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.


WBPS INSTRUMENT of GOVERNMENT

by order of Derbyshire LA on 9 October 2018

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 Board 2019-20

 

Clerk to Governors

Karen Bingle

Parent Governors

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves (Equalities Governor)

Malcolm Johnson – Resigned July 2019

Co-opted Governors

Ian Bingle – Vice Chair of Governors (Chair Finance) (Safeguarding Governor)

Connor Lomax (Chair PHES)

Lesley Kincey (Pupil Premium Governor)

Jill Radcliffe

Local Authority – LA Governor

Anne Winter – Chair of Governors (Chair T&L) (LAC & SEN Governor)

Staff Governors

Fay Walton – Headteacher

Laura Chadwick

 

Associate Governors

Anna Heyes – Deputy Headteacher

Leanne Sowerby – Finance

 

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

Instrument of Government – 2018-21

WBPS Governing Board List of Governors & Terms of Office – August 2019

WBPS FGB Terms of Reference 20180925 (v2)

Roles and Responsibilities Document 2018-19

We hope you find this information helpful.

Anne Winter

Chair of Governors

 

Parent Governor Elections – 2019

Please find below all the relevant documents in connection with the forthcoming Parent Governor Election process – nominations need to be submitted to school in sealed envelopes by 12 noon on Friday 27 September 2019:

 


Governors Secure Area