“Members of the governing body are very knowledgeable about the school. They hold additional meetings to make sure they understand issues relating to teaching and pupils’ progress. They are highly supportive of the school, particularly when difficult decisions regarding staffing are needed. They ask very challenging questions which hold the leaders to account, especially for the use of pupil premium funding or where they have committed additional finances to support school improvement. They demonstrate a good understanding of their legal responsibilities.” – OFSTED INSPECTION 2012

 

Committed to Developing an Outstanding School for All Our Children


Sharon Charlesworth – Headteacher
(EX-OFFICIO)

Will Aitken (Chair)  I joined St. Paul’s in 2012 as a Community Governor. I reside in Rawtenstall and my 2 sons attends the school. I am Head of Computing at a Tameside school and hope to use this experience within my duties. I also write for the Guardian website and helped advise the previous government on e-safety. I enjoy playing hockey and football in my spare time. (CO-OPTED GOVERNOR) Since 26th June 2012

Paul Barber (Vice Chair)  I have been a governor at St. Paul’s since 2010 and I currently chair the resource committee. My daughter Kate previously attended the school whilst my wife, Jackie, worked in the school office. I am a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and partner in the Manchester firm of Begbies Traynor. My wife and I are actively involved in the social enterprise that operates Ski Rossendale, whilst I am also a season ticket holder at Oldham Athletic. (CO-OPTED GOVERNOR) Since 16th November 2010

Rev’d Chris Casey  My wife Jane and I arrived in the valley in February 2017 – and we are really glad to be here!  We spent the previous 10 years up at a Parish in Whitehaven, West Cumbria – so the valley is a bit of a change.  We have two grown up daughters, Racheal and Liana, who live in Edinburgh and Todmorden.  (EX-OFFICIO) Since 15th March 2016

Sarah Jones  (FOUNDATION GOVERNOR) Since 21st March 2017

Mark Whittaker I am a Foundation Governor and a member of St. Paul’s Parochial Church Council. I have lived in Constable Lee since 2006 with my wife and two children, who both attend St. Paul’s Primary School. I am a Business Development Manager for a Property Facilities Management company and am also the North West Chair for the British Institute of the Facilities Management (BIFM). I also guest lecture on Facilities Management at UK universities. In my spare time I enjoy watching Burnley Football Club and love the great outdoors. (FOUNDATION GOVERNOR) Since 28th February 2014

Louise Kiely I became a governor after my eldest son started at St. Paul’s in September 2010. I enjoy my role as governor and I am also an active member of the PTA. I have lived in Rossendale since 2003 and have 3 boys – Gabriel, Arnie, and Guy. Before having children I worked full time as a Management Accountant for JW Lees Brewery in Middleton. I currently spend my days working part time from home and chasing after my children! If I have any spare time I enjoy learning the piano, reading, running and skiing. (CO-OPTED GOVERNOR) Since 16th November 2010

Katy Ormerod  I have worked at St Paul’s since 2009 where I am also the Assistant Headteacher.  I live in Burnley with my husband and my three year old son. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching films and having family days out!  (STAFF GOVERNOR) Since January 2017

Nusrat Karim I have lived in Rossendale since 1998 and have 4 boys who keep me very busy. The eldest two have now moved onto secondary school. The younger two are still at St. Pauls. Before becoming a mum, I worked full time in stroke research with a pharmaceutical company. Currently, I spend my time keeping the family organised. In any spare time I have, I enjoy learning new crafts, gardening and reading. (PARENT GOVERNOR) Since 5th October 2015

Ian Edwards (PARENT GOVERNOR) Since 5th October 2015

John Thompson  I joined St Paul’s Governing Body in 2015 as a LA Governor. I worked in the Education sector for Lancashire County Council until I ‘retired’ after 37 years in October 2015. I now work part-time as a Clerk to Governing Bodies of several other schools in East Lancashire. For my sins I am a Blackburn Rovers supporter and I am actively involved in the Blackburn and District Table Tennis Association as Vice Chairman (and player). I am currently the ‘Inclusion’ Governor, which includes overseeing Special Educational Needs within the school.  (LA GOVERNOR) Since 17th November 2015

Andrea Horrocks I am a new Governor to St Paul’s CofE School. However, I have served as a Parent and Co-oped Governor at another Rossendale Primary school for ten years.  I have been involved with the education system of this country, at National, Regional and Local level, in some capacity, for over 27 years. While working for Rochdale and Manchester Authorities I developed a background in Education and Children’s Services at both front line and strategic levels. The knowledge, understanding and skills I have gained over the years informs my role as a governor.  I have been in my current role, at St Pauls, for two years. I find St Paul’s to be a school full of wonderful, committed individuals to whom our pupils and their families matter. It is a wonderful place to be a part of.  (CO-OPTED GOVERNOR) Since 17th November 2015

 

The following Committee Members list was reviewed at the Full Governors Meeting on 21st March 2017 and roles assigned following the election/appointment of New Governors.

Curriculum Committee Members

Mr M Whittaker (Chair)
Mr W Aitken
Mrs K Ormerod
Mrs S Charlesworth
Mrs A Horrocks
Mr J Thompson
Mrs S Jones

Finance & Resources Committee Members
Mrs L Kiely (Chair)
Mr P Barber (Vice Chair)
Mr W Aitken
Mr I Edwards
Mrs N Karim
Mrs S Charlesworth


Currently all 12 Governor positions are filled and there are no vacancies at this time


Gov Attendence Record 2015-2016
Governing Body Attendance Record 2016 17
Structure of Gov Body 2016
Curriculum – Terms of Reference 2015

Finance & Resources – Terms of Reference 2015
REGISTER LIST OF INTERESTS