Governance

Welcome to the Governance Section of the Moreton School website!

In this section you can find out more about our role in school, the work we do, who we are and how you can contact us.
The main role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and work with the headteacher and staff to ensure our school provides good quality education and continues to strive for excellence through supporting, promoting and monitoring learning and learning outcomes.

The Strategic Role

In this role, governors:
• Play a lead part in planning and setting School Improvement Priorities and directing school resources.
• Set policies to ensure the school achieves its aims and objectives together with monitoring and evaluating progress towards them.
• Focus on raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning so that every pupil achieves his/her full potential.
• Ensure that there are systems in place to monitor progress. Use evidence to review progress against targets to see whether policies and practices are effective.
• Benchmark school achievements.

The Critical Friend Role

In this role, governors:
• Act as a source of challenge to the headteacher as well as providing support and guidance.
• Recognise and celebrate achievements and under performance.
• Encourage strategies and bring about improvement.

The Accountability Role

In this role, governors:
• Discuss, question and refine proposals while respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff and their responsibilities for management of the school.
• Are prepared to account for the school’s performance and to explain its decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest.

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Governors List

Helen Bourton - Chair

Date Appointed: 13/06/2023

By Whom: Governing Board

Governor Category: Governor

Term of Office: 13/06/2023 – 12/06/2027

Name of Business: ConnectED, Staffordshire Cricket

Nature of Interest: Consultant, Volunteer Director

Date of Declaration: 06/09/2023

Personal Relationships with Trust Employees: Peter Bourton (Spouse), Mentor

Traded with AAT: N/A

Helen Bourton has been a highly successful educator for 32 years in Sandwell, Dudley and in Wolverhampton. She has a passion for supporting young people to develop their social, physical and mental wellbeing, through a broad and balanced curriculum and a full range of opportunities within and outside school life. Helen is an advocate of developing skill/personal qualities and empowering young people to enable them to take a strong place in society.

Helen believes that as a director she has an important part to play in raising school standards and her experience of governance will support her in this role.

She believes that the role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school and the life chances for every young person.

Sarah Baker (Resigned 13/06/2023)

Date Appointed: 07/11/2019

By Whom: Parents

Governor Category: Parent

Term of Office: 02/03/2022 – 06/11/2023

Name of Business: Voice 4 Parents, SEND Board Wolverhampton

Nature of Interest: Chair, Vice Chair

Date of Declaration: 20/09/2022

Traded with AAT: N/A

I have 10 years experience of being a governor ranging from Nursery, Primary and now Secondary. I have two children who attend Moreton School. I’m passionate that all children have the best start in life and have all the opportunities and life skills to help them succeed. I believe in everyone working together to achieve the best outcomes for our children and community. I’m very honoured to be part of and to Chair, the Moreton Local Governing Body and will always give my all to support the staff, pupils and families. For the last ten years I have been volunteering and now Chair an Organisation that helps represents the views of families of children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities, and I work closely with the Local Authority and health services to ensure services meet the needs of SEND.

Carol Winterbottom (Resigned 13/06/2023)

Date Appointed: 07/11/2019

By Whom: Parents

Governor Category: Parent

Term of Office: 07/11/2019 – 06/11/2023

Name of Business: Northwood Park Primary

Nature of Interest: Employee, Chair of Governors

Date of Declaration: 13/09/2022

Traded with AAT: N/A

Carol is a parent governor at the Amethyst Academies Trust, where she has two children who both attend. She has over 6 years of school governing experience and is a Chair of Governors at a local Primary School
She is proud to be a governor and just like every parent at Moreton wants the very best for her children. She feels it is important that every child is happy, safe, confident and strives to become the very best they can be. As parents we need to support the school in its journey to become outstanding.
Being passionate about ensuring that the provision and education of each and every child is the best it can possibly be, working hard to ensure that we achieve high standards of educational achievement allowing every child to reach their full potential whilst here at Moreton.
Carol works in a HR background for a volunteer led Health and First Aid charity, who respond to emergencies, supporting communities and saving lives .

Caroline Bayley (Resigned 29/06/2022)

Date Appointed: 07/11/2019

By Whom: School Staff

Governor Category: Staff

Term of Office: 07/11/2019 – 06/11/2023

Name of Business: N/A

Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare

Date of Declaration: 01/11/2021

Traded with AAT: N/A

As a Staff Governor I’ve worked in Education since 2008,  prior to this I worked for BT as a Service Manager.   I joined the Amythyst Trust 2010 working firstly at Aldersley High school where I started as a Teaching Assistant in the Special Education Needs Department before changing my role to Pastoral Head of Year and the latter years combining this  alongside Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead.  I  moved  to Moreton school 2018 as Safeguarding lead which is a role I cherish.  Moreton is a family where as staff we all support our young people as they move from year 7 to year 11.  Seeing their growth in confidence and self-belief as they face the ups and downs of life is what we as a school are all about.  Ensuring they have the resilience and freedom of choice as they leave year 11 to enter the next stage of their life.

 

Chloe Lavelle

Date Appointed: 01/03/2022

By Whom: Governing Board

Governor Category: Co-opted

Term of Office: 01/03/2022 – 28/02/2026

Name of Business: DLUHC

Nature of Interest: Employee

Date of Declaration: 14/09/2023

Traded with AAT: N/A

My name is Chloe Lavelle and I work in the Civil Service. I wanted to be a school governor as development of children is something that I am invested in. I chose Moreton and the Amethyst Trust as I liked the values that they stood for and I like the opportunities they offer students such as DofE and learning musical instruments at school.

Elaine Green

Date Appointed: 07/11/2019

By Whom: School Staff

Governor Category: Staff

Term of Office: 07/11/2019 – 06/11/2023

Name of Business: N/A

Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare

Date of Declaration: 12/07/2023

Traded with AAT: N/A

I am a long standing Governor of Moreton school, starting as a parent governor,  now a staff governor.  I am passionate about the school and the students that attend it as I believe that they deserve the very best chance to improve life chances.

I have a long history of working with Special Educational Needs – being acting Deputy SENDCo for several years, with a special interest in autism and the challenges and benefits it can bring.

I am a fully qualified and practicing Counsellor, choosing to work as a school counsellor as a preferred field of expertise, but also qualified to level 7 to test students for Access Arrangements, so all students that attend Moreton have a level playing field for their exams.

 

A Rollo

Date Appointed: 13/06/2023

By Whom: Governing Board

Governor Category: Staff

Term of Office: 13/06/2023 – 12/06/2027

Name of Business: N/A

Nature of Interest: N/A

Date of Declaration: 12/07/2023

Traded with AAT: N/A

My name is Anna Rollo and I’ve just completed my first year as part of the Moreton Team. I work within the Mathematics department where I have the roles of Lead Practitioner and Second in Department. I have a passion for all things mathematical and enjoy inspiring my students and colleagues through keeping up to date with research and pedagogical developments. Alongside my employed roles, I am currently undertaking my own research in order to complete a Masters in Educational Practice with Chester University. I also have a role as a Local Leader of Maths Education and regularly represent the Shropshire, Hereford and Wolverhampton region at national conferences and workshops.
When not occupied through the above roles, I am a busy mum to five children of my own. I love to travel and keep fit and have recently completed the Yorkshire 3-Peak challenge and Leeds Marathon. In the little spare time I have left, I am currently preparing for running my first ultra race (41 miles!!). I’ll be accompanied by my husband and our local running club; we hope to complete in under 8 hours.
I am really thankful for the opportunity to be a Governor for Moreton school and very much look forward to the challenge ahead.

S Perks

Date Appointed: 13/06/2023

By Whom: Governing Board

Governor Category: Co-opted

Term of Office: 13/06/2023 – 12/06/2027

Name of Business: Awaiting Submission

Nature of Interest: 

Date of Declaration: 

Traded with AAT: 

I am Sam Perks, and I am delighted to be back on the Governing Board at Moreton Community School.
I am an ex-pupil and ex-parent Governor, returning as a Co-opted Governor. The community, values and standards at Moreton are still at the heart of why I jumped at the chance to return.
As well as volunteering my time to Moreton Community School, I work for a school partnership within the City, of which Moreton are a part of. As a keen sports person, I support PE, Sport and Physical Activity across the city, supporting over 100 schools in offering high quality sport provision and competition.
I am passionate about the community and ensuring all children have the opportunity to become the best version of themselves and go on to lead happy, successful lives.

Mr F Hedges

Date Appointed: 13/06/2023

By Whom: Governing Board

Governor Category: Co-opted

Term of Office: 13/06/2023 – 12/06/2027

Name of Business: N/A

Nature of Interest: N/A

Date of Declaration: 19/09/2023

Traded with AAT: N/A

I am Sam Perks, and I am delighted to be back on the Governing Board at Moreton Community School.
I am an ex-pupil and ex-parent Governor, returning as a Co-opted Governor. The community, values and standards at Moreton are still at the heart of why I jumped at the chance to return.
As well as volunteering my time to Moreton Community School, I work for a school partnership within the City, of which Moreton are a part of. As a keen sports person, I support PE, Sport and Physical Activity across the city, supporting over 100 schools in offering high quality sport provision and competition.
I am passionate about the community and ensuring all children have the opportunity to become the best version of themselves and go on to lead happy, successful lives.

S Thandi

Date Appointed: 25/09/2023

By Whom: Parents

Governor Category: Parents

Term of Office: 25/09/2023 – 24/09/2027

Name of Business: N/A

Nature of Interest: N/A

Date of Declaration: 17/07/2023

Traded with AAT: N/A

R Smart (Resigned 28/04/2024)

Date Appointed: 25/09/2023

By Whom: Parents

Governor Category: Parents

Term of Office: 25/09/2023 – 24/09/2027

Name of Business: N/A

Nature of Interest: N/A

Date of Declaration: 19/09/2023

Traded with AAT: N/A

Moreton Governance Attendance

Name01/03/202221/06/202225/04/202313/06/202314/05/2024
Mrs S Baker (Resigned 13/06/2023)
Mrs H Bourton (Chair)
Mr B Dumayne (Ex Officio)
Mrs C Winterbottom (Resigned 13/06/2023)
Miss C Lavellex
Mrs E Green
Mr S Birch (Resigned 13/06/2023)x
Mrs S Perks
Mrs A Rollo
Mr F Hedges
R. Smart (Resigned 28/04/2024)
S. Thandi

Moreton Curriculum, Attainment and Standards

04/05/202312/09/202323/11/202318/01/202408/02/202414/03/202418/04/202402/05/2024
F. Hedges
Executive Attendees
B. Dumayne
A. Huntingtonxx
H. Khelax
N. Licata
T. Bryan
J. Bhangal
A. Richardson
Governor Attendees
A. Rolloxx
C. Lavellex
Trustee Attendees
J. Inglisx

Moreton Attendance, Behaviour and Safeguarding Committee

23/03/202322/06/202315/01/2024
R. Grant (Chair)
Executive Attendees
B. Dumayne
M. Hignett
G. Pass
S. Whittingtonx
Governor Attendees
S. Baker
C. Winterbottom
S. Perks
H. Bourton

Contact Us:

Moreton Community School
Old Fallings Lane
Wolverhampton
WV10 8BY

Telephone: 01902558310
Email: moretonenquiries@aatrust.co.uk

To contact the Chair of the local Governing body please email dohm@aatrust.co.uk, clerk to the board of governors.

The Governors of Moreton want to make a difference to how our school is run, raise standards and act as a voice for the parents and community our school serves. Most importantly we want to help shape the future of the next generation!

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