Governing Board

The Board of Governors at Greenbank is a team of 15 members, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including parents, staff, and others co-opted from the community and Local Authority. We share the school’s aim to support all the children in a caring, safe and friendly environment and are ambitious for them all to achieve the very best outcomes.

We are confident that the wonderful Staff at Greenbank deliver a broad, balanced curriculum, aiming for continuous improvement in the education offered and the well-being of every child.

From time to time there are vacancies for Governors and we would welcome anyone who has particular expertise or is interested in sharing the strategic vision for the education of Greenbank children. We would encourage them to get in touch with us or talk to other governors and volunteer for this important role.

With my best wishes,

Ann Dangerfield, Chair of Governors

Further information

School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body.  They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:

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

Our governing body was reconstituted in 2015 and is made up of 7 Co-opted/Foundation Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor, 6 Parent Governors and 1 Head Teacher Governor and a Clerk to the Governing Body. We also have 1 Associate Governor who cannot vote on issues.

Our Governing Body meets half termly. Committees such as Staffing, Finance and Curriculum are convened as and when required.

Training and Skills

Our governors bring various skills and attributes to their role.  They have undergone training in areas such as Prevent, Keeping Children Safe, Impact of Equality Act 2010 for Schools, Assessment and Standardisation, Safe Guarding Children and Information Governance, IOSH, Safer Recruitment, Disciplinary, Pupil Premium.

List of members

Mr G Cooper – Co-opted Governor

Mrs G Dempsey – Co-opted Governor

Mrs B Barnes – Co-opted Governor

Mrs A Dangerfield – Co-opted Governor – Chair

Dr J Haddley – Co-opted Governor

Cllr Mr J Roberts – Local Authority Governor

Mrs B Kuhnen – Parent Governor

Mr R Anderson – Parent Governor

Mrs S McCarthy – Parent Governor

Mr H Javed Khan – Parent Governor

Mr C Waters – Staff Governor

Mrs D Wrigley – Head Teacher

Ms L Kaemena – Deputy Headteacher (Associate Governor)

Mr J Pilcher – CLERK