Our Governing Body

Since the introduction of Local Management of Schools, the governing body has a much greater say in the running of the school, the appointment of staff and the financial running of the school. It is vitally important, therefore that the governors take seriously this greatly increased responsibility and workload and give the considerable amount of time necessary, if this is to work effectively. Fortunately we have a governing body, which works hard, in conjunction with the staff of the school to the benefit of the pupils at the school.

The full governing body meets once a term, unless an extraordinary meeting for a specific purpose is convened. During the course of the year there are termly meetings of the various committees and working parties.

We have a designated Governor for each year group and Governor membership of our Curriculum Teams. Governors with particular subject responsibilities visit the school to regularly meet with an appropriate member of staff to discuss current progress and links to our School Improvement Plan. These visits are reported back to the full Governing Body at the termly meeting.

We also hold annual assemblies where those Governors available are present to answer questions from the children on their role and aspects of school. Governors are also invited to present at some celebration assemblies and attend Sport Days. 

For anyone interested in becoming a school Governor, please lodge your expression of interest with the school via the school Office.

Our Governors

 

Governor

 

Category

Term of Office

Register of Interests

Mr Colin Sweetlove

Co-opted

25/09/2014-24/09/2018

Governor at Merton Bank Primary School

Mr William Roberts

Co-opted

19/05/2014-18/05/2018

Chair of Governors at Merton Bank Primary School

Mrs Joanne Shaw

Co-opted

01/02/2014-31/01/2018

Parent at Robins Lane Primary School

Mrs Sue Manning

Co-opted

23/09/2014-22/09/2018

 

Mrs Nora Arnold (Chair)

Local Authority

30/03/2017-29/03/2021

 

Mrs Nicola Dunsmore

Parent

26/01/2016-25/01/2020

 

Mrs Jane O’Shea

Parent

01/09/2016-31/08/2020

 

Mrs Jennifer Kilshaw

Staff (Headteacher)

12/01/2016-11/01/2020

 

Mrs Tracey Douglas (Vice Chair)

Parent

07/12/2016-06/12/2020

Headteacher at Dovecot Primary School

Mrs Carri McMenamy

Parent

07/12/2016 - 16/12/2020

 

Vacancy

Staff

 

 

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

Committee Members 2016-17

Resources & Business Planning Committee

Mrs Nora Anrold

Mrs Carri McMenamy

Mr Bill Roberts

Mrs Joanne Shaw

Mr Colin Sweetlove

Mrs Sue Manning

Mrs Jennifer Kilshaw

Staff Governor

Mrs Clare Roberts (SBM)

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Mrs Tracey Douglas

Mrs Nora Arnold

Mrs Joanne Shaw

Mrs Jane O'Shea

Mrs Sue Manning

Mrs Jennifer Kilshaw

Staff Governor

Performance Management Review Panel

 

Mrs Nora Arnold

Mrs Joanne Shaw

+1

Staff Disciplinary & Grievance (1st)

 

 

 

Appeals (2nd)

Mrs Nora Arnold

Mr Bill Roberts

+1

 

Mrs Sue Manning

Mr Colin Sweetlove

Mrs Tracey Douglas

Pupil Discipline & Exclusions

Any 3 Governors without prior knowledge of the disciplinary action or exclusion circumstances (excluding members of staff)

 

Complaints

Any 3 Governors without prior knowledge of the pending complaint

 

Governing Body / Committee Meeting Attendance 2015-2016

Please click here to see a record of Governor's attendance at meeting's for the 2015-2016 academic year.

 

 

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Contact the School

Robins Lane Primary School

Kinmel Street
Robins Lane
St Helens
Merseyside
WA9 3NF

Executive Headteacher:
Mrs Barbara Flitcroft

Acting Headteacher:
Mrs Jennifer Kilshaw

Main Contact:
Mrs Clare Roberts - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678503
Fax: 01744 678504
robinslane@sthelens.org.uk