What do we do?

Between us we bring many different points of view, skills and experience in the Governing Body.

Above all, we support the school and are involved in its management.  We are responsible for setting the aims and objectives of the school, for adopting policies and for monitoring their implementation.  If the school were a rowing boat, our role would not be to row, but to steer!  As a full Governing Body we meet once a term.

 

We oversee the managing of the budget, although in practice the day to day management is carried out by the Headteacher, and we make decisions about any unexpected income or expenditure that arises in the course of the financial year.

 

Linked to this role is the responsibility for the fabric of the building, and the safety of the school and its site.  Our Finances and General Purposes Committee concentrates on these issues in its monthly meetings.

 

The Pupil, Personnel and Planning Committee monitors the schools policies and its annual plan.  It also oversees Personnel matters including the recruitment and welfare of staff and ensures all pupils have equal access to the curriculum.  It meets twice a term. We also have an Investigating Academies Group, who are looking at the proposal to form an academy with a view to joining the Multi Academy Trust based on the Minster Family of Schools.

 

Governors come into school to see the running of the school in operation, we challenge and ask questions of the Headteacher and her staff and we act like a good friend to Lowe's Wong Infant School.

 

The governors are also there to help the pupils and parents and can be approached about any issues arising in school, either personally or by letter.

 

Who are the governors?

The governing body of Lowe's Wong Infant School is made up of a combination of staff, the Headteacher, parents of pupils, members appointed by the Local Authority and people from the wider community with an interest in the education offered by the school.

 

Our Governors play a vital role in the running of our School.

 

There are different categories of Governors, as follows:-

Parent Governors must be a parent of a registered pupil at the school or past pupil

Staff Governors are any member of the teaching or support staff

LA Governors are appointed by the Local Authority

Community Governors represent community interests      

 

                           

 * PPP (Pupil, Personnel and Planning), F & G P (Finance and General Purpose

 

Governor   name

Category   of Governor

Appointed by

Dates    serving

Committee(s) served on

Responsibilities

Declared Business or Financial Interests

    

Governance roles in other schools

Mrs Sara Priestley

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

PPP

Chair of Governors Safeguarding Governor

None

No

Mrs   Jane Stead

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

PPP  and F & GP

None

No

Ms   Justine Connolly

Co   opted

Parents

16.6.16  – 15.6.20

PPP

Chair of PPP

None

No

Mr David Oswald

Parent

Parents

19.10.16 - 19.10.20

PPP

Vice Chair of Governors

None

No

Mr Anderson Okiwe

Parent

Parents

19.10.16 - 19.10.20

PPP

Health & Safety None No

Mr   Stuart Thomas

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

F & GP

Chair of F & GP

None

No

Mr   Roger Merryweather

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

F & GP

None

No

Mr  Simon Smith

Parent

Parents

10.2.14   – 9.2.18

F & GP

 Induction None

No

Mr   Paul Jaworski

Parent

Parents

20.7.15   – 19.7.19

PPP

None

No

Mr Richard Morley Parent Parents  26.5.17 - 25.5.21   F & GP None

Miss Kathryn D'Souza

Staff Staff 1.9.14 - 31.8.18 PPP and F&GP None No

Mrs   Thelma Clark

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

PPP and F & GP

None

No

Mrs   Aly Speed

Staff   Headteacher

Governing Body

1.9.09   -

PPP and F & GP

No