Governor Profiles

 

MR S KIDD CHAIRPERSON

 

 

 

I was appointed by the PCC (Parochial Church Council) as a Foundation Governor in 1999. Taking the role of Chair early 2001.The school intake number at that time was only 17 children a year. A very ambitious building and development program to increase the accommodation for our local children was started by the Governing Board.

We currently take 30 children a year into Reception, considering where we started from this is a fantastic success. My current 4yr term of office ends 31st July 2017

After several terms of office and training schedules I bring to the role, continuity, good local knowledge, in depth understanding and experience of school business, building construction and finance management. I continue to lead by example.

During my Governorship at St Saviour I have worked with 3 Head teachers, an Acting Head twice, have been in full attendance during 3 OFSTED and SIAS inspections.

I attend all full Governing Board and subcommittee meetings, the governor services unit in Bolton holds regular Chair’s Briefing sessions which continues my development and updates me on statutory changes and current working practices.

Additions to my role include being one of three Governors who have the responsibility for the Performance Management appraisals for the Headteacher. I am also link Governor for RE and PSHE in school. My nominated Governor role is SEN (Special Educational Needs) and Child Protection. This role involves confidentiality as regular meetings are held with the schools SENCO, I will attend SEN meetings for children who have an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) subject to parental approval. My role is to ensure the school complies and meets the provision contained within the SEN Policy.

The Governing Board recently had an independent external assessment carried out for Governor Mark, which is an award that carries a 3 year term and is recognised by OFSTED. I am delighted to say we have been successful and have full accreditation for the award. Striving for Excellence Whilst Caring for all is the schools mission statement and is at the heart of all meetings and decisions made by the Leadership of this school.

Despite the continuing changes to the OFSTED and Governor Mark framework as well as the new Curriculum we continue to develop as a Leadership team working towards ensuring St Saviour School remains Outstanding.

 

 

MRS A NUGENT PARENT GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

I was elected into the role of Parent Governor in 2013 and I have a 4 year term until 2017, when my youngest child leaves the school. I have 2 children within school and wanted to become a governor to give something back due to the excellent support school have given to our family.
I believe St Saviours is so much more than an education, and value the overall development our outstanding school gives the children.

I am currently working with my husband in his accountancy business, but prior to that I have had a long career in Call Centre Management. I bring to the role experience in HR, Business planning, Finance management and Strategic development. My current role covers the HT performance reviews, HR and Finance committee and Curriculum committee. I am also the Link Governor for Training and Knowledge and Understanding of the world.

One of my proudest achievements so far is being part of a team to secure the Governor Mark award. I understand that there are less than 10 schools in Bolton to achieve this so far, and I know how hard we worked to demonstrate our best practice principals. I believe we have a strong governing body that will continue to develop in the future.

 

MRS P ROE PCC GOVERNOR

 

 

 

I was appointed a Foundation Governor in 2014 and currently serve on the Curriculum Committee. Prior to this, I was Staff (Teaching) Governor for several years until 2012 when I retired from a long and rewarding career as a Primary School Teacher. I have a long association with both education and Saint Saviour in particular as both my daughters and granddaughter attended this outstanding school. I am proud to still have a role at this school and the opportunity to continue my lifelong passion to enable every child the ability to reach their full potential

 

 

 

 

 

MRS M THORNLEY STAFF GOVERNOR

 

 

 

I’m currently employed as a full time HLTA and work predominantly in Y6, but also provide PPA cover weekly across KS2. My children are 21 and 19, and my husband and I also foster a 14 year old boy, which can be challenging but is rewarding. St Saviour is a wonderful place to work and I am very proud and privileged to be a member of a dedicated board of governors. I firmly believe in our school mission statement, as the children, parents and staff truly do “strive for excellence whilst caring for all.”

 

 

MISS R ROE TEACHER GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

I was appointed Staff Governor in 2015 and currently serve on the Curriculum Committee. I have a long and happy association with Saint Saviour as I attended this amazing school as a child and I firmly believe the values I learnt here stood me in good stead throughout my subsequent career. My daughter also attended this school and was given a wealth of opportunities to enable her to flourish. I worked as a Teaching Assistant at St. Saviour before pursuing a teaching career. I have worked at St. Teresa’s and Masefield before returning to take up a teaching post at St. Saviour. I am extremely proud to still be involved with the school and that I have the opportunity to be a part of a school which has such a special ethos. It’s a privilege to be a part of such a special place.

MRS R GAFFEY ASSOCIATE GOVERNOR

 

 

 

I was appointed as an associate member of the Governing Body in March 2015 for a term of four years. I live locally with my husband and two year old son and chose to become a governor both as a way of contributing to the local community and because I am passionate about children’s education. I recognise the importance of ensuring equality of opportunity and enabling every child to reach his or her potential.

As a senior lawyer specialising in regulatory law I have considerable experience in leadership, management, strategic planning, policy and ensuring compliance with legislation, which I hope will enable me to make a positive contribution to the school. I sit on both the Finance & Human Resources committee and the Curriculum committee and have voting rights on each.

 

 

 

 

MR P BROWN PCC GOVERNOR

 

 

 

I have been a Governor since 2012. I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Parish Church of Ringley & Stoneclough. I currently serve on the HR & Finance committee along with the Curriculum committee. I am passionate about supporting the school for both my family as well as the community so we can all share the benefit of this excellent school.

 

 

MR J HEALEY VICE CHAIRPERSON

I became a Parent Governor in early 2014. I have two children who both enjoy attending St Saviours and I have been impressed with Mr Southern’s and Mr Kidd’s approach to maintaining the high standards at the school. I am currently the Vice Chair and attend the Premises Governor Sub Committee – it’s been quite a steep learning curve and difficult at times to juggle work, home and school commitments.

I currently work full time as the IT Manager for a Lancashire Borough Council and I became a Governor because I want to ensure each child gets the very best education possible from school.