WELCOME TO OUR WEBPAGE!
The Governing Body is made up of a range of people from many different backgrounds. They include Parents, staff, Co-opted Governors and Local Authority (L.A.) Governors.
All Governors are volunteers who give their time and skills to help in the running of the school by acting as a critical or questioning friend.
The L.A. provides training sessions to induct new Governors and to provide up to date trainings on topics relevant to Governors roles in the running of the school.
WHO WE ARE:
Whitchurch School Governing Body has 9 members.
Christine Dyer Co-opted Governor Chairperson
Peter Edwards Co-Opted Governor Vice Chair
Carl Hornsby Staff Governor Headteacher
Ami Chong Parent Governor
Lauren Bowman Staff Governor
George Knight Parent Governor
Christopher Newton Co-opted Governor
Melanie Lawson Associate member Deputy Headteacher
Clerk to the Governors
- Parent Governors are elected by parents for a fixed term of 4 years.
- Staff Governors are members of the school staff (teaching and non-teaching) elected by the staff.
- L.A. Governors are nominated by the Local Authority.
- Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent the local community and/or for specific skills.
To contact the Governors you can leave a message or letter at the school office or contact the Chair thro’ firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT WE DO
Governors are responsible for the strategic management of the school, striving to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children.
The Headteacher and staff are responsible for the day to day running of the school.
Governors responsibilities include –
Setting and monitoring the school budget
Setting standards for pupils behaviour and discipline
The appointment of Senior Staff
Ensuring the upkeep and safety of school buildings and grounds
Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies
Ensuring that the school provides a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum
Preparing an Action Plan following Ofsted visits
Each Governor has a responsibility for a particular aspect of school life and reports back to the Full Governing Body (FGB) .This ensures that Governors are kept up to date with the relevant requirements of OFSTED.
The Full Governing Body meets on the 3rd Thursday in the month in term time at 5.15pm.
As well as attending meetings, Governors like to visit the school and be involved in school life. This includes reading with the children, pupil voice and making over 200 pieces of toast for the Harvest breakfast! We also enjoy sharing in assemblies, plays and other activities.
Above all we aim to support the staff of the school in creating a safe, happy and pleasant environment in which to learn and play together.