Wavendon Gate School


Meet the Governors

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


Category/Appointed by:

Term of Office


Declarations of Interest

Meetings Attended

Out of a Possible

Mr Adam Johnson

Co-opted Governor

15th May 2020

Chair of Governors

Business Committee

Pay Committee

Performance Management Committee Safeguarding Governor                            

PE Link Governor



Attended curriculum meetings as well


Mr Charlie Deycon

Parent Governor                      Appointed by Parents

17th September 2021

Vice Chair of Governors     

Performance Management Committee Business Committee

Pay Committee

Development Governor                  

School Council and PSHE Governor


9 9

Mrs Meera Mistry

Co-opted Governor             Appointed by the Governing Board

8th October 2021

Chair of Curriculum Committee    

Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor

Music Link Governor


9 9

Mr Paul Floodgate

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

21st March 2020

Chair of Business Committee          

Chair of Pay Committee                  

Health and Safety Governor 

Computing Link Governor


8 9

Ms Kerry Jarman



Business Committee                  

Curriculum Committee                          

Pay Committee


15 15

Mrs Kirsty Campbell

Co-opted Governor                Appointed by the Governing Board

19th November 2021

Vice Chair of Business Committee

English Link Governor                              

Art Link Governor


8 9

Ms Alison Bryne

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

8th October 2022

Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee

Safer Recruitment                    

Geography Link Governor              

History Link Governor                   

Modern Foreign Languages Link Governor                                                        

RE Link Governor


11 11

Mr Asad Asif

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

24th January 2020

Performance Management Committee

Curriculum Committee                    

Maths Link Governor


9 9

Mr Michael Scott

Staff Appointed                    Appointed by staff

1st October 2019

Business Committee                        

Design and Technology Link Governor


9 9
Ms. Joanne Cattigan

Parent Appointed                        Appointed by Parents

5th April 2023

Business Committee


3 3
Mr. Greg Cavill Parent Appointed                        Appointed by Parents 5th April 2023 Curriculum Committee None 2 3
Mr Jamie Key Co-opted Governor  

13th March 2023

Curriculum Committee                    

Science Link Governor

Pupil Premium Governor


4 4
Mr Adam Cragg Associate Governor 5th April 2023 Curriculum Committee None 2 2


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 Head Teacher, Kerry Jarman or the Chair of Governors through the admin office for further information.