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St Thomas' C of E Primary School

School Governors

Governor Name

Category of Governor

First Appointed

Term of Office

Committee

Responsibility

Material & Business Interests or Other Governance Roles

Mrs Susan Breckell

Co-Opted

19.11.2020

19.11.2020 - 18.11.2024

Monitoring Committee

Pay Committee

Performance Management Committee

Resources Committee

Chair of Governors

Development

Website

Chair of Monitoring

Safer Recruitment

Chair of the LGB of Manchester Academy

Chester Diocesan Academies Trust -Director/Trustee

Ms Sharon McBriarty

Co-Opted

12.03.2019

12.03.2019 - 11.03.2023

Monitoring Committee

Pay Appeals Committee

Resources Committee

Chair of Resources

Vice Chair of Monitoring

Maths

Governor at another school

Mrs Karen Carter

Co-Opted

18.03.2021

18.03.2021 - 17.03.2025

Monitoring Committee

Resources Committee

Performance Management Committee

Vice Chair of Resources

 -

Ms Sarah Mason

Foundation

14.06.2018       

15.06.2022 -      14.06.2026

Monitoring Committee

Pay Committee

Performance Management Committee

Chair of Pay Committee

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

Reading

EYFS

Safer Recruitment

-

Miss Michelle McCumesky

Local Authority

07.07.2022

07.07.2022-06.07.2026

Pay Appeals Committee

Monitoring Committee

Resources Committee

 Health and Safety 

Works at Manchester High  School for Girls

Mr Paul Sanchez

Headteacher

01.09.2020

N/A

Monitoring Committee

Resources Committee

Headteacher

 -

Miss Nicola Hurst

Staff

29.09.2022

29.09.2022-       28.09.2026

Monitoring Committee

 

Unnamed Parent

Parent

25.11.2020

25.11.2020 - 24.11.2024

Monitoring Committee

Pay Appeals Committee

SEND

Works at a LA School

Vacancy (1)

Parent

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A 

N/A

Vacancy (1)

Foundation

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Vacancy (1)

Co-Opted

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms Lucy Gee

Ex.

N/A

End of Term 14.09.2022

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Bryan Towell

Ex.

N/A

End of Term 07.07.2022

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Fahad Hashmi

Ex.

N/A

End of Term 31.12.2022

N/A

N/A

N/A

St. Thomas School Governing Body

The School Governors at St Thomas’ are the strategic leaders of the school and have a vital role to play in ensuring that every child gets the best possible education.

Governors have the following core functions: 

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and of its staff; 
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring value for money.  

The Governing Board work together with the Leadership team of the school to ensure that these core functions are carried out for the benefit of all the stakeholders at St Thomas’ C of E Primary school.

The Governors work together at Full Governing Board meetings and in sub-committee meetings. They also visit school to monitor decisions that have been described and taken at governing board meetings and of course to meet the pupils and staff in school and hear about their experiences of life in school.

The sub-committees at St Thomas’ have the following remits

Monitoring Committee

  • monitoring and evaluating progress made on the key issues identified within the School Action Plan 
  • seek feedback from the leadership team on the impact of strategies to improve progress and raise attainment
  • seek feedback from the Headteacher on key issues which are a barrier to progress 
  • analyse the self-evaluation of the effectiveness of the governing board 
  • discuss and recommend for approval key changes to ensure successful implementation and progress of the School Action Plan 

Resources Committee

  • monitor the school's annual budget, for monitoring forward financial planning, 
  • monitor the site and buildings, including health and safety matters 
  • ensure that the school's money is spent wisely and effectively, in the best interests of our children  

A message from the Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors Welcome Letter

Governor Committee Structure

Governor Committees Structure Sept 2021 - Aug 2022

Record of Governors' Attendance

Governors' Attendance Sept 2021 - Aug 2022

Governors' Attendance Sept 2020 - Aug 2021

Governors' Attendance Sept 2019 - Aug 2020 

 

Governor Pen Portraits

Susan Breckell - I have been a governor in Stockport schools for nearly 18 years and a Chair of Governors in 2 different schools across the primary and secondary sectors for the last 12 years.  I am also Chair of Governors at Manchester Academy an 11-16 Academy in Manchester. I hope to bring my experience of governing in all of these schools to St Thomas' so that we can ensure that all the children in our care have an excellent education and are able to leave us with experiences, skills and knowledge that will support them in the next stage of their education.  St Thomas' is a very special place and I feel privileged to be part of the community supporting Mr Sanchez and the whole staff team to provide the very best for our children.

Karen Carter - I am delighted to have been selected as Governor for St Thomas’s. I have over 10 years experience as a school governor. When my own children were at school I was involved in the school community, initially as a member of the PTA and then as a governor. I am excited to be part of the governing body of St Thomas’s, as we strive to assist children to reach their potential and be the best that they can.

Sarah Mason - I am a Foundation Governor, attend St Thomas’ Church and enjoy helping to support the links between Church and the School community. As a retired teacher I have a passion for the education and learning experiences of our youngest children. In addition to this I enjoy spending time with the family and grandchildren and getting out walking.

Michelle McCumesky – I am delighted to join the governing board of St Thomas’. I have worked in schools for 17 years in a non-teaching capacity and feel passionate about giving our children the best possible education to give them a great start in life and to support all the people who work in education to ensure that this happens.

Paul Sanchez - I started working at St Thomas' CE Primary School in September 2020 as Headteacher. I am a firm believer in life-long learning. Whilst the education of our children is clearly our number one priority I also strive to make St Thomas' a learning place for all. Supporting our parents in supporting their children’s learning is a key area of our continuing development, as is providing professional development opportunities for all our staff. Outside of the job I enjoy spending time with my family; my wife and my daughter.