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Governors

The governors are responsible for the overall direction and effective management of the school, and for providing the best possible education for the pupils, whilst acting within the framework set by legislation. The Governing Body is therefore involved in formulating and setting policies and determining strategies. Governors are not however expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day running of the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the internal management and organisation of the school and its staff.

Wheatcroft governing body has up to 14 members: 5 elected parent governors, 3 elected staff governors, 3 governors appointed by the local education authority (LEA),and 3 governors co-opted from the schools community. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher also attend Governor’s meetings.

Current Governors

Elaine Archer – Chair
John Drewery – Vice-chair
Peter Apostolos
Robert Bexon
John Grubb
Alison Morris
Alisdair Skinner – Head Teacher
Angela Thornton
Paula Waller – Staff Governor
Yvonne Wright
Clare Young

Summary of Governors’ Responsibilities:

Name of Governor Committees Served Category of

Governor

Date of Appointment

& Expiry

Pecuniary &

Business

Interests

Attendance

at Meetings 15/16

Relevant Details Curriculum Subject Linked to Stepped Down
Peter Apostolos Res Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

Some paid premises related work

Husband of a member of staff

FGB 3/4

Res 3/3

Husband of a member of staff PE

Health & Safety

Learning Outside the classroom

Elaine Archer Res

 

Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

FGB 2/4

Res 2/3

Mother of a pupil Maths
Robert Bexon SIC Parent 18/10/2013-

17/10/2017

FGB 3/4

SIC 3/3

Father of pupils MFL

Geography

History

John Drewery Res Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

Husband of a member of staff FGB 4/4

Res 2/3

Husband of a member of staff Science
John Grubb Res

Pay

Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

Governor at another school

 

FGB 3/4

Res 3/3

Pay 1/1

ICT

Website Statutory content

Alison Morris TBC Co-Opted Mother of a member of staff Mother of a member of staff Pupil Premium

CLA

Child Protection

Alisdair Skinner All Headteacher Continual Paid employee FGB 4/4

Res 3/3

SIC 3/3

Pay 1/1

Angela Thornton SIC Co-opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

FGB 4/4

SIC 2/3

Mother of pupil SEND

G&T

Inclusion

Website -Newsletters

Paula Waller SIC Staff 24/02/2015-

23/02/2019

Paid employee FGB 4/4

SIC 3/3

Yvonne Wright SIC Parent 15/09/2014-14/092018 FGB 3 /4

SIC 2/3

Mother of pupil Literacy
Clare Young SIC

Res

Pay

LEA 21/10/2013-21/10/2017 FGB 4/4

Res 3/3

SIC 2/3

Pay 1/1

Key:  FGB   = Full Governing Body

         RES   = Resources (Premises & Financials)

         SIC   = School Improvement Committee (School Development Plan, Curriculum & Attainment

         PAY   = Pay Committee (Staff Appointments, Salaries & Development)

 

NOTE: All Governors are required to attend Full Governing Body Meetings. From time to time smaller Working Groups are set up to address specific issues and/or projects such as Rebranding, Major Building projects etc.

For more information about any of the Governors, please follow the links on the right.

Reports from the Governors

Summary: This is the summary document which the Governors have prepared based on your responses to the Parent Questionnaire distributed earlier in …
Summary: Report on the Governor’s Visit to the Forest School in October

 

“Everyone is friendly and there is a kind atmosphere around you.”
Year 6 student, January 2014