Bedford High School Governance Arrangements

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governing Body Composition:

Type of Governor No.
Headteacher 1
Local Authority 1
Parent 1
Staff 1
Co-opted 9
Associate Members 0
Clerk 1

 

Names of Governors Type of Governor Term of Office Date of appoint-ment Date of resignation

(if resigned in the last 12 months)

Appointing Body
Mr Paul Davies CO-OPT 01.09.15-31.08.19 4/10/1999 Governing Body
Cllr Charles Rigby LA 30.05.13-29.05.17 30/5/1997  LA
Mr David Whitehead CO-OPT 01.09.03.31.08.19 10/11/2003 Governing Body
Mr Stephen Lowe CO-OPT 01.09.15-31.08.19 22/09/2006 Governing Body
Mr Ian Halliwell PARENT 15.03.14-14.03.18 15/3/2010  19/09/2017 Parent Vote
Mrs Kath Freeman CO-OPT 13.07.16-12.07.20 30/3/2012 Governing Body
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden CO-OPT 23.03.16-22.03.20 01/04/2012 Governing Body
Mrs Helen Phillips H/TEACHER 01.09.13-31.08.63 01/09/2013  Ex Officio
Mr David Liggett CO-OPT 15.11.14-14.11.18 12/11/2002 Governing Body
Mrs Lynn Hayes CO-OPT 15.11.14-14.11.18 15/11/2010 Governing Body
Mrs Victoria Jackson CO-OPT 01.09.15-31.08.19 01/09/2015 Governing Body
Mrs Nicola Winstanley ASSOCIATE* 13.07.16-12.07.20 13.07.2016  15/03/2018 Governing Body
Mr Neil Roberts STAFF 13.07.16-12.07.20 13.07.2016 Staff Vote
Mr Channon Woodward PARENT 01.09.2016-31.08.20 01.09.2016 Parent Vote
Miss Jane Seddon CO-OPT 01.09.2016-31.08.20 01.09.2016 Governing Body

*No voting rights.

Specific Responsibilities

Name of Governor Responsibility
Mr David Whitehead – Chair PE, Performance Management
Mr Paul Davies Performance Management
Cllr Charles Rigby MFL, Performance Management
Mr Stephen Lowe Technology/Business
Mrs Kath Freeman SEND, Science
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden n/a
Mrs Helen Phillips Global
Mrs n/a
Mr Neil Roberts n/a
Mr David Liggett H&S
Mrs Lynn Hayes – Vice Chair Pupil Premium, PSHE, Humanities
Mrs Victoria Jackson English
Mr Channon Woodward Maths
Miss Jane Seddon Safeguarding/Child Protection (including CLA), Expressive Arts

 

Committee Structure

Asset Committee Standards Committee Pay Committee
Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Finance, Personnel and Health and Safety Remit: To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Standards in school and the curriculum Remit: To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the Headteacher
Mr Paul Davies Mr David Whitehead Mr David Whitehead
Cllr Charles Rigby Mr Paul Davies Mrs Kath Freeman
Mr David Whitehead Mrs Helen Phillips Mr Stephen Lowe
Mr Neil Roberts Mr David Liggett Mr David Liggett (Chair)
Mr Stephen Lowe Mrs Lynn Hayes (Chair) Mrs Lynn Hayes
Mrs Helen Phillips Mr Neil Roberts Mrs Helen Phillips
Mrs Kath Freeman
Mr David Liggett Miss Jane Seddon
Mrs Lynn Hayes Mr Channon Woodward
Mrs Victoria Jackson (Chair)
Miss Jane Seddon
Mr Channon Woodward

 

Ad-hoc Committees:

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called alphabetically to form the committee.

Click here to download the Terms of Reference Standards Committee

Click here to download the Terms of Reference Asset Committee

Click here to download the Terms of Reference Pay Committee

Name Details of Pecuniary Interest Details of personal interest
Mr Paul Davies Nil Nil
Cllr Charles Rigby Wigan Councillor Nil
Mr David Whitehead Company Director Nil
Mr Stephen Lowe Nil Nil
Mrs Kath Freeman Nil Nil
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden Nil Nil
Mrs Helen Phillips Charity Trustee , Union Branch Secretary Nil
Mr David Liggett Company Director, Charity Trustee Nil
Mrs Lynn Hayes Nil Nil
Mrs Victoria Jackson ICAEW member Nil
Mrs Nicola Winstanley Parent Governor at another school Nil
Mr Neil Roberts Nil Nil
Mr Channon Woodward Nil Parent of a child at Bedford.
Miss Jane Seddon Nil Parent of a child at Bedford.

 

Attendance Record 2017-2018

Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
02.10.17 06.12.17 28.03.18 11.07.18
YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
Mr Paul Davies  /  /  /
Cllr Charles Rigby  / /  /
Mr David Whitehead  / /  /
Mr Stephen Lowe  /  /  /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk)  /  /  /
Mrs Kath Freeman  /  /  /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden  /  /  /
Mrs Helen Phillips  /  /  /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley  /  /  /
Mr Neil Roberts  /  /  /
Mr David Liggett  / /  /
Mrs Lynn Hayes  /  /  /
Mrs Victoria Jackson  /  /  /
Mr Channon Woodward  /  /  /
Miss Jane Seddon /  /  /
In attendance:

Mr Paul McCaffery

Mr Paul Shelton

 

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Name of Governor Dates of Asset Committee Meetings
16.10.17 23.04.18 18.06.18
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Mr Paul Davies  /
Cllr Charles Rigby  /
Mr David Whitehead  /
Mr Stephen Lowe  /
Mrs Helen Phillips  /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley  /
Mr David Liggett  /
Mrs Lynn Hayes  /
Mrs Victoria Jackson  /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk)  /
Mr Neil Roberts  /
Mr Channon Woodward  /
Miss Jane Seddon  /
In attendance:

Mrs Claire Taylor

 

 

 

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Name of Governor Dates Standards Committee Meetings
13.11.17 26.02.18 21.05.18
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Mr David Whitehead  /  /
Mrs Helen Phillips  / /
Mr David Liggett  /  /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk)  /  /
Mrs Kath Freeman  /  /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden  /  /
Mr Neil Roberts  / /
Mr Paul Davies / /
Mr Channon Woodward  /  /
Miss Jane Seddon  /  /
Mrs Lynn Hayes / /

 

 

Name of Governor Date of Pay Committee Meeting
13.11.17
YES NO
Mr David Whitehead  /
Mrs Kath Freeman  /
Mr Stephen Lowe  /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley  /
Mrs Lynn Hayes  /
Mr David Liggett  /
Mrs Wendy Gardner (Clerk)

In attendance:

Mrs Helen Phillips

Mr Charles Rigby

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Attendance Record 2016-2017

Name of Governor Dates of Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
26.09.16 07.12.16 29.03.17 12.07.17
YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO
Mr Paul Davies /  /  /  /
Cllr Charles Rigby /  /  /  /
Mr David Whitehead /  /  /  /
Mr Stephen Lowe /  /  /  /
Mr Ian Halliwell /  /  /  /
Mrs Kath Freeman /  /  /  /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden /  /  /  /
Mrs Helen Phillips /  /  /  /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley /  /  /  /
Mr Neil Roberts /  /  /  /
Mr David Liggett /  /  /  /
Mrs Lynn Heyes /  /  /  /
Mrs Victoria Jackson /  /  /  /
Mr Channon Woodward /  /  /  /
Miss Jane Seddon /  /  /  /
In attendance:

Mr Paul McCaffery

Mr Paul Shelton

 

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Name of Governor Dates of Asset Committee Meetings
10.10.16 24.04.17 19.06.17
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Mr Paul Davies /  /  /
Cllr Charles Rigby /  /  /
Mr David Whitehead /  / /
Mr Stephen Lowe /  /  /
Mrs Helen Phillips /  /  /
Mrs Nicola Winstanley /  /  /
Mr David Liggett /  /  /
Mrs Lynn Heyes /  /  /
Mrs Victoria Jackson /  /  /
Mr Ian Halliwell /  /  /
Mr Neil Roberts /  /  /
Mr Channon Woodward /  /  /
Miss Jane Seddon /  /  /
In attendance:

Mrs Claire Taylor

 

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Name of Governor Dates Standards Committee Meetings
21.11.16 13.02.17 22.05.17
YES NO YES NO YES NO
Mr David Whitehead  /  / /
Mrs Helen Phillips  /  /  /
Mr David Liggett  /  /  /
Mr Ian Halliwell  /  /  /
Mrs Kath Freeman  /  /  /
Mrs Rebecca Ramsden  /  /  /
Mr Neil Roberts  /  /  /
Mr Paul Davies  /  / /
Mr Channon Woodward  /  /  /
Miss Jane Seddon  /  /  /
In attendance:

Mr Paul McCaffery

Mr Paul Shelton

 

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Name of Governor Date of Pay Committee Meeting
14.11.16
YES NO
Mr David Whitehead  /
Mrs Kath Freeman  /
Mr Stephen Lowe  /
Mr David Liggett   /
Mrs Lynn Heyes  /
In attendance:

Mrs Helen Phillips

Mr Paul McCaffery

Cllr Charles Rigby

 

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