Bradlegh Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 8QL

01744 678720

wargrave@sthelens.org.uk

Wargrave Church of England Primary & Nursery School

"I am... Truth - Friendship - Respect"

Our Governors

What do our Governors do?

The governing body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff. Rather than manage. Governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

We have two working committees and our governors are members of and attend both.  The two committees are the Resource Committee and the Teaching & Learning Committee. Governors also attend a full governing body meeting, which take place termly. Currently we are holding meetings during the school day so that our governors are submerged into the life of the school and have a better understanding of the way we work. A typical 'Governor Day'  may consist of: 

  • A learning walk around school
  • Formal and informal meetings with staff
  • Talking to children
  • A resource committee meeting 
  • A teaching & learning committee meeting 

and

  • A full governing body meeting - after school

The three main responsibilities of every governing board are:

  1. Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Title

First Name

Surname

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Attendance 2018 on wards

Start Date

End Date

Aut

2018

Spr

2019

Sum

2019

Aut

2019

Spr 2020

Mrs

Dianne

Holcroft

Staff (Exec Headteacher)

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

3/3

3/3

 3/3

 3/3

 

Mr

Matthew

Swann

Foundation

17/09/2015

16/09/2022

3/3

3/3

3/3 

3/3 

 

Mrs

Ann

Lock

Co-opted (Safeguarding)

16/03/2017

15/03/2021

3/3

2/3

3/3

0/3 

 

Mrs 

Carol

Cole

Staff

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

VACANCY

 

Parent

 13/11/2019

 13/11/2022

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

0/3 

 

Reverend

Chris

Stafford

Foundation (New)

13/11/2019

13/11/2022

N/A

N/A

N/A

3/3 

 

Councillor

Dave

Banks

Local Authority (Vice Chair)

12/12/2014

11/12/2020

3/3

2/3

0/3 

2/3 

 

Miss

Cheryl

Cain

Co-opted (Chair of Governors)

18/06/2018

17/06/2022

3/3

3/3

3/3 

3/3 

 

Mrs

Nicola

Malvern

Parent

18/06/2018

17/06/2022

3/3

3/3

3/3 

3/3 

 

Mr Andy Hargreaves

Associate Governor

13/11/2019 13/11/2021

N/A

N/A

 N/A

3/3 

 

Mrs

Lynn

Dove

School Business Manager

N/A

N/A

2/2

2/2

2/2 

2/2 

 

Mrs

Amanda

Epstein

Observer (Non vote) Deputy Head

N/A

N/A

3/3

3/3

3/3 

3/3 

 

TYPES OF GOVERNORS

Parent Governors

Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible to be elected as governors at the school. Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school by a process of nominations and a ballot if necessary.

Foundation Governors

The foundation governor in a Voluntary Controlled school has the additional responsibility of ensuring that the Christian foundation of the school is preserved and developed.

Local Authority Governors

The Local Authority appoints LA Governors and any eligible person can be appointed to this role.

Staff Governors

Both teaching and support staff, who are employees at the school, are eligible to become Staff Governors. They are elected by the school staff.

Headteacher

The Headteacher is a member of the Governing Body by virtue of his/her office.

Co-opted Governors

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body on the basis that they have the necessary skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. All categories of governor are elected or appointed to serve a four-year term of office: governors may serve more than one term of office.

Associate Governors

Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committee. They may also attend full governing body meetings. They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing body decisions, but may be given a vote on decisions made by committees to which they are appointed.

Partnership Governors

Partnership governors are appointed by the governing body. Individuals are only eligible to be nominated as a partnership governor if the person nominating them believes that they have the skills needed to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


Instrument of Government

Declaration of Interest

Terms of Reference