Eatock Primary School

Telephone:

01942 634672

Where to find us?

St George's Ave, Westhoughton BL5 2ER

Eatock Primary School

Telephone:

01942 634672

St George's Avenue

Westhoughton BL5 2ER

Governing Body

Top 3% of all Schools

Your school results show that your school is amongst the top 3% of all schools in England in terms of progress. We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in reading, writing and mathematics and your school has provided this.

Nick Gibb

Minister of State School Standards

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2016-03-14T15:19:08+01:00

Nick Gibb

Minister of State School Standards

Your school results show that your school is amongst the top 3% of all schools in England in terms of progress. We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in reading, writing and mathematics and your school has provided this.

Inspiring Place

Eatock is an inspiring place for pupils to learn and lives up to its motto of: 'Giving wings to fly'.

Sue Eastwood

HMI Ofsted Inspector

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2016-03-14T15:19:18+01:00

Sue Eastwood

HMI Ofsted Inspector

Eatock is an inspiring place for pupils to learn and lives up to its motto of: ‘Giving wings to fly’.

Awesome and Safe

Pupils think the school is 'awesome' and feel very safe: Parents agree.

Sue Eastwood

HMI Ofsted Inspsector

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2017-08-23T10:51:02+01:00

Sue Eastwood

HMI Ofsted Inspsector

Pupils think the school is ‘awesome’ and feel very safe: Parents agree.

Truly Inspired

Truly inspired every time I come. The teachers and the creative learning our children is amazing.

Parent

February 2017

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2017-08-23T10:52:50+01:00

Parent

February 2017

Truly inspired every time I come. The teachers and the creative learning our children is amazing.

Excellent Practice

The school's excellent practise in teaching and learning is valued highly by the local authority and, as a result, the school is asked to share its expertise with other schools. The school plays a full part within a network of schools

Ofsted Report

June 2016

 

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Ofsted Report

June 2016

 

The school’s excellent practise in teaching and learning is valued highly by the local authority and, as a result, the […]
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Eatock Primary School Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ page of Eatock Primary School. As governors, we are very proud of our school – the children work hard and are very well behaved, but they are also recognised as being individuals and given plenty of opportunities to have fun when learning. The teaching staff work long hours preparing and delivering lessons while also giving the children the care and attention they need.

 

What are School Governors?

Legally-appointed volunteer advisors, helping schools be the best they can be. Governors work alongside staff as a joint team, rather like directors of a business and trustees of a charity.

There are a number of different types of governor – Parent, Staff, Co-opted and Local Authority. Governors are appointed for terms of 4 years.

 

Who are School Governors?

  • Parents or carers of pupils
  • The Headteacher
  • Another teacher
  • A member of the non-teaching staff
  • People interested in our school who live or work in the local community
  • People who are already known to the Education Authority, such as councillors or experienced governors.
  • ​People connected with other local schools especially linked or partnership schools.

 

Governing Body CompositionNo.
Co opted6
Headteacher1
Local Authority1
Parent4
Staff1

 

What do Governors actually do?

We decide where the school is going and how it will get there. We are responsible for the conduct of the school and have to ensure that the education provided, and the way in which the children, staff and parents are treated, are in accordance with the law and with the various  regulations laid down by the authorities. But that does not mean we try to interfere with the day-to-day running of the school – our role is that of, as they say, a ‘critical friend’. So we ask for reports on how literacy and other subjects are being taught and how this is reflected in the children’s progress; we ensure that every subject is taught for at least the minimum required hours; we check the finances are correctly managed and we set aside funding in the budget for new projects – but we are not teachers nor school inspectors and do not try to behave as such. The role of a governor is interesting and varied and we are always keen to get involved in the day to day life of the school e.g. joining interview panels and helping to make decisions about people, being visible (support events),seeing classes in action, going on school trips with pupils and much more.

 

Much of the work of the governing body is done by committees. At Eatock Primary School, we have the following committees:

Personnel Committee

Finance, Premises and Community Committee

Curriculum and Inclusion Committee

Chair: Cllr Mrs Linda ThomasChair: Mr Alan KaufmanChair: Mr Stephen Harrington
Members: Mr Alan Kaufman, Mrs Ann Flannery, Cllr Mr David Chadwick, Miss S Duncan and Mr Steven HarringtonMembers: Cllr Mrs Linda Thomas, Mrs Ann Flannery, Cllr Mr David Chadwick, Mrs Debbie Hunt, Miss S Duncan and Mr Nick TaylorMembers: Cllr Mrs Linda Thomas, Mr Alan Kaufman, Mrs Ann Flannery, Mrs Victoria Hickman, Mrs Katie Au, Mr N Taylor, Mr S Wynn Kelly and Mrs H Sanderson

 

How to become a Governor

We actively encourage our parents to become governors and when a vacancy arises all parents are notified and given the opportunity to volunteer. Elections are held if more than one person is interested for each vacancy. We have a great relationship with parents and there are always people who are prepared to give their time to join us on the governing body.

You don’t need any special skills to become a governor, apart from a wish to help the school, but if you do have any particular talents that you think might be useful then please let us know. Training is provided for all governors.

If you are reading this and live nearby, but are not a parent of one of our pupils, that doesn’t prevent you from being a governor – if you let us know of your interest then we can keep your contact details in the school office. All governors must be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Parent Governors are appointed by Eatock Parents/Carers, all other Govenors are appointed by the Governing Body.

 

Interested in being a school governor?

If you are interested in becoming a school governor and you would like to find out more, you can contact Linda Thomas (Chair of Governors) through the school office email :   office@eatock.bolton.sch.uk

 

Current Governor Roles

Name of governor

Type of governor

Voting Rights

Date of Appointment

Date of Resignation

(if within last 12 months)

Appointing Body

Cllr Mrs Linda Thomas

LEA

Full

31/08/2018

The Governing Body

Mr Alan Kaufman

Co-opted

Full

01/04/2015

The Governing Body

Mrs Ann Flannery

Headteacher

Full

01/09/2007

N/A

Cllr Mr David Chadwick

Co-opted

Full

01/04/2015

The Governing Body

Mr Stephen Harrington

Co-opted

Full

01/04/2015

The Governing Body

Mrs Debbie Hunt

Co-opted

Full

26/09/2015

The Governing Body

Mrs Victoria Hickman

Deputy Head

Full

01/04/2015

N/A

Mrs Hannah Sanderson

Parent

Full

15/01/2018

The Governing Body

Mr Nick Taylor

Parent

Full

09/12/2015

The Governing body

Mrs Katie Au

Co-opted

Full

02/11/2016

The Governing Body

Miss Elizabeth Heaton

Staff

Full

16/12/2016

The Governing Body

Mr Stephen Wynn-Kelly

Parent

Full

11/09/2017

The Governing Body

Miss Shelley Duncan

Parent

Full

11/09/2017

The Governing Body

Mr Kevin Lever

Co-opted

Full

07/02/2019

The Governing Body

All Governors are appointed for terms of 4 years.

 

Specific Responsibilities

GovernorResponsibility
Cllr Mrs Linda ThomasSpecial Educational Needs, Pay review panel, Head teacher appraisal, Children looked after/child protection, Drug Education and Safer Recruitment
Mr A KaufmanPartnership, Pay review panel, Head teacher appraisal, Training, and Health and Safety.
Mrs K AuEnglish, Gifted and Talented
Mrs Ann FlannerySafer Recruitment
Mrs V HickmanMathematics, Gifted and Talented
Mr S Wynn-KellyMathematics, Children looked after/Child protection and school website
Cllr Mr David ChadwickPay review panel and Head teacher appraisal,
Mr N TaylorHealth and Safety
Mrs S DuncanSafeguarding
Mr S HarringtonBereavement
Mrs D HuntBereavement

 

Governors with relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests)

  • Cllr Mrs Linda Thomas – Chair of Governors at Oxford Grove Primary School.
  • Cllr David Chadwick – Governor at St Thomas Chequerbent Primary and Westhoughton High School.
  • Mr Stephen Harrington – Governor at Scared Heart Primary School.