The Governing Body at The Elton High School is committed to maintaining the School’s high standards of education and care, and improving the School’s facilities to ensure increasing educational needs are met. Below is a full list of Governors.
|Governor Name:||Role:||Appointed by:||Term:||Pecuniary Interests:|
|Jonathan Wilton||Headteacher||Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher||01/09/2016||None|
Vice-Chair of Governors
|Appointed by GB||30/06/2016 – 29/06/2020||None|
|John Costello||LA Governor||Nominated by LA and appointed by GB||01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023||None|
|Lynne Hainsworth||Parent Governor||Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidates||07/10/19 – 06/10/2023||None|
|Iain MacKay||Parent Governor||Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidates||08/03/2018 – 07/03/2022||None|
|Norman Rosindale||Co-opted Governor|
Chair of Governors
|Appointed by GB||01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023||None|
|Neil Scruton||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||16/03/2017 – 15/03/2021||None|
|Lee Thorne||Parent Governor||Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidates||09/12/2016 – 08/12/2020||None|
|Gemma Capps||Parent Governor||Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidates||07/10/19 – 06/10/2023||None|
|Rebecca Cross||Parent Governor||Parent appointed by GB due to no election candidates||07/10/19 – 06/10/2023||None|
|Katherine Ashworth||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||11/03/2019 – 10/03/2023||Governor at Cams Lane Primary School|
|Mobeen Kashif||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||11/03/2019 – 10/03/2023||None|
|Clare Rafferty||Staff||Elected by school staff||04/09/2019 – 03/09/2023||None|
|Johanna Ellison||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||20/11/2019 – 19/11/2023||None|
|Laura Eccles||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||12/11/2015 – 11/11/2019||TERM ENDED|
|Michael Hankey||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||12/11/2015 – 11/11/2019||TERM ENDED|
|Jackie Harris||Co-opted Governor||Appointed by GB||01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019||TERM ENDED|
|CURRICULUM||FINANCE & RESOURCES||STUDENTS’ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT|
|John Costello (Chair)||Norman Rosindale (Chair)||Roger Burgess (Chair)|
|Jonathan Wilton||Jonathan Wilton||Jonathan Wilton|
|Kate Johnson||Joanna Filkins||Kate Johnson|
|Roger Burgess||Katherine Ashworth||Johanna Ellison|
|Lynne Hainsworth||Roger Burgess||John Costello|
|Norman Rosindale||Johanna Ellison||Norman Rosindale|
|Neil Scruton||Mobeen Kashif||Neil Scruton|
|Rebecca Cross||Iain MacKay||Lee Thorne|
|Gemma Capps||Rebecca Cross|
|LINK AREA||LINK GOVERNOR|
|Computing / ICT/Business||Iain MacKay|
|Design Technology||Norman Rosindale|
|Health & Safety||Roger Burgess/Norman Rosindale|
|Modern Foreign Languages||Neil Scruton|
|Physical Education||Johanna Ellison|
|Pupil Premium||Katherine Ashworth|
|Safeguarding/Child Protection/Pastoral Care/CYPIC||John Costello|
|SEN Liaison Governor||Gemma Capps|
|Teaching & Learning||Rebecca Cross|
Each committee meets at least once a term and governors are required to work as members of one of the committees. In addition there are a number of committees that only meet when the need arises.
The Governing Body works very closely with the Headteacher in a positive and highly effective partnership. The Headteacher is the professional leader and chief executive of the school. They are responsible for the organisation, direction and management of the school, the leadership of staff and for all the activities, academic or otherwise, of the school.
The Governing Body at The Elton High School has a vital role to play in making sure that each of its students receives the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of their governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’. Section 21 of the Education Act 2002.
In particular the Governing Body:
- sets the school’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources ;
- monitors and evaluates performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school;
- ensures that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, the local authority, as well as to the staff it employs;
- oversees the financial performance of the school and makes sure its money is well spent.
- monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.
The Governing Body also carries out a number of other important duties, which include:
- appointing and dismissing of staff;
- hearing appeals and grievances;
- setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline;
- making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe;
- setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies
Being a governor means giving time, energy and commitment. The role of a school governor is a voluntary position that is much valued within the education system. It is a position of importance and trust.