GOVERNANCE AT NORBURY
Norbury Hall Primary School Governing Board 2023 – 2024
Our next Full Governing Board Meeting is scheduled for November 29th 2023
Our Governing Board is made of 16 members currently who are either parent, staff or co-opted in their role.
The Board meets termly for full meetings and has committee meetings for Resources and financial matters and Learning and Teaching for educational matters.
Our Board is made of the following members:
Carolyn Garner – Chair. Resources Committee. Health and Safety Governor. Pay Appeals Committee. HT Pay Performance Committee. Pay Committee.
I have been a governor at Norbury Hall Primary School since 2012. I am currently Chair of Governors. I became involved as a governor when I was on maternity leave as I wanted to use my professional experience to support the school. I have enjoyed working with the leadership team as they continue to provide quality first teaching in a safe and healthy environment, despite the financial challenging times and the changing political priorities. As a resources committee we strive to ensure that the school makes best use of the limited funding we receive to give the learners the exciting and inspiring education they deserve.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Carolyn declared no business interests
James Wellens – Vice Chair Resources Committee Shadow Chair. Pay Appeals Committee. Governor for Diversity and Inclusion.
I have been a member of the Governing Board of Norbury Hall since 2013, initially serving as a Parent Governor, and since 2017 as a co-opted governor. Prior to this I was treasurer and then vice-chair of the Parents Association for several years. My eldest two children both attended Norbury Hall, and my youngest is currently a pupil. Since 2020 I have been Vice Chair of the Governing Board, and Chair of the Resources Committee, and the knowledge and experience I have gained from a career in retail management have aided my involvement and contributions to this committee.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 James declared no business interests
David Meeney – Safeguarding Governor. Learning & Teaching Chair.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Dave declared no business interests
Rebecca Tinker-EYFS Governor. Resources Committee Member. Governor Training Lead. Pay Appeals Committee.
I’ve been a governor at Norbury Hall since September 2014 – initially as a parent governor and latterly I was co-opted. I sit on the resources sub-committee and am the EYFS governor within the board. I’ve had an association with the school for some time as my two daughters are pupils. I also took over Norbury Hall’s before and after school provision in 2018. I work within the early years childcare sector, and for many of the children I care for their next step is onto Norbury Hall. As such, I have a great passion for seeing all children encouraged to achieve well and perform to their full potential at the school, and find it very rewarding to see just how pro-actively the school team and governing body work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for all pupils, within a safe and supportive environment.
At the last FGB Meeting held May2023 Rebecca declared business interests as Manager of Little Tinkers Childcare , providers of wraparound care at the school as well as owning and running a local Early Years Provision.
Jane Holland- Learning &Teaching Committee Member.
My youngest daughter currently attends Norbury Hall Primary School and I was pleased to be appointed to the Governing Board as a Parent Governor in November 2018. I attend meetings of the Full Governing Board and the Learning and Teaching Committee. I also attend training sessions organised by GOVAS (Stockport Governors Association) and the Local Authority and I am often invited to school events and activities.
I work full-time as a Senior Governance Officer in higher education and I have a sound knowledge of strategic governance and experience of the current challenges facing the education sector. I feel it is important to give children the best possible start to their education, not only in an academic sense but also in wider areas of learning, personal development and enrichment. The school is a huge part of family life and the local community and I am keen to support the vision and values in supporting the children to be happy, healthy global citizens.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Jane declared no business interests
Tracy Crawford -Staff Governor. Learning and Teaching Committee Member.
I have been a Teaching Assistant at Norbury Hall for 19 years, joining in April 2004. I have worked in all years at Norbury Hall from Nursery to Year 6. Prior to this I worked as an HR Officer for 11 years in the HR Department of the Cooperative Insurance Society head office in Manchester. I joined the school governing board in May 2013 as a Support Staff Governor and I am now a Co-opted Governor. I am also the UNISON workplace contact for Norbury Hall.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Tracy declared no business interests
Hannah Garrett- Staff Governor. Resources Committee Member.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Hannah declared no business interests
Becky Wood- Staff Co-opted Governor. Resources Committee Member. Learning & Teaching Committee Member.
As Deputy Headteacher at Norbury Hall Primary School, I am a full member of the Governing Board. Our governors are fully involved in school life, so as well as attending Governing Board meetings, I am able to work with governors in a broader context e.g. supporting their attendance at pupil progress meetings. I have previously been a governor in two other school settings and bring this experience to the role.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Becky declared no business interests
Julie Rice –Staff – Associate Governor. Resources Committee Member. Learning & Teaching Committee Member.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Julie declared no business interests
Bridget Adnett -Staff – Associate Governor. Resources Committee Member. Learning & Teaching Committee Member.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Bridget declared no business interests
Amy Ashton -Staff – Associate Governor. Resources Committee Member.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Amy was in attendance as our new Business Manager declared no business interests
Holly Beasley -Parent Governor At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Holly declared she was appointed as 0.6 fte teacher for a child with additional needs in school.
Karen Shepherd – Parent Governor
I’ve been a Parent Governor since September 2020 and work for a national retailer as a Buyer. I’m keen to support Norbury Hall Primary School where my eldest son is a current pupil and my youngest son will be joining in a few years. in my first year I want to be involved in both committee meetings; Resources and Learning & Teaching, to broaden my knowledge of the workings of the school and to get to know the full team.
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Karen declared no business interests
Nicola Jordan- Parent Governor At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Nicola declared no business interests
Rev Josh Askwith – Co opted Governor
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Josh declared no business interests
Gemma Lyons – Parent Governor
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Gemma declared no business interests
Kelly Humphries – Parent Governor
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Kelly declared no business interests
Jo Mills – Staff Governor
At the last FGB Meeting held May 2023 Jo declared no business interests
As Headteacher I declare I have no business interests- May 2023