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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
Rebecca Gajewski – Staff Governor
Richard Houldsworth
Debbie Miller – Head Teacher
Judith Sparks
David Suddick
Jenny Turner – Chair
Yvonne Wright

Summary of Governors’ Responsibilities:

Name of Governor Category of Governor Date of Appointment & Expiry Relevant Interests Attendance
at FGB Meetings 17/18
Attendance at FGB Meetings 18/19 Curriculum Subject Linked to
Rachael Adler Parent 04/12/2017-03/12/2021 3/3 7/7 Science

MFL

Maths

KS2

Peter Apostolos Co-Opted 15/09/2018 – 07/05/2023 Some paid premises related work

Husband of a member of staff

7/8 6/7 Health & Safety

Learning Outside the classroom

Elaine Archer Co-Opted 08/05/2015 – 2017 Mother of a pupil 1/1
Robert Bexon Parent 18/10/2013 – 17/10/2017 Father of pupils 3/7
John Drewery Co-Opted 15/09/2018 – 07/05/2023 Husband of a member of staff 7/8 5/7 Humanities (History, Geography, RE)

KS1

Rebecca Gajewski Staff 06/2019 – 06/2023 Paid employee 1/1
Richard Houldsworth Parent 04/12/2017 – 03/12/2021 Father of pupils 3/3 7/7 Computing

KS1

Debbie Miller Headteacher Continual from 01/09/2017 Paid Employee 6/7
Alison Morris Co-Opted Stepped down 2018 Mother of a member of staff 6/7
Deborah Roberts LA Governor August 2019-November 2019 PHSE and Wellbeing
Judith Sparks Co-opted 9/10/2019-8/10/2023  
David Suddick 2019-2023 1/1 Pupil Premium

PE inc Sports Premium

Angela Thornton Co-opted 08/05/2015 – 07/05/2019 Mother of pupil 5/7 3/5
Jenny Turner Co-opted 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2022 3/3 6/7 Safeguarding

CLA

Foundation

Pupil Premium

Paula Waller Staff 24/02/2015 – 23/02/2019 Paid employee 7/7 5/6
Yvonne Wright Co-opted 15/09/2018 – 14/09/2022 Mother of pupil 8/8 6/7

Key:  FGB   = Full Governing Body

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

Jenny Turner

I feel honoured and privileged to be joining Wheatcroft Primary School Governing Body.  I work with children and families in my job and feel passionate …

John Drewery

My three children all attended Wheatcroft School between 21- and 8 years ago and my wife has worked in the school, firstly, on a voluntary …

Peter Apostolos

My two daughters attended Wheatcroft a number of years ago which was when I first became a governor. I am very passionate about the well-being …

Rachael Adler

I am extremely thrilled and feel very privileged to have been elected a parent governor at Wheatcroft school. I am a chartered accountant with 16 …

Rebecca Gajewski

I am delighted to be joining the Wheatcroft Primary School Governing Body as a Staff Governor. I have been teaching for over fifteen years in …

Richard Houldsworth

I am enjoying being a Parent Governor linked to subjects that I feel I can contribute from a strategic perspective. I feel lucky that I …

Yvonne Wright

I became a parent governor when both of my children were attending Wheatcroft, when my youngest child left and an opportunity arose to become a …