Our Governors

2018-19

We have a very committed and dedicated team of Governors at St Mary’s who are always striving to support and challenge the school’s leadership team to ensure that the best decisions are made for the children at St Mary’s. The whole Governing body meets twice per term, once to discuss school issues and once to address Local Authority issues. All Governors are members of various sub committees who meet regularly to review policies, address action plans and keep up to date with local and national issues (e.g. Resources, with responsibility for Finance, Premises, Health, Safety and Drugs and Curriculum, Policy and Standards).

All Governors have a link class with whom they correspond and visit and are duty Governors each month for the letting out of the school premises. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Governing Body should you wish to do so. This can be done through the school office or the Governors’ email addresses or even just chat to them in the playground as many are parents of the school as well.

 

Oldham Council School Governance

Please click on the picture link to access information from Oldham Council about School Governance.

Become a School Governor

Link Class Governors 2018-19

Each September governors choose their link classes, usually 2 governors per class.  The governors then write to the children in their chosen class telling them a little bit about themselves. The children write back with the term's topics, assembly dates and any class trips and invite the governor to these.  The children also send Easter/Christmas cards and calendars out. Governors also attend on governor day usually February each year.

Class R – Sarah Roberts

Class 1 – Rachel Swanswick

Class 2 – Letizia Alterno and Ruth Broadhurst

Class 3 – Mark Rahn and Andrea Healy

Class 4 – Debbie Dorobat and Barbara Christopher

Class 5 – Elizabeth Pilkington

Class 6 - Grahame McGuffie and Sam Dainty

 

School Policy Statement from the Governing Body

Our school gives high priority to the quality of care extended to all its members, nurturing attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility within the school community.
We aim to give each child opportunities to develop their full potential in their spiritual and physical environment.
We work to develop a sympathetic understanding of the Christian Faith and Worship. We also seek to develop a sympathetic understanding of other major world faiths.
We value and foster strong links with the home, church, our local community and beyond.
We are actively involved in all aspects of school life.

Governors' Documentation

Please select from the documents below.

 

File icon: pdf Clerking Competency Framework April 2017 [pdf 287KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Competency Framework for Governance January 2017 [pdf 675KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governance Handbook January 2017 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: xlsx Governor Attendance August 2017-18 [xlsx 22KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Duty Rota 2018-19 [pdf 394KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Roles and Responsibilities September 2018 [pdf 206KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Training Record September 2018 [pdf 149KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor's Action Plan 2017 - 2018 [pdf 402KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governors Directory 2018-2019 [pdf 289KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Greenfield St Mary’s Strategy [pdf 416KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary Vision, Strategy and Governor Actions [pdf 757KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's C.E. (A) Primary School Governing Body Code of Practice 2018-19 [pdf 320KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's C.E. (A) Primary School Governing Body Registration of Interest 2018-19 [pdf 212KB] Click to download

Governor Contact Details

Mark Rahn - Chair of Governors

Contact:  mark.rahn@mtiventures.com

 

Sam Dainty - Parent Governor

Contact:  samdainty27@gmail.com

 

Suzanne Hall- Headteacher

Contact: Head@greenfieldstmary.oldham.sch.uk

 

Graham McGuffie - Diocesan Board of Education Representative - Vice Chair Governor and Chair of the Curriculum Committee

Contact: graham.mcguffie@live.co.uk

 

Rachel Swanwick  - Foundation Governor

Contact: Rachel.Wood@oldham.gov.uk

 

Sarah Roberts - Parent Governor

Contact: psroberts4@sky.com

 

Rev. Barbara Christopher - Foundation Governor

Contact:  barbara.christopher@tiscali.co.uk

 

Debbie Dorobat - Foundation Governor

Contact:  debbiedor24@gmail.com

 

Elizabeth Pilkington - PCC Governor

Contact:  lizhp2170@lizhp2170.plus.com

 

Dr Letizia Alterno - Parent Governor

Contact:  lety_alterno@yahoo.it

 

Ruth Broadhurst - PCC Governor

Contact:  ruthbroadhurst@btinternet.com

 

Andrea Healy - LA Governor

Contact:  andrea.healy@talk21.com

 

Ryan Selby - Staff Governor

Contact:  info@greenfieldstmary.oldham.sch.uk  

 

 

Governor's Roles and Responsibilities 2018-19

Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committees serve on

Positon of responsibility

Reverend Barbara Christopher

Foundation

PCC           

16.10.14 – 15.10.18

  • Curriculum, Policy and Standards
  • Diamonds
  • RE Worship and Pastoral
  • Governor Action Planning

Chair of Diamonds 

Class 4 Link

PSHE/ School Council/Pupil Voice

Mrs Ruth Broadhurst

Foundation

PCC

25.9.17 – 24.9.21

  • Diamonds
  • Resources and Premises
  • Admissions
  • Governor Action Planning
  • Staffing 

Admissions Secretary

Chair of Resources and Premises

Health and Safety

Diamonds Secretary

Class 2 Link 

 

Mr Graham McGuffie

Foundation

Diocese

18.1.12 – 19.1.20

  • Curriculum, Policy and Standards
  • RE Worship and Pastoral
  • Complaints and Disciplinary
  • Governor Action Planning

Chair of CPS

Science

Induction

Class 6 Link

Mrs Debbie Dorobat

Foundation

PCC

1.9.10 – 31.8.18

  • RE Worship and Pastoral
  • Resources and Premises
  • Complaints 

and Disciplinary

  • Governor Action Planning

Chair of RE, Worship and Pastoral 

Safeguarding

Looked After Children

Class 4 Link

Miss Elizabeth Pilkington

 

 

 

 

Foundation

PCC

12.15-11.11.19

  • Diamonds
  • Resources and Premises
  • Admissions

Inclusion/SEND

Geography and History

Class 5 Link 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Committees serve on

Positon of responsibility

Mrs Sarah Roberts

Foundation

PCC

1.9.16 – 31.8.20

  • Curriculum, Policy and Standards
  • Admissions
  • Staffing 

Chair of Staffing

English

Class R Link

Mrs Suzanne Hall

Head teacher

St Mary’s Governors

16.4.13 – to date

  • Curriculum, Policy and Standards
  • Diamonds 
  • RE Worship and Pastoral
  • Resources and Premises
  • Staffing 
  • Governor Action Planning

Head Teacher

Dr Letizia Alterno

Parent

Parents

26.9.16 – 25.9.20

  • Curriculum, Policy and Standards
  • Resources and Premises
  • Admissions

English

GDPR

Modern Foreign Languages

Class 2 Link

Mr Sam Dainty

Parent

Parents

26.9.16 – 26.9.20

  • Diamonds

Mathematics

PE

Class 6 Link

Dr Mark Rahn

Parent

Parents

10.9.15 – 9.9.19

  • Curriculum, Policy and Standards
  • Complaints and Disciplinary
  • Staffing 

Chair of Governors

Dovestone Learning Partnership Trustees Board

Mathematics

Computing

Class 3 Link

Mr Ryan Selby

Staff

Staff

4.10.18 – 3.10.22

  • Curriculum, Policy

and Standards

  • RE Worship and Pastoral

Class 1 Link

Mrs Andrea Healey

LLocal Authority 

LA

1.9.17 – 1.9.21

  • Diamonds
  • Resources and Premises

LA Link Governor

GDPR

Class 3  Link

Mrs Rachel Swanwick

Foundation

PCC

4.10.18 – 3.10.22

  •  

Music/Art Governor

Class 1 Link

Governors' Register of Interest 2018-19

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Name of Supplier with Whom I Have An Interest

Type of Business

Relationship

Related to any pupils or members of staff in school or member of

the GoverningBody

Dr Letizia Alterno

Parent

None

None

None

Daughter in Year 2

Ms Ruth Broadhurst

Foundation PCC

None

None

None

None

Reverend Barbara Christopher

Foundation PCC

None

None

None

Cousin’s son in Year 5 Cousin’s wife works

at Diamonds

Mr Sam Dainty

Parent

None

None

None

Son in Year 2

Mrs Debbie Dorobat

Foundation PCC

None

None

None

None

Mrs Suzanne Hall

Headteacher

None

None

None

None

Mrs Andrea Healy

LA Governor

None

None

None

None

Mr Graham McGuffie

Foundation Diocese

Oldham Council

 

 

Harmony Trust Multi Academy

Consultancy with SACRE and Oldham Council

 

Trustee

Consultancy is freestanding

 

Member of the Board of Trustees

None

Mrs Elizabeth Pilkington

Foundation

None

None

None

None

Dr Mark Rahn

Parent

None

None

None

Daughter in Year 4 Son in Year 1

Mrs Sarah Roberts

Parent

None

None

None

Daughter in Year 6

Mr R Selby

Staff

None

None

None

Son in Year 3

Mrs Rachel Swanwick

Foundation PCC

None

None

None

Son in Year R