Light Oaks Junior School Governors

Light Oaks Junior School Governing Board

Light Oaks Junior School Governing Board is made up of twelve governors.  These are:

  • Chair of the Governing Board – Mr C Buckley
  • Head Teacher Governor – Mrs Z Wilkinson
  • Staff Governor – Mrs E Deasey
  • Local Authority Governor – Mrs P Howkins
  • Parent Governor - Mrs C Richardson
  • Parent Governor - Mrs R Jones
  • Co-opted Governor – Ms S Hughes
  • Co-opted Governor – Mrs O Goodall
  • Co-opted Governor – Mrs K Fowles
  • Co-opted Governor - Mrs C Walker (Deputy Head)

Should you wish to contact the Chair of the governing board you may do so in writing care of Light Oaks Junior School, Lancaster Road, Salford. M6 8LU.

Structure of Committees

A full Governing Board meeting is held once every term. The Governing Board also has three sub committees which monitor and provide strategic direction, challenge and support for the areas which they cover.  These are:

  1. Welfare, Inclusion & Pupil Support  
  2. Resources
  3. Standards

Each sub committee meets once a term and focuses on more specific areas of school governance. Recommendations made by sub committees are then taken back to the fully Governing Board for final approval. 

Welfare, Inclusion and Pupil Support

Chair: Olive Goodall

This Committee has responsibility for:

  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Behaviour
  • Special Educational Needs and disabilities
  • Looked after and post adoption children
  • Equalities
  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Personal Development & Well Being
  • SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)
  • Disadvantaged Pupils
  • Health Promotion and Sport Premium
  • Parental Engagement and Liaison

Finance and Resources

Chair: Chris Buckley

This Committee has responsibility for:

  • Budgets - long term strategy and short term monitoring
  • Financial and Business management
  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Staffing & HR
  • Appraisals & CPD including pay recommendations
  • Partnerships

Standards

Chair: Sharon Hughes

This Committee has responsibility for:

  • Strategic Planning and Target Setting
  • School Self Evaluation
  • School Development Plan
  • Pupil outcomes, data & monitoring including for significant groups
  • Internal and external assessment & tracking of pupils
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Narrowing the Gap (Disadvantaged pupils)
  • Curriculum
  • Website
 
 

Governor's Details and Register of Interests

Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

All the governors and associate members of Light Oaks Junior School listed below have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school.

If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first.   Any potential conflict it is shown below.

Mr Robert (Chris) Buckley

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   12/10/11 – 11/10/15

Category:  Co-opted

Responsibilities: Chair of Governing Board, Chair of Finance & Resources Committee, Health & Safety Governor

Appointed by:The Governing Board

Relevant Interests: married to Mrs L Buckley (School Business & Welfare Manager); father to Y6 Teacher & Assistant Head Mrs J Hughes; father to Office Clerk Miss H Buckley

Attendance over the last academic year:  Full Board Meetings 2/3 (67%)     Committee Meetings: 7/9 (78%)

 

Mrs Zandra Wilkinson

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   N/A

Category:  Headteacher

Responsibilities:

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: niece to Governor Mrs O Goodall; mother to a Year 6 pupil

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%)

 

Mrs Claire Walker

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   2/2/15 – 1/2/19

Category:  Co-opted (Deputy Headteacher)

Responsibilities:

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: wife to teaching assistant Darryll Walker

Attendance over the last academic year:  Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%)

 

Mrs Elaine Deasey

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   1/9/14 – 21/8/18

Category:  Staff

Responsibilities: SEND Governor, online safety governor

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: none

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%)

 

Ms Sharon Hughes

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   13/10/13 – 12/10/17

Category:  Co-opted

Responsibilities: Chair of Standards Committee, Child Protection & safeguarding Governor, Looked After Children Governor,  Young Carers Governor

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: none

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 7/9 (78%)

 

Mrs Olive Goodall

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   13/2/12 – 12/2/16

Category:  Co-opted

Responsibilities: Chair of the Welfare, Inclusion and Pupil Support Committee, Attendance Governor

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: aunt to the haadteacher

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%)

 

Mr Tec Wright

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   26/4/15 – 24/4/19

Category:  co-opted

Responsibilities: vice chair

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: none

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 4/9 (44%)

 

Mrs Claire Richardson

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   3/2/14 – 2/2/18

Category:  Parent

Responsibilities: n/a

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: none

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 3/3 (100%)     Committee Meetings: 9/9 (100%)

 

Mrs Rachel Jones

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   20/3/12 – 19/3/16

Category:  parent

Responsibilities:

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: none

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 2/3 (67%)     Committee Meetings: 1/9 (11%)

 

Mrs Paula Howkins

Date of Appointment and Term of Office:   6/2/13 – 5/2/17

Category:  Local Authority

Responsibilities:

Appointed by:  Governing Board

Relevant Interests: none

Attendance over the last academic year:   Full Board Meetings 1/3 (33%)     Committee Meetings: 1/9 (11%)

 

More information about the requirements to complete and sign the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests can be found on Salford City Council’s Governor Services web pages at http://www.salford.gov.uk/schoolgovernors.htm where you will also find the links to all the other local authority’s (LA) governing bodies’ personal, pecuniary or business interests registers.

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