Governor Newsletter No.1

Earl Sterndale School Governors’ Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the first Earl Sterndale School Governors Newsletter, we hope to produce a newsletter every term and look forward to any comments or suggestions you have to assist us in providing an all round education for your child/children.

Currently our Governing body is made up of the following people, who are divided up into sub committees but then meet up at least 3 times a year for full Governor meetings. In our next newsletters we will introduce you to the roles of each Sub Committee.


CHAIR OF GOVERNORS:    Deborah Hofman

(Tel 01298 83219 or 07785547819) Local Authority Appointed           Curriculum Committee

VICE CHAIR:                        Lynne Hodgkinson

(Tel 01298 83257 or 07974735656)                        Parent Governor       Finance Committee


Finance Sub Committee

Debbie Grindey (Chair) Community Governor
Lynne Hodgkinson Parent Governor
Annie Adams Non-Teaching Staff Governor

Premises Sub Committee

Paul Hayward Parent Governor
Jonathon Rouse Parent Governor
Len Adams Caretaker

Personnel Sub Committee

Mike Wilson (Chair) Parent Governor
Jo Sandwell Parent Governor
Jenny Mellor Foundation Governor

Curriculum Sub Committee

Deborah Hofman (Chair) Chair of Governors
Mary Wheeldon Foundation Governor
Susan Shirley Community Governor
Rebecca Gill Staff Governor

Daniel Holden our Head Teacher and Clerk to the Governing Body, Sarah Jane Walmsley attend all meetings.

New Recruits

We have recently recruited two new Parent Governors Jo Sandwell and Jonathon Rouse and look forward to working with them. Jo has been elected onto the Personnel Committee and Jonathon onto the Premises Committee.

Find out more

If you are interested in finding out more about Governor meetings or specific issues please feel free to contact the Chair or Vice Chair who will be happy to help. Alternatively you would be more than welcome to observe a meeting.

School roll

The school continues to grow and currently we have 30 children, including the 7 new reception children, 9 infants and 14 Juniors.

Fund Raising

The Governors wish to thank you for your generosity in raising £4579.41 during the last year. Some of the money has raised has helped fund the purchase of books, cookery supplies, projects and enabled the children to go on out of school activities. We have attached our School Fund Accounts showing where the money was raised and also how some of it has been spent.


At the end of September we had our Financial Audit and we are pleased to report we had a glowing inspection due to the efficiency of our school secretary Annie.


Finally on behalf of the Governors we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


Deborah and Lynne