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Welcome, on behalf of the Governing Body

Nigel Spencer

Hello and welcome to the Local Governing Body section of our school website. My name is Nigel Spencer and I am the Chair of Governors for Evelyn Street Primary School.

On the following pages you will get the opportunity to learn a bit more about the Local Governing Body, who we are, how we’re structured and what we do.

If you ever would like to get in touch with me, you are more than welcome to email me using the school email address evelyn.office@WPAT.warrington.sch.uk or directly at nigel.spencer@wpat.warrington.sch.uk


Governors - Roles and Responsibilities

The Local Governing Body, in conjunction with the Principal is responsible for the strategic planning within the school, agreeing policy and procedures with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and pastoral care.

Members of the Board have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience with each governor bringing something vital to the team with this experience our responsibility is to set the goals and strategy for the school. Specific duties include setting staffing levels, agreeing the school budget, ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered as well as monitoring health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors together with the management of the school premises.

The Local Governing Body is made up of parent governors, elected by the parents of pupils at the school, staff governors including the Principal.

Local Authority appointed Governors and Community Governors. The team is made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds but who all share the passionate belief that Evelyn Street should be a happy, successful, school where every child matters.

Governors at Evelyn Street Primary School meet to discuss all issues, there are no discrete committees. Governors meet twice a term as a full governing body to discuss standards and resources.



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Nigel Spencer

Chair of Governors

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Originally from Lymm, I now live in Westbrook with my Fiancée Caroline who I met at primary school when I was 9 years old. I own and operate EDAC Solutions, an ICT service company specializing in looking after the IT needs of Primary Schools in Warrington and surrounding areas since its inception in 1998. I am 46 years old and have 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls and one Granddaughter, Lucy who has just started school in Derby. I have an unusual hobby, namely keeping dangerous wild animals including an Asiatic Crocodile, several Cobras, Mambas, Vipers and the world’s most venomous snake the Australian Taipan. I regularly work with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine providing snake venom for research into anti-venom treatments for developing countries in Africa.

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Jenny Hindley

Staff Headteacher Governor

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My name is Jennifer Hindley and I am the Headteacher of the school and a member of the governing body. I work as a Local Leader of Education (LLE), am a Pupil Premium Reviewer and moderate at both Key Stages 1 and 2 for Warrington Local Authority. I have worked in a number of different schools across Warrington in a variety of different teaching posts and leadership positions. I have been a teacher for 15 years, and Headteacher for 5 years. I am married and have 2 grown up children. I worked at Evelyn Street during two different periods as Deputy Headteacher, Acting Headteacher and now as Headteacher and have been part of its journey to the outstanding school it is today, with its strong leadership and world class teaching provision and inspirational staff. As a Governor I feel that our schools purpose is to support our parents to educate their children and equip them for their next stage of life. We believe that it takes a community to raise a child.

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To be appointed

Link Governor for – Safeguarding

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Nikki Edwards

Link Governor for - Finance

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I joined Evelyn Street Governing Body in 2015 and feel honoured to contribute to the work of this outstanding school. My aim is to be able to support and challenge the work that takes place through my 25 years school and local authority based experience. I am a qualified CIPFA accountant and my areas of experience are school finance, HR, buildings, marketing and H&S through my daytime roles. I am also currently an active member of the PTA, Operations Director for Warrington Teaching School Alliance and Business Manager for Evelyn Street Primary School.

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Kath Whitehouse

Link Governor for - Curriculum

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My Name is Katherine Whitehouse and I am a parent governor at your school. My son attended Evelyn Street Primary school from Nursery all the way through to Year 6. He has enjoyed his time at Evelyn street and he has done exceptionally well in his SATs thanks to all the hard work and patience from the staff. I am a Deputy Principal at a primary school in Knowsley. So I have a keen interest in what goes on at Evelyn street School. We live locally and have interests in the local community which include our local church, football club and rugby. I feel that Evelyn Street Primary School is a place you should be proud of with exceptional staff providing a quality education that really prepares our children well for the next stage in their education.

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Kylie Pare

Link Governor for - Early Years Foundation Stage & Vulnerable Groups

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Hello my name is Kylie Pare and I am happy to join the Evelyn Street Local Governing Body as a Parent Governor. My child enjoys attending Year 2 at Evelyn Street and is thriving in all areas. I am currently studying towards Health & Social Care degree. I am the link Governor for Vulnerable Groups and EYFS and hope the experience and knowledge from my current education will be of value to the children of Evelyn Street.


Evelyn Street School - Governor Information – September 2017

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions Held

Interests Declared

Jenny Hindley

Staff (Headteacher)

Ex-officio

Indeterminate

Executive Principal

Kath Whitehouse

Parent governor

Elected by parents

30/11/2017

Sister of WPAT CEO

Nigel Spencer

Co-opted governor

Co-option by the governing body

26/01/2019

Chair

Director of a provider of IT support to the school

Eamonn Kehoe

Co-opted governor

Co-option by the local governing body

26/01/2019

Father of WPAT CEO

Nikki Edwards

Co-opted governor

Co-option by the governing body

25/03/2019

Cluster business manager

vacant

Co-opted governor

Co-option by the local governing body

vacant

Co-opted governor

Co-option by the local governing body

Kylie Pare

Parent governor

Elected by parents

07/12/2020

Member of PTA

Vacant

Staff governor

Election by staff

Not Applicable

Mary Ross

Associate

Appointment by the governing body

29/3/2020

Michaela Fort

Associate

Appointment by the governing body

29/3/2020

Nicola Robinson (Parent governor); resigned September 2016

Pam Worrall (LA governor), resigned 8.9.2017

Jim Muir, (Co-opted governor), resigned June 2017

Register of Pecuniary Interests

NamePosition HeldName of company/ individual the interest is withNature of interestDetails of interest
Nigel Spencer
Co-opted Chair
EDAC Solutions
Director
ICT Support for schools
VacancyCo-optedN/AN/AN/A
Kylie Pare
Parent
No interest
N/A
No conflict of interest
Kath Whitehouse
Parent
Louise Smith
Relative
Sister of
Vacancy
Staff



Pam Worrall
LA
No interestN/ANo conflict of interest
VacancyCo-optedN/AN/AN/A
Nikki Edwards
Staff
Warrington Primary Academy Trust
Penketh Primary

Employee

Governor

Finance and Operations Director
Co-opted

Louise SmithExecutive PrincipalWarrington Primary Academy Trust EmployeeChief Executive Officer
Carsten Kressel
Clerk
Kressel Regeneration Ltd

St Barnabas Primary School
St Gregory’s High School
St Margaret’s Primary School
NCTL and WTSA

Director

Governor
Governor
Governor
National Leader of Governance

Consultancy and clerk to 14 Governing Bodies
Chair
Foundation
Associate

Evelyn Street Governor Meeting Attendance 2016 - 2017

NameFGBStandards CommitteeResources CommitteeStandards CommitteeResources CommitteeStandards Committee Pay Committee
19/10/201614/12/201608/02/201720/03/201724/05/201705/07/201721/06/2017Total
Louise SmithPP
P




100.00%
Nicola RobinsonP (Resigned 12/2016)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
100.00%
Nikki EdwardsPP
P




100.00%
Kylie Pire N/AN/AN/AN/A
VacancyN/AN/AN/AN/A
Eamonn KehoeApolApolApol (Resigned 02/2017)N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
0.00%
Nigel SpencerPP
P




100.00%
Pam WorrallPP
P




100.00%
Kath WhitehouseApolP
P




33.33%

KEY:
P
= Present
Apol
= Apologies given
Abs
= Absent without apologies
N/A
= Not applicable
FGB
= Full Governing Body

Local Governing Body Roles & Responsibilities

Kath Whitehouse Curriculum Kay Tobin / Clare Westwell Curriculum Link job description held in school files
Vacancy Safeguarding SENDCo, Headteacher (Jenny Hindley).
Beth Goodier
Safeguarding Link Governor – job description held in school files
Nigel Spencer ICT, Online Safety Beth Goodier ICT/ Online Safety Link job description held in school files
Kylie Pare Vulnerable Groups SENDCo, Headteacher (Jenny Hindley). Vulnerable Groups Link job description held in school files
Nikki Edwards Finance Emma Leigh / Bev Brinksman Finance Link job description held in school files
Nigel Spencer Health & Safety Emma Leigh & Headteacher (Jenny Hindley). Health & Safety Link job description held in school files
Kylie Pare Early Years Foundation Stage Kay Tobin EYFS Link job description held in school files
Vacancy To be decided once skills matrix completed To be decided once skills matrix completed Job Description TBC with Clerk of Governors