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Our Governors

Our Governors 1 Mr Mark Roberts- Chair of Governors
Our Governors 2 Rev Christina Westwell - Vice-Chair of Governors
Our Governors 3 Rev Alec Brown- Chair of Personnel Committee
Our Governors 4 Mrs Sharon Batey
Our Governors 5 Mrs Helen Vanek- Chair of Premises Committee
Our Governors 6 Mrs Ann Bolshaw- Chair of Finance Committee
Our Governors 7 Mrs Meryl Phillips

 

Mrs Sandra Finney - Headteacher

Mrs Finney qualified as a teacher in 1986 and has been involved in education ever since.  Mrs Finney has worked in mid Cheshire since 1996 mainly in small schools.  Mrs Finney became headteacher at Great Budworth Primary School in 2010 and headteacher at Antrobus St Mark's in 2016.  This collaboration aims to secure the future of both schools as unique small, family friendly village schools whilst recognising the opportunities to be gained from sharing ideas, resources and expertise at a time of shrinking educational funding.

 

Mr Mark Roberts - Chair of Governors

Mark Roberts is a Foundation Governor and was appointed in October 2014.  Mark spent 27 years in Financial Services, 14 of which were with the Barclays Group.  Mark spends the majority of his working time as CEO of national cancer charity Challenge Cancer UK.  Mark founded the charity in 2013 and has been working closely with The Christie Hospital in Manchester for the last 5 years.

 

Mark has a young son who attend our nursery.

 

Mark is keen to support the excellent work of all those associated with Antrobus St Mark's CE Primary School and sincerely hopes that his experience will enable him to make a valuable contribution to the role and to the schools' future.  He very much looks forward to the continued success of our school and the significant role it plays within the community of Antrobus.

 

Mrs Meryl Phillips

Meryl Phillips is a  retired primary headteacher and has had associations with Antrobus St Mark's School for nearly 40 years,  Her own children attended the school and now her grandchildren.  Meryl has been a Foundation Governor for over 13 years and a Churchwarden at St. Mark's Church.   She feels privileged to be able to foster the close ties between the school, church and community. 

 

Rev Christina Westwell

Christina Westwell has been a Foundation Governor since October 2009 and is Vice-Chair of Governors. She is also responsible for Safeguarding, training of Governors and Behaviour.

 

Christina has a son who has been at our school since Reception and who will be reluctantly leaving Antrobus St Mark's in 2016.

 

Christina was previously a Solicitor specialising in Litigation until 2008 when she retrained and is now employed as a Learning Support Assistant in a local independent school.

 

Mrs Sharon Batey

Sharon Batey became a Foundation Governor in April 2014 helping to join together St Mark's Church and our school. Sharon moved with her family to Antrobus in 2011 and they have really appreciated joining in with all that Antrobus community has to offer.

 

Sharon is a retired teacher, mainly having worked at Cransley School in Great Budworth and she hopes to use her experience to encourage and support our school, working to ensure the best possible start in education for our pupils.

 

 

Rev Phil Highton

Phil Highton was appointed as a Foundation Governor in December 2014. An ordained minister in the CE, he works as Chaplain to Hartford CE High School and as an Assistant Minister in St John’s Hartford.

He is keen to see primary schools, especially Antrobus St Mark’s, lay essential Christian foundations in preparing children to face the often scary world of high school and life in general.

 

He loves anything to do with mountains (preferably climbing up and skiing/biking down them).


Mrs Helen Vanek

Helen Vanek is a parent governor, with two children in Pre-School and Year 1.  Helen was appointed in October 2015 and her responsibilities as a governor are for health & safety and school publicity. Helen is a nursing sister who triages for the GP Out of Hours service in Warrington, and in her spare time she is a glass bead maker. As a family Helen and her husband love the outdoors and are enjoying introducing their two boys to camping, skiing and fell walking.

 

Mrs Ann Bolshaw

 

Ann Bolshaw became a Foundation Governor in June 2014. Ann is Church Secretary and a Worship Leader at Antrobus Methodist Chapel and pleased to encourage ecumenical links with St Mark's Church and school.

Ann is recently retired from her Practice Manager role in a Warrington GP Surgery and prior to that spent years in the Computer Industry, originally in technical roles but later in management roles.

 

Ann was, herself, a pupil at Antrobus Primary School and has many fond and happy memories of a great start to her education. She is keen to encourage and support the school to continue to flourish and provide a great start in education and happy memories to many more young people.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership and Register of Pecuniary Interests

Category

Name

Term of Office Ends

Responsibility

Admissions

Sub A

Sub B

Pay

Disclosure of Conflict/ Pecuniary Interests

Foundation Chair

 

Mrs Meryl Phillips

11/11/16

Chair of Governors

Chair of Sub A

Early Years

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

None

Foundation (ex officio)

Rev. Alec Brown

Ex-officio

Church School Ethos and Distinctiveness

 

 

 

Yes

Ex- Officio Governor at Great Budworth CE Primary School

Foundation Vice Chair

Rev Christina Westwell

05/10/17

Vice Chair

Safeguarding incl behaviour

Training Officer

Clerk to Sub A

 

Yes

Yes

 

None

 

     

 

 

 

 

None

Foundation

Mrs Sharon Batey

07/04/18

Literacy and Maths

Yes

Yes

 

 

None

Foundation

Mrs Ann Bolshaw

19/06/18

Finance

 

 

Yes

 

None

Foundation

Rev Phil Highton

15/12/18

 

 

 

 

 

None

Foundation

Mr Mark Roberts

30/10/18

Advertising and publicity

 

 

 

 

None

Foundation

Rev Michael Field            

 

Parent

Mrs Lisa Rigby

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

None

Parent

Mrs Helen Vanek

 

Health and Safety

Publicity

 

 

 

 

None

Staff

Miss Rhian Perry

 

Curriculum

 

Yes

 

 

Member of staff

 

Headteacher

Mrs Sandra Finney

Ex-Officio

Headteacher

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Headteacher

Clerk

Mr Michael Fair

 

Clerk from LA

 

 

 

 

None

Attendance at Governors' Meetings

 

Attendance at Full Governors’ Meeting 2014 – 2015

Governor

Category

27 Nov 2014

17 Mar 2015

23 June 2015

Mrs J Hawkins

Headteacher

Yes

Yes

No

Mrs S Batey

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs A Bolshaw

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev A Brown

Ex-Officio

Yes

No

Yes

Mrs V Davis-Hilliard

Staff

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs N Dunkley

Co-opted Staff

No

Yes

Yes

Rev P Highton

Foundation

N/A

N/A

No

Mrs E Edgerley

Parent

No

No

Yes

Mr M Roberts

Foundation

N/A

N/A

Yes

Mrs J McHale-Wade

LA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev S Sanders

Foundation

Yes

No

Yes

Mrs C Westwell

Foundation

Yes

No

Yes

Mrs M Williamson

Parent

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Attendance at Full Governors’ Meeting 2015 – 2016

Governor

Category

26 Nov 2015

29 Mar 2016

4 July 2016

Mrs H Hawkins

Headteacher

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs S Batey

Foundation

No

Yes

Yes

Mrs A Bolshaw

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev A Brown

Ex-Officio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs V Davis-Hilliard

Staff

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs N Dunkley

Staff

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev P Highton

Foundation

Yes

No

No

Mr M Roberts

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs J McHale-Wade

LEA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev S Sanders

Foundation

Yes

N/A

N/A

Mrs C Westwell

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs M Williamson

Parent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs H Vanek Parent Yes Yes Yes

 

Attendance at Full Governors’ Meeting 2016 - 2017

Governor

Category

27 Oct 2016

27 March 2017

3 July 2017

Mrs S Finney

Headteacher

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs S Batey

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs A Bolshaw

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev A Brown

Ex-Officio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs T Jones

Observer

Yes

No

Yes

Miss R Perry

Staff

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rev P Highton

Foundation

Yes

No

No

Mr M Roberts

Foundation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mrs J McHale-Wade

LEA

Yes

N/A

N/A

Mrs C Westwell

Foundation

No

Yes

Yes

Mrs M Williamson

Parent

Yes

N/A

N/A

Mrs H Vanek

Parent

Yes

Yes

 

Yes
Mrs H Brudenell Associate Yes Yes Yes
Mrs L Rigby Parent N/A Yes Yes

 

Attendance at Full Governors’ Meeting 2017 - 2018

 

Chairperson - Mr Mark Roberts.

mroberts@antrobus-st-marks.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Vice Chairperson - Rev Christina Westwell

cwestwell@antrobus-st-marks.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Antrobus St Mark's CE Primary School Visioning Evening

Governors Attendance

We are currently compiling a list of training courses attended by governors.

 

Governor Meeting Dates 2017-2018

As part of our collaboration with Great Budworth  Church of England Primary School, the Governors of both schools have decided to hold joint committee meetings during the 2017-2018 academic year.  This will enhance their ability to work together and to better support the Head, staff and pupils in their decision making processes.

Meetings will either be held at Antrobus St Mark's (ASM) or at Great Budworth (GB).

 

Governor meeting dates for AutumnTerm 2017

Safeguarding Training (for staff with Governors invited) Wednesday 27th September at 3.45pm at GB

Premises Committee Wednesday 18th October at 3pm at ASM

Curriculum Committee Monday 6th November at 1.30pm at ASM

Personnel Committee Monday 13th November at 6pm at GB

Finance Committee Monday 20th November at 6pm at GB 

Full Governors Meeting Tuesday 28th November at 6.00pm at ASM

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