Our Governors 2019-20

We have a committed and dedicated team of Governors at St Mary’s. The Governing Body strives to support and challenge the school’s leadership team, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our children. The Governing Body meets twice per term, once to discuss school issues and once to address Local Authority Actions. A range of sub-committees meets regularly. All Governors have a link class and make regular visits to school, whilst some hold subject link responsibilities.
We welcome Ruth Broadhurst, a new PCC Governor and Andrea Healy, our new LA Governor. We look forward to inducting them into our team.

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 2019-20

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.

Reception – Sarah Roberts

Year 1 – Rachel Swanwick and Ryan Selby

Year 2 – Letizia Alterno and Ruth Broadhurst

Year 3 – Mark Rahn and Andrea Healy

Year 4 – Debbie Dorobat and Rev. Barbara Christopher

Year 5 – Elizabeth Pilkington and David Howcroft

Year 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.

Governor Body Meeting Dates for Autumn 2019

 

Curriculum Policy and Standards Committee - Friday 11th October  8.30am


Resources and Premises Committee - Wednesday 18th September 6.15pm


Diamonds Committee - Friday 4th October 3.30pm


Main Governing Body Meeting - Wednesday 2nd October 7pm


RE, Worship and Pastoral Committee - Wednesday 25th September 3.30pm


Admissions - Friday 25th October 8.30am

Governors' Documentation

Please select from the documents below.

 

File icon: pdf NGA Model Code of Conduct September 2019 [pdf 822KB] Click to download
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 March 2019 [pdf 1MB] 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 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

Our Governors

Governors can be contacted using the info@greenfieldstmary.oldham.sch.uk email address.  Please indicate which governor is the intended recipient.

 

Mark Rahn - Chair of Governors

 

Sam Dainty - Parent Governor

 

Suzanne Hall- Headteacher

 

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

 

Rachel Swanwick  - Foundation Governor

 

Sarah Roberts - Parent Governor

 

Rev. Barbara Christopher - Foundation Governor

 

Debbie Dorobat - Foundation Governor

 

Elizabeth Pilkington - PCC Governor

 

Dr Letizia Alterno - Parent Governor

 

Ruth Broadhurst - PCC Governor

 

Andrea Healy - LA Governor

 

Ryan Selby - Staff Governor

 

 

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