Members

Mrs Sarah Molloy                           Chair of Governors (Declared Interests – see below)
Date of Appointment                      14th April, 2011

Mr Andrew Walker                          Governor (Declared Interests – see below)
Date of Appointment                      11th March, 2014

Mr Colin Jackson                            Governor (Declared Interests – see below)
Date of Appointment                      10th February, 2015

Mr Christopher McConnachie        Governor (Declared Interests – see below)
Date of Appointment                      16th June, 2015

Resignations during Academic Year 2015/2016

Mrs Kay Harvey                                Governor
Date of Appointment                         14th April, 2011
Date of Resignation effective from    2nd February, 2016

Hodgson Academy Governing Body June 2017

Governors are elected to serve a four year term of office


Mrs Sarah Molloy                           Chair of Governors                        

Member Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    17th March, 2015

Responsibilities:

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Cultivate a teaching repertoire that meets the needs of all learners
Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Secure sustainable, impactful leadership and staffing

Declared Interests:

Director, Carleton News Limited
Governor, Carleton Green Community Primary School
Director, Fylde Coast Academy Trust
Director, Fylde Coast Teaching School


Mrs Nadine Galloway                    Vice-Chair of Governors

Member Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    6th October, 2015

Responsibilities:

Pupil Premium Students
High Attaining Students
Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Cultivate a teaching repertoire that meets the needs of all learners
Link Governor Academy Plan 2016/17 – All students make outstanding progress and the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers is eliminated over time

Declared Interests:

Director, Blackpool Schools Partnership


Mr Christopher McConnachie                                  

Member Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    27th June, 2015

Responsibilities:

Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Seamless transition from KS2 through to KS4
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Member of Lancashire Children’s Safeguarding Board
Vice Chair Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies
Chair Lancashire Academy Governors Forum
Lancashire Schools Forum representative

Declared Interests:

None


Mr Anthony Nicholson

Executive Principal / Member Appointed Governor / Accounting Officer

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    17th March, 2015

Declared Interests:

Director, Hodgson Uniform Shop Ltd
Director, Fylde Coast Academy Trust
Director, Fylde Coast Teaching School 


Mr Derek Yarwood

Principal / Ex Officio Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    1st September, 2016

Declared Interests:

Governor Unity Academy

 

Mrs Stephanie Benson

Co-opted Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    10th March 2015

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mrs Julie Glynn

Staff Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    19th September, 2016

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mr Colin Jackson

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    7th October, 2014

Responsibilities:

Pupil Premium Students
Link Governor Academy Plan 2016/17 – All students make outstanding progress and the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers is eliminated over time
Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Secure sustainable, impactful leadership and staffing
Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Narrow in-school gaps in attainment and progress between groups of students and subjects

Declared Interests:

Chair of Governors, Stanah Primary School
Chair of Fleetwood Swimming Club

 

Mrs Shabnam Khan

Staff Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    17th September, 2012

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mrs Andrea Preston

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    10th February, 2015

Responsibilities:

Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Develop resilience in all sectors of the academy community

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mrs Jane Vila

Member Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    10th March 2015

Responsibilities:

Governor Training
Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Develop resilience in all sectors of the academy community

Declared Interests:
None

 

Mr Andrew Walker

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    17th June, 2014

Responsibilities:

Link Governor re Academy Plan 2016/17 – Seamless transition from KS2 through to KS4

Declared Interests:

Director, Effective Pedagogy Solutions Community Interest Company
Governor of Carleton Green Community Primary School
Director, Fylde Coast Teaching School

 

Mrs Kaye Davies

Clerk to the Governing Body, Central Clerking Team Leader, Governor Services, Lancashire County Council (Tel: 01257 516124) 

Resignations during Academic Year 2015/2016


Mr Donald Cross

Member Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    11th October, 2011

Date of Resignation effective from 10th October, 2015 – end of term of office

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mrs Louise Brunskill

Staff Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    13th May, 2013

Date of Resignation effective from 15th January, 2016

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mrs Kay Harvey

Member and Member Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment re Current Term of Office    29th November, 2013

Date of Resignation effective from 2nd February, 2016

Declared Interests:

None

 

Mrs Toni Roethling

Principal / Ex Officio Governor

Appointment effective from 1st June, 2013

Date of Resignation effective from 31st August, 2016

Declared Interests:

None

Resignations during Academic Year 2016/2017

Mr Richard Jones

Parent Governor

Appointment effective from 6th October, 2015

Date of Resignation effective from 7th June, 2017

Declared Interests:

None

 


Mrs Susan Fox

Staff Governor

Appointment effective from 17th September, 2012

Date of Resignation effective from 16th September, 2016 (End of Term of Office)

Declared Interests:

None

 

Our Register of Interests demonstrates transparency and good governance of the financial management in school in accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook.

An individual declaration for registering interests has been completed and signed by all staff with a financial input (e.g. Budget holders) and all members of the Governing Body. The declaration requests staff and governors to certify that:

  • They have declared all beneficial interests, which they or any person closely connected with them have with businesses or other organisations, which may have dealings with the school.
  • They have declared details of any other educational establishment which they govern
  • They have set out any relationships with members of school staff
  • They have agreed to inform the school of any changes in these interests

Governing Body Committee Structure

To 10th April, 2016

In addition to the full governing body there were three main sub committees, Business & Resources, Standards & Effectiveness and Audit & Risk Management

From 11th April, 2016

The Governing Body agreed that the three main sub committees would disband and that all business would be conducted through the full governing body meetings

For information only

Business & Resources Committee Membership 6th October, 2015 – 10th April, 2016

Mrs L Brunskill                   Mrs N Galloway
Mrs K Harvey                     Mr C Jackson
Mr C McConnachie            Mrs S Molloy
Mrs T Roethling                  Mrs J Vila
Mr A Walker

Terms of reference – Business & Resources

To assist the decision making of the governing body, by enabling more detailed consideration to be given to the best means of fulfilling the governing body’s responsibility to ensure sound management of the academy’s finances and resources, including proper planning, monitoring and probity. Make appropriate comments and recommendations on such matters to the governing body, on an agreed basis. Major issues will be referred to the full governing body for ratification.

Subject to the requirements of the relevant legislation, the committee is authorised:

  • To consider the academy’s indicative funding, notified annually by the YPLA, and to assess its implications for the academy, in consultation with the Principal, in advance of the financial year, drawing any matters of significance or concern to the attention of the governing body.
  • To consider and recommend acceptance/non-acceptance of the academy’s budget, at the start of each financial year.
  • To contribute to the formulation of the academy’s development plan, through the consideration of financial priorities and proposals, in consultation with the Principal, with the stated and agreed aims and objectives of the academy.
  • To monitor, review and advise on all relevant elements of the Academy Plan.
  • To receive and make recommendations on the broad budget headings and areas of expenditure to be adopted each year, including the level and use of any contingency fund or balances, ensuring the compatibility of all such proposals with the development priorities set out in the development plan.
  • To liaise with and receive reports from other governor committees, as appropriate, and to make recommendations to those committees about the financial aspects of matters being considered by them.
  • To monitor and review expenditure on a regular basis and ensure compliance with the overall financial plan for the academy, and with the financial regulations of the DfE, drawing any matters of concern to the attention of the governing body.
  • To monitor and review procedures for ensuring the effective implementation and operation of financial procedures, on a regular basis, including the implementation of bank account arrangements and, where appropriate, to make recommendations for improvement.
  • To monitor and review income generation to ensure that the Academy is maximising opportunities to increase income wherever it is possible to do so.
  • To prepare the financial statement to form part of the annual report of the governing body to parents and for filing in accordance with Companies Act and Charity Commission requirements.
  • To receive external auditors’ reports and to recommend to the full governing body action as appropriate in response to audit findings. Similarly, receive reports from the Academy Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Responsible Officer and make due recommendations as appropriate to the Governing Body.
  • To recommend the appointment or reappointment of the external auditors of the academy.
  • To exercise responsibility for the condition, repair, extension or alteration of premises.
  • To inspect annually the premises and grounds and prepare a statement of priorities for maintenance and development for the approval of the Governing Body.
  • To advise the Governing Body on major projects deemed to be necessary or appropriate.
  • To work with relevant partners and consultants to ensure that new buildings and improvements, as agreed with the Governing Body, are progressed, and where appropriate that the payments are made.
  • To act on behalf of the Governing Body in monitoring the implementation and progress of all building related plans.
  • To monitor the maintenance and upkeep of the School premises and grounds.
  • To make recommendations to the Governing Body on the appointment of consultants or the providers of premises related services.
  • To determine the use of the School premises outside School session time including advice to the Governing Body on a possible charging policy which must be determined by the Governing Body.
  • To advise the Governing Body on the implementation, maintenance and security of ICT infrastructure within the Academy and to monitor its effectiveness.
  • To provide support and guidance to the Principal on all matters relating to the School premises and grounds, security and Health and Safety.
  • To ensure that arrangements are in place for the dissemination of Health and Safety information to all building users, including staff, students and visitors.
  • To review the School’s Health and Safety policy as and when required and to advise along with the Principal, the Governing Body with regard to its compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.
  • To monitor accident reports and fire drills and where appropriate recommend and take advice on remedial action.
  • To ensure the School complies with Health and Safety regulations, including that a regular audit of risk assessment is undertaken and to take action where necessary.
  • To promote co-operation between all employees at the School to achieve and to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for staff and students.
  • To examine safety inspection reports and to make recommendations where remedial action is required.
  • To prepare staff policies for approval by the Governing Body.
  • In conjunction with the Principal, to draw up a staffing structure (teaching and non-teaching staff, posts of responsibility, etc) and to review it annually. To ensure that the Academy retains capacity within its staffing structures to meet the demands placed upon it both internally and externally.
  • To establish the Academy’s pay policy having consulted accordingly with relevant stakeholders including HR advisers appointed by the Academy
  • To ensure that all the procedures relating to the recruitment, selection and appointment of staff are in place and that they are kept under review following any changes in legislation.
  • To ensure that all necessary safeguarding procedures are being adhered to and that all staff are following recognised ‘safer working practices’.
  • To carry out all procedures for the appointment of new teaching staff (except Principal or Deputy Principal) and key support staff, in accordance with agreed arrangements.  (Each Governing Body will need to determine this in relation the number and scale of appointments made and the size of the Committee).
  • To delegate to the Principal all provision of supply cover of under one term’s duration.
  • To delegate to the Principal and one Committee member the appointment of all other support staff.
  • To consult as required (e.g. over pay policy) with all staff or with recognised Trade Unions.
  • To ensure that appropriate job descriptions are in place.
  • To check that the arrangements for staff appraisal (Performance Management) are in place and being developed.
  • To monitor the programme of staff development and training and ensure it meets the needs of the School Development/Improvement Plan and of the staff.
  • To receive regular reports on staff absence, if not already reported to the Full Governing Body.
  • Review annually the unit total of the School and the effect, if any on the ISR.

Standards & Effectiveness Committee Membership 6th October 2015 – 10th April, 2016

Mrs S Benson                    Mrs S Fox
Mrs N Galloway                 Mrs K Harvey
Mr C Jackson                     Mrs S Khan
Mr C McConnachie            Mrs S Molloy
Mrs A Preston                    Mrs T Roethling
Mr A Walker                       Mrs J Vila

 

Terms of Reference Standards & Effectiveness

The main function of the committee is to advise the Principal and Governing Body on matters concerning the Academy’s standards and effectiveness, in particular:

  • To prepare and review any policies relating to standards and effectiveness which are the responsibility of the governing body;
  • To ensure that the curriculum provided meets the statutory requirements, including those for reporting;
  • To monitor student progress in relation to the targets set and with specific reference to particular groups (e.g. FSM, GAT, LAC);
  • To monitor the impact of policies and planning on students learning;
  • To monitor progress towards, review and advise on all relevant sections of the Academy Plan;
  • To monitor and review procedures for SEN;
  • To ensure inclusion and access for all students, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ability and background;
  • To ensure the legislative framework for the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs is fully embedded in policies and procedures.  As part of this requirement the needs of Gifted and Talented students will be monitored and reviewed;
  • To monitor the culture, ethos and climate of the Academy, making recommendations as and when necessary;
  • To ensure a positive relationship between home and the Academy underpins all aspects of school life;
  • To apply the admissions criteria as agreed by the governing body;
  • To ensure principles of bullying prevention are included within a written statement.
  • To receive reports on, and to monitor and evaluate any educational visits undertaken by students;
  • To ensure that the Academy fulfils its statutory requirements to record and publish authorised and unauthorised absence rates as required and to make returns to the local authority;
  • To ensure that the Academy operates appropriate systems for the protection and safeguarding of students;
  • To monitor and review procedures aimed at improving the transfer of students from KS2 to KS3, KS4 to KS5 and for students working within the curriculum;
  • To oversee the pastoral structure ensuring that issues of student welfare are dealt with in a professional and caring manner;
  • To monitor the pastoral/curriculum link aimed at further strengthening a holistic approach to student welfare and academic progress;
  • To ensure Hodgson remains at the cutting edge of technological advancement;
  • To promote the use of modern technology throughout the whole Academy;
  • To monitor and enhance the community perception of Hodgson Academy and the work that it does in the community;
  • To ensure that the Academy plays an appropriately active role within the community;
  • To be responsible for the assessment of key risks relating to the Academy’s standards and curriculum in relation to its area of responsibility

Audit & Risk Management Committee Membership 6th October, 2015- 10th April, 2016

Mrs N Galloway                 Mrs K Harvey
Mr C Jackson                      Mr R Jones
Mrs S Molloy                      Mrs A Preston
Mrs J Vila 

Terms of Reference Audit & Risk Management

The Committee is authorised by the governing body to advise on, and investigate any activity within its terms of reference, and to seek any information it requires from staff, who are requested to co-operate with the Committee in the conduct of its inquiries. Requests for work, and reports received, from internal audit will be channelled through the accounting officer, to whom the Head of Internal Audit reports. The Committee is authorised to obtain independent professional advice if it considers this necessary.

The specific duties of the Committee shall be to:

  • review the body’s internal and external financial statements and reports to ensure that they reflect best practice
  • conduct the procedure and recommend the appointment of external auditors from the list of contractors received in accordance with any relevant guidance
  • discuss with the external auditor the nature and scope of each forthcoming audit and to ensure that the external auditor has the fullest co-operation of staff
  • consider all relevant reports by the appointed external auditor, including reports on the body’s accounts, achievement of value for money and the response to any management letters
  • review the effectiveness of the body’s internal control system established to ensure that the aims, objectives and key performance targets of the organisation are achieved in the most economic, effective and environmentally preferable manner
  • ensure that the body’s internal audit service meets, or exceeds, the standards specified in the Government Internal Audit Manual, complies in all other respects with these guidelines and meets agreed levels of service
  • consider and advise the governing body on the body’s annual and long-term audit programme
  • consider internal audit reports, including value-for-money reports and the arrangements for their implementation
  • review the operation of the governing body’s code of practice for governors and code of conduct for staff
  • consider any other matters where requested to do so by the governing body
  • report at least once a school term to the governing body on the discharge of the above duties
  • maintain and oversee the Academy’s risk register.

Attendance at Meetings in the Academic Year 2015/16

Full Governing Body                                               

Attendance Number of Possible Meetings
Benson S 2 7
Brunskill L 1 2
Cross D 1 1
Fox S 6 7
Galloway N 6 7
Harvey K 0 2
Jackson C 3 7
Jones R 6 7
Khan S 5 7
McConnachie C 7 7
Molloy S 6 7
Nicholson A 6 7
Preston A 7 7
Roethling T 6 7
Vila J 6 7
Walker A 6 7

 

Business & Resources Committee                                                    

Attendance Number of Possible Meetings
Brunskill L 1 2
Cross D 1 1
Galloway N 2 4
Harvey K 0 3
Jackson C 2 4
Jones R 1 3
McConnachie C 4 4
Molloy S 3 4
Preston A 4 4
Roethling T 2 4
Vila J 2 4
Walker A 0 4


Standards & Effectiveness Committee
                                                

Attendance Number of Possible Meetings
Benson S 2 4
Fox S 2 4
Galloway N 4 4
Harvey K 0 3
Jackson C 2 4
Khan S 2 4
Jones R 3 3
McConnachie C 3 4
Molloy S 3 4
Preston A 3 4
Roethling T 3 4
Vila J 1 1
Walker A 3 4


Audit & Risk Management Committee

Attendance Number of Possible Meetings
Galloway N 1 2
Harvey K 2 2
Jackson C 2 2
Molloy S 2 2
Preston A 1 2
Vila J 2 2