Roles and Responsibilities

The Governing Body has a number of duties and responsibilities towards all its stakeholders; students, staff, parents, the local authority and all our partners.

The role includes:

  • Quality and Standards
  • Ensuring the school fulfils its statutory duties and meets legal requirements
  • Setting challenging targets
  • Ensuring the school has adequate resources to meet the needs of the pupils and that it uses best value principles in setting its budget
  • Ensuring all pupils are supported with their transition
  • Leadership
  • Establishing a clear vision for the school and setting the strategic aims
  • Communicating this vision to pupils, staff, Parents and stakeholders
  • Developing shared values and principles based on an explicit moral purpose
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and progress
  • Relationships with stakeholders
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all stakeholders
  • Building and nurturing a close relationship with young people and their families
  • Caring for the welfare of pupils and staff

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, parents, staff of the school and co-opted members from the community. Representatives are elected for a period of four years. The Governing Body meets to discuss issues concerned with the school. Minutes of the meetings are available for reference at the school. Members of the Governing Body are always willing to discuss school matters and can be contacted via the school office.

The Governing Body has a programme of meetings throughout the school year, and a committee structure that focuses on specific areas of governance:

  • Chair of Governors: Marc Smith
  • Vice Chair of Governors: Julia Scott
  • Parent Governors: Jenny Langley, Nicola Chapman
  • LA Governor: Marc Smith
  • Co-opted Governors: Jo Johnston, Julia Scott, Liz Hole
  • Staff Governor: Sue Schofield
  • Headteacher: Janet Doherty
  • Resources Committee: Marc Smith, Jo Johnston (Chair), Janet Doherty, Nicola Chapman
  • Curriculum Committee: Tessa Hutton (Chair), Julia Scott, Liz Hole, Jenny Langley, Janet Doherty, Sue Schofield
  • Pay Committee: March Smith (Chair), Jenny Langley, Liz Hole, Tessa Hutton, Julia Scott

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Body, please do so using the following address:

Link GovernorsGovernor Staff
Safeguarding including attendanceJulia ScottJanet Doherty 
SEND & EqualitiesTessa HuttonGwen Rees-Moffitt
Business DevelopmentJo JohnstonCatherine Charnock
Wellbeing (pupils)Tessa HuttonJanet Doherty
Curriculum and standardsLiz HoleJoanna Goodfellow
Health and Safety Nicola ChapmanCatherine Charnock
Post 16 and CareersJenny Langley Lisa Biggar
Stakeholder voice including staff (including staff wellbeing), pupils and parents and medical practitionersNicola Chapman / Sue SchofieldJanet Doherty
Pupil Premium Liz HoleRuth Sheard-Pearson

Governor Attendance

Governor Training Record

Register of Business Interests

Governor Expenses Policy

Governor Expenses Policy

Governor Code of Conduct

Governor Code of Conduct

Collecting and publishing governing board diversity data

The governing body of Manchester Hospital School currently holds data on each governor in relation to their gender and age.

Governors have agreed to collect further data on their ethnicity and disability/medical condition status.

Governors have agreed to collect and review this data internally rather than publish to ensure that individuals cannot be identified, as the numbers are low