

* Staff Dismissal (Any governor who is available and has no prior knowledge of the case)

* General Appeals and Complaints Committee (Any governor who is available and has no prior knowledge of the case)

In addition governors play a link role with the school allowing for specialisation in specific areas relevant to School Improvement..

* Governor Development - Mrs J Hinkley, Mr J Clegg, Mrs K Brooks

* Health and Safety - Mrs J Hinkley

* Child Protection (inc CYPiC Prevent Duty and Young Carers etc) - Mrs J Hinkley

* Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Mr J Price

* Pupil Premium - Mrs M McDonald, vacancy

* SMSC and British Values - Mrs M Pearson

* E-safety and Web Development - Mrs K Brooks, Mr M Hastry

* Well-being - Mrs M McDonald

* Maths - Mrs K Brooks, vacancy

* Reading & Writing - Mrs M McDonald, Mr J Price

* Attendance - Mr J Clegg, Mrs J Hinkley

* Creative - Vacant

* Knowledge and Understanding of the World - Mr J Price

The Role of Governors

School governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important role to play in raising school standards through their key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability, and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The key thing to remember for all governors is that your role is to act in the best interests of all the pupils in the school - whether monitoring budgets or agreeing equality objectives, the underlying focus should be what difference this will make to the children in the school.

There is a lot of support for new and existing Governors through training and development, visit the Bury Governors for more information.

How to Become a Governor

If you are interested in becoming a governor, watch out for elections for parent governors and visit the National Governors Association website and Bury Council for more information.