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Governors at Wick Primary School

Who are we?

At Wick Primary School the governing body is made up of 18 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

Andrew Turnock

Vacancy

 

27/3/17-26/3/21

 

 

None

 

 

None 

 

 

 

Child in Yr2/4

 

 

Foundation
Reverend Tim Bell

(ExOfficio)
Linda Byrne

Liz Butler

 

6/7/15-13/9/2105

 

26/9/19-25/9/23

1/4/19-31/3/23

 

  Vicar

 

  None

  None

 

None

 

None

None

 

  None

 

  None

  None

Staff

Rob Cockle

(Executive Head) 
Alex Bettridge

(Deputy Head)

 

19/4/10-  

 

7/10/19-6/10/23

 

  

  None

 

  None

 

 

  None

 

  None

  

 

  None

 

  None

 

LA Appointed

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Opted

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

Fiona Dunn

Matt Hatch
Sally Smith

(Head of School)

Oliver Wiltshire

(Chair)

Andrew Pickford

David Lansdown

 

 

 

 

 

3/3/20-6/10/23

28/11/16-27/11/20

01/06/2019-

 

 14/5/18-13/5/22

 

9/7/18-8/7/22

20/7/18-19/7/22

 

 

 

 

 

  None

  None

  None

 

  None

 

  None

  None

 

 

 

 

 

  None

  None

  None

 

  None

 

  None

  None

 

 

 

 

 

  None

  None

  None

 

Child in Yr2/4

 

Child in Yr1

Child in Y1/2/4

Clerk to Governors

Thelma Maslen

 

16/3/2019

 

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

Oliver Wiltshire - Chair 

Reverend Tim Bell - Vice Chair

Sally Smith

Fiona Dunn

Alex Bettridge

 

Finance & Personnel and Premises

Matt Hatch - Chair

Andrew Turnock - Vice Chair

Robert Cockle

David Lansdown

Andrew Pickford

Liz Butler

 

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 T Maslen in the school office or contact the chair of governors. Current contact details can be found on the contact page.

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