Governors

Governing Body

The Governing Body plays a key role in helping to provide the best possible education for all our students. We work in the background, leaving day to day running of the school to the Headteacher and staff, and are accountable to parents and the wider community to ensure that standards are of the highest quality. A new constitution for the governing body commencing on the 1st August 2015 has been introduced.

We decide strategic policy for the school, monitor progress, set and monitor the budget in liaison with the LA, and support and advise those who carry out specific work. We are made up of a combination of appointed, elected and co-opted individuals. 

A Governing Body does not make all decisions but delegates much of that responsibility to its sub-committees. At Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School these are: Strategy, Curriculum and Pastoral, Standards and Outcomes and Resources (Finance, HR and Premises)  Like the full Governing Body, they meet at appropriate times during the year, and report to the Full Governing Body Meeting. Individual governors accept specific responsibilities, which sometimes involve representing the Governing Body at school and local events.

Governors usually serve a term of four years and provide their services in an unpaid capacity. The work requires commitment but is extremely rewarding. To help governors, the LA and National Governors Association provides training and support for all governors and governing bodies (including advisors and clerks for full governing body meetings if required). For further information please visit the National Governors Association website. Where vacancies occur, selection is made to ensure that the governing body has a wide and experienced group of governors able to govern the school effectively.

Should you wish to speak with a governor, please contact the Clerk Mrs E Morris at school or email

Instrument of Government

1. The name of the school is Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School.

2. The school is a community school.

3. The name of the governing body is "The governing body of Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School."

4. The governing body shall consist of:

a. 2 parent governors

b. 1 local authority governor

c. 1 staff governor

d. 1 Headteacher governor*

e. 9 co-opted governors

5. Total number of governors is 14 *except at any time when the Headteacher has given notice that she/he chooses not to be a governor, when the total number of governors shall be 13.

6. The term of office for all governors is 4 years.

7. This instrument of government comes into effect on 1 August 2015.

8. This instrument was made by order of Staffordshire Local Authority on 10 July 2015.

9. A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governing body (and the headteacher if not a governor), any trustees and to the appropriate religious body.

Governing Body Membership  

Clerk to Governors 

Mrs Eileen Morris

E-mail: morrise@cheslynhay-high.staffs.sch.uk 

Telephone: 01922 416024

Governor meetings

Governor Meeting Dates 2016-2017

Governor

Committee

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Register of Interest

Mr Bernard Williams

Resources

01.08.2015

4 years

The Local Authority

Member of Staffordshire County Council

Mr Nicholas Hayward

Resources

01.08.2015

4 years

The Governing Body

Governor of St John’s Primary Academy

Ms Lynne Podmore

Curriculum & Pastoral

01.08.2015

4 years

The Governing Body

None

Mrs Esther Jinks

Standards & Outcomes

01.08.2015

4 years

The Governing Body

None

Mrs Jan Macey

Resources

01.08.2015

4 years

The Governing Body

Governor of St John’s Primary Academy

Board Member Future Generations Mat

Mrs Mary Simkin

Curriculum & Pastoral

01.08.2015

4 years

The Governing Body

Director of Essington Fruit Farm

Vacancy

 

    The Governing Body

 

Mrs Kate Sharratt (Chair)

Curriculum & Pastoral

01.08.2015

4 years

The Governing Body

Employee of Families First, Staffordshire County Council

Mrs Lisa Emery

Resources 

19.01.2016 

4 years

 The Governing Body

Partner of Baldwins (Ashby) Ltd

Shareholder of ECO Friendly Products Ltd

Shareholder of WV Boutique Ltd

Shareholder and Director of L J Emery Ltd

Member of MAAT

Member of FCCA

Mrs Joanne Shalloe

Standards & Outcomes

16.01.2017

4 years

The Governing Body

 

Mrs Melanie Havelock-Crozier

Curriculum & Pastoral

01.09.2013

4 years

Staff

Director The Small Schools Multi Academy

Vacancy

      Parents

Vacancy

      Parents

Mrs Joanne Cowles

Associate Member

Standards & Outcomes 16.01.17 1 year
The Governing Body

Employee of SIPS

Education Supoort Servies

Mr James Morgan

Associate Member

Curriculum & Pastoral 16.01.17 1 year The Governing Body  

Mrs Nicky Crookshank

Headteacher

None

Mrs Katie Adams

Professional Advisor to Standard & Outcomes Committee

Vice Chair of Coppice Primary School Governing Body

Mr Graham Clegg

Professional Advisor to Curriculum & Pastoral Committee

None

Mr Peter Grew

Professional Advisor to Resources Committee

Advisor to Governing Body of Hamilton School (Governor)