Who we are

 

On behalf of all of our governors we would like to welcome you to our school’s Governing Body pages

Our governing body consists of  twelve members who are fully committed to upholding our school Christian Values of love, peace, joy, friendship, forgiveness, perserverance and justice.

As well as the Headteacher and a staff representative, our governing body also includes parents of children who attend our school and representatives from our village church, All Saints. In addition the governing body can appoint people with particular skills to be governors.These governors are known as co-opted governors.

The governing body has a range of duties and powers which include but are not limited to: 

• agreeing targets for pupil achievement and attendance
• managing the school's finances and resources
• making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based 
• appointing staff 
• reviewing staff performance and pay.

As governors, we are all focused on the same goal; to provide each child with an excellent education based on the highest possible academic, social, moral and cultural standards. You can help us achieve our goal by supporting our Headteacher and staff, and by respecting our school aims, values and policies.

If you would like to contact us to discuss any matter please do so by contacting the School Office. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the coming year. 

Mr K Gratton and Mrs D Pennington
Co-Chairs of the Governing Body

Mr Gratton and Mrs Pennington can be contacted via the School Office (enquiries@rainfordp@ldst.org.uk.  For confidential items please use a sealed envelope addressed 'For the attention of Mr Gratton and/or Mrs Pennington c/o Rainford C.E. .Primary School, Cross Pit Lane, Rainford, St.Helens, WA11 8AJ.'

All Governors are appointed for a term of 4 years.
Governors may invite other people to attend any individual meeting. These people have no voting rights.
Governors may also invite people with specific skills to become Associate Members to any committee for a period of one academic year. These people must adhere to the same rules, regulations and code of conduct as governors and have no voting rights .

Co-opted Governors - Appointed by the Governing Body

Mr Keith Gratton
Appointed 21/11/2018

Term of Office: 21/11/18-20/11/22

 

Co-Chair of the Governing Body:
Member of:
Strategy Group,

Finance & Resources Committee
Nominated Governor for:
Health & Safety.
Marketing & PR

 

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None


 


Mrs Sharen Hartley
Appointed 26/10/19

Term of Office: 26/10/19-25/10/23
 

Chair of : Finance & Resources Committee

Member of:
Strategy Group.
Standards & Quality Committee.

Nominated Governor for:
Governor Training

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Mrs Phillipa Burke
Appointed 24/9/19

Term of Office - 24/09/19-23/09/23


Chair of Standards & Quality Committee.
Vice Chair of Christian Distinctiveness, Care & Support Committee.

Chair of Pay & Performance Committee.
Member of Strategy Group

Nominated Governor for:
Safeguarding & PREVENT,  E-Safety
Lead Governor for Maths

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

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Foundation Governors - Appointed by Liverpool Diocese

Revd Janet Heighton
Ex-Officio
Appointed 04/03/18

Chair of the Christian Distinctiveness, Care & Support Committee.

Member of:
Strategy Group.
Ethos Group.
Lead Governor for:

RE & Collective Worship

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Vacancy

Recent Foundation Governor:

Mrs Helen MacKenzie

appt. 1 March 21

Resigned 15 Nov 21 due to personal reasons


 


 


Mrs Diane Pennington
Appointed 14/12/2017

Term of Office 14/12/17-13/12/21

Term expired awaiting confirmation of reappointment by Diocese of Education

Co-Chair of the Governing Body

Member of:
Standards & Quality Committee.
Christian Distinctiveness, Care & Support Committee.
Strategy Group.

Nominated Governor for:
English.
Marketing & PR.

Governor's & School's Forum Representative

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: 

Mrs Pennington is also a governor at St. Gabriels CE Primary School in Huyton.


 

   
Parent Governors - Nominated/Elected by ballot of Parents/Carers

Mr Anthony Sharkey
(Awaiting Photo)

2/11/2020

Term of Office: 2/12/20-1/12/24

 

Member of:
Finance Committee

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Mr Stephen Duffy
Appointed 27/11/19

Term of Office: 27/11/19-26/11/23

Vice Chair of:
Standards & Quality Committee

 

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None


 

 

Staff Governor - Elected by ballot of School Staff.

Mrs Louise Thompson
Appointed  08/06/20

Assistant Head Teacher
Member of:

Standards & Quality Committee

 


 

Mrs Anya Richardson
Ex-Officio
Appointed 01/01/15

Head Teacher
Member of:
Standards & Quality Committee.
Finance & Resources Committee.
Christian Distinctiveness, Care & Support Committee.
Strategy Group.