Our Governing Body

All schools in England have a governing body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a 'critical friend': to support, challenge, ask questions and represent the school community. Our Governing Body is made up of a range of people from a range of different backgrounds including: parents, staff members, local councillors and community representatives. The standard term of office for a governor is 4 years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected every year.

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If you are interested in becoming a school governor, speak to the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors, Steve Barker via the school email address on GrappenhallHeys_Primary@warrington.gov.uk.


As of September 2019  the Governing Body has the following members:-

Steve Barker  (Chair) - Co-opted (ends - 18/03/2022)
Kate Gittins - Co-opted Governor (ends - 28/11/2020)
Jane Green - Staff Governor (ends - 17/09/2019)
Claire Lawton - Co-opted  Governor (ends - 10/09/2021)
Sam Neil - Parent Governor (ends - 20/04/2022)
Emma Newman -  Co-opted Staff Governor ends - (31/08/2019)
Laura O'Callaghan - Parent Governor (28/10/2020)
Natalie Palmer - Co-opted Governor (ends - 27/11/2021)
Genevieve Wallace-Dean - Parent Governor (ends - 20/04/2022)
Corinna Tyson (Deputy Head Teacher) - Observer

All the Governors have formally declared that they have no pecuniary or relationship interests that are relevant to their position as governors of Grappenhall Heys Community Primary School. This information is collated at the start of each committee or full governing body meeting.

Finance Committee

Natalie Palmer, Sam Neil, Jane Green, Claire Lawton, Laura O'Callaghan, Steve Barker.

Health, Safety & Buildings
Committee

Sam Neil, Emma Newman, Jane Green, Gen Wallace-Dean, Laura O'Callaghan, Steve Barker, Glenn Lister (observer)

Standards Committee

Claire Lawton, Gen Wallace-Dean, Sam Neill, Kate Gittins, Emma Newman, Jane Green, Laura O'Callaghan, Steve Barker,

Personnel Committee

Kate Gittins, Jane Green, Gen Wallace-Dean, Claire Lawton, Laura O'Callaghan,  Steve Barker, Sam Neill

Governors with Specific Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Steve Barker                           
Inclusion - Claire Lawton                                                      
Training - Laura O'Callaghan

Staff Disciplinary

Chair of Governors and then, if needed, three Governors selected in line with the process for Complaints Committee taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Complaints Committee

Chair of Governors and then, if needed, three Governors selected in line with the procedure in the Complaints Policy taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Staff Disciplinary Appeals

Three Governors selected in line with the process for Complaints Committee taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Pupil Discipline Committee

Three Governors selected in line with the process for Complaints Committee taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.