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Our Governing Body 2016 - 2017

Governor

Governor

Committee

Notes

Mr Anthony Rae

Headteacher

Buildings and Finance

Children and Learning

Personnel

 

Cllr Anne Duffield (Chair)

Local Authority

Buildings and Finance

Children and Learning

Personnel

 

Mrs Rowena Ainscough

Staff Governor

Children and Learning

 

Miss Aine Graven

Community Governor

Buildings and Finance

 

Mrs Caroline Hall

Community Governor

Personnel

 

Mr Neil Tatham

Staff Governor

Children and Learning

 

Mr Simon Cobb (Vice Chair)

Parent Governor

Personnel

 

Mr Neil McInroy

Parent Governor

Buildings and Finance

 

Ms Cheryl O'Meara Sims

Parent Governor

Children and Learning

 

Ms Ellen Tickle

Parent Governor

Children and Learning

 

Mr Moataz Alilhou

Parent Governor

Buildings and Finance

 

Mrs Jayne Dickinson

Associate Member

Buildings and Finance

Children and Learning

 

Mrs Tina Tomlinson

Staff Governor

Buildings and Finance

Children and Learning

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Sajida Zaman

Parent Governor

Children and Learning

 

Governor Register of Interests

 

Governor

Category

Interests Declared

Other Governed

Dates of Term

Area of Responsibility

Anthony Rae

Head

TTSA lead school strategic board member

 

11.04.2005 -

 

Anne Duffield (Chair)

Local Authority

Councillor Trafford Council

 

10.06.2015 to 09.06.2019

 

Rowena Ainscough

Staff

None

Governor at a Primary School in Stockport

15.06.2013 to 14.06.2017

English

Aine Graven

Community

Foundation Manager Equity Housing Group

 

10.03.2015 to 09.03.2019

 

Caroline Hall

Community

None

 

10.06.2015 to 09.06.2019

 

Neil Tatham

Staff

None

 

20.02.2014 to 25.02.2018

 

Simon Cobb (Vice Chair)

Parent

None

 

10.10.2014 to 09.10.2018

 

Neil McInroy

Parent

       

Cheryl O'Meara Sims

Parent

The Archive

 

10.10.2014 to 09.10.2018

Equality

Sajida Zaman

Parent

   

10.10.2014 to 09.10.2018

SEND

Ellen Tickle

Parent

Wild Child Forest School Freelance Teacher

 

15.06.2016 to 14.06.2020

Maths

Moataz Alilhou

Parent

None

 

15.06.2016 to 14.06.2020

 

Jayne Dickinson

Associate Member

None

 

19.06.2013 to 18.06.2017

 

Tina Tomlinson

Staff

None

   

Safeguarding

Register of Attendance Governor Meetings 2016-2017

Full Governors Meeting

 

Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 6pm

AD, AR, RA, MA, SC, AG, CH, COM, NT, ET, JD, TT

 

Wed 15 March 2017 at 6pm

AR, AD, RA, MA, SC, AG, CH, NMc, NT, ET, TT

Wed 21 June 2017 at 6pm

AD, AR, RA, MA, SC, AG, NMc, COM, NT, ET, JD, SZ, TT, JD

 

Personnel Committee

 

Wed 19 Oct 2016 at 5pm

AR, AD, CH, SC

Wed 18 Jan 2017 at 5pm

AR, AD, CH, SC

(Extra if needed) Wed 27 April 2017 at 5pm

CH, AR, AD, JJ, TT, SC

Wed 19 July 2017 at 5pm

CH, AD, AR, TT, JD

Children and Learning Committee

Thurs 29 Sept 2016 at 5.00pm

AR, ET, NT, COM, RA, TT, JD

Wed 8 Feb 2017 at 5.00pm

AR, TT, NT, RA, SZ, JD, ET, COM

Wed 17 May 2017 at 5.00pm – postponed

AR, TT, NT, RA, SZ, JD, ET, COM

Buildings and Finance Committee

Wed 28 Sept 2016 at 5.00pm

AR, JD, TT, AD, AG, MA

Tues 6 Dec 2016 – additional BUDGET meeting – with LA (Anne Marie Steadman), ACES –

AD, AR, NMc, AG, MA

Wed 22 Feb 2017 at 5.00pm

AR, JD, TT, AD, AG, MA

Wed 14 June 2017 at 5.00pm

Did not meet

 

Personnel Committee

  • AR
  • AD
  • CH
  • SC
  • JD
  • TT

 

Children and Learning Committee

  • AR
  • TT
  • NT
  • RA
  • SZ
  • ET
  • COM
  • TT
  • JD

Buildings and Finance Committee

  • AR
  • AD
  • AG
  • MA
  • JD
  • TT
  • NMc

Abbreviations

 

 

Anthony Rae - AR Anne Duffield – AD Jayne Dickinson – JD Tina Tomlinson – TT Rowena Ainscough – RA

Neil Tatham – NT Simon Cobb – SC Neil McInroy – NMc Sajida Zaman – SZ Aine Graven – AG

Caroline Hall – CH Cheryl O Meara – COM Ellen Tickle – ET Moataz Alilhou - MA

 

 

Register of Attendance Governor Meetings 2015-2016

Full Governors Meeting

 

Wednesday 7 October 2015 at 6pm

AD, AR, SC, NT, JD, TT

 

Wed 3 March 2016 at 6pm

AR, AD, SC, AG, CH, NMc, JD, TT , COM, SZ

Wed 15 June 2017 at 6pm

AD, AR, MA, SC, AG, NMc,COM, NT, SZ, TT, JD, CH

 

Personnel Committee

 

Wed 11 Nov 2015 at 5pm

AR, AD, CH, SC

Wed 3 Feb 2016 at 5pm

AR, AD, CH, SC, TT, JD

Wed 26 April 2016 at 5pm

CH, AR, AD, JJ, TT, SC

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

Thurs 18 Nov 2015 at 5.00pm

AR, NT, TT, GO’G, SZ

Wed 9 Mar 2016 at 5.00pm

AR, G O’G

Wed 4 May 2016 at 5.00pm

AR, TT, NT, GO’G

Buildings and Finance Committee

Wed 2 Dec 2015 at 5.00pm

AR, JD, TT, AD

Wed 1 Mar 2016 at 5.00pm

AD, AR, NMc, AG, JD

 

Wed 20 April 2016 at 5.00pm

AR, AD, JD, TT, NMcI, AG

 

Personnel Committee

  • AR
  • AD
  • CH
  • SC
  • JD
  • TT

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

  • AR
  • TT
  • NT
  • GO’G
  • SZ
  • COM
  • TT
  • JD

Buildings and Finance Committee

  • AR
  • AD
  • AG
  • MA
  • JD
  • TT
  • NMc

Abbreviations

 

 

Anthony Rae - AR Anne Duffield – AD Jayne Dickinson – JD Tina Tomlinson – TT Gemma O’Gorman – G O’G

Neil Tatham – NT Simon Cobb – SC Neil McInroy – NMc Sajida Zaman – SZ Aine Graven – AG

Caroline Hall – CH Cheryl O Meara – COM Moataz Alilhou - MA

 

 

Anthony Rae

 

 As you know, I am Mr Rae, the Headteacher here at Seymour Park Community Primary School. I have been Headteacher here for almost 13 years.This is my 3rd Headship. Some of you remember me from my time at St Alphonsus RC Primary School here in Old Trafford (6 years) and after that I was Headteacher at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Sale. In recent years I have supported other schools, including being Executive Headteacher at Barton Clough Primary School near the Trafford Centre. I have worked in many schools around Trafford including Partington Primary School, St Hugh's, St Anne's CE. I have also spent twelve months working in a school in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

 

I am a National Leader of Education (LLE) which means I support other Headteachers and Schools in helping them to be the best they can be. I am also a Pupil Premium Reviewer.

 

I am very proud to be a founding member of the Trafford Teaching School Alliance (Seymour Park is a Lead School within TTSA).

 

 

I have seen huge changes here at Seymour Park over the years and am very proud of the achievements of the staff and children. Our Teaching Staff are the best we have ever had - providing excellent quality learning opportunities for the children. We have been through 2 Outstanding Ofsted inspections during my time here. You can see the Ofsted Reports in the Key Information Section.

 

As Headteacher I am automatically a Governor of the school and I work closely with the Governors to help make sure that our school stays GREAT as well as keep moving it forwards. We should never stop improving. Ours is a 21st Century School!

 

We are lucky to have a group of committed Governors who genuinely care about the school,  the children and the community.

 

I try to be approachable and accessible. Please come and talk to me or any of our staff on the playground or in school if you have a concern or want to tell us how happy you are with the school.

 

Thank you.
Anthony S Rae

Tina Tomlinson

Hello!
I am Mrs Tina Tomlinson, Deputy Head. I am a Teacher Governor. I have been at Seymour Park for 5 years,but I have been teaching for a long time and have a lot of experience. I have 2 children-a daughter and a son -both now attend Secondary School. I feel I have the BIG picture regarding Trafford Education -as a teacher and as a parent.
I have worked in Manchester Schools - Crosslee Primary in Blackley, Wilbraham Juniors, Acacias Primary in Burnage and as an Advisory Teacher promoting Primary Science and training teachers. I moved to Trafford and became Deputy Head at St. Joseph's Primary. From there I came to Seymour Park - "the jeweI in the crown of Trafford" 
Seymour Park is a forward thinking school with truly dedicated, hard working and caring staff. The staff make learning fun and believe in educating the WHOLE child-helping them develop life skills and skills for learning. Life at Seymour Park is exciting and lively for the children, ranging from hands on practical activites,individual support, small group work,varied opportunities to share learning with others,  trips out, visitors, behaviour treats, sports coaches, musicians, special focus weeks......phew! There is sooo much going on. It is a great place to learn and... a great place to work!
I try to make myself accessible to parents by being about in the playground to answer any queries or concerns and have an office for more formal discussions.
 Anyway....enough about me! 

Rowena Ainscough

 

Hello, I am Rowena Ainscough.


I have been a teacher at Seymour Park for over 20 years and I am extremely proud to be a member of the Governing Body of our amazing school. I teach in Key Stage One and have been an Assistant Headteacher for over 13 years. Throughout the years I have developed great relationships with all of our families, often teaching several members of the same family! I love the sense of community at our school and how we share the same vision in order to provide the Seymour Park Experience.


As a member of staff I am able to share my knowledge of the school, the policies and present relevant data to the other governors. I am part of the Children and Learning Committee and have a clear understanding of how well the school is performing!
 

I am also a governor at a primary school in Stockport; sitting on both the Finance and Teaching & Learning Committees. This gives me a broad and thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a school governor.
 

I can be found on the playground before and after school each day and I am very happy to meet informally with parents to answer questions and discuss their ideas.

 

Moataz Alhilou

 

I am Moataz Alhilou, married with two children that are both lucky to be at Seymour Park. I am a co-opted governor at Seymour Park and part of the Buildings and Finance committee which support the school strategy in relation to budgeting and the school buildings and grounds.

 

I was a Human Resource and Organisation Development Consultant that went back to academia to have a more robust understanding of strategy processes. This is mainly where I will be able to contribute to the governing body. I hold an MSc from Warwick University and a PhD from Alliance Manchester Business School (The University of Manchester) where I am also a visiting professor.

Aine Graven

 

I joined the governing body in March 2015 as I had been working in the Old Trafford community and grew a real fondness for the sense of community and meeting people from all walks of life. I loved the school from my first visit and am immensely proud to play a part in it.

I sit on the Buildings and Finance Committee which supports the strategic direction of the school in relation to budgeting and the school buildings and grounds. We want to make sure the school provides the best environment and support for children to learn.

Outside of school, I have a wide range of experience, having worked in the charity, housing, local government and private sectors. I'm particularly passionate about social enterprise and am currently trying my hand at running one in Stockport.

Caroline Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Cobb

 

Hi. My name is Simon Cobb. I have 2 daughters at the school.

 

As an English teacher in Russia, I've taught children aged from 3 to 16 years old. As this was in a commercial setting, I needed to demonstrate the value of my teaching and decision-making to both students and owners.

 

Currently, I work at the BBC in the Children's department where I create digital content (apps, websites and videos) aimed at children aged 2-12 for CBBC and CBeebies.
I'm part of the senior team in my department and contribute to strategic and long term planning, as well as reviewing the performance of everything we do.
This involves balancing multiple (sometimes conflicting) viewpoints, making sure everyone involved is happy that their needs have been accurately and fairly represented.
 
My specific expertise is in the area of digital and media literacy and the fast changing world of technology and how children can get the most out of it, learning and having fun whilst remaining safe.
More generally, I can contribute strategic planning. I know how to create budgets, review contracts and plan successful delivery of projects taking advantage of, or creating, opportunities along the way.
I can talk to children, grown-ups, commercial organisations and all sorts of different audiences in a way that they can relate to with a message that is relevant to them.

Cheryl O'Meara Sims

 

Hello. My name is Cheryl O'Meara Sims.

 

I have volunteered within school for the last 10 years, working with PIP, chairing meetings, fundraising & feeding back parents’ views to make positive changes in the relationship between school and community. My role of governor would take that up a level in representing parent’s voices in the long-term objectives of the school.

 

I have 3 children ranging in ages 4-15 so I am experienced in the challenges & stages of primary school life from beginning to transition to secondary school.

 

I’m well known in the school & hope that I am approachable enough for parents to share their ideas with me. I also sit on the Centenary Garden committee, which has links with the school.

 

I am a successful entrepreneurial business owner, community worker & well known parent at the school. I have strong business skills in strategy, problem solving, finance & marketing. On a personal perspective I understand the positives & negatives of Old Trafford as a community, living here for 15 years also working with the school & Centenary Garden.
I hope to contribute by bringing my individual skills and knowledge to the board to enhance the work it does. As well as my own views, I want to stay in tune with and channel parents’ opinions. With this feedback, the board has a firm understanding of the community & a strong foundation on which to build future strategies. Thank you.

Sajida Zaman

 

 

My name is Sajida Zaman and I am a Parent Governor.
One of my daughters attends Seymour Park Community Primary School. I work full time in a Primary School in Cheetham Hill. 
I am an Assistant Headteacher and SENCo. I enjoy working with children and aim to support their needs to the best of my ability.
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be a governor at this school and I am enjoy working with the Head and Staff. It is exciting for me to gain an insight into how Seymour Park operates and how they support the children. I have visited the school many times to share advice and strategies with the SENCo.

Ellen Tickle
Jayne Dickinson
Neil Tatham
Neil McInroy
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