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Governance

Contact the Clerk to the Governors –
Liz Bharj here: clerk@wessexprimary.org

 

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 (office@wessexprimary.org) or by contacting the Clerk (clerk@wessexprimary.org) to the Governors – Liz Bharj.

 

We are proud of Wessex School and recognise the hard work of Mr. Woodbridge, his 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

VISION:

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

AIMS:

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 2019-2020 Information

             

Name

Category of Governor

*Term of Office ends

Committee Membership

Positions held

Register of interests

 

Liz Herod

 

Local Authority

 

November 2019

 

All Committees

Pay Committee

Chair of Governors

KS2 - Years 5/6 Link

SEND & Pupil Premium Link Governor

Governor at an out of borough school in a Multi-Academy Trust

 

Paresh Patel

 

Co-Opted

 

September 2023

 

Finance working party

Pay Committee

 

 

Health & Safety Link Governor

 

 

 

 

Derek Moss

 

Co-Opted

 

September 2019

 

Finance working party

Pay Committee

Vice Chair of Governors

KS2 - Years 3/4 Link

Safeguarding & Looked After Child Link Governor

Chair of Governors at Hilltop First and Furze Platt Primary Federation

 

Paul Cash

 

 

 

Co-Opted

 

June 2022

(Currently on Sabbatical until February 2020)

 

Finance working party

 

IT Link Governor

Governor at Dedworth Green First School

On Board of Trustees for Windsor Learning Partnership

 

Mike Weeks

 

Co-Opted

 

September 2023

 

Data working party

 

KS1 Link

Sports Premium Link

 

Works for Garth Hill School

 

Sean Keddy

 

Parent

 

October 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirsty Wheatley

 

 

Parent

 

October 2023

 

 

EYFS Link Governor

 

 

Katherine Eves

 

Staff

 

October 2022

 

Data working party

 

Well-being Link Governor

 

 

Simon Woodbridge

 

 

Headteacher

 

n/a

 

All committees

 

 

 

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