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Local Governance Board

Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of schools and have a vital role in ensuring that every child gets the best possible education.  

In schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on 3 core strategic functions:

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

The following table shows the members of our 2018 - 2019 Local Governance Board and their role and responsibility:

 

Governor Name

Category

Term of Office - Start

Term of Office - End

Appointing Body

Additional Position of Responsibility

Portfolio Area

Attendance                              AY

2017-2018

Lee Herdman

Head of School

01/07/2016

n/a

n/a

Ex-Officio

 n/a

4/4

Dympna Foran

Trust Appointed

18/07/2018

17/07/2022

THPT

Chair

Safeguarding/Staffing

4/4

David Beard

Trust Appointed

13/01/2016

12/01/2020

THPT

Vice Chair

Finance

3/4

Richard Kearns

Local Governor

25/05/2018

24/05/2022

THPT

Portfolio Holder

Safeguarding

0/1*

Patrick Whitfield 

Local Governor

25/05/2018

24/05/2022

THPT

Portfolio Holder

S&P (SWG)

1/1*

Anna Callaghan

Local Governor

25/05/2018

24/05/2022

THPT

Governor

Community Stakeholder Voice

1/1*

Paul Kavanagh

Parent Governor

20/10/2016

19/10/2020

Parent Body

Portfolio Holder

S&P (SWG) / SEND

4/4

Vacancy

Staff Governor

n/a

n/a

THPT

Governor

 n/a

n/a

Vacancy

Local Governor

n/a

n/a

THPT

Governor

 n/a

n/a

* term commenced in Summer term

Attendance is expressed as attended over expected

Stepped down in the past 12 months

Phil Cairns

 

14/07/2014

13/07/2018

THPT

Governor

Staff Wellbeing

2/4

Sarah Iqbal

 Parent Governor

16/12/15

11/05/2018

Parent Body

Governor

SEND and Disadvantaged

2/2*

Martyn Cryer

Trust Appointed

21/03/2016

16/01/2019

THPT

Governor

 

4/4

*Stepped down in Spring term

Governors’ Register of Interests 2018-19

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