Governors challenge the school well and have gone out of their way to make sure they have the skills to do this effectively.
The governing body has a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and where improvements are needed.
Governors are kept well informed through reports and presentations from leaders at all levels. They visit school regularly and talk to pupils and staff and have a clear picture on the quality of teaching. They use their expertise well to hold the school to account. This includes finance and safeguarding. They are clear about what effect the extra money the school receives for sports and disadvantaged pupils is having. Through their scrutiny of the school’s performance data they know where the priorities are if the school is to improve.
They are diligent in developing their skills as governors and attend training sessions in order to do this. This has helped them become aware of the changes in the new curriculum and in assessment procedures.
Governors set challenging targets for the headteacher and understand the link between teachers’ pay and their performance.
OFSTED February 2019
A Governing Body is a group of volunteers elected by parents and staff at the school and also nominated by the Bury Local Authority. Working closely with the Headteacher, the Body has the responsibility for raising school standards through key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance.
Sunny Bank Primary School has 8 Governors who meet once per term to address the delegated functions of the Trustee Board (Vision Multi Academy Trust).
Our Governing Body includes 3 Parent Governors, one Staff Governor, the Head Teacher as ex-officio and the remaining members are co-opted.
The schedule of meetings in the academic year 2020 -2021 is to be confirmed and will be published at the earliest possible opportunity.
To find out more about our Trust Governance Model along with further information about trustees and members please visit the Vision Multi Academy Trust website.
Current Governing Body Members 2020 - 2021
Chair Councillor David Jones
c/o Sunny Bank Primary School,
Vice Chair Mr Alex Martin
Headteacher Mr James Gabrielides (Headteacher)
Community Governor Mr Robert Judge
Staff Governor Mrs Christine Oldham
Parent Governors Mrs Lubna Umar and Miss Claudine Jacobs
|Full Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||
|Business or Pecuniary Interests||Attendance Record 2019/20||Attendance Record 2020/21||Associate or Full membership||Voting Rights|
Councillor David Jones
|1st September 2020||1 year||Bury MBC||None declared||100%||100%||Full||Yes|
Mr Alex Martin
|5th January 2020||3 years||
|Miss Claudine Jacobs||30th June 2020||4 years||Parent Governor||None declared||100%||100%||Full||Yes|
|Mr Robert Judge||30th June 2020||4 years||Co-opted Governor||None declared||100%||100%||Full||Yes|
|Mr James Gabrielides||1st November 2020||4 years||School Staff||None declared||N/A||100%||Full||Yes|
|Mr Anthony Harris||1st September 2017||4 years||School staff||None declared||100%||100%||Full||Yes|
|Mrs Christine Oldham||10th October 2018||4 years||School Staff||None declared||100%||100%||Full||Yes|
Mrs Lubna Umar
|1st March 2018||4 years||