BCEHS Governors’ Information

THE GOVERNING BODY OF

BURY CHURCH OF ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Governors are people with varied backgrounds and interests. Governors play a vital part in helping all children in the school.  It is an important and worthwhile job within the local community.

The Governing Body of Bury CE High School is comprised of sixteen Governors who all have an interest in the school and who want to help the school by working together. Nine of these are Foundation Governors, one appointed by the Manchester Diocesan Board of Education, four by local Deaneries and three by Bury Parish Church Parochial Church Council. The Rector of Bury serves as an ex-officio Governor.  Seven non-foundation Governors are appointed, four parent Governors, one staff Governor via ballot and one Governor is appointed by the Local Authority.  The Head Teacher is appointed as Head Teacher Governor.  However they are appointed, they all bring to the Governing Body a much appreciated range of knowledge and experience.

Currently there are two main meetings each term, held in the evening, but this is currently under review. Governors are also expected to serve on at least one of the committees: Leadership and Finance, Ethos and Premises, Teaching and Staffing or Curriculum and Quality Assurance.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact either the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs. Michelle Johnson or the Headteacher at school.

Governor (Category) Term of Office
Rev’d. Julian Heaton

Ex-Officio Bury Parish Church

Mr John D Ankers

Foundation Nominated by Bury Parish Church PCC

 4 years from 1/9/14 to 31/8/18
Mr Kenneth H Bowden

Foundation  Nominated by Bury Parish Church PCC

4 years from 1/9/14 to 31/8/18
Mr David Fowler

Foundation Nominated by Bury Parish Church PCC

4 years from 16/9/17 to 15/9/21
Mr Lawrence Yarwood (Vice Chair)

Foundation Nominated by Diocesan Council for Education

4 years from 04/09/17 to 03/09/21
Rev’d. David Brooks (Vice Chair)

Foundation  Nominated by Deanery Synod of Heywood & Middleton

4 years from 22/10/17 to 21/10/21
Mr Steve Clark

Foundation  Nominated by Deanery of Bury

4 years from 24/9/14 to 23/9/18
Mr John McKenzie

Foundation  Appointed to fill the Deanery Synod of Rochdale vacancy

4 years 07/02/17 to 06/02/21
Mr David Wolstenholme

Foundation Appointed to fill the Deanery Synod of Radcliffe & Prestwich vacancy

 4 years 07/02/17 to 06/02/21
Mr Philip Guest

Teacher Governor Nominated

 4 years from 17/10/17 to 16/10/21
Mr Michael Brierley

Parent Governor Nominated

4 years from 22/10/15 to 21/10/19
Mrs Vicky Maguire

Parent Governor Nominated

4 years from 22/1/14 to 21/1/18
Dr Alison Petrie

Parent Governor Nominated

4 years from 09/10/17 to 0810/21
Mrs Sally Zuniga

Parent Governor Nominated

4 years from 19/3/16 to 18/3/20 (Stepped down 1st Mar 18)
Rev’d. Craig Watson

Headteacher

Miss Lorraine Quinn

Associate Governor Nominated

 4 years from 21/9/15 to 20/9/19

 

 

  Sub-committees  
Ethos and Premises

Mr D Wolstenholme (Chair)

Vacancy (Deputy Chair)

Rev’d D Brooks

Mr S Clark

Mr K Bowden

Mr P Guest

Miss L. Quinn

Rev’d. C Watson (Headteacher)

Leadership and Finance

Mr L J Yarwood (Chair)

Rev’d D Brooks (Deputy Chair)

Mr J D Ankers

Mr K H Bowden

Mr S Clark

Mr J McKenzie

Rev’d. C Watson (Headteacher)

 

Curriculum & Quality Assurance

Mr J McKenzie (Chair)

Mr D Fowler (Deputy Chair)

Mr P Guest

Mrs V Maguire

Dr A Petrie

Mr D Wolstenholme

Rev’d. C Watson (Headteacher)

 

Teaching and Staffing

Rev’d. D Brooks (Chair)

Mr J D Ankers (Deputy Chair)

Mr K Bowden

Mr M Brierley

Mr D Fowler

Rev’d J Heaton

Dr A Petrie

Mr L J Yarwood

Rev’d. C Watson (Headteacher)

Admissions Committee

Mr D Wolstenholme (Chair)

Mr J D Ankers (Deputy Chair)

Mr K Bowden

Mr S Clark

Rev’d J Heaton

Mr L J Yarwood

Rev’d. C Watson (Headteacher)

 

 

Pay Committee

Mr J D Ankers (Chair)

Mr L J Yarwood (Deputy Chair)

Rev’d. D Brooks

Mr K Bowden

Mr D Wolstenholme

 

 

 

 

Staff Dismissal Committee

Governors form a pool from which a Committee of three or more Governors will make a decision on dismissing staff when required. Any appeal against a dismissal must be heard by a Committee of the same size as the first Committee but be comprised of different Governors.

Complaints Committee

Governors form a pool from which a Committee of three or more Governors will deal with formal complaints which proceed to Stage 3 of the Complaints Procedure. There is no right of appeal to the LA if the Committees’ response does not satisfy the complainant. The complaint can be pursued with the Secretary of State at DfES.

Pupil Discipline Committee

Governors form a pool from which a Committee of three Governors will be formed when required. Where a ‘final warning’ Committee has been established, and matters proceed to a fixed term or permanent exclusion, then a Committee must be formed from different Governors to the first committee and a Pupil Disciplinary Panel convened.

 

 

Governors register of business interests (for the 12 month period commencing September 2017)
Governor Name Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of association & date declared Date of appointment Comments
Mr John H Allen MBE None 1982  End of office w.e.f. 31st August 2017
Rev’d Julian Heaton None November 2017
Mr Lawrence Yarwood None 01/09/2000
Mr John D Ankers None 1996
Mr Kenneth H Bowden Superfloor Ltd  Flooring Company  Owner 02/12/2002
Mr Steve Clark None 1999
Rev’d. David Brooks Rochdale Council  ICT & MIS services  Employed 22/10/2013
Mr Philip Guest Novallis Photography  Photography Company  Owner 17/09/2013
Mrs Vicky Maguire None 22/01/2014
Mr David Fowler None 15/09/2009
Mr Michael Brierley None 22/10/2015
Dr Alison Petrie None 09/10/2017
Mr John McKenzie None 07/02/2017
Mr David Wolstenholme None 07/02/2017
Mrs Sally Zuniga None 19/03/2016  Stepped down w.e.f. 01/03/2018
Rev’s Craig Watson None Sept 2012
Miss Lorraine Quinn None 21/09/2015

 

Offices Held and attendance at Full Governing Body meetings
Governor Name Offices Held

Attendance at Full Governing Body
meetings 2015-2016

Mr Lawrence Yarwood Chair of Governors

Chair to the Leadership & Finance Sub-Committee

Deputy Chair to the Pay committee

4 of 6
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Mr John D Ankers Chair to the Pay committee

Deputy Chair to the Teaching & Staffing Sub-Committee

Deputy Chair to the Admissions Committee

3 of 6
Mr Kenneth H Bowden 1 of 6
Miss Lorraine Quinn   2 of 6
Mr Steve Clark 1 of 6
Rev’d. David Brooks Vice Chair of Governors

Chair to the Teaching & Staffing Sub-Committee

Deputy Chair to the Leadership & Finance Sub-Committee

3 of 6
Mr Philip Guest 2 of 6
Mrs Vicky Maguire 2 of 6
Mr D Fowler Deputy Chair to the Curriculum & Quality Assurance Sub-Committee 4 of 6
Mr J McKenzie Chair to the Curriculum & Quality Assurance Sub-Committee 2 of 6
Mr David Wolstenholme Chair to the Ethos & Premises Sub-Committee 4 of 6
Mr Michael Brierley 1 of 6
Rev’d. Craig Watson Headteacher 4 of 6
Mrs Sally Zuniga 2 of 4 (Stepped down w.e.f. 1st March 2018)