School Governors

Welcome to our webpage. The Governing Body of Irlam Endowed is made up of a variety of volunteers who represent different sectors of the school and local community. The governors will regularly update this webpage with their latest news.


The current governing body are as follows :

Jill Da Costa

Shellie Gartside

Louise Clare

Beverley Greenbank

Emma Illsley

Merry Degg

Luke Wareham

Lucy Ainsworth 

Emma Burgess

Teresa Carter


Barrie Golden



Governor Date Appointed Term of Office Role Responsibility Committee Governance Role Elsewhere
Jill Da Costa 31/12/2011 On going Head Teacher Governor Head Teacher

School Improvement Environment

School Finance


Shellie Gartside 14/09/2015 4 Years Community Governor


HT appraisal

School Improvement Environment

School Finance


Moorfield Primary
Emma Burgess 01/09/2018 4 Years Foundation Governor


School Improvement


Luke Wareham 14/09/2015 4 Years Associate Member HT appraisal

School Finance


Lucy Ainsworth 06/02/2017 4 Years Parent Governor

School Finance


Teresa Carter 05/03/2020 4 Years Associate Governor

 School Finance

Personal Committee

Merry Degg 01/09/2014 4 Years Staff Governor

School Finance  


Beverly Greenbank 01/11/2011 4 Years Parent Governor


Quality of teaching working party

School Improvement Environment None
Emma Illsley 26/08/2013 4 Years Associate Governor

School Finance  


Louise Clare 15/09/2019 4 years

School Finance


Barrie Golden 27/09/2019 4 Years

School Improvement



sub committee roles oct 2020.docx


They meet several times over the course of the school year, and the Governing Board has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties


Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the headteacher
  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets
  • Performance managing the lead headteacher (where delegated)
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation


Overseeing financial performance, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed


Associate Governors

It would need to be clearly minuted that an Associate Governor would have voting rights on the committee they were serving on.


Please click on the link for the Irlam Endowed Governing Body register of personal, pecuniary or business interests.

register-of-business-interests---school-website---irlam-endowed-sept-16-4- (1).docx


Please click on the link below for the Terms of reference for: 

School Improvement Committee- Terms of ref school imp 18.docx

Environment Committee- Terms of reference Environment 18.docx 

Finance Committee- Terms of reference Finance 18.docx 

Personnel Committee- Terms of reference Personnel 18.docx


Please click on the links to see the governor meeting attendance statistics for last complete school years - 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18

Governors Attendance at meetings 1st September 2015 to 31st July 2016.pdf

Attendance - Autumn 2016.pdf

Attendance - Spring 2017.pdf

Attendance - Summer 2017.pdf

Attendance Report 2017-18.pdf

Attendance Report 2018-19.docx

Attendance Report 2019-2020.docx

Attendance - Autumn 2020.docx


Governor Attendance imp and env.docx

Governor Attendance sub.docx



Click the link below for the Irlam Endowed Governing Body Constitution.

Irlam Endowed Primary - sealed IOG 01.09.15.pdf


How Governors have been supporting school.

Spring 1 - 2021:

  • Formulation of new re-opening risk assessment. Emergency governor meetings to finalise arrangements.
  • Chair of Governors completed training on SEND and Inclusion.
  • Fortnightly update meetings – information on pandemic and impact on school.
  • School Improvement and Environment sub committee meeting.

Autumn 2 – 2020:

  • Continued to consult with Headteacher on school re-opening risk assessments.
  • Attended relevant training
  • Carried out Headteachers performance management with school inmprovement officer.
  • Considered and approved new policies
  • School budget and spending review.

Autumn 1 2020:

Governors have:

  • Continued to review re-opening risk assessments
  • Visited new facilities at school
  • Approved budgets and targeted spending
  • Support school in developing a post covid impact statement and recovery plan.
  • Pay panel has reviewed teacher appraisal and progression through thresholds. Completed Headteacher appraisal.


Autumn term 2020:

  • Mr Golden visited the Muga pitch to speak to Mr Scrutton about the new facility and the plans for leasing to community groups.
  • Governors have continued to meet virtually over this term to discuss important re-opening issues, risk assessments and policies.
  • The governors are contributing to the Post- Covid Impact Statement being written by the school and the resulting post covid action plan for 2020-21 and beyond.


Summer term 2020:

  • The governors met on teams fortnightly during the school closures/lockdown to discuss policies and re-opening plans. All the meetings were minuted and evidence the discussions which took place.
  • The chair supported the Headteacher and school throughout the lockdown, as key liaison, as the Head was shielding.

Jan 2020

  • School Improvement Sub-committee meeting
  • Environment Sub-committee meeting
  • Departmental Governors attended departmental meetings with school staff.
  • Two governors completed the Mental Health First Aid training
  • One governor attended the 3 day Deep Dive in Reading training

Dec 2019

  • Governors attended a school data and ISDR review meeting.
  • One governor completed the NSPCC Safer Recruitment training


Nov 2019

  • Three governors attended the Headteacher appraisal review and target setting meeting.

Sept 2019

  • Two governors completed the statutory safeguarding training.
  • Departmental governors attended the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 departmental meetings to support their development plan discussions. Governors fed this back to the full governing board.
  • Governors attended the School Improvement and Environment sub committee meetings.

June 2019

  • SG & LA met with interim senior leadership team to discuss Headteacher’s role in succession planning and continued professional development by mentoring.
  • Full governing body meeting. New parent governor will be recruited in Autumn term 2019.

May 2019

  • The governors of Irlam Endowed have had a busy term attending full governing board meetings, as well as finance, personnel, environment and school development sub committees.
  • They have also managed Headteacher appraisal reviews and Quality of Teaching working parties.
  • The Chair has supported recruitment of a Newly Qualified Teacher and appointed an internal TLR post.
  • The governors continue to support the events in school, and some governors are also on the PTA.

Spring Term 2019

  • 28.2.18 – Finance and Personnel sub-committee meeting. Items discussed included the new staffing structure, projected budget, financial management plan, performance management and capital spends.
  • The governors have monitored the implementation of the financial audit action plan.
  • February 2019 – Chair of Governors completed Financial SFVS audit with Headteacher, and this document was submitted to local Authority.
  • January 2019 – Governors attended health and safety update sessions.

Autumn Term 2017

  • Governors attended a meeting with Ofsted and the feed back session.
  • Lucy Ainsworth and Shellie Gartside attended school to go through the QWTP with The Headteacher.
  • School improvement and School Environment committees where held on Thursday 8th March