The work of a School Governor is varied and interesting. It can be time consuming involving challenge and debate but it is also very rewarding, especially in a school like Norbury Hall.
There are currently fourteen members on our School Governing Body including parent governors, Local Authority governors, staff governors and community governors. The full Governing Body has regular termly meetings and adopts the principles of open government so staff, parents and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.
All our governors volunteer to undertake this role and do not claim any travelling or subsistence allowances for expenses incurred during their work as governors.
Minutes of meetings are published and available in school to anybody who wishes to read them. Norbury Hall has regularly provided governor representatives to serve on Stockport Council’s School Organisation Committee and on GOVAS – the Stockport Governors’ Association. You can learn more about their work at www.govas.org.uk or by clicking here.We also have strong links with the National Governors’ Association. You can learn more about their work at www.nga.org.uk or by clicking here.
At Norbury Hall the School Governing Body has two very active Sub Groups which meet regularly to discuss matters relating to:
2. Resources – which deals with Finance, Staffing and Premises issues.
We are very proud of our School Governing Body’s excellent record of proactive and supportive involvement in sharing in the leadership and management of the school for the benefit of all the pupils at Norbury Hall.
For more information about the role and work of a School Governor please follow the link here to Stockport Council’s School Governance web page.
Our Governors work hard in a voluntary capacity to support the school and act as ‘critical friends’ to ensure that the very best experience is provided for all associated with it.
Colin Winder Chair of Governors January 2015
I have worked for over 30 years in education, teaching in the secondary phase as well as being senior management in Salford, Manchester and Cheshire. I served as a Magistrate in Macclesfield for 22 years and have been an active Rotarian for almost 30 years. I was appointed as a Local Authority Governor at Norbury in 2004 and have served as Chair of Resources, Vice Chair and now Chair of the Board. Outside of school my interests include sport, woodturning, theatre, music and gardening. I have an allotment in Hazel Grove and grow and show vegetables and flowers, especially sweet peas nationally.
Colin has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Ian Ritchie Vice Chair of Governors January 2015
I have been a member of the Governing Board for more than 25 years and joined the team when my daughter’s were pupils. During my time at school I have worked as Development Governor, Chairperson and am currently the Vice chairperson. I am also a committee member and Treasurer for Govas, Stockport Governors Association.
Ian has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Maureen Walsh Chair of Resources September 2016
Maureen has been another long term member of the GB in a LA capacity. Maureen is a very active contributor to the team and is a regular visitor to our classrooms. She brings a fascinating and professional insight into financial management and contributes enormously to the resources committee.
Maureen has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Carolyn is another of our parent governor members and has valuable insight in health and safety requirements that make her an invaluable asset to our team. Carolyn also contributes to school events and is an active member of the governing body resources committee ensuring that our children are well resourced, safe and protected in all that they do.
Carolyn has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Suzanne has been a governor for over 10 years and has in recent years seen her children succeed and thrive under the NHPS experience. She plays an active role in the learning and teaching team and participates in regular progress and achievement meetings, challenging and contributing to discussions as necessary. Suzanne has also been instrumental in the development and decision making on staffing.
Suzanne has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Janet is a parent who is an ex NHPS pupil. She offers great insight into how the school is and should continue to develop and is an active member of the learning committee.
Janet has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Tracy is a non teaching member of the governing body and represents the support staff. She joined the school in April 2004 and works as a teaching assistant with a variety of children, individually, in small groups and as whole classes. Tracy is qualified as a higher level assistant and also takes a lead in delivering bespoke OT packages for some of our children. Tracy is a Unison steward and is a member of the Teaching and Learning sub.
Tracy has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Hannah is a teaching staff representative in school. She has responsibility for leading the KS2 Phase and also facilitates the Physical Health and Personal Well Being Working Party across school. Hannah brings a very welcome insight to meetings about what life is like in the chalk face and ensure that we do not lose sight of why we do what we do.
Hannah has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
James is a parent governor who has experience of children moving through the school as well as children currently in classes across the school. James is a key member of the school PA and contributes significantly to school life.
James has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
I’ve been a parent governor at Norbury Hall since September 2014 and I also sit on the resources sub-committee. I’ve had an association with the school for some time, as my two daughters are pupils. I work within the early years childcare sector, and for many of the children I care for their next step is onto Norbury Hall. As such, I have a great passion for seeing all children encouraged to achieve well and perform to their full potential at the school, and find it very rewarding to see just how pro-actively the school team and governing body work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for all pupils, within a safe and supportive environment.
Rebecca has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Emma Higgins Chair of Learning and Teaching September 2016
I am in my third year as a parent governor. I am Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and facilitate governor development work. I have children in both key stages and my experience as a secondary school teacher helps to understand, challenge and support the strategic direction of the school.
Emma has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
All of our Governors spend a great deal of time supporting school and events. They are active in making important decisions about the policy and practice of our school and share a common vision to make Norbury the very best it can be.
Mark is a parent governor who has three children in school spanning both key stages. He has a financial background based in industry and brings a skillset that is essential in managing budgetary constraints currently experienced in our schools. Mark is married to Kate Williams, one of our Early Years Teaching Assistants
Mark has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
David has two daughters at Norbury Hall and is keen to be involved as much as possible as a parent governor. He has a keen interest in all aspects of the teaching and learning curriculum as well as the wider community links. He has worked in the past with safeguarding young people and brings this experience with him to the governing board.
David has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Dayan has declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
Co-opted Staff Governors Becky Wood, Julie Rice and Bridget Adnett
After our recent re constitution of the Full Governing Body Associate Governors were co-opted on to the FGB. As senior staff members, Becky, Julie and Bridget bring an understanding of leadership issues as well as a focused approach to the development and improvement of the school.
Becky, Julie and Bridget have declared no business or pecuniary interests at the last full governing body meeting.
At our last Full Governing Body Meeting no business or pecuniary interests were recorded by members of our Governing Body. This information is updated each termly meeting and any interests declared will be published on this page.
The 2016/17 full Governing Body meetings will be held on the following dates:
|Autumn Term 2016||
Resources Sub 4:30pmWednesday 21st October 2016
Full Gov Body 4:30pmWednesday 25 November 2016
Learning and Teaching Sub 2:00pmThursday 19th November 2016
|Spring Term 2017||
Learning and Teaching Sub 4:00pm Wednesday 22nd March
Resources Sub Wednesday 8th February 2016 4:30pm
Full Gov Body 4:30pmWednesday 8th March
|Summer Term 2017||
Resources Sub Wednesday 10th May 2017 4:30pm
Full Gov Body Wednesday 24th May 4:30pm
Learning and Teaching Sub Wednesday 12th July 4:00pm