Contact the Clerk to the Governors –
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by contacting the Clerk the clerk to the governors Harpeer Kaur (email@example.com)
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.
OUR GOVERNING BODY
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
Register of interests
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
SEND and PP
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
Finance working party
Finance Link Governor
Governor at Dedworth Green First School
On Board of Trustees for Windsor Learning Partnership
Data working party
KS1 Link Governor
Works for Slough and Eton Secondary School
To be confirmed
Sports Premium Link Governor
EYFS Link Governor
Data working party
Well-being Link Governor