Governors’ role and committees
The Governors are responsible for the general educational character and aims of the school and for creating and reviewing the Governing Body’s Strategic Plan. The Governors are also responsible for establishing fees, overseeing the finances, disciplinary and ethical matters, senior appointments and major building projects.
The Governors meet as a full body four times a year to review and approve reports and recommendations put to them by individual Governors, the Headmistress, the Clerk to the Governors and by a variety of working parties and sub-committees.
In addition, a number of standing sub-committees held on a regular basis provide the opportunity for Governors to meet with appropriate members of staff to review a range of issues. Governors’ sub-committees are Finance, Audit and Risk Management, Chairs and Deputies Steering Group, Education, Estates and Strategy and Marketing Forum. Staff sub-committees on which the Governors are represented also deal with Health and Safety matters. There are link arrangements in operation whereby each Governor has a particular contact with one or more of the school departments. In addition, the Governors meet regularly with parents through the QSPA Committee.
Any parent wishing to contact the Chair of Governors should email the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org or may write to The Chair of Governors, c/o The Queen’s School, City Walls Road, Chester, CH1 2NN.
Membership of the Governing Body.
There are three categories of Governor:
- One Ex-officio Governor, who is the Lord Bishop of Chester.
- Nine Co-opted Governors, appointed by the Governors for a term of five years.
- Eight Representative Governors, one from each of the following institutions except the Parents’ Association which appoints two. Appointments are made for a period of three years, with the exception of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, whose representative is appointed for a period of approximately five years, in line with the election of councillors.
- The Educational Foundation of Dr. Robert Oldfield.
- Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, as the Local Education Authority.
- The Council of the University of Liverpool.
- The Council of the University of Chester.
- The Chester Municipal Charities.
- The Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral.
- The Queen’s School Parents’ Association.
Chairman of the Governing Body:
Mrs C M E Mosley, MA LLM BA (Hons) DipM
Vice-chairs of the Governing Body:
Mr N Canning, BA
Mrs A L Unett, MA (Cantab) TEP
The Revd Canon J Brooke, BEd BA
The Revd Father D N Chesters, OBE FRSA FSA Scot BA (Hons)
The Revd Dr L E Cooke, PhD MA BEd (Hons) Cantab Dip Theo AFBPsS FHEA Professor Emerita
Mrs S C Danby, BSc (Hons), FRICS, MAPM
Mrs K N Dempsey, BDS
Mrs V D Jackson, BA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs H J H Johnson, BA (Hons) ACA
Mrs J S McBurney, MA (Hons) PGDip ACA
Mrs S J Piddington, BA (Hons) ACA
Lady J M E Spencer, BA CertEd
Mr R G W Turner, BSc BArch ARB
Mr A P Walmsley, FCIPD
Mrs K J Whiteley, BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH