About the Governing Body

The Governors are the formal strategic body who meet at least once each term to set priorities for the school and agree on the long term plans including the school budget.

They agree the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school including policy and procedures, with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and pastoral care.

Specific duties include agreeing the school budget, setting staffing levels, ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered whilst ensuring that management of the school premises is given high priority which includes monitoring the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors.

The Governing Body is made up of parent governors, elected by the parents of pupils at the school, staff governors including the Headteacher, Local Authority (LA) appointed Governors and Co-opted Governors.

The team is made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds but who all share the passionate belief that Overchurch Junior  School should be a happy and successful school where every child is given the opportunity to reach their full
potential.

The Governing Body has two sub committees which meet at least once each term:

Finance, Pay and Personnel, Pupil Progress, Curriculum and Safeguarding.  These committees report actions/recommendations to the full Governing Body which also meets at least once a term.

 If you have any questions about our Governing Body, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Diane Brown (Clerk to Governors).

Our Governors are volunteers from the community who work together to ensure that the school is well managed.  The Headteacher and staff representatives are also members of the Governing Body.

Governor Vacancies
There are currently no vacancies on the Governing Body.

Board of Governors

NameTerm of OfficeCategoryOther Governance RolesAny material interests *Which body appoints them
Mrs J McGettrick - Chair of Governors28.02.18 - 28.02.22ParentNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mrs G Dudley - Vice Chair09.01.18 - 08.02.22ParentNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Dr P Elliott03.11.18 - 02.11.22CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mrs A Sheridan - Headteacher GovernorNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mr B Swarbrick18.11.18 - 17.11.22CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mr P Eddon15.09.18 - 14.09.22CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mr G Parkinson09.01.18 - 08.01.22ParentNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Miss Libbie Nickson08.06.20 - 07.06.24StaffNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Miss Ellie Hammond26.11.19 - 26.11.23CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Miss Natalie Lewis01.09.20 - 30.09.24Local AuthorityNoNoLocal Authority
Finance & Resources CommitteeCurriculum, Vision & Pastoral CommitteePay Committee
HeadteacherHeadteacherHeadteacher - Advisory Capacity
Mrs G DudleyMrs G DudleyMrs J McGettrick (Chair)
Mr B Swarbrick (Chair)Mrs J McGettrickMrs G Dudley
Mr P Eddon (Vice Chair)Mr G Parkinson (Chair)Dr P Elliott
Miss N LewisDr P Elliott (Vice Chair)
Mrs J McGettrickMiss L Nickson
Miss E Hammond
Full Governors Meeting DatesFull Governors AttendanceFinance Committee Meeting DatesFinance AttendanceCurriculum, Vision, Pastoral Committee Meeting DatesCVP AttendancePay Review Committee Meeting DatesPay Attendance
10/09/2019Dr Peter Elliott, Julie McGettrick, Linda Gallagher, Gaynor Dudley, Anne Sheridan, Brendan Swarbrick22/10/2019Julie McGettrick, Brendan Swarbrick, Gaynor Dudley, Paul Eddon12/11/2019Julie McGettrick, Peter Elliot, Gavin Parkinson, Gaynor Dudley, Anne Sheridan, Linda Gallagher26/11/2019Anne Sheridan, Peter Elliot, Julie McGettrick, Brendan Swarbrick
26/11/2019Dr Peter Elliott, Julie McGettrick, Linda Gallagher, Gaynor Dudley, Anne Sheridan, Brendan Swarbrick, Gavin Parkinson, Paul Eddon, Ellie Hammond04/02/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Brendan Swarbrick, Gaynor Dudley, Paul Eddon, Linda Gallagher11/02/2020Gavin Parkinson, Julie McGettrick, Gaynor Dudley, Anne Sheridan20/10/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Dr Peter Elliott,
03/03/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Gaynor Dudley, Paul Eddon, Linda Gallagher, Dr Peter Elliott, Gavin Parkinson, Ellie Hammond13/10/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Paul Eddon, Dr Peter Elliott,13/10/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Paul Eddon, Dr Peter Elliott,Gavin Parkinson, Libbie Nickson, Natalie Lewis
15/09/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Gaynor Dudley, Paul Eddon, Libbie Nickson, Dr Peter Elliott, Gavin Parkinson, Ellie Hammond, Natalie Lewis09/02/2021Anne Sheridan, Brendan Swarbrick, Paul Eddon, Julie McGettrick, Gaynor Dudley09/02/2021Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Libbie Nickson, Ellie Hammond, Gavin Parkinson
20/10/2020Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Paul Eddon, Libbie Nickson, Dr Peter Elliott, Gavin Parkinson, Ellie Hammond, Natalie Lewis08/06/2021Anne Sheridan, Brendan Swarbrick, Paul Eddon, Julie McGettrick, Gaynor Dudley, Sarah Elwill, Diane Brown08/06/2021Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Libbie Nickson, Dr Peter Elliott, Gavin Parkinson, Sarah Elwill, Diane Brown
02/03/2021Anne Sheridan, Julie McGettrick, Paul Eddon, Libbie Nickson, Gavin Parkinson, Ellie Hammond, Gaynor Dudley
13/07/2021
AreaLink GovernorLink Staff
Pupil PremiumMrs G DudleyMrs A Sheridan
SEN.DMiss E HammondMrs S Isaacs
Attendance / Peristent AbsenceMrs J McGettrickMrs A Sheridan
Mental Health & Well BeingMrs J McGettrickMrs S Isaacs / Mrs J Walton
English - ReadingDr P ElliottMr T Glover, Mrs A Walton, Miss N Wagstaff
English - WritingMr G ParkinsonMr T Glover, Mrs A Walton, Miss N Wagstaff
MathsMiss N LewisMrs D Lee
Performance DataMr G ParkinsonMrs A Sheridan / Mrs J Kenningham
SafeguardingMrs G DudleyMrs A Sheridan
Finance & Revenue / CapitalMr P Eddington / Mr B SwarbrickMrs A Sheridan / Mrs D Brown
Health & SafetyMr B SwarbrickMrs A Sheridan / Mrs D Brown
OFSTEDMrs J McGettrickMiss L Nickson

Pecuniary Interests

Mrs J. McGettrick – Sole trader. Teacher of mindfulness, yoga and child therapy.

Mrs G Dudley – Owner of Littler Robins Nursery / After school club

Mr B Swarbrick – Executive Client Director. Public Sector

 

 

 

‘*’ Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)

To contact our Chair of Governors, Julie McGettrick, please complete and submit the form below.

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