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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 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
Robert Bexon
Richard Houldsworth
Alison Morris
Debbie Miller – Head Teacher
Angela Thornton
Paula Waller – Staff Governor
Yvonne Wright
Jenny Turner

Summary of Governors’ Responsibilities:

Name of Governor Category of

Governor

Date of Appointment

& Expiry

Pecuniary &

Business

Interests

Attendance

at Meetings 15/16

Attendance

at Meetings 16/17

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

07/05/2019

Some paid premises related work

Husband of a member of staff

FGB 3/3

Res 3/3

SIC 1/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 4/4

Husband of a member of staff PE

Health & Safety

Learning Outside the classroom

Elaine Archer Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

2017

FGB 3/3

Res 2/3

SIC 1/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

Pay 1/1

FGB 4/4

 

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

17/10/2017

FGB 2/3

SIC 2/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 3/4

SIC 2/3

Father of pupils MFL

Geography

History

John Drewery Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

Husband of a member of staff FGB 3/3

Res 3/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 4/4

Res 3/3

Husband of a member of staff Science
John Grubb Co-Opted 08/05/2015-

2017

Governor at another school

 

FGB 3/3

Res 3/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

Pay 1/1

 

FGB 4/4

Res 3/3

ICT

Website Statutory content

 2017
Richard Houldsworth Parent 04/12/2017-03/12/2021 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

Res 1/3

SIC 3/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 3/3

SIC 3/3

Mother of a member of staff Pupil Premium

CLA

Child Protection

Alisdair Skinner Headteacher Continual to 31/08/2017 Paid employee FGB 3/3

Res 3/3

SIC 2/3

Extra Ord FGB 1/2

FGB 4/4

SIC 3/3

Res 3/3

 2017
Angela Thornton Co-opted 08/05/2015-

07/05/2019

FGB 3/3

SIC 3/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 4/4

SIC 3/3

Mother of pupil SEND

G&T

Inclusion

Website -Newsletters

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

23/02/2019

Paid employee FGB 3/3

SIC 3/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 4/4

SIC 3/3

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

SIC 3/3

Extra Ord FGB 2/2

 

FGB 3/4

SIC 3/3

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 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

 

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