The Governing Body

The Governing Body of Seven Stars School currently consists of 10 people (plus observers)

All Governors have been appointed in accordance with the relevant Acts of Parliament.

The Governing Body are like a board of directors. They work in partnership with the Headteacher to make decisions about how the school is run in order to improve the quality of education and ensure pupil progress.

Governors are responsible for:

  • setting school improvement targets and ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught
  • deciding how the school budget should be spent
  • ensuring that the buildings and furnishings are kept in good order
  • interviewing and selecting teaching staff

The full Governing Body meets as least once a term to ratify decisions, review progress and to discuss the Headteacher’s report, which covers all aspects of the school’s activities. There are also committee meetings usually once a term which include:

  • Resources Committee (finance, staffing, Health and Safety & premises)
  • Curriculum & Standards Committee (assessment, tracking pupil progress, overview of curriculum and behaviour)

Governors endeavour to visit the school regularly (when they are able and within Coronavirus restrictions) to discuss matters with staff and parents and to meet the children.

To contact a member of the governing body, please contact the headteacher on 01772 422503 or by email: head@seven-stars.lancs.sch.uk

To contact our Chair of Governors (Carol Stunell) please do so in writing to the Chair of Governors c/o Seven Stars Primary School, Peacock Hall Road, Leyland, PR25 1TD and mark the envelope 'private and confidential'. Carol regularly visits school and will collect all post directed to her from the school office (the post will remain unopened and only be opened by Mrs Stunell on collection) 

Governors Information

If you are interested in being a school governor after reading the document about the role of the governor then please contact the Head teacher at the school in the first instance who will let you know what opportunities are available and, if there are any vacancies, will send an application to you.

From time to time there are positions for school co-opted governors which we will be advertising but if you are interested now then we can keep your application on file and contact you should a vacancy appear.

For a co-opted governor it is the Full Governing Body who will look at the needs of the school at that time and appoint someone that they feel can best meet those needs according to experience and skills.

 

Who are our Governors?

Mrs Carol Stunell

Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor

Responsible for

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Staff well-being & Healthy Schools
  • Reading

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Resources
  • Head teacher Appraisal

Current term of office 19/03/21 to 18/03/25

Business or Financial interests: None

Mrs Tracy Barton

Co-opted governor

Responsible for

  • Foundation Subjects

Committees:

  • Resources
  • Pay & Appeals

 

Current term of office 16/06/20 to 16/06/24

Business or Financial interests: Governors Clerking company

Mr Stephen Grundman

Co-opted governor

Responsible for:

  • Science, Maths, English

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Head teacher Appraisal

Current term of office 10/12/20 to 09/12/24

Business or Financial interests: None

Mr Joe Brookfield

Co-opted governor

Responsible for

  • Health and Safety
  • EYFS

Committees:

  • Resources
  • Pay & Appeals

Current term of office 08/12/20 to 07/12/24

Business or Financial interests: None

Mrs Alison Hull

Parent governor

Committees:

  • Resources

Current term of office 06/07/21 to 05/07/25

Business or Financial interests: none

Mr Matt Coles-Campbell

Parent governor

Responsible for

  • Pupil Premium
  • Sports Premium

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Resources

Current term of office 25/11/20 to 24/11/24

Business or Financial interests: none

 

Mr Colin Sharples

Vice-chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards

Current term of office 17/12/20 to 16/12/24

Business or Financial interests: Local County Councillor

 

Mrs Sue Pittendreigh

Co-opted governor

Responsible for

  • SEND

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Head teacher appraisal

Current term of office 15/09/20 to 14/09/24

Business or Financial interests: Headteacher of a primary school in a different Local Authority

Ms Jo Lemon

Staff governor

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards

Current term of office 18/09/18 to 17/09/22

Business or Financial interests: Staff member at Seven Stars School

 

Mrs Deborah Wright

Co-opted governor

Responsible for

  • Governor training (Link Governor)

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards

Current term of office 26/09/18 to 25/09/22

Business or Financial interests: Member of staff at Seven Stars School

Mrs Julie Hill

Co-opted governor

Responsible for

  • Catch-up Premium

Committees:

  • Resources (Chair)

Current term of office 08/12/20 to 07/12/24

Business or Financial interests: none

Mr Mike Mitchell

Head teacher

Responsible for

  • Reports to Governing body

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Resources

 

Committee Structure

Full Governing Body & responsibilities

Carol Stunell (Chair of Governors): safeguarding & child protection; healthy schools; staff well-being; reading

Tracy Barton: Foundation Subjects

Stephen Grundman: Science; English; Maths

Sue Pittendreigh: SEN governor        

Jo Lemon: Staff governor         

Deborah Wright: Training (Link Governor)

Councillor Colin Sharples: Vice Chair        

Joe Brookfield:   Health and Safety / EYFS    

Matt Coles-Campbell: Pupil Premium/Sports Premium

Julie Hill: Catch-up Premium 

Mike Mitchell: Head teacher

Curriculum and Standards

Stephen Grundman (Chair)

Carol Stunell

Sue Pittendreigh

Jo Lemon

Deborah Wright

Councillor Colin Sharples

Matt Coles-Campbell

Mike Mitchell

Resources

Julie Hill (Chair)

Carol Stunell

Tracy Barton

Alison Hull

Matt Coles-Campbell

Joe Brookfield

Mike Mitchell

Pay & Appeals Committee

Joe Brookfield (Chair)

Tracy Barton

Alison Hull

Head teacher Appraisal Committee

Carol Stunell (Chair)

Sue Pittendreigh / Colin Sharples

Stephen Grundman

 

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2021-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Governing Board Business meeting 21/09/21

Curriculum & Standards 02/11/21

Resources 02/11/21

Pay 28/10/21

Head teacher performance management 09/12/21

Full Governing Board 02/12/21

Curriculum & Standards 03/03/22

Resources 03/03/22

Full Governing Board 21/4/22

Resources (Budget setting) 28/04/22

Resources 12/05/22

Curriculum & Standards 12/05/22

Full Governing Board 16/06/22

Carol Stunell

Y Y Y   Y Y apologies apologies Y        

Tracy Barton

- - Y Y   Y   Y apologies        

Joe Brookfield

Y - Y Y   Y Y Y Y        

Alison Hull

n/a Y Y Y - Y - Y apologies        

Stephen Grundman

Y Y -     Y Y(C)   Y        

Colin Sharples

Y Y Y   Y Y   apologies Y (VC)

 

 

 

 

Jo

Lemon

Y Y -     Y Y   Y

 

 

 

 

Deborah Wright

Y Y -     Y apologies   Y

 

 

 

 

Sue Pittendreigh

- - -   - apol Y   apologies

 

 

 

 

Matt Coles-Campbell

Y - Y     apol   - Y

 

 

 

 

Mike Mitchell

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  

 

 

 

 

Julie Hill

- - Y     Y   Y (C) Y

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Pullin (obs)

Y - Y     Y   Y Y

 

 

 

 

Cathy Walsh (obs)

- - -     Y     Y