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

Sarah Baker - Chair

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: 17/12/2021

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

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: 01/11/2021

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

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: Ministry of Housing

Nature of Interest: Civil Servant

Date of Declaration: 20/08/2021

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: 01/11/2021

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.

 

Sarah Maiden (Resigned 11/05/2022)

Date Appointed: 04/03/2019

By Whom: Parents

Governor Category: Parent

Term of Office: 04/03/2019 – 03/03/2023

Name of Business: Awaiting Submission

Nature of Interest: 

Date of Declaration: 

Traded with AAT: 

Moreton Governance Attendance

Name01/03/202221/06/2022
Sarah Baker (Chair)
Carol Winterbottom
Caroline Bayleyx
Chloe Lavelle
Elaine Green
Sarah Maiden (Resigned 11/05/2022)x

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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