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Governor Profiles

FEARNS COMMUNITY SPORTS COLLEGE

Governing Body Members 2017 – 18

Rev. Rod Bevan

Co-opted Governor

Appointed:  17/03/14

Term of office:  16/03/18

Appointed by Governing Body

Vicar of a local CE church doing much work in the community to support young people. Trustee of 3 charities. Former secondary school teacher.

Sarah Codd

Parent Governor

Appointed:  13/07/15

Resigned:  18/04/17

Appointed by Governing Body

Local business owner.  Works part-time in a local primary school.  Over 16 years’ experience as a governor at Fearns (one-time Vice-Chair) and at a local Primary School.  Two children are past pupils of the school and one child is currently attending. Has some teaching experience at KS3 & 4. (Science) and extensive child care experience as a registered Child Minder and LA Foster Carer.  Volunteer at local Citizens Advice Bureau and local Food Bank.

Paul Garai, MEng, MSc

Parent Governor

Appointed:  01/09/17

Term of office:  31/08/21

Appointed by Governing Body

Initially worked as a Chemical Engineer before travelling in Asia and then working for a number of years in Australia, France and Turkey. Returned to the UK and trained as a teacher. Currently subject leader of Chemistry at Rochdale Sixth Form college.

Nick Harris, BSc

Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors

Appointed:  02/07/16

Term of office:  01/07/20

Appointed by Governing Body

Over 30 years’ experience as a governor of various schools, including as Chair and Vice-Chair. Extensive senior management experience in the NHS and charities.

 

Caroline Hereward, BSc (Hons)

Parent Governor

Appointed:  07/07/14

Resigned:  05/09/16

Appointed by Governing Body

Previous experience on committees and with children’s services. Degree in Equine Science; experience of working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Rowland Hill, MBE

Co-opted Governor

Appointed:  10/02/16

Term of office:  09/02/20

Appointed by Governing Body

Retired army officer (37 years’ service). Extensive teaching experience as Technical Gunnery Instructor (degree level course). Qualified mentor to children/young people with emotional/behavioural problems. Recently retired business consultant with 10 years’ experience.

Keith Pilkington, LL.B.

Co-opted Governor

Appointed: 01/09/17

Term of office:  31/08/21

Appointed by Governing Body

A retired solicitor who was educated locally and then at University College London. He is a former partner of a large practice with offices throughout east Lancashire and north Manchester. He has been Secretary of Rawtenstall Chamber of Commerce for more than twenty years and is currently Vice Chair of Rossendale Leisure Trust. Having lived and worked in all Valley towns he takes a keen interest in all matters local.

Sue Styles, MA, MEd

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Appointed:  21/04/14

Term of office:  20/04/18

Appointed by Governing Body

 

47 years in education as teacher, senior leader and, before retirement, Lancashire Local Authority Principal Secondary/Post 16 Adviser. Former Ofsted Inspector and O Level and GCSE Chief Examiner. Extensive experience of team and budget management in educational settings and the Local Authority. Currently also secretary/manager (honorary) of the local golf club.

Andrea Swift,

BSc (Hons), Psychology

Staff Governors

Appointed:  10/02/16

Term of office:  09/02/20

Appointed by Governing Body

Former pupil of the school. Has a Post Graduate Certificate of Leadership in Behaviour and Attendance and counselling qualifications. 20 years’ experience of working with young people and families and within the mental health sector. Management experience in mental health and industry. 10 years’ experience as safeguarding practitioner in education.

Adrian Watts

Authority Governor

Appointed:  25/07/15

Term of office:  24/07/19

Appointed by Local Authority

Local business owner with 14 years’ experience as a governor of the school. His three children are all past pupils. Former Treasurer and President and current Trustee of the Rotary Club. Chairman of a local cycling club and ‘Bikeability’ instructor in Lancashire Primary Schools.

Lesley Wells

Parent Governor

Appointed:  01/09/16

Term of office:  31/08/20

Appointed by Governing Body

Lesley is a former pupil with a child currently attending the school.  She has worked in leisure throughout the valley for 20 years, delivering swimming and lifesaving skills.  She is currently a swimming liaison officer.  She also delivers Lifeguard and First Aid courses for the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) as a trainer assessor.

Melanie Westwell

Appointed:  27/11/12

Term of office:  26/11/16

Resigned:  03/07/17

Appointed by Governing Body

Local business owner. Degree in Early Years Education and Learning and development. Management experience in the Early Years sector. Qualification in Co-ordination of Parental Involvement.

 

There is currently a vacancy for a Parent Governor and a Co-opted Governor.

GOVERNORS’ COMMITTEES: MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE 2016/17

(The remit of each committee can be downloaded from here)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE FINANCE, PERSONNEL AND PREMISES COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE PUPIL STANDARDS AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE STANDARDS AND EFFECTIVENESS COMMITTEE

 

 

Finance, Personnel and Premises

 

Feb 2016

May 2016

Oct 2016

March 2017

May 2017

Oct 2017

April 2018

Nick Harris

x

Y

x

x

x

Y

Y

Rowland Hill  (Chair)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

x

Sue Styles

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Adrian Watts

Y

x

Y

Y

x

x

x

Lesley Wells

_

_

Y

Y

x

Y

Y

 

Pupil Standards and Development (Temporarily suspended from Summer 2017 - incorporated into Standards & Effectiveness Committee meetings)

 

Feb 2016

May 2016 (post-poned)

Oct 2016

Feb 2017

 

 

 

Rev Rod Bevan

x

_

x

Y

 

 

 

Sarah Codd

x

_

x

x

 

 

 

Nick Harris

x

_

x

Y

 

 

 

Rowland Hill

Y

_

Y

Y

 

 

 

Sue Styles (Chair)

Y

_

Y

Y

 

 

 

Andrea Swift

Y

_

x

x

 

 

 

Adrian Watts

Y

_

Y

Y

 

 

 

Lesley Wells

_

_

Y

x

 

 

 

Melanie Westwell

x

_

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standards and Effectiveness (attended by LA advisers)

 

Sep 2016

Nov 2016

Jan 2017

Mar 2017

May 2017

June 2017

Sep 2017

Nov 2017 Jan 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018

Rev Rod Bevan

_

_

_

_

_

_

Y

x

Y

x

x

Paul Garai

_

_

_

_

_

_

Y

x

Y

Y

x

Nick Harris

Y

Y

x

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Rowland Hill   (from Nov 2016)

_

Y

Y

Y

x

Y

Y

Y

x

x

x

Clare Holden-Locke

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

Y

Y

x

Y

Keith Pilkington

_

_

_

_

_

_

Y

Y

x

Y

Y

Sue Styles (Chair)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Adrian Watts

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Lesley Wells

_

_

_

_

_

Y

x

Y

Y

x

Y

Melanie Westwell

Y

x

Y

x

Y

x

_

_

_

_

_

 

 

Full Governors Meetings

 

March 2016

July 2016

Dec 2016

March 2017

June 2017

Dec 2017

March 2018

Rev Rod Bevan

Y

Y

Y

x

Y

x

x

Sarah Codd (joined GB late in year)

Y

Y

Y

Y

_

_

_

Paul Garai

_

_

_

_

_

Y

Y

Nick Harris

Y

Y

Y

x

Y

Y

Y

Rowland Hill

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

x

x

Clare Holden-Locke

_

_

_

_

_

Y

x

Keith Pilkington

_

_

_

_

_

Y

x

Sue Styles

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Andrea Swift

Y

x

x

x

x

_

_

Adrian Watts

Y

Y

x

Y

Y

Y

Y

Lesley Wells

_

Y

Y

Y

Y

x

x

Melanie Westwell

Y

Y

Y

Y

x

_

_

 

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