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Welcome to our Governors

Mr Brian Johnson 

I was appointed to the governing body of Bishop David Sheppard CE Primary School as a foundation governor in May 2015 and became Chair of Governors in September 2016. I really enjoy being part of this welcoming, caring and vibrant school with wonderful staff and amazing boys and girls. Working with the governors, Mrs Bayliff and her staff to ensure the children receive the very best care and education within the love of God is an absolute privilege.

Until July 2014 I too was a Headteacher of a C of E primary school in Southport, having previously worked as a teacher in Sefton since 1976.

I now work for Edge Hill University as an Associate Tutor as well as Co- Facilitator of the Southport Learning Partnership which includes 27 Southport schools. I am a very active member of the Southport Salvation Army and a long suffering supporter of Southport Football Club.

Mr Peter Middleton

I was born and brought up in High Park and have been associated with Bishop David Sheppard School for over 25 years. I am currently a foundation governor. I have spent my whole professional life in education, both in schools and in higher education, involved in teacher training. I retired in 2000 having been Headteacher of three Sefton High Schools over a period of 22 years. In retirement I have continued my active involvement in church life. I co-ordinate a local foodbank and am a trustee of a Southport charity concerned with homelessness. I also love seeing our grandchildren grow up and enjoy reading, music and being kept active by our young border collie!

Mrs Diane Swarbrick

I have been a governor at Bishop David Sheppard School for a number of years and feel privileged to have been involved as the school has grown into the vibrant, happy and caring school it is where all pupils are encouraged to strive for the top by our enthusiastic team of staff.

I am married, have 2 sons who both attended Bishop David Sheppard School, am a member of St Simon's church and work as a Registered General Nurse within the local Health Authority.

Mrs Helena Knapton

High Park has been where I have lived with my husband Keith for over 20 years and where my daughters have grown up. We consider the area to be our home and have been hugely impressed at the commitment and impact of the teachers of Bishop David Sheppard School in the local community. The education of children is very important to me - I work at Edge Hill University and for many years have been involved directly in the training of teachers. I addition, together with my husband, I take an active role within St Simon and St Jude's Church as a reader and Bible study group leader.

Governing Body Information 2017-18
Governors Committees and Responsibilities  2017-18

Name        

Governor

Date of

Appointment

Term of

Office


Committees
Responsibility Register of business/financial interest
Mrs S Bayliff Headteacher 1.9.16   All Headteacher Nil
Vacancy Diocese    

 

  Nil
Vacancy Foundation         Nil
Mr P. Middleton Foundation 1.9.15  

Appeals

Curriculum & Standards

Ex Officio Nil
Rev D. Whitehouse Foundation 1.9.15  

Distinctiveness

Finance & Staffing

Ex Officio

Chair of Distinctive-ness

Nil
Mrs D. Swarbrick Diocese 1.9.14 31.8.18 Finance & Staffing
Curriculum & Standards
Pay Performance Management
 
Chair of Curriculum & Standards Nil
Mr B. Johnson Foundation 1.5.15 31.4.19

Curriculum & Standards

Finance & Staffing

Performance Management

Pay Committee

Chair of Governors
Chair of 
Finance
Nil
Mrs C Gordon Parent 1.4.17 31.3.21

Premises

Distinctiveness

  Nil
Mrs H. Knapton Foundation 1.9.15 31.8.19 Curriculum & Standards   Nil
Mrs H. Clarke Staff 1.9.13 31.8.17 Curriculum & Standards and Premises   Nil
Mr I. Singleton LEA 1.02.17 19.02.21

Finance & Staffing

Premises

Chair of Premises Nil
Mr J. Travers Associate 27.2.17   Distinctiveness   Nil

 

GOVERNOR COMMITTEES 2017/2018

 

Statutory

 

Admissions – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick

 

*Discipline (Pupils) – Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

*Discipline (Staff) – Mr Johnson,, Mrs Swarbrick,

*Appeals – Mr Middleton + 2 available Governors

 

*These committees are as and when required.

 

Non-statutory

 

Premises – Mrs Bayliff, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Gordon, Mr Singleton, Mr Fox (Site Manager)

 

Curriculum & Standards – Mrs Bayliff, Mrs Clarke, Mr Johnson, Mr Middleton, Mrs Knapton, Mrs Swarbrick

 

Finance & Personnel – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Johnson, Mr Singleton, Mrs Swarbrick, Rev Whitehouse

 

Pay Committee – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

 

Performance Management –  Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

 

Distinctiveness – Mrs Bayliff, Mrs Gordon, Rev Whitehouse, Mr Travers and Mrs Hughes (Associate member)

 

 

Governor Responsibilities

 

Maths                                                  -           Diane Swarbrick

English                                                -           Helena Knapton

SEND                                                  -           Brian Johnson

RE                                                       -           David Whitehouse

Rights Respecting Schools Award      -           Peter Middleton

Computing                                           -           Ian Singleton  

Science                                               -           Peter Middleton

Safeguarding   & Attendance              -           Brian Johnson

Equality & Diversity                             -           Brian Johnson

Looked After Children                         -           Helen Clarke

EYFS                                                   -          Catherine Gordon

 

Governor Roles In Other Schools

Mrs Clarke; Chair of Governors, Larkfield Primary School

All other governors; none. 

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2017-18

 

Governor     Full Governors Meetings

Premises

Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee Finance and Staffing  Pay        Distnictive-ness Committee Performance Management Total 

Mrs S Bayliff

1 1 1          

Vacancy

               

Mr I. Singleton 

1 1            

Mr P. Middleton

1   1          

Rev D. Whitehouse

1         1    

Mrs D. Swarbrick

1   1          

Mr B. Johnson

1 1 1          

Mrs C Gordon

1 1       1    

Mrs H. Knapton

1              

Mrs H. Clarke

1 1 1          

Mr Travers- Associate member

1         1    
Vacancy – Parent                
Vacancy - LA                

 

Governing Body Information 2016-17

Governors Committees and Responsibilities 2016-17 

Name

Governor

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

 

Committees

Responsibility

Register of Interest

Mrs S Bayliff

Headteacher

1.9.16

 

All

Headteacher

Nil

Dr M. Ellams

Diocese

1.9.14

31.8.18

  • Finance & Staffing
  • Performance Management
  • Distinctiveness
 

Nil

Mr I. Cummins

Foundation

1.9.13

31.8.17

  • Premises

Chair of Premises

Nil

Mr P. Middleton

Foundation

1.9.15

31.8.19

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Distinctiveness

Chair of Distinctiveness

Nil

Rev D. Whitehouse

Foundation

1.9.15

 
  • Distinctiveness

Ex Officio

Nil

Mrs D. Swarbrick

Diocese

1.9.14

31.8.18

  • Finance & Staffing
  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Pay
  • Performance Management

Chair of Curriculum & Standards

Nil

Mr B. Johnson

Foundation

1.5.15

31.4.19

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Finance & Staffing
  • Performance Management
  • Pay Committee

Chair of Governors

Chair of

Finance

Nil

Miss G. Brannan

Parent

1.9.13

31.8.17

  • Premises
 

Nil

Mrs H. Knapton

Foundation

1.9.15

31.8.19

  • Curriculum & Standards
 

Nil

Mrs H. Clarke

Staff

1.9.13

31.8.17

  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Premises
 

Nil

Ms S. Sullivan

Associated Governor

 

31.8.16

Resigned

 

 

Mrs K Murphy

Head Teacher

 

31/8/16

Resigned

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNOR COMMITTEES 2016/2017

 

Statutory

 

Admissions – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Cummins, Dr Ellams, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick

 

*Discipline (Pupils) – Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

*Discipline (Staff) – Mr Johnson,, Mrs Swarbrick,

*Appeals – Mr Middleton + 2 available Governors

 

*These committees are as and when required.

 

Non-statutory

 

Premises – Mrs Bayliff, Miss Brannan, Mrs Clarke, Mr Cummins, Mr Fox (Site Manager)

 

Curriculum & Standards – Mrs Bayliff, Mrs Clarke, Mr Johnson, Mr Middleton, Mrs Knapton, Mrs Swarbrick

 

Finance & Personnel – Mrs Bayliff, Dr Ellams, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

 

Pay Committee – Mrs Bayliff, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

 

Performance Management – Dr Ellams, Mr Johnson, Mrs Swarbrick,

 

Distinctiveness – Mrs Bayliff, Dr Ellams, Mr Middleton, Rev Whitehouse, Mr Travers and Mrs Hughes (Associate member)

 

 

Governor Responsibilities

 

Maths                                                  -           Diane Swarbrick

English                                                -           Helena Knapton

SEND                                                  -           Brian Johnson

RE                                                       -           Peter Middleton

Rights Respecting Schools Award      -           Peter Middleton

Computing                                           -           Ian Cummins  

Science                                               -           Margaret Ellams

Safeguarding   & Attendance              -           Brian Johnson

Equality & Diversity                             -           Brian Johnson

Looked After Children                         -           Helen Clarke

EYFS                                                   -           Gemma Brannan

 

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2016-17

 

 

Governor

Full Governors Meetings

Premises Committee 

Curriculum & Standards Committee 

Finance & Personnel Committee 

Pay Committee 

Distinctive

-ness Committee 

Performance Management 

TOTAL

Mrs S Bayliff

 

3

2

3

3

1

2

N/A

 

Dr M. Ellams

 

3

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

3

 

 

Mr I. Cummins

P (Chair)

3

2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Mr P. Middleton

 

3

N/A

3

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

 

Rev D. Whitehouse

 

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

 

Mrs D. Swarbrick

 

3

N/A

3

3

1

N/A

 

 

Mr B. Johnson

 

3

N/A

3

3

1

N/A

 

 

Miss G. Brannan

 

1

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Mrs H. Knapton

 

3

N/A

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Mrs H. Clarke

 

3

2

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Mr Travers- Associate member

 

2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

N/A

 

Vacancy – Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy - LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors Attendance at Committee Meetings 2015-16

Governor

Full Governors Meetings

Premises Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Finance, Pay & Personnel Committee

Distinctiveness Committee

Total No. of Attendances

Mrs K Murphy

3

2

6

4

2

17

Dr M. Ellams

5

N/A

5

6

2

18

Mr I. Cummins

4

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

Mr P. Middleton

5

N/A

3

N/A

2

10

Rev D. Whitehouse

4

N/A

N/A

2

2

8

Mrs D. Swarbrick

5

N/A

4

6

2

17

Mr B. Johnson

5

N/A

6

4

N/A

15

Miss G. Brannan

2

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Mrs H. Knapton

4

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

7

Mrs H. Clarke

5

N/A

5

N/A

N/A

10

Ms Sue Sullivan

3

1

2

1

2

9

Vacancy – Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy - LEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governing Body Information 2015-16

 

 

Name

Governor

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

 

Committees

 

Responsibility

Register of Interest

Mrs K. Murphy

Headteacher

1.9.09

31.8.16

All

Headteacher

Nil

Dr M. Ellams

Diocese

1.9.14

31.8.18

Finance & Staffing

Curriculum & Standards

Distinctiveness

Pay

Performance Management

Chair of Governors &

Finance & Staffing

Nil

Mr I. Cummins

Foundation

1.9.13

31.8.17

Premises

Vice Chair &

Chair of Premises

Nil

Mr P. Middleton

Foundation

1.9.15

31.8.19

Curriculum & Standards

Distinctiveness

Chair of Distinctiveness

Nil

Rev D. Whitehouse

Foundation

1.9.15

 

Distinctiveness

Ex Officio

Nil

Mrs D. Swarbrick

Diocese

1.9.14

31.8.18

Finance & Staffing

Curriculum & Standards

Pay

Performance Management

 

Nil

Mr B. Johnson

Foundation

1.5.15

31.4.19

Curriculum & Standards

Finance & Staffing

Performance Management

Chair of Curriculum & Standards

Nil

Miss G. Brannan

Parent

1.9.13

31.8.17

Premises

 

Nil

Mrs H. Knapton

Foundation

1.9.15

31.8.19

Finance & Staffing

 

Nil

Mrs H. Clarke

Staff

1.9.13

31.8.17

Curriculum & Standards

Premises

 

Nil

Ms S. Sullivan

Associated Governor

1.9.09

31.8.16

Curriculum & Standards

Distinctiveness

 

Nil

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

LEA

 

 

 

 

 

Committees 2015-16

 

Premises

Curriculum & Standards

Finance & Staffing

Pay

Performance Management

Distinctiveness

I. Cummins (Chair)

H. Clarke

M. Ellams (Chair)

M. Ellams (Chair)

M. Ellams (Chair)

M. Ellams

G. Brannan

M. Ellams

B. Johnson

K. Murphy

B. Johnson

P. Middleton

(Chair)

H. Clarke

B. Johnson (Chair)

H. Knapton

D. Swarbrick

D. Swarbrick

K. Murphy

K. Murphy

P. Middleton

K. Murphy

 

 

D. Whitehouse

M. Fox (Site Manager)

K. Murphy

D. Swarbrick

 

 

S. Sullivan

 

D. Swarbrick

 

 

 

 

 

S. Sullivan

 

 

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT/COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE GOVERNING BODY

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