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Governors

The Role of the School Governor and Governing Bodies

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of a Head Teacher
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies
Mrs Lorraine Knight

Chair of Governors

Wilden Parochial Church Council

Miss Andrea Mayes

Elected Parent Governor

Mr Leigh Pointon

Executive Headteacher
Mrs Susan Marsh

Wilden Parochial Church Council

Miss Dionne Collins

Wilden Parochial Church Council

Reverend Tim Wilson

Ex Officio Incumbent

Mrs Lisa Byrne

Staff Governor

Mrs Emma Gadsby

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Lara Gibbons

Parent Governor

Mr Andy Parkin

Foundation Governor

Mr Nick Bainbridge

Parent Governor

Wilden VA Primary School Governor Appointments

Name Appointed From Appointed To Declaration of Interests
Mr L Pointon 01.09.21 NA Executive Head of Riseley Primary School
Mr A Parkin 23.01.18 22.01.22 Wilden Village Hall Trustee
Miss A Mayes 25.09.18 24.09.22 None
Mrs L Byrne 29.01.20 28.01.21 None
Rev. T Wilson 29.01.19 NA Governor at Ravensden Primary
Ms. D Collins 29.01.19 28.01.24 None
Mrs L Knight 20.02.19 21.02.23 Governor at Ravensden Primary
Mrs S Marsh 14.07.20 13.07.24 None
Mrs L Gibbons 21.02.22 20.02.26 None

Previous Governors (served within the last 12 months)

Name Appointed From Appointed To Declaration of Interests
Mr A Bennett 25.09.18 30.11.21 None

Governor Attendance

 

Meetings Attended

22/23

Meetings Attended

21/22

Meetings Attended

20/21

Meetings Attended

19/20

Mr Pointon 1 out of 1 6 out of 6    
Mr Parkin 1 out of 1 6 out of 6 9 out of 9 14 out of 16
Mrs Byrne 1 out of 1 6 out of 6 7 out of 7 10 out of 10
Miss Mayes 1 out of 1 5 out of 6 7 out of 7 7 out of 10
Reverend Wilson 0 out of 1 6 out of 6 6 out of 7 6 out of 10
Ms Collins 0 out of 1 6 out of 6 6 out of 7 10 out of 10
Mrs Knight 1 out of 1 6 out of 6 8 out of 8 14 out of 14
Mrs Marsh 0 out of 1 6 out of 6 5 out of 7 1 out of 1
Mrs L Gibbons 1 out of 1 4 out of 6    
Mr N Bainbridge 1 out of 1      
Mrs Hutchinson     4 out of 4 7 out of 8
Mrs Young       2 out of 6
Ms Parker       3 out of 3
Mrs Smith        
Mrs Claxton     3 out of 3  
Mrs Calver   8 out of 8 8 out of 8 14 out of 14
Mr Bennett   0 out of 4 6 out of 7 7 out of 10

 

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