Whaley Bridge ER Primary School

Governors

Appointment of new Parent Governor - March 2021

The Governing Board is delighted to announce that Sarah Drummond is our new Parent Governor. Sarah brings with her a wealth of experience from both a managerial and an educational background and is committed to supporting the school in upholding its values.  The team welcomes her to the Board and is looking forward to working with her during her term of office.

What do the School Governors do?

  • Determine, with the Head Teacher and Local Authority, the aims and policies of the school.
  • Agree targets and priorities to continually improve the school.
  • Monitor progress against the targets.
  • Provide a balance of challenge and support to the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team.

We have a legal responsibility to:

  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed.
  • Approve the school budget.
  • Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds.
  • Ensure that Special Educational Needs are met.

To do our job, we are split into several committees. Each feeds into a full meeting of the Governing Board each term. There are also other committees that meet from time to time to cover a specific task – the setting and review of the Headteacher's performance targets for example.

There are several categories of governor, appointed to represent different bodies that have an interest in the school. These are the Local Authority (LA), Parents, Staff and Community (Co-opted). All governors have equal status, however they were appointed.

Governors and the Clerk generally carry out their duties during evening meetings and have opportunities to attend training sessions and seminars to help them do their job effectively.  However, governors are also welcome to visit school during the working day, when appropriate, as well as for class assemblies and performances.

WBPS INSTRUMENT of GOVERNMENT         

by order of Derbyshire LA on 9 October 2018

HEAD TEACHER

1

STAFF GOVERNOR

1
PARENT GOVERNORS

2

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

1

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

8

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 4

Whaley Bridge Primary School Governing Board 2020-21

 

Clerk to Governors Karen Bingle
Parent Governors

Daniel Parkes

Sarah Drummond

Co-opted Governors

Ian Bingle – Chair of Governors  (Safeguarding Governor)

Connor Lomax – Vice Chair, Chair of Finance Committee

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves – Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee (Equalities Governor)

Mark Ford

Rodney Gilmour

Local Authority – LA Governor Anne Winter  (LAC & SEN & PP Governor)
Staff Governors Seren Hathway – Headteacher

Laura Chadwick

 

Associate Governors

 

Leanne Sowerby – Finance

Emma Mahon – SENCo

Fay Walton - Deputy Head Teacher

 

 

Click on the links below to view full details about our Governors:

Instrument of Government

WBPS FGB Terms of Reference 2020-21

Governing Board details

Roles & Responsibilities 2021

 

We hope you find this information helpful.

Ian Bingle

Chair of Governors

 Benchmarking

Please see attached link to the Department for Educations ‘Schools Financial Benchmarking’ website for our school – Schools Financial Benchmarking – WBPS