Governors' and Trustee' Information
Welcome to the Governors' and Trustees' Information Page
As a Local Governing Board, we have responsibility for determining, monitoring and keeping under review the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.
To achieve this we work very closely with the head teacher and the whole senior leadership team.
Whilst much of the work we do is ‘behind the scenes’, we are keen to be accessible to staff and parents when necessary.
The strategic function of our Local Governing Board can be summarised as:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
4. Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard.
The Governing Board is made up of the following members:
|Category||Governor||Business Interests||Governor Faculty Link||Term of Office|
|Executive Headteacher||Debbie McGloin||Nil|
|Co-opted||Roger Clegg||Nil||PE/ Sixth form||20.10.20||19.10.24|
|Co-Opted||Tracy-Jane Fielding||Nil||Maths / Pupil Premium||21.4.2020||
|Co-Opted||Kath Cox||Nil||Technology & MFL||11.2.19||11.2.23|
Health & Safety
Science / Pupil Premium
Human & Physical Resources
Heidi Page (Chair)
Standards & Curriculum
Heidi Page (Chair)
|Full Governing Body Meeting|
|All Governors and the Executive Head of the School attend this meeting|
Our Governing Board structure is made up of the following committees:
1. Local Governing Board
2. Staffing & Resources Committee
3. Curriculum and Welfare Committee
Governing Board Committees meeting approximately 5 to 6 times per year. Dates of our meetings can be found by clicking the link here. There are other committees that meet on a
less frequent or when required basis.
Minutes of meetings are able to be viewed through appointment, please email email@example.com if you wish to make an appointment to view minutes of a particular governor meeting.
Each governor takes a lead within their strategic role over an element of our School Improvement Plan and in particular:
Heidi Page; Safeguarding Link Governor
Vicky Mullis and Tracy-Jane Fielding; Pupil Premium Link Governors
Jonathan Mason; Health and Safety Link Governor
Jonathan Mason; SEND Link Governor
Roger Clegg; Sixth Form Link Governor
Stephen Kettle; Relationship and Sex Education Link Governor
Stephen Kettle; Wellbeing Link Governor
Tracy Jane Fielding; GPDR Link Governor
A full breakdown of the “register of interests” within the Governing Board can be found by clicking the link
Our Attendance Registers can be found by clicking the link
If you wish to contact any of the Local Governing body, you should do so through the Clerk to the Governors via the school.
Glossopdale School, Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, Derbyshire SK13 2DA
Telephone: 01457 862336
Please refer to The TRUE Learning Partnership’s website for full details on the Trust Board and how the Local Governing Body works with the Trust to ensure the visions and values of The TRUE Learning Partnership are embedded at a local level.
Please refer to TTLP's website for key financial information about the Trust. https://truelearning.org.uk/policies-and-documents
Meet Glossopdale Governors:
Glossopdale Local Governors
As governors, we are pleased and privileged to be able to contribute to the success of Glossopdale. Our role involves working together with Mrs McGloin and the Senior Leadership Team in the strategic management of the School to ensure that it provides the best possible education for all our students, and a safe and caring environment for everyone in our community. We are actively involved in the School in a variety of ways and always enjoy our visits to share in the students many achievements. The role of school governor is very rewarding, as it allows us to make a positive difference to the School by helping to raise standards and serve the wider local community.
At Glossopdale all our governors are volunteers who represent those with a particular interest in our School, including parents, staff, The TRUE Learning Partnership and the community. Our. All governors work hard for the betterment of the school, and we are particularly lucky at Glossopdale to have such a dedicated and willing team:
Heidi Page (Chair of Governor)
I am the Chair of Governors at Glossopdale and have served on the Local Governing Board since 2019. I have one child at Glossopdale and another child at St Luke’s Primary School where I am also a Co-opted Governor. I work at The University of Manchester in Student Admissions, Recruitment, and Widening Participation with responsibility for Training, Policy and Governance (qualifications and assessment) as well as offering prospective students and their key influencers (parents and teachers) information, advice and guidance on applying to university. I am passionate about the importance of a good education for children and it is this reason that I am proud to serve Glossopdale and St Luke’s as a School Governor – my aim is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their background. I am proud that Glossopdale is a school that supports and encourages children to achieve all they can.
Jonathan Mason (Vice Chair of Governors)
I moved to Glossop in 2006, having been raised in Poynton and educated at our sister school there. Following A Levels I took a Modern Apprenticeship in Insurance and gained his Associate of the Chartered Insurance institute (ACII), a level 5 qualification. Since then I have also qualified for Chartered Insurance Broker status. In 2016 I started my own Insurance Brokerage which now looks after clients all over the UK with specific expertise in the Social Welfare and Charity sectors. My daughter attends Glossopdale and I was appointed as a Parent Governor in late 2019. I bring external business acumen, risk management and Health & Safety knowledge as well as governance training thanks to 3 years chairing a local parish council.
I am currently Director of Quality at Oldham College which is a vocational further education with 5500 students with a provision ranging from Entry/Foundation to Degree level. Included in this are around 850 Apprentices on a wide range of programmes. Outside of work I am a FA Licensed Football Coach qualified to level 2 and I am also a FA Referee and currently referee at Youth football in leagues from u13s to u21s.
I have been a resident of Glossop all my life and also an ex-pupil of Hadfield Comprehensive, which later merged into Glossopdale, and as a Governor I hope that I can contribute in some way in helping the school to provide the best education to the young people in the area.
David serves as the Principal of Great Academy Ashton and chairs our Curriculum & Welfare Sub-Committee. David is a highly experienced school, system and national leader of education. David has served previously in two headships, as the CEO of a community based multi-academy trust and as the Vice-President of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). He is highly experienced in school leadership, school improvement and system transformation. Previously, an Advanced Skills Teacher and Specialist Leader of Education, David brings a passion for the betterment of the lives of young people.
Stephen started teaching in 2001 and has had both academic and pastoral roles. He is currently Progress Leader at Glossopdale School, teaches Humanities and was elected as staff governor in November 2020. Stephen is also an assistant principal examiner for GCSE History and a senior marker for AS History.
I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor. I subsequently became a Community and then a Co-opted Governor. I served as Chair of the Governing Body for a number of years. My two daughters attended Glossopdale and they both had rewarding experiences which led to further study and employment. I have previous experience serving on a Primary School Governing Body and have experience of Corporate Governance within the Further Education Sector.
My main aim as a governor is to continue to make Glossopdale a safe and happy place to learn, leading to greater success and outcomes.
Vicky Mullis – coming soon
Tracy-Jane Fielding – coming soon
Kath Cox – coming soon
Karen Tomlinson – coming soon