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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and staff.

 

The Governors main roles include:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To ensure accountability how the school's budget is spent
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupil's behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

 

The full governing body meets each term.

In addition we have committees for Resources (Finance, Personnel, Buildings & Sites, Health & Safety), Standards and Effectiveness, Admissions, Performance Management and Pay,Nursery and Extended Services. The details of our governing body are as follows:

Parent Governor Vacancy:

We have a vacancy for a parent governor and would love you to join the governing body here at St Teresa's.

Nomination forms to be submitted by Friday 2nd March.

If you have any questions please contact the school office on 01253 852457

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

 

Elected by:

Term of Office Position of Responsibility / Committee Member of: Business Interest
Cyril Holland Foundation

Nominated 

GB

1/7/2016

4 years to 30/06/2020
  • Chair of the Governing Body
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Performance management and Pay Committee (CHAIR)
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
  • Safeguarding Governor
None Declared

Virginia Goodhew

(also a member of the Governing Body of Cardinal Allen)

Resigned May 2017

Foundation 

Nominated GB

3/11/2015

4 years to 31/12/2019
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
  • Performance Management and Pay Committee
None Declared
Fr Chris Cousens Foundation

Nominated

GB

30/5/2016

4 years to 29/05/2020
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
None Declared
Nicola Darlington Foundation

Nominated GB

1/1/2016

4 years to 31/12/2019
  • Vice Chair of the Governing Body
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee (CHAIR)
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
None Declared
James Cleary Foundation

Nominated GB

1/9/2015

4 years to 31/12/2019
  • Resources Committee (CHAIR)
  • Performance Management and Pay Committee
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
None Declared

Paul Clarke

Resigned June 2017

Foundation

Nominated GB

1/1/2016

4 years to 31/12/2019
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
  • Training Link Governor
None Declared
Anne Gooch Foundation

Nominated GB

1/9/2015

4 years to 31/12/2019
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee (CHAIR)
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
  • SEND Governor
None Declared

Kathleen Gleave

Foundation 

Nominated GB

26/1/2018

4 years to 25/1/2022    
Lynsey Ankers Staff

Elected GB

1/9/2013

Continuous as Headteacher
  • Headteacher
  • All Committees
None Declared

Jennifer Hilton

 

Staff

Elected GB

25/4/2016

4 years to April 2020
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
None Declared

Wendy Aiton

(resigned December 2017)

Parent

Elected GB

18/12/2015

4 years to 17/12/2019
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
None Declared
Andrew Charles

Parent

Governor

Elected GB

18/12/2015

4 years to 17/12/2019
  • Resources Committee
None Declared
Daniel Penswick Co-Opted

Elected GB

24/3/2016

4 years to 10/07/2019
  • Resources Committee
  • Standards and Effectiveness
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
None Declared

Amanda Bennett

Resigned 21/11/2017

LEA Governor Elected 31/01/2017 3 years to 30/01/2020
  • Admissions
None Declared
Amy Murphy Foundation Governor

Nominated GB

31/07/2017

4 years to 30/7/2021
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
  • HRSE Governor
None Declared
Felicity Price Parent Governor

Elected 

2018

4 years to 2022   None Declared
Ian Treasure LEA Governor

Elected

2018

4 years to 2022   None declared

 

Our Governors at St Teresa's

Our Governors at St Teresa's 1 Cyril Holland - Chair of Governors
Our Governors at St Teresa's 2 Father Chris Cousens - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 3 Anne Gooch - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 4 Lynsey Ankers - Staff Governor (Headteacher)
Our Governors at St Teresa's 5 Jennifer Hilton - Staff Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 6 Daniel Penswick - Co-opted Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 7 Kath Gleave - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 8 Andy Charles - Parent Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 9 Felicity Price - Parent Governor

 

Mr Cyril Holland - Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

Fr Chris Cousens - Foundation Governor

Mr Jim Cleary - Foundation Governor

Mrs Anne Gooch - Foundation Governor

 

Mr Daniel Penswick- Co-opted Governor

Daniel was born in Bispham, Blackpool and received his primary education at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School and his secondary education at St Joseph’s Catholic College. He is an active parishioner in English Martyrs Parish, Poulton-Le-Fylde. Daniel is married with four children and eight grand-children. He qualified as a Chartered Secretary after studying at Blackpool and the Fylde College.

For most of his career He was employed as a company accountant/company secretary in the small to medium enterprise and charity sectors. He commenced working for the Civil Service in 2002 and trained in business analysis and risk management. Qualifications are: Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, (ACIS) and Member of the British Computer Society, (MBCS)

Daniel previously served as a school governor at Christ the King Catholic Primary School/St Mary’s Catholic College when they became federated.

 

Mrs Jennifer Hilton- Staff Governor

Jennifer has lived in Blackpool since 1985 and was educated at St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School and Cardinal Allen High School. She qualified as a teacher in 2003 from St Martin’s College Lancaster (now University of Cumbria) with a degree in Geography with QTS. Since then she has worked at St Teresa’s in both key stage one and two including years six and two. Jennifer is married and has a baby son, Jack. She is an active member of St Bernadette’s Church in Bispham and leads a number of youth initiatives within the parish including the ‘Prayer and Pizza’ group and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Mrs Lynsey Ankers - Staff Governor (Headteacher)

 

Mrs Nicola Darlington - Vice Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

 

Mrs Felicity Price - Parent Governor 

Felicity was born in Blackpool and has lived in Thornton Cleveleys for 10 years. From leaving Higher Education with an Honours Degree in Tourism Management she worked within Blackpool's Tourism Industry supporting Blackpool accommodation providers by inspecting their properties and advising them of standards and best practice.  Felicity now works at Blackpool & The Fylde College  as an Examinations Officer, a post which she has held for 14 years and where she met her husband of ten years. Felicity's role at the college involves supporting the students through their examinations and making sure that they get the best possible exam experience along with ensuring students with learning difficulties and disabilities are supported and provided with access arrangements.   During Felicity's time at the college she has Achieved a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in Management Studies and attended  many other training courses supporting her  role within the education system.  Felicity and her husband have  two young sons who attend St Teresa's school and Pre-School. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs with her family and exploring nature.

 

Mr Andrew Charles - Parent Governor

Andy is Blackpool Born and Bred and was educated at St Bernadettes Primary and Cardinal Allen High School.

He fulfilled 14 years in the Banking Sector, holding various leadership roles throughout.

Andy spent 12 months working specifically with the Private and Public Sectors to connect them with the Voluntary Sector – the aim to help build more sustainable communities and a fairer society.

In 2015 he started working on youth provision in Claremont and is a founder and trustee of the Magic Club, which delivers education through stealth in one of Blackpool’s most deprived areas.

His current role is working on an Economic and Social Regeneration Project in Blackpool, for Business in the Community.

 

Mr Ian Treasure - Local Authority Governor 

Ms Amy Murphy - Foundation Governor 

Mrs Kathleen Gleave - Foundation Governor

I recently retired from the Headship of a Catholic Primary school after more than 20 years of primary teaching. I currently work part time as an Invigilator for Blackpool and the Fylde College and do some support work with children who struggle with learning Maths. I have a keen interest in history and am a volunteer for the Blackpool Council Museum project.  I have four grandchildren, two of whom have been baptised at St. Teresa’s. In my spare time I love to write and I am working on producing a novel and a children’s anthology of poems.

 

 

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