Governors

The Governing Board at Padiham St Leonard's  Church of England Primary School is made up of governors from all parts of our community, including parents, representatives from the Church of England and staff at the school.

The role of a school governor is demanding but very rewarding  and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing boards are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day leadership and management, they set the school's aims and policies:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

Our Governing Board has worked hard in school supporting, challenging and monitoring the performance of the school, in committee meetings ensuring that plans are in place to meet the strategic needs of the school and in their specialist roles through  Health and Safety walks, Learning walks, interviews with pupils and discussions with subject leaders.

The governing body meets once a term with two further committee meetings each term. These committees are:

Resources  - who  review the staffing structure,  ensure best value in the spending of the budget and review building projects and plans.

Curriculum - who monitor the impact of teaching on standards of attainment and achievement and ensure  the St Leonard's curriculum  aligns with our Christian foundation and meets the needs of our pupils.

 Meet the Governors

Click here to see attendance at Governing Body meetings.

Governor

Category

Appointed by…

Term of office

Committees

Posts of responsibility

Business/

Personal interests

Mrs C Beattie

Foundation

PCC

01.05.21

Curriculum

Committee of Appointed Governors

Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum committee

Child Protection Governor

ICT Governor

 

Rev M Jones

Foundation

Ex-Officio

 

Admissions

Resources

Complaints

Numeracy Governor

 Governor at  Padiham Green  and Hapton School

Mrs R Smyth

Foundation

DBE

12.11.21

Curriculum

Pay

 

Parent of child

at St Leonard’s

Mr N Bates

Foundation

DBE

16.10.20

Resources

Grievance

Pay

 

 

Mr I Cowburn

Foundation

PCC

05.11.21

Resources

 

Parent of child at St Leonard’s

Mrs R Pickles

Foundation

PCC

12.11.21

Curriculum

Grievance

SEN Governor

Parent of child at St Leonard’s

Mr Simon Butterworth

Foundation

PCC

 16.06.20

 Resources

Committee of  Appointed Governors

 Literacy Governor

 Parent of child at St Leonard’s

Vacancy

Foundation

DBE

 

 

 

 

Mr R Smyth

Parent Governor

Parents

26.04.22

 

 

Parent of child at St Leonard’s

Miss D Brooks

Parent Governor

Parents

26.04.22

 

 

Parent of child at St Leonard’s

Mrs B Holmes

Headeacher

 

Ex-Officio

 

Admissions

Curriculum

Resources

 

 Parent of member of staff

Mr C Heap

Staff Governor

Staff

26.02.22

Curriculum

 

 

Vacancy

Local Authority Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs G Feltell

Co-opted Governor

 

 07.03.22

Resources

Curriculum