The Governing Board

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What do the School Governors do?

  • Determine, with the Head Teacher and Local Authority, the aims and policies of the school.
  • Agree targets and priorities to continually improve the school.
  • Monitor progress against the targets.
  • Provide a balance of challenge and support to the Head Teacher and her School Leadership Team.

We have a legal responsibility to:-

  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed.
  • Approve the school budget.
  • Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds.
  • Ensure that Special Educational Needs are met.

To do our job, we are split into several committees. Each feeds into a full meeting of the Governing Board each term. There are also other committees that meet from time to time to cover a specific task – the setting and review of the Head’s performance targets for example.

There are several categories of governor, appointed to represent different bodies that have an interest in the school. These are the Local Authority (LA), Parents, Staff and Community (Co-opted). All governors have equal status, however they were appointed.

Governors and the Clerk generally carry out their duties during evening meetings and have opportunities to attend training sessions and seminars to help them do their job effectively.  However, governors are also welcome to visit school during the working day, when appropriate, as well as for class assemblies and performances.


Click on the link below to view full details about our Governors:

 WBPS Governing Board List of Governors & Terms of Office – January 2018

INSTRUMENT of GOVERNMENT

HEAD TEACHER

1

STAFF GOVERNOR

1

PARENT GOVERNORS

2

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

1

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

8

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

4


 

Whaley Bridge Primary School Governing Body 2017-2018

 

Clerk to Governors

Karen Bingle

Parent Governors

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves

Malcolm Johnson

Co-opted Governors

Ian Bingle – Vice Chair of Governors (Chair Finance)

Connor Lomax (Chair PHES)

Lesley Kincey

Local Authority – LA Governor

Anne Winter – Chair of Governors (Chair T&L)

Staff Governors

Fay Walton – Headteacher

Sandra Green

 

Associate Governors

Anna Berresford – Deputy Headteacher

Laura Chadwick – SENCo

Leanne Sowerby – Finance

 

 WBPS Instrument of Government agreed by FGB March 2015

We hope you find this information helpful.

Anne Winter

Chair of Governors