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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

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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:

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

 

Elected by:

Term of Office Position of Responsibility / Committee Member of:
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
Fr Chris Cousens Foundation

Nominated

GB

1/9/2013

4 years to 29/05/2020
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Performance Management and Pay Committee
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
Nicola Darlington Foundation

Nominated GB

18/10/2019

4 years to 17/10/2023
  • Vice Chair of the Governing Body
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee (CHAIR)
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
James Cleary Foundation

Nominated GB

18/10/2019

4 years to 17/10/2023
  • Resources Committee (CHAIR)
  • Performance Management and Pay Committee
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
Anne Gooch Foundation

Nominated GB

18/10/2019

4 years to 17/10/2023
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee (CHAIR)
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
  • SEND Governor

Kathleen Gleave

Foundation 

Nominated GB

26/1/2018

4 years to 25/1/2022
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Lynsey Ankers Staff

Elected GB

1/9/2013

Continuous as Headteacher
  • Headteacher
  • All Committees
Sarah Holt

Parent

Governor

Elected 13/9/2019

4 years to 12/9/2023
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Daniel Penswick Foundation Governor

Elected GB

8/2/2019

4 years to 7/02/2023
  • Resources Committee
  • Standards and Effectiveness
  • Nursery and Extended Services Committee
Amy Murphy Foundation Governor

Nominated GB

2/10/2017

4 years to 2/10/2021
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
  • HRSE Governor
Felicity Price Parent Governor

Elected 

2018

4 years to 2022
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Ian Treasure LEA Governor

Elected

2018

4 years to 2022
  • Resources Committee
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Jennifer Hilton

 

Staff

Elected GB

25/4/2016

Term of office ended April 2020
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee
         

 

Summary of Governors' and Staff Business Interests - annual review

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 Lynsey Ankers - Staff Governor (Headteacher)
Our Governors at St Teresa's 3 Father Chris Cousens - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 4 Anne Gooch - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 5 Daniel Penswick - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 6 Kath Gleave - Foundation Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 7 Felicity Price - Parent Governor
Our Governors at St Teresa's 8 Sarah Holt - Parent Governor

 

Mr Cyril Holland - Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

Cyril has always lived locally and was educated at Sacred Heart Thornton and Cardinal Allen High School in Fleetwood. He is married with two grown up children who both attended St Teresa’s and four Grandchildren, two of the next generation now attend school.
Cyril spent all his career working in Construction & Property Services and during this time helped support local regeneration whilst providing employment and re-training opportunities. 
In his spare time he is occupied with his Grandchildren, watching the occasional football match and an odd bike ride or two!
Cyril enjoys working with fellow Governors, teaching staff and parents to provide the best opportunities in developing and supporting our children’s ability to achieve.

 

Fr Chris Cousens - Foundation Governor

Mr Jim Cleary - Foundation Governor

Mrs Anne Gooch - Foundation Governor

 

Mr Daniel Penswick- Foundation 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 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 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.

 

Mrs Sarah Holt - Parent Governor

Sarah was born in Blackpool and has lived locally all her life. She is married with 2 children, one of which attends St Teresa's school and one who will attend soon. Since becoming a parent at St Teresa's Sarah has registered as a volunteer so she can help when she can. 

Sarah has worked for the criminal justice system for the last 9 years building cases for court with a keen eye for detail and dealing with confidential material on a daily basis. During Sarah's time in Lancashire constabulary she has achieved a qualification with the institute of legal executives. 

In her spare time Sarah has a keen interest in photography and has started training alongside a local photographer to improve her skills. 

 

 

Governor Attendance Spring and Summer Terms:

Governor

Role

Full Governing Board

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Resources Committee

Nursery Committee

Admissions Committee

06.04.20

09.03.20

23.03.20

12.02.20

09.03.20

Mr James Cleary

Foundation

Y

 

 

Y

 

Rev C Cousens

Foundation

Parish priest

 

 

 

Y

N

Mrs Nicola Darlington

Foundation

Vice-Chair of Governors

 

Y

 

N

 

Mrs Kathleen Gleave

Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ann Gooch

Foundation

 

 

 

N

Y

Mr Cyril Holland

Foundation

Chair of Governors

 

Y

 

Y

Y

Ms Amy Murphy

Foundation

 

Y

 

 

 

Mr Daniel Penswick

Foundation

 

Y

 

Y

 

Mrs Sarah Holt

Parent

 

Y

 

 

 

Mrs Felicity Price

Parent

 

N

 

 

 

Mrs Lynsey Ankers

Headteacher

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Mrs Jennifer Hilton

Staff

 

Y

 

 

 

Mr Ian Treasure

Local Authority

 

N

 

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance

%

 

78%

 

%

 

71%

 

75%

 

Governor Attendance - Autumn Term:

Governor

Role

Full Governing Board

Standards & Effectiveness Committee

Resources Committee

Nursery Committee

Pay Committee

Admissions Committee

25.11.19

11.11.19

14.10.19

16.12.19

6.11.19

25.11.19

Mr James Cleary

Foundation

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

 

Rev C Cousens

Foundation

Parish priest

Y

 

N

Y

N

Y

Mrs Nicola Darlington

Foundation

Vice-Chair of Governors

N

N

 

N

 

 

Mrs Kathleen Gleave

Foundation

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ann Gooch

Foundation

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Mr Cyril Holland

Foundation

Chair of Governors

N

 

N

Y

Y

N

Ms Amy Murphy

Foundation

N

N

 

 

 

 

Mr Daniel Penswick

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Mrs Sarah Holt

Parent

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

Mrs Felicity Price

Parent

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Mrs Lynsey Ankers

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Jennifer Hilton

Staff

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

Mr Ian Treasure

Local Authority

N

N

Y

 

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance

69%

 

66.7%

 

75%

 

85.7%

 

75%

 

75%

 

Governor Training Record

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