Meet the Governors

At Norwood we have 13 governors, who may be staff, parents or drawn from the Local Authority and community.

The governing body has three main roles: strategy, critical friend and accountability.

Governors do this by working with the Head Teacher to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

The Full Governing Body meets a minimum of 4 times over the year, but generally near the end of every term. The Chair of Governors is George Baumber and the Vice-Chair is Caroline Wadhwa. The Clerk to the Governors is Jo Todhunter.

All governors sit on committees, which meet at least once a term. At Norwood these committees are: Curriculum; Finance; Premises; and Pay and Performance.

Curriculum Committee discusses areas such as Pupil Achievement and Progress, Assessment from Early Years through to KS2 SATs , how and why we teach subjects and how we report information to parents. The Chair of Curriculum Committee is Gill Roberts.

Finance Committee approves and monitors the budget for the year to ensure the school spends it on the correct areas to drive school improvement and ensures that all Financial Regulations are implemented. The Chair of Finance Committee is Irene Silcox. 

Premises Committee regularly inspect our grounds and buildings and makes recommendations on improving the school environment to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all our children, staff and visitors. The Chair of Premises Committee is George Baumber 

Pay and Performance Committee is involved with determining the staffing structure in the school to ensure all of our children are given access to appropriate levels of care as well as monitoring and evaluating the performance and pay of all the staff. The Chair of Pay and Performance Committee is Dionne Owen.

Parent governors are recruited every four years through an election.  If you are interested in joining the governing body, please contact Mrs Todhunter in the school office for further information.

If you would like to let the governors know about the things you think we do well here, or about how we could do things better, please put it in a letter and hand it in at the school office. 

Address your letter for the attention of the Chair of Governors - Mr. George Baumber or email to norwoodgovernors@norwoodmail.co.uk

  • Jo Todhunter - Clerk to the Governors
  • George Baumber - Chair of Governors
  • Caroline Wadwha - Vice chair
  • Kim Taylor - Staff Governor
  • Lee Dumbell - Head Teacher - Staff Governor
  • Ronnie Fearn - Lord Fern of Southport - Local Authority Governor
  • Gill Roberts - Parent Governor
  • Claire King - Co-opted Governor
  • Irene Silcox - Co-opted Governor
  • Russell Clarke - Parent Governor
  • Emily Gilpin - Co-opted Governor
  • Katie Cosgrove -Co-opted Governor

    Sefton School Governors

Norwood Primary School Governing Body 2016/17
Head Teacher                      Mr Lee Dumbell
Chair                                  Mr George Baumber
Vice-Chair                          Mrs Caroline Wadhwa
Clerk to the Governors       Mrs Jo Todhunter

Norwood Primary School Governance Arrangements including Register of School Governor Business/Financial Interests.

Governor Name

& Type

Date of

Appointment

Date Term of Office is due to end

Name of Interested Part/Parties and Relationship (self, spouse/partner/family member)

Nature of Interest (Name of Business/Nature of business)

From which involved

Date of Cessation of interest

Governance on other Educational Establishments

Relationships with school staff

Date of Review

Attendance at FGB meeting over past 12 months

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Autumn 2016

Mr Lee Dumbell

Head Teacher

01/09/2008

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

Mrs Kim Taylor

Staff

16/06/2014

15/06/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

Parent of S Tomlin (Teaching Assistant at school)

09/2017

Mrs Claire King

Co opted

15/07/2010

31/08/2019

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

Mrs Irene Silcox

Co opted

17/09/2009

06/12/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

X

Mrs Lesley Lee

Co opted

01/09/2013

31/08/2017

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

X

X

Lord Ronnie Fearn

LA

01/09/1992

12/07/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

X

Mrs Dionne OwenParent

01/09/2013

09/01/2017

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

Mrs Felicity Knight

Co opted

17/09/2009

13/07/2016

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

Mr George Baumber

Parent

01/07/2014

30/06/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

X

Mr Russell Clarke

Parent

01/07/2014

30/06/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

X

Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

Parent

01/07/2014

30/06/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

Ms Emily Gilpin

Co opted

15/09/2016

14/09/2020

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

N/A

N/A

Ms Katie Cosgrove

Co opted

15/09/2016

14/09/2020

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

N/A

N/A

Mrs Gillian Roberts

Parent

01/07/2014

30/06/2018

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

Mrs Trisha Bennet

Associate

13/09/2013

12/09/2017

None Declared

None Declared

N/A

N/A

None Declared

None Declared

09/2017

X

 

Committees

 

Curriculum

Finance

Pay & Performance

Premises

Chair

Mrs Gill Roberts

Chair

Mrs Irene Silcox

Chair

Mr. George Baumber

Chair

Mr George Baumber

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mr Lee Dumbell

Mrs Lesley Lee

Ms Katie Cosgrove

Mrs Lesley Lee

Mrs Claire King

Mrs Trisha Bennet

Mr Ronnie Fearn

Mrs Irene Silcox

Mrs Kim Taylor

Mrs Claire King

Ms Emily Gilpin

Mrs Gillian Roberts

 

Mrs Caroline Wadhwa

 

 

 

Mrs Kim Taylor

 

 

 

Mr Russell Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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