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Every school in the UK has to have a governing body and we are part of the largest volunteer force in the country. Governors come from many walks of life and are drawn from the parents, staff and wider community bringing together a wide range of experiences, skills and views.

Our role is to support the Head teacher and staff to ensure the school is well run and pupils receive a good education. The Governing body is responsible for appointing, challenging and acting as a critical friend to the Head teacher. Together, we set the strategic direction of the school and monitor progress. We ensure the school is run on a sound financial basis and the money is well-spent. The Governing body is accountable for the school’s performance to Ofsted and we also consider complaints and hear appeals.


The Wessex governing body consists of 9 governors:

  • The Headteacher
  • One staff governor, elected by the teaching staff
  • One local authority governor appointed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Two parents governors, elected by parents
  • Four co-opted governors, appointed from the local community by the governing body


The standard term of office for a governor is 4 years and however appointed, all governors have equal status. We are supported by a Clerk who attends all meetings and takes minutes. The Chair and Vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.


The full governing body meets six times each academic year, but much of the work is done through visits to the school and back to the full governing body. We have governors with specific responsibilities such as Health & Safety, Safeguarding and SEND.


Governors meetings are usually held in the evening and we attend training to help us keep up to date with key issues and changes in schools and education. We also go into school during the working day to meet with the Head teacher, other members of staff and pupils in relation to specific subject link roles or to represent governors at parent’s evenings.


If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us via the school office ( or by contacting the Clerk the clerk to the governors Harpeer Kaur ( 


We are proud of Wessex School and recognise the hard work of Mrs Maskell & Mrs Pope , their staff and all the pupils. As governors we aspire to Wessex Primary being an outstanding school with outstanding leadership, learning and facilities.



Wessex Governors aspire to Wessex Primary School being an outstanding school, with outstanding Leadership and Learning.


We aim to provide every child with a variety of opportunities which ensures that they;

- Develop to their full potential
- Have the skills they need to become good citizens in our future society
- Are safe and happy during their time at Wessex
- Foster a lifelong curiosity and love of learning

Wessex Governors 2022-2023 Information



Category of Governor

*Term of Office ends

Committee Membership

Positions held

Register of interests

Derek Moss


September 2023


Pay Committee

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding, Looked after children, GDPR and Health and Safety link

Governor at Furze Platt Primary  Federation, Riverside Primary and Hilltop First Schools

Liz Herod


September 2024

Pay committee

Vice chair


 Trustee at Park Federation Trust, a Governor at Western House Academy Governor at James Elliman Academy.

To be confirmed







KS2 and COVID-19 Link Governor



Paul Cash






June 2022



Finance working party


Finance  Link Governor

Governor at Dedworth Green First School

On Board of Trustees for Windsor Learning Partnership


Mike Weeks




September 2023


Data working party


KS1 Link Governor



Works for Slough and Eton Secondary School


To be confirmed









Sports Premium Link Governor




Kirsty Wheatley





October 2023



EYFS Link Governor



Katherine Eves




October 2024


Data working party


Well-being Link Governor



Sarah Pope

Helen Maskell








All committees