Belthorn Academy
About the Governors

The Governors at Belthorn play an important role in setting the strategic direction for the school. Each Governor sits on one or more of three main committees: Finance, Health and Safety, and Teaching and Learning. Committee meetings are held every term, along with a termly meeting of the Full Governing Body. The Governing Body is made up of parents, members of staff and members of the community.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Scheme of Delegation

Code of Conduct for Governing Bodies

The Governors can be contacted either via

Clerk to Governors

Debra.Jones@lancashire.gov.uk

Chair of Governors

yvonne.brown@belthornacademy.co.uk

Head Teacher

head@belthornacademy.co.uk

Signed minutes of all meetings (including reports and documents considered at any such meeting) are available for any person wishing to inspect them by request from the Clerk to Governors.

Governors
1

Mrs Brown

Chair of Governors
Partnership Governor (Appointed May 2012: Re-appointed October 2015)
Committees: Teaching and Learning – Chair;
Finance – Member;
Health and Safety – Member;
Child Protection / Safeguarding Governor;
Attendance 2015-16: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Health and Safety Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%;
Business Interests Declared: Director – The Dog Inn (Belthorn) Ltd (May 2015)
2

Mrs Rowan

Headteacher (appointed September 2016)
Member
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Health and Safety Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%:
3

Mr Slack

Vice Chair of Governors
Partnership Governor (Appointed October 2011; Re-appointed March 2015); Vice-Chair of Governors at St Stephen’s C of E Primary School, Tockholes
Committees: Health and Safety – Chair;
Finance – Vice Chair
Attendance 2015-16: 100%
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Health and Safety Committee meetings: 66%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%;
Business Interests Declared: Trustee: WM & BW LLoyd Charity Trust (Darwen) (from 28/06/2012)
4

Mrs Taylor

Member Governor (Appointed October 2013; Re-appointed October 2017)
Committees: Teaching and Learning – Member;
Finance – Member;
Health and Safety – Member;
Attendance 2015-16: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 33%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Health and Safety Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 66%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%;
Business Interests Declared: None
5

Mrs Billingham

Co-opted Governor (Appointed June 2014)
Committees: Teaching and Learning – Member
SEN Governor
Attendance 2015-16: 100%
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 66%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%;
Business Interests Declared: None
6

Mrs Akram

Parent Governor (Appointed October 2013, Re-appointed December 2017)
Committees: Teaching and Learning – Member
Attendance 2015-16: 33%
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 33%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 50%;
Business Interests Declared: None
7

Miss Egan

Deputy Head
Staff Governor (Appointed November 2014)
Committees: Teaching and Learning – Member
Attendance 2015-16: 66%
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 50%;
Business Interests Declared: None
8

Mrs Hodgkinson

Partnership Governor (Appointed October 2011; Re-appointed October 2015)
Committees: Finance – Member;
Health and Safety – Member;
Attendance 2015-16: 66%;
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 66%;
Attendance 2016/17: Health and Safety Committee meetings: 33%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 66%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%;
Business Interests Declared:- None
9

Mr Lowe

Community Governor (Appointed October 2011; Re-appointed June 2016)
Committees: Health and Safety – Vice-Chair;
Finance – Member;
Attendance 2015-16: 66%
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 33%;
Attendance 2016/17: Health and Safety Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 66%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 33%;
Business Interests Declared: None
10

Mr Battersby - Cornmell

Parent Governor (Appointed June 2015)
Committees: Teaching and Learning – Member;
Finance – Member;
Attendance 2015-16: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Teaching and Learning Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 100%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 100%;
Business Interests Declared: Wife Volunteers in the school
11

Mr Ali

Parent Governor (appointed May 2016)
Committees: Finance – member;
Attendance 2015-16: 100%
Attendance 2016/17: Full Governors Meetings: 33%;
Attendance 2016/17: Finance Committee meetings: 66%;
Attendance Autumn 2017: 50%;
Business Interests Declared: None
12

Mr Griffiths

Staff Governor ( appointed July 17)
Committees: Health and Safety – member;
Attendance Autumn 20217: 100%;
13

Mr Banks

Parent Governor (appointed December 2017)