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Governors at Wick Primary School

Who are we?

At Wick Primary School the governing body is made up of 17 members plus a clerk. These governors represent various groups from within the school and the wider community, including, as we are a church school, Foundation Governors who represent the local Church. Our governors come from various backgrounds (not all education), and bring different skills and experiences to the group.

 

Members of the Governing Body: 

Name

Term of Office

Pecuniary

Interests  

Membership 

of other

Governing

Bodies

 Personal

Relationship

in School     

Parents

Tara Kington

Jill Slater 

Oliver Wiltshire

Marc Cashmore
Andrew Turnock

Vacancy

 

6/7/15-31/12/17

6/7/15-31/10/17

1/10/15-30/9/19

6/7/15-23/11/18

27/3/17-26/3/21

 

 

None

None      

None

None

None   

 

 

None

None  

None

None

None 

 

 

Child in Yr5

Child in Yr5/6

Child in YrR/2

Child in YrR/4

Child in YrR/2

 

Foundation

Sandra Grant 
Reverend Tim Bell
Cathy Burgess

(Chair)

1/9/15-31/8/19

6/7/15-13/9/19

1/9/15-31/8/19

None

Vicar

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Staff

Rob Cockle (H/T) 
Ella Davies

 

19/4/10-

1/9/17-31/8/21

 

None

None

 

None

None

 

None

Child in Yr1

LA Appointed

Ron Morton

 

6/7/15-5/7/19

 

None

 

None

 

None

Co-Opted

Nicky Willmott
Caroline Wathen
Matt Hatch
Sally Smith

Lucy Grey

 

1/9/17-31/8/21

6/7/15-5/7/19

28/11/16-27/11/20

6/7/15-5/7/19

13/6/16-12/6/20   

 

None

None

None

None

None

 

None

None

None

None

None

 

None

None

None

None

None

Associate Governor

Sam Fisher

 

28/11/16-27/11/20

 

None

 

None

 

None

Clerk to Governors

Linda Grimmer

 

1/9/14-

 

None

 

None

 

None

 

What do we do?

We meet 5 times a year as a Full Governing Body and 4 times in smaller committees. We encourage every governor to join at least one committee. Our current committee structure is:

 

H&S and Curriculum

Chair - Mr Paul Neary (100% attendance)

Mr Robert Cockle (100% attendance)

Reverend Tim Bell (83% attendance)

Mrs Caroline Wathen (67% attendance)

Mr Ron Morton (83% attendance)

Mr Ollie Wiltshire (83% attendance)

Mrs Cathy Burgess (100% attendance)

Mrs Lucy Grey (just started 2016/17)

 

Finance & Personnel and Premises

Chair - Mr Marc Cashmore (100% attendance)

Mrs Tara Kington (83% attendance)

Mrs Jill Salter (100% attendance)

Mrs Sandra Grant (83% attendance)

Mrs Sally Smith (100% attendance)

Mr Robert Cockle (100% attendance)

Mr Matt Hatch (just started 2016/17)

Mrs Sam Fisher (just started 2016/17)

 

What is our purpose?

1.            Strategic Role: working with the senior leadership team within the school, governors agree and recommend areas for improvement and development. We then ensure strategies, policies and procedures are in place to meet these developments. These are then documented in ‘The School Development Plan’.

2.            Monitoring & Support: we monitor the performance of the school against the School Development Plan by attending meetings and asking questions, receiving report and other key documents and by visiting the school. We celebrate the successes of the school.

3.            Accountability: as a Full Governing Body we are accountable for the performance of the school.

 

What support and training do we receive?

All governors are given a governor induction pack and are welcomed to school by the head teacher, who provides a tour of school and an overview of school priorities.

Governors are provided with a mentor: a more experienced governor who can provide support and information.

South Gloucestershire Council provides a Governor Support Service which provides training (including an induction course) and support to all governors. They also run network meetings where governors can meet colleagues from other schools and exchange ideas and practises. Governors are encouraged to attend at least one training session during the year.

 

How to become a Governor?

If you are a parent, then at such time that a parent governor vacancy becomes available, you will need to apply to the school. Parent governors usually stand for a period of 4 years after which time if they want to continue they must reapply along with any new nominees. If there are more nominees than positions available, a ballot is held and all parents from the school vote.

If you are not a parent, you can approach the school and make it know that you are interested in being a governor, either a community governor or if you are a member of the church, a foundation governor. When a vacancy arises we will make contact with you.

If you want to find out more or speak to a governor, please contact the clerk Mrs L Grimmer in the school office or contact the chair of governors. Current contact details can be found on the contact page.

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