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Who's Who - Wavendon Gate School Governing Body January 2018

Name  Category/Appointed by: Term of Office Committee/Responsibility
Mr Asad Asif

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

24th January 2020

Performance Management Committee

Data Standards Group

Mrs Jo Booth

Associate Member

Appointed by the Governing Board

9th November 2018 Data Standards Group
Mrs Kirsty Campbell

Co-opted Governor 

Appointed by the Governing Board

19th November 2021  
Mr Andy Cox Headteacher 31st December 2019 Business Committee Health & Safety
Mr Charlie Deycon Parent Appointed by Parents 17th September 2021 Performance Management Committee
Mr Malcolm Davey

LA Appointed

Appointed by the LA

28th January 2022

Chair of Governors 

Business Committee

Data Standards Group Chair

Performance Management Committee

Mr Paul Floodgate

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

21st March 2020

Business Committee

Health & Safety

Mr Adam Johnson

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

15th May 2020

Business Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Tina Lafford

Parent Appointed 

Appointed by Parents

17th September 2021  
Mrs Meera Mistry

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

9th November 2018

Chair - Business Committee

Health & Safety 

Ms Angie Ray

Parent Governor 

Appointed by the Governing Board

22nd March 2019

Business Committee

Data Standards Group

SEN Governor

Mr Michael Scott

Staff Appointed

Appointment by Staff

1st October 2019

Business Committee

IT Governor

 

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. 

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher (a critical friend).

 

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

 

How much time is involved?

This will vary depending on the number of governing body meetings and the amount of committee work governors choose to do. Governors work as a team and as such the amount of time that each governor can give to the role will vary. In addition to meetings, governors need to get to know their school. This will be done by visiting the school for events, focused visits and attend the more informal activities taking place in school, for example open days, assemblies, school fetes and concerts. The majority of meetings tend to take place in the evenings, but this will be agreed by all members of the governing body.

 

Why become a school governor?

By becoming a school governor you will

  • Help ensure that every child at the school reaches his/her potential
  • Play a vital part in raising standards and achievement
  • Make an important contribution to your community
  • Have an opportunity to gain new skills
  • Work as part of a team

 

How do I become a governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor, please contact the Headteacher Cox or the Chair of Governors through the admin office for further information.