Governors

THE WORK OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body of Warren Wood Primary School are responsible for making sure the school provides high quality education for all pupils. Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies. They do this together with the headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

The Governing Body:

  • is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
    plans the school’s future direction
  • selects the head teacher
  • makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing including the performance management policy
  • makes sure the agreed Curriculum is well taught
  • decides how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • makes sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs
  • ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • oversees the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body consists of the following 13 members; The Headteacher, 2 Local Authority governors, 6 parents governors, 1 staff governor and 4 Associate members. Each Governor has individual responsibilities for aspects of the work of the school for example, Safeguarding, SEND as well as areas of the curriculum.

The Governors meet on a regular basis to focus on matters relating to school improvement and then as a whole body once a term. Governors are encouraged to challenge the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.

All Governors are offered regular training sessions. These sessions are usually delivered by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As well as an annual programme of Governor Visits, governors are encouraged to come to school productions, assemblies, music concerts or on school trips.

The Chair of Governors meets with the Headteacher on a regular basis.

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE

The full governing body meet once every term to discuss matters relating to finance, security, health and safety, curriculum, safe guarding and pupil wellbeing. The sub committees of resources and teaching and learning meet once every term and report to the main governing body.

Each Committee has a separate Chair. (see below)

CURRENT GOVERNING BODY INFORMATION

Name

Category of Governor

Term of office

Committees

Business Interests

Financial Interests

Cllr Wendy Meikle

Local Authority

1.9.16-31.8.20 

Diversity 

None

None

Mr Charles Stewart  

Local Authority 

1.9.15-31.8.19

 

None

None

Mr David Grundy

Parent Governor

(Chair of Governors)

1.1.17-31.12.21

Resources

Curriculum

Appointments

PM Monitoring

None

None

Mr Martin Starkie

Parent Governor

1.1.18-31.12.22

Resources

Curriculum

ICT

None

None

Mr Simon Garforth

Parent Governor 

1.9.18-31.8.22 

 

None

None

Mrs Erica Reyes

Headteacher

N/A

Resources

Curriculum

Appointments

None

None

Mrs Helena Hill 

Staff

1.9.18-31.8.22

Early Years

None

None

Mrs Alison Cowie

Associate member

Assistant Headteacher  

1.9.14-31.8.18

Resources

Curriculum

Appointments

None

None

Mrs Karen Eastham 

Associate member

Assistant Headteacher 

1.9.14-31.8.18

Resources

None

None

Mr Andrew Read

Parent Governor

1.9.19-31.8.23

SEN

None

None

Mrs Caroline Stone

Parent Governor

1.9.19-31.8.23

TBC

None

None

Mrs Janet Lawton

Parent Governor

1.9.19-31.8.23

TBC

None

None

Governor Support: Mr Andrew Lane

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