Mr Colin Eley (Chair) (Parent)
Mrs Helen Peters (Chair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee) (Foundation Governor)
Helen has served as a parent governor since 2013 and a foundation governor since 2017. Helen is a primary school teacher and as such is particularly interested in how children learn and how to maximise each child’s potential. Her social interests include making the most of the outdoors, music, ballroom dancing and Zumba!
Mr Steve Elliott (Foundation)
Appointed September 2017
Steve has a background in computer science, previously working at Lancaster University. He is a member of Lancaster Baptist Church and also the United Parish of Calder Vale, Barnacre and Scorton, maintaining the website, facebook and twitter entries for the parish.
Mr Graham Peters (Chair of Resources and Finance Committee) (Foundation)
Appointed by PCC 1/11/2011
Graham works for Bolton Textiles Ltd. His interests are free range farming and off road motorcycling.
Ms Nicola Kitchen (Foundation)
Appointed by DBE 1/9/2014
Nicola has been serving as a Foundation Governor for the past four and a half years. She works in education at the University of Cumbria as part of their education and teacher training team, with a particular specialism being science. She has lived in the village for the past 13 and a half years and enjoys the community spirit Calder Vale has.
Deacon Jane Gibson (Foundation)
Appointed by DBE 1/5/2012
Jane has served as a foundation governor for 4 years. She is the Methodist minister for Scorton and Calder Vale and lives in Dolphinholme.
Mrs Liz O’Brien (Staff)
Rev Anton Muller (ex-officio Foundation)
Rev Muller is the incumbent for the United parish of Calder Vale , Barnacre and Scorton. He is also a member of Churches Together in Lancashire. Rev Muller lives at the vicarage in Scorton with his wife and two dalmation dogs. His interests include sailing in the Lake District.
Mr James Commander (Parent Governor)
Mr Jamie Colluney (Local Authority Governor)
Mr Colluney is an Arts teacher at Garstang Community Academy and has a daughter at Calder Vale. He is particularly interested in supporting the school to continue developing the Arts’ curriculum and gaining a further Arts’ Mark award in 2016-2017
Mrs Helen Hesketh (Headteacher)
Governing Body Committee
Standard and Effectiveness Committee
Mrs Helen Peters – Chair
Ms Nicola Kitchen
Rev Anton Muller
Deacon Jane Gibson
Mrs Liz O’Brien
Mr Jamie Colluney
Mr Graham Peters – Chair
Mr Steve Elliott
Mr James Commander
Mrs Helen Hesketh (Headteacher) and Mr Colin Eley (Chair of Governors) attend all committee meetings.
Details of the membership of all other committees are listed in the PDF document above.
Governing Body Meetings 2017-2018
Publication of Governor’s Details
Completed and signed Register of Business Interests forms are held in the school office.
|Name of Governing Body Member||Any interests to declare Y/N||Governor at any other educational establishment Y/N||Any relationships to members of school staff Y/N||Any relationships to Governing Body members||Date signed|
|Graham Peters||N||N||N||Y – married to Helen Peters||02/07/2015|
|Helen Peters||N||N||N||Y – married to Graham Peters||18/09/2015|
|Jane Gibson||N||Y – Dolphinholme Primary||N||N||18/11/2015|
|Rev Anton Muller||N||N||N||N||14/10/2015|
Governing Body Further Information
|Name of Governor||Business and pecuniary interests to declare||Relationships with other governors or school staff||Governor at any other establishment?||Appointment date and end date
|Attendance at meetings in 2016-2017|
|Mr Stuart Ingleson
Chair of Governors
|N||N||N||Post of office ended 01-09-17||3/3 committee meetings
2/3 full governing body meetings
|Mr Colin Eley
Chair of Governors from 01-09-17
|1/1 committee meetings and 1/1 full governing body meetings|
|Mrs Helen Peters||N||Y spouse of Graham Peters||N||13-06-17
|3/3 committee meetings and 2/3 full governing body meetings|
|Mr Graham Peters||N||Y – spouse of Helen Peters||N||01-11-15
|3/3 committee meetings and 1/3 full governing body meetings|
|Deacon Jane Gibson||N||N||Yes – Dolphinholme Primary School||23-09-16
|1/3 committee meetings and 0/3 full governing body meetings|
|Ms Nicola Kitchen||N||N||N||01-10-14
|2/3 committee meetings and 2/3 full governing body meetings|
|Rev Anton Muller||N||N||Y
Scorton CE Primary School
|0/3 committee meetings and 2/3 full governing body meetings|
|Mr Jamie Colluney||N||N||N||01-11-16
|½ committee meetings and 2/2 full governing body meetings|
|Mr Kenneth Burrell||N||N||N||Post of office ended 01-09-17||2/3 committee meetings and 3/3 full governing body meetings|
|Mr Stephen Elliott||N||N||N||01-09-17
|Mrs Alison Kelsall||N||N||N||01-09-16
Resigned post 019-01-09-17
|2/3 committee meetings and 3/3 full governing body meetings|
|Mrs Helen Hesketh||N||N||Yes
Scorton CE Primary School
|3/3 committee meetings and 3/3 full governing body meetings|
School governors form the largest volunteer group in the country. They are people from all walks of life, who care about children’s education and are prepared to work as a team to support their school and local community.
More than 9,000 people volunteer to be governors in Lancashire, bringing to their role experience of everyday life and a wish to help children and schools. They support schools in raising standards, by determining the conduct and direction of the school.
Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school, willing to ask questions and act as a critical friend. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team. The headteacher works closely with the governing body as its principal professional advisor. Governing body policy decisions will then be implemented by the headteacher in the day-to-day running of the school.
They will be supported by other governors on the governing body as well as by Lancashire County Council, through the Governor Services Team.
Calder Vale St. John’s CE Primary School governors have access to the Governors’ Electronic Information System (GEIS), a separate secure site which offers a wide range of information on current issues, guidance, training and clerking – https://geis.lancashire.gov.uk/login.asp?page=/index.asp
Governors can also get information at: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/governance
If you are interested in becoming a governor you can express an interest using the following online form: https://eforms.lancashire.gov.uk/AF/an/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=O74gxgmR8hP