OUR GovernING BOARD
Chair of Governors, Parent Governor
As a parent whose daughters have been educated here, I believe when our young people are happy, confident and feel their voices will be heard, they have the best chance to achieve academically. I have gained various skills over 33 years in farming business and a lifetime in Freckleton which I put at the governing body's disposal.
As the Chair of Governors, I serve as a resource to help promote, develop and sustain effective governance in our school. I chair the main Full Governors Meetings (whereupon I cannot attend the Vice Chair stands in to chair); I serve on the Standards & Effectiveness Committee; I act as the Safeguarding Governor that ensures safeguarding procedures are fully adhered to; I am accountable for verifying the financial probity of our school. Finally, as required by statutory regulations, I am required to ensure I keep up to date with what is required as a Chair of Governors; At times, when needed, I am required to make decisions on behalf of the Governing Body (as statute requires).
Headteacher, Ex-officio Governor
I am responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the school under the strategic direction of the Governing Body.
As Headteacher I serve on all the committees.
Vice-Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
I am a retired primary school deputy headteacher and committed Christian worshipping at Holy Trinity Church. Community life is very important to me and I was the village Beaver Leader for 18 years. I love working with children and now retired I would like to use my experience to make an active contribution to the governing body.
I am the Chair of the Standards & Effectiveness Committee and I am a member of the Pupil Discipline and Complaints/Appeals.
I have two daughters, one at high school who attended Freckleton CofE and one daughter still at the school in Year 3. I wish to assist in the continuation of excellent education and values the school provides. I bring 25 years of Financial Management experience to help the Governing body achieve its aim in providing for pupils, staff and the wider community.
I chair the Resources Committee.
I grew up in Freckleton and attended Freckleton CofE School as a child. When I returned to Freckleton after attending university, I became a governor because I wanted to give back to the school that had laid the foundations of my own education.
I serve on the Standards & Effectiveness Committee. I am also a member of Pupil Discipline and Review of Staff Attendance and Discipline & Dismissal Committees.
I have been a Foundation Governor since the late 1990's. Recently I retired from teaching after a career in Secondary Education lasting over 30 years. My family have a close association with the village and school spanning many decades. The link between the school, church and community is important to me.
I am committed to providing young people with the opportunity to succeed. Playing my part on a progressively thinking governing body is my way of giving something back.
I serve on the following committees: Resources, Pupil Discipline and Review of Staff Attendance and Discipline & Dismissal. I am also the Link Governor and oversee Governor Training.
Promoting and upholding the Christian Values through teaching and ensuring that we engage the whole community in the successes and growth of our school. Safety, growth, and the continuous improvement of our school is what I will always stand for as a governor. My experience in change management and engagement will help our governing body achieve more with the help of pupils, staff and parents in our school family.
I serve on the Resources Committee and the Appeals Committee.
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Who chooses the Governors?
The Headteacher and incumbent of Holy Trinity Church are 'ex-officio' Governors and serve on the Governing Body for as long as they are in post.
All other Governors serve a four year term of office.
Foundation Governors are recommended by the PCC of Holy Trinity Church and appointed by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education.
Parent Governors are elected by the parents.
Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school.
Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority.
Associate Governors are co-opted onto the governors to strengthen the team.