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Meet the Governors

The Role of Governors

Governors bring many skills and experiences to their role in supporting, promoting and protecting the interests and ethos of a school and its staff. They are an important link between the school and the local community.

Governors have a number of responsibilities:

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

  • Agreeing its policies and objectives

     

  1. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • Monitoring the curriculum

  • Monitoring pupil progress

     

  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring that the school’s budget is responsibly spent

  • Reviewing and approving the school’s budget,

  • Appointing the Head Teacher and monitoring his / her performance.

Decisions taken by Governors are based on the advice of committees, made up of members of the Governing Body, and which deal with specific issues and report back to the full Governing Body. The two sub committees are the Performance and Standards and the Resources committees.

All committees meet formally once per term. The minutes are available for parents to access. Governors with special responsibilities ie finance, Literacy, Maths , SEND and RE also meet on a termly basis with the appropriate member of staff.

Governors are elected for an initial 4 year term and all are offered the opportunity to undergo training to ensure they are up to date with legislation and to improve their skills.

All governors can be contacted through the school office or by email at
admin@willowsprimary.org.uk

 

 

 

Chair of Governors
Rev. Kay Dyer – RE and Collective Workshop / Safeguarding

 

Co-Vice Chair of Governors

Dr D. Hughes – Literacy

Mr M. Warrilow – Finance

 

Governors

Cllr J. Fradgley – Arts

Mr T. Mahony – Maths

Mr P. Stacey – Pupil Premium

Rev. P. Taylor – SMSC

Mrs R. Irving

Mr E. Haslam – Health & Safety

Mrs J Howell – Head teacher

Mr R. Merrygold - GDPR

Mr N. Poulten – Training

Mrs J. Bannister - SEND

 

 

Clerk to the Governors

Stephanie Bell

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor

 

Status

 

Date of Appointment

FGB Meetings held 2017/18

FGB Meeting attendance 2017/18

Term of Office

Mr N Poulten

 

Parent

Elected September 2014

*Reappointed September 2018

8

6

4

Rev K Dyer

Foundation

Appointed September 2015

8

4

4

Cllr J Fradgley

LA

Appointed September 2017

8

7

4

Mr T Mahony

Co-opted

Appointed September 2015

8

6

4

Mr P Harvey

 

Parent

Elected September 2014

*Term ended September 2014

8

6

4

Dr D Hughes

Parent

Elected September 2015

8

8

4

Rev. P Taylor

Ex Officio Foundation

Appointed February 2014

8

5

N/A

Mr M Warrillow

Foundation

September 2017

8

6

4

Mrs R Irving

Staff

Elected December 2016

8

6

4

Mrs J Howell

Staff

Appointed January 2017

8

8

N/A

Mr Ed Haslam

Parent

*Change of Category to Co-opted September 2018

Elected May 2017

*Reappointed September 2018

 

8

8

4

Mr R Merrygold

Co-oped

Appointed
January 2018

6

4

4

Mrs Jessica Bannister

Parent

Elected September 2018

N/A

N/A

4

Mr Paul Stacey

Co-opted

Appointed September 2018

N/A

N/A

4

 

 

 

 

 

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