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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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Louise George

Staff Governor

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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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Mary Ross

Link Governor for - SEND

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Evelyn Street School - Governor Information – September 2018

Name
Date of Appointment
Term of Office ends
Position / Link Roles
Interests Declared
Attendance Record – Board
Jenny Hindley 1.9.2017 Indeterminate Staff (Headteacher) 2017/18: 3/3
Nigel Spencer 1.8.2016 31.7.2020 Co-opted IT contractor for WPAT 2017/18: 3/3
Nikki Edwards 1.8.2016 31.7.2020 Co-opted WPAT FD 2017/18: 3/3
Michaela Fort 29.1.2018 29.1.2022 Parent 2017/18: 1/3
Louise George 25.4.2018 24.4.2022 Staff 2017/18: 1/1
Eamonn Kehoe 1.8.2016 31.7.2020 Co-opted Father of WPAT CEO and of Kath Whitehouse 2017/18: 2/3
Lacy Muir 6.12.2017 5.12.2021 Co-opted WPAT staff; former WPAT trustee; wife of Jim Muir; governor at Penketh High School 2017/18: 1/3
Mary Ross 28.3.2018 27.3.2022 Parent 2017/18: 2/3
Kath Whitehouse 6.12.2017 5.12.2021 Co-opted (previously parent) Daughter of Eamonn Kehoe, sister of WPAT CEO 2017/18: 3/3
Angela Molyneux 6.12.2017 5.12.2021 Associate Local authority adviser 2017/18: 1/3

Local Governing Body Roles & Responsibilities

Kath Whitehouse Curriculum Kay Tobin / Clare Westwell Curriculum Link job description held in school files
Mary Ross SEND SENDCo, Headteacher (Jenny Hindley).
SEND Link Governor – job description held in school files
Nigel Spencer ICT and Online Safety Beth Goodier ICT/ Online Safety Link job description held in school files
Eamon Kehoe Health & Safety Emma Leigh & Headteacher (Jenny Hindley) Health & Safety Link job description held in school files
Nikki Edwards Finance Emma Leigh / Bev Brinksman Finance Link job description held in school files
Nigel Spencer Safeguarding Beth Goodier Safeguarding - Link job description held in school files
Michaela Fort Finance Emma Leigh/bev Brinksman Finance link job description held in school files
Lacy Muir Policies Emma Leigh & Headteacher (Jenny Hindley) Policies link job description held in school files
Angela Molyneux Pupil Premium Pupil Premium lead, Headteacher (Jenny Hindley). Pupil Premium Link Governor – job description held in school files

Register of Pecuniary Interests

Name

Position Held

Name of company/individual the interest is with

Nature of interest

Details of interest

Nigel Spencer

Co-opted

Chair

EDAC Solutions

Director

ICT Support for schools

Louise George

Staff

No interest

N/A

Assistant Headteacher

Kath Whitehouse

Co-optedLouise Smith CEO of WPATRelative

Sister of

Michaela Fort

Parent

No interest

N/A

No conflict of interest

Mary Ross

Parent

No interest

N/A

No conflict of interest

Lacy Muir

Co-opted

WPAT

Penketh High

Consultant

No conflict of interest

Eamonn Kehoe

Co-opted

Louise Smith CEO of WPAT

Relative

Father of

Nikki Edwards

Co-opted

WPAT

Penketh Primary

Employee

Contributor

Finance and Operations Director

Jenny Hindley

Headteacher

Warrington Primary Academy Trust

Employee

Headteacher

Carsten Kressel

Clerk

Kressel Regeneration

Director

Consultancy and clerk to 14 Governing Bodies

Chair

Foundation

Associate

Angela Molyneux

Associate

No interest

N/A

Local authority adviser