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.
Chair – Daniel Hewitt
Vice-Chair – Rachael Adler
Rachael Adler – Local Authority and Parent
Leon Brown – Co-opted
Simon Foster – Parent
Daniel Hewitt – Co-opted
Paula Koniotes – Staff
Debbie Miller – Head Teacher
Summary of Governors’ Responsibilities:
|Name of Governor||Governor Type||Date of Appointment||Attendance at FGB Meeting 2022-23||Link Governor Roles|
|Rachael Adler – Vice Chair||LA/Parent||04/12/2017||6/7||Finance & Premises|
|Leon Brown||Co-opted||02/02/2022||5/7||Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium, Deputy Health & Safety|
|Simon Foster||Parent||26/04/2021||5/7||Health & Safety, Deputy Safeguarding|
|Daniel Hewitt -Chair||Co-opted||11/10/2023
|Paula Koniotes||Staff Governor||11/10/2023|
|Debbie Miller||Headteacher||Continual from 01/09/2017||7/7
|Name of Governor||Governor Type||Date of Appointment & Expiry||Attendance at FGB Meetings 21/22||Link Governor Roles|
|Peter Apostolos||Co-Opted||15/05/2019 –
|Gemma Mcleod (nee Dienel)||Staff||30/09/2020 – 31/08/23||5/7 (2022-2023)|
|Jan Myers CWP Chair||Co-Opted||02/02/2022 – 10/07/2023||7/7 (2022-2023)||Well Being, CWP Chair, Deputy EYFS|
|Jo Pierce||Parent||25/05/2023 – 11/10/2023||2/2|
|Hayley Reader||Parent||26/04/2021 – 13/10/2023||4/7||EYFS|
|Anne Riches||Co-Opted||11/10/2022 – 26/09/2023||5/6 (2022-2023)||Deputy SEND|
|Judith Sparks||Co-Opted||09/10/2019-08/10/2023||7/7 (2022-2023)||SEND|
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 current Governors, please follow the links on the right.