Governors

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the governing body of Ashton under Hill First School, thank you for visiting our website.  We hope it conveys to you the welcoming and vibrant spirit of the school.  Our location, optimal size and core values and ethos all contribute to make Ashton a unique educational offering.

Our caring environment is built on respect, teamwork and partnership with parents and the community.   We aim high and celebrate achievements. The school seeks to offer the best education for pupils, so that the children can master the core curriculum, become successful learners and have a love of learning and a range of interests and personal qualities to take them on through life.

Our exceptional staff are the strength of the school and are key to the delivery of the high standards and creativity we aspire to.  We embrace new ideas and ways to improve and this is formalised within an annual Learning Improvement Plan.  Governors are active members of the school community and are regularly in school to speak with staff & pupils as part of formal monitoring visits or indeed to participate and enjoy the many extra-curricular activities & events.  Our blog is a useful source of information. 

I am proud to be the Chair of governors and our governing body is there to uphold the strategic direction of the school, to be a critical friend to the head by monitoring the school performance and financial value for money and to ensure the school is statutory compliant.  We hold six formal full governing body meetings a year, however much work is done in smaller sub-committees.  Our committee structure and a list of individual governor roles and responsibilities are below.  We also issue an Governors Annual Report to Parents summarising our contribution to the academic year and any future plans.

Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions about school governance or are interested in becoming a governor.  If you have any concerns, please get in touch with the school at the earliest opportunity.  The school welcomes constructive feedback at any time and seeks views on a regular basis; in which we would encourage you to participate.  Thank you again for your interest in our governor’s webpage.

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Debra Lincoln  


Governors’ Blog 

The First Governing Body (FGB) Meeting has been held for 19/20

The first Full Governing Body (FGB) Meeting has been held for 19/20. Firstly we agreed positions, committees & roles so ...
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Sports & PE

As governor with a special interest in sport, I spent some time with Mrs Thornton looking at sports provision in ...
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Parent Questionnaires

Dear Parents, Governors are delighted with the response to our parent questionnaire. Early indications are that the process is an ...
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#30DaysWild

#30DaysWild Fantastic initiative, at Day 10 already and really enjoying all the tweets. Please do sign up to follow us ...
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Parents’ Questionnaire

Please help the school by answering our questionnaire issued today. Your views are important to us and will ‘Shape Bright ...
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Volunteers Week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. As volunteers ourselves, all the governors respect and appreciate the support, knowledge, skills, advice, materials ...
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Governors’ Letters to Parents


The role of Governors

The governing body of a school is responsible for:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In order to fulfil these roles Governors visit the school to conduct monitoring visits and currently operate the following meeting structure:

Full Governing Body meetings

Curriculum Committee

Wellbeing Committee

Finance & Premises Committee 

Statutory Information

Governors – meeting attendance record

Register of Interests of Governors

Terms of office of our Governors

Our Governing Body

Alison Peacey

Alison Peacey

Head Teacher
Debra Lincoln

Debra Lincoln

Chair of Governors. Safeguarding Governor
Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith

Local Authority Governor. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SENd) Governor
Sue Emond

Sue Emond

Staff Governor
Juliet Shiels

Juliet Shiels

Co-opted Governor
Charles Archer

Charles Archer

Co-opted Governor
Alice Garrett

Alice Garrett

Parent Governor, Vice Chair ECO Governor
Janet Ellis

Janet Ellis

Clerk to the Governors
Geoff Mills

Geoff Mills

Co-opted Governor
Gergo Danka

Gergo Danka

Parent Governor
Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Co-opted Governor. Data Governor

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