Button Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M23 0ND

0161 945 1965

Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough

Governing Body

The Governing Body helps to ensure that the following key areas in the school are carried out to the highest standards:

  • Educational achievement
  • School’s finances
  • Balanced curriculum
  • Appointing staff and reviewing staff performance
  • Safeguarding and Behaviour

There are other areas the Governors get involved in such as helping set the school’s policies and procedures, authorising any new building works and liaising with parents.

Every school must have a Governing Body in order to operate. The Governing Body is made up of several governors who help ensure that the school carries out its responsibilities to the highest standards.

The Governing Body meets several times a year to discuss the above matters  and agrees actions with the school. The Governing Body also appoints governors onto various Committees which deal with specific issues.

 

How are governors appointed?

It is important that governors are appointed from diverse and varied backgrounds. The Governing Body should have people that are representative of the pupil population who bring different skills to the Governing Body.

 

The appointment of parent governors is mainly carried out by election and parents decide who they want to be a governor. Some governors are nominated, for example the LA governor is nominated by the Council and staff governors are nominated by the school. There are some instances where the governors will appoint certain governors themselves where they see that a certain skill is needed which cannot be met by existing governors, such as legal or accounting skills.

 

What skills do you need to be an effective Governor?

It is important that each governor can use their skills in the governors meetings. Some of the skills that are important are as follows:

  • Listening
  • Organising
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamworking 
  • Governors who have life experience and transferrable work skills (such as accounting and legal) can also make an important contribution to the work of the Governing Body

But the most important thing is ENTHUSIASM!

 Governing Body Structure

Chairperson: Mark Rainey

Vice Chairperson: Sarah Klueter 

Headteacher: Emma Roberts

Name Type of Governor   

  Committee

 Date Appointed  

Appointed by 

   Term of office ends  Date stepped down  

Matthew Bennett   

 Parent Governor

Confidential Resources & Resources

10/01/19

 

Parents  09/01/23  N/A

Cllr Glyn Evans

Co-Opted Governor Pupil Support  01/07/16  Governing Body  30/08/20 N/A

Mark Rainey

(Chair from Sept 2014, was Vice Chair to 1.9.14)

Co-Opted Governor (Chair) Confidential Resources, Standards, Resources & Pupil Support  01/10/17 Governing Body

30/09/21 

N/A 

Katie Grantham

Co-Opted Governor Standards

10/01/19

Governing Body 09/01/23  N/A

 

Jackie Jones

 

Co-Opted Governor

Pupil Support

 10/01/19 Governing Body

09/01/23 

 N/A
Stephanie Morris

 Local Authority Governor Pupil Support 01/12/17 Local Authority 30/11/21  N/A 

Sarah Kleuter

Vice Chair

from 1.9.16

 Co - Opted Governor Confidential Resources & Resources  10/01/19 Governing Body  09/01/23 N/A 

 

Alison O'Connor

 

 

 Clerk Confidential Resources, Pupil Support,  Resources & Standards  N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
Lisa Richards-Halford  Parent Governor Confidential Resources & Resources 01/03/16 Parents 28/02/20   N/A

 

Chris Thomas

 

Associate Governor Resources 

 N/A

Governing Body N/A  N/A
Emma Roberts Headteacher Confidential Resources, Standards, Resources & Pupil Support N/A N/A N/A N/A
Natalie Rose Co- Opted Governor Standards 01/01/18 Governing Body 31/12/22 N/A
Joanne Taylor Co-Opted Governor Confidential Resources & Resources 17/05/18 Governing Body 16/05/22 N/A
Amber Whittaker Staff Governor Standards 03/12/18 Staff 21/05/21 N/A
Jacqui Salter  Parent Governor  Pupil Support 22/05/17  Parents 1/05/20  N/A 
 Sam Gibbons Co- Opted Governor 16/05/19 Governing Body 15/05/23 N/A

 

Register of Interests

 

Governor

Business

Interests

Other

Establishments

Governed

Relationships

with

staff /

governors

    Date           
Matthew Bennett  None  None   None 

 

03.04.19

Cllr Glyn Evans   None   None   None  

 03.04.19

Katie Grantham   None   None   None  

 03.04.19

Jackie Jones  None    None   None  

 03.04.19

Sarah Klueter  None    None   None

 

03.04.19 

Stephanie Morris   None   None  None 

 

 03.04.19

Alison O'Connor

  None   None   None  

 03.04.19

Mark Rainey   None   None   None

 03.04.19

 
Lisa Richards-Halford   None   None  None   

 03.04.19

Emma Roberts  None   None    None  

  03.04.19

Natalie Rose   None   None   None  

 03.04.19

Jacqui Salter   None   None   None  

 03.04.19

Joanne Taylor   None   None   None  

 03.04.19

Chris Thomas      None    None   None  

 03.04.19

Amber Whittaker  None   None None 

  

03.04.19

         
         

 


 

 

Registers of Attendance

Register of Attendance for Full Governing Body Meeting

 

Governor

24/10/19 23/01/2019 09/04/2020 14/05/2020 13/07/2020
Matthew Bennett      
Cllr Glyn Evans      
Katie Grantham      
Jackie Jones      
Sarah Klueter      
Stephanie Morris
 
 
Alison O'Connor      
Mark Rainey      
Lisa Richards-Halford        
Emma Roberts        

 

Natalie Rose

   
Jacqui Salter        
Joanne Taylor        
Chris Thomas          

 

Amber Whittaker 

 

Sam Gibbons

 

 

 

The Governing Body is split up in to 3 committees; Resources, Pupil Support and Standards.

 

Register of Attendance for  Resources Committee 

Governor 24/10/19 23/01/2020 09/04/2020 14/05/2020 13/07/2020
Mark Rainey        
Emma Roberts          
Joanne Taylor          

Lisa Richards-Halford

         
Sarah Klueter        
 Chris Thomas        
           

 

Register of Attendance for Standards Committee 

Governor 08/10/19

15/01/2020

28/04/2020
Mark Rainey    
Emma Roberts    
Natalie Rose      
Alison O'Connor    

 

Register of Attendance for Pupil Support Committee 

Governor 16/10/19 28/01/2020 06/05/2020
Mark Rainey  
Emma Roberts  
Stephanie Morris  
Glyn Evans  
Jacqui Salter  
Alison O'Connor

 

The governors are very approachable and if you would like to discuss any school matters with any of them please feel free to contact the school.