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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 11 members: 3 elected parent governors, 1 elected staff governor, 1 governor appointed by the local education authority (LEA), 5 governors co-opted from the schools community and the Head Teacher.

Current Governors

Rachael Adler
Peter Apostolos- Vice-chair
John Drewery- Chair
Richard Houldsworth
Debbie Miller – Head Teacher
Angela Thornton
Paula Waller – Staff Governor
Yvonne Wright
Jenny Turner

Summary of Governors’ Responsibilities:

Name of Governor Category of


Date of Appointment

& Expiry

Pecuniary &



Attendance at Meetings 16/17 Attendance
at FGB Meetings 17/18
Relevant Details Curriculum Subject Linked to Stepped Down
Rachael Adler Parent 3/3
Peter Apostolos Co-Opted 08/05/2015-


Some paid premises related work

Husband of a member of staff


FGB 4/4

7/8 Husband of a member of staff PE

Health & Safety

Learning Outside the classroom

Elaine Archer Co-Opted 08/05/2015-


FGB 4/4


1/1 Mother of a pupil Maths  2017
Robert Bexon Parent 18/10/2013-



FGB 3/4

SIC 2/3

3/7 Father of pupils MFL



John Drewery Co-Opted 08/05/2015-


Husband of a member of staff  

FGB 4/4

Res 3/3

7/8 Husband of a member of staff Science
Richard Houldsworth Parent 04/12/2017-03/12/2021 3/3 Father of pupils
Debbie Miller Headteacher Continual from 01/09/2017 Paid Employee
Alison Morris Co-Opted Mother of a member of staff  

FGB 3/3

SIC 3/3

6/7 Mother of a member of staff Pupil Premium


Child Protection

Angela Thornton Co-opted 08/05/2015-



FGB 4/4

SIC 3/3

5/7 Mother of pupil SEND



Website -Newsletters

Jenny Turner  Co-opted 01/01/2018-31/12/2022 3/3
Paula Waller Staff 24/02/2015-


Paid employee  

FGB 4/4

SIC 3/3

Yvonne Wright Parent 15/09/2014-14/09/2018  

FGB 3/4

SIC 3/3

8/8 Mother of pupil Literacy

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 meetings are now Full Governing Body Meetings, which all Governors are required to attend . 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


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