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.
Peter Apostolos- Vice-chair
John Drewery- Chair
Debbie Miller – Head Teacher
Paula Waller – Staff Governor
Summary of Governors’ Responsibilities:
|Name of Governor||Category of Governor||Date of Appointment & Expiry||Relevant Interests||Attendance
at FGB Meetings 17/18
|Curriculum Subject Linked to|
|Peter Apostolos||Co-Opted||08/05/2015 – 07/05/2019||Some paid premises related work
Husband of a member of staff
Health & Safety
Learning Outside the classroom
|Elaine Archer||Co-Opted||08/05/2015 – 2017||Mother of a pupil||1/1||Maths|
|Robert Bexon||Parent||18/10/2013 – 17/10/2017||Father of pupils||3/7||MFL
|John Drewery||Co-Opted||08/05/2015 – 07/05/2019||Husband of a member of staff||7/8||Science|
|Richard Houldsworth||Parent||04/12/2017 – 03/12/2021||Father of pupils||3/3|
|Debbie Miller||Headteacher||Continual from 01/09/2017||Paid Employee|
|Alison Morris||Co-Opted||Stepped down 2018||Mother of a member of staff||6/7||Pupil Premium
|Angela Thornton||Co-opted||08/05/2015 – 07/05/2019||Mother of pupil||5/7||SEND
|Jenny Turner||Co-opted||01/01/2018 – 31/12/2022||3/3|
|Paula Waller||Staff||24/02/2015 – 23/02/2019||Paid employee||7/7|
|Yvonne Wright||Parent||15/09/2014 – 14/09/2018||Mother of pupil||8/8||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