What do Governors do?
The governing board is responsible for the strategic management of the school. The governing board decides what they want the school to achieve, they do this by agreeing a framework with targets, and agreeing policies, in consultation with the head teacher. The governing board then monitors and evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of the framework and policies. One of the most important aspects of the work of the governing board is to support the staff, parents and pupils, this is done by regular visits to the school.
Who are the Governors?
Ms June Williams Co-opted Governor
Ms Amy Parry Local Authority Governor
Mr Mark Windle Headteacher
Mr Phil Bagley Co-opted Governor
Mrs Amanda Beatson Parent Governor
Mrs Kay West Co-opted Governor
Mrs Michelle Breen Staff Governor
Chair of Governing Board - Ms June Williams
Vice Chair of Governing Board - Ms Amy Parry
Clerk to the Governing Board - Liz Pickering
All members of the Governing Board can be contacted through school.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF GOVERNING BOARD, JUNE WILLIAMS:
I am delighted to be able to introduce myself to those of you who do not already know me. My name is June Williams and I am Chair of Badsley Primary’s Governing Board. I have been the Chair of Governors since shortly after Badsley Infant and Badsley Junior became the school we have today. I am very proud to hold this position because it enables me to be involved with all the wonderful work being done in school by the staff and pupils.
My background is in education and I worked for the Local Authority for many years in this capacity. I find that this helps my understanding of the challenges our school faces with the ever-changing face of education.
In addition to attending meetings of the board, which enable governors to have a strategic oversight of the work of the school to ensure that the school is functioning in the best way possible for pupils to achieve their potential, I make regular visits to the school and see the pupils working and at play. I also try to attend as many of the special occasions as I can; these include concerts and fayres held throughout the year. My latest visits were to judge the eSafety poster competition which was very difficult owing to the fantastic quality of the work; I then was given the privilege of awarding the prizes to the winners and runners up. Good attendance at the school is vital for children to learn and develop and it is something I am very interested in; therefore, it was also my pleasure to present Attendance Certificates at the same assembly.
I look forward to continue to keep you informed of the activities of both myself and the other members of the Governing Board in future updates and newsletters.