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

Governors Information

If you are interested in being a school governor after reading the document about the role of the governor then please complete the above application and return to the school email address.

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

  • EYFS
  • 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

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:

  • Curriculum & Standards

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

Business or Financial interests: none

Mr Matt Coles-Campbell

Parent governor

Committees:

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Resources

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

Business or Financial interests: none

 

Mr Colin Sharples

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

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: none

 

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: none

Mrs Julie Hill

Co-opted governor

Committees:

  • Resources

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: EYFS; Foundation Subjects

Andrew Thornton: Sports/Pupil/Catch-up Premium; Remote Learning    

Stephen Grundman: Science; English; Maths

Sue Pittendreigh       

Jo Lemon: Staff governor         

Deborah Wright: Training (Link Governor)

Councillor Colin Sharples:        

Joe Brookfield:   Health and Safety   

Julie Hill

Mike Mitchell

Curriculum and Standards

Carol Stunell

Andrew Thornton

Sue Pittendreigh

Jo Lemon

Deborah Wright

Councillor Colin Sharples

Matt Coles-Campbell

Alison Hull

Mike Mitchell

Resources

Andrew Thornton

Carol Stunell

Julie Hill

Tracy Barton

Joe Brookfield

Mike Mitchell

Pay & Appeals Committee

Tracy Barton

Joe Brookfield

Francesca Moss

Head teacher Appraisal Committee

Carol Stunell

Sue Pittendreigh

Andrew Thornton

 

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2020-21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Governing Board Business meeting 15/09/20

Curriculum & Standards 06/10/20

Resources 20/10/20

Pay 28/10/20

Head teacher performance management 04/12/20

Full Governing Board 08/12/20

Curriculum & Standards 26/01/21

Resources 10/02/21

Full Governing Board 23/03/21

Resources (Budget setting) 20/04/21

Resources 08/06/21

Curriculum & Standards 22/06/21

Full Governing Board 06/07/21

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Andrew Thornton

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