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, FGB (Full Governing Body) IAG (Investigating Academies Group)

 

Governor   name

Category   of Governor

 

Appointed by

 

Dates    serving

 

Committee   served on

*

 

Responsibilities

 

Relationships to school staff

     Meetings   attended

FGB

2015-2016

Committee 2015 - 2016

Mrs Sara Priestley

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

PPP and IAG

Chair of Governors and

Safeguarding Governor

67%

67%

Mrs   Jane Stead

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

PPP, IAG   and F & GP

67%

81%

Ms   Justine Connolly

Parent

Parents

10.2.14   – 9.2.18

PPP and IAG

Chair   of PPP

33%

100%

Mr David Oswald

Parent

Parents

19.10.16 - 19.10.20

PPP

N/A

N/A

Mr Anderson Okiwe

Parent

Parents

19.10.16 - 19.10.20

PPP

    N/A N/A

Mr   Stuart Thomas

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

F   & GP

Chair   of F & GP

100%

90%

Mr   Roger Merryweather

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

F   & GP

100%

70%

Mr  Simon Smith

Parent

Parents

10.2.14   – 9.2.18

F   & GP

Brother of a member of staff

100%

80%

Mr   Paul Jaworski

Parent

Parents

20.7.15   – 19.7.19

PPP

67%

Mr   Phillip Pountney

Local   Authority

Local   Authority

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

F   & GP and IAG

Vice   Chair of F & GP

100%

100%

Miss   Kathryn D’Souza

Staff

Staff

1.9.14   – 31.8.18

PPP, IAG   and F & GP

100%

94%

Mrs   Thelma Clark

Co   opted

Governing Body

1.5.15   – 30.4.19

PPP   and F & GP

Vice Chair of Governors &

Health & Safety Governor

100%

81%

Mrs   Aly Speed

Staff   Headteacher

Governing Body

1.9.09   -

PPP, IAG   and F & GP

100%

100%

Ms   Lucy Kettlewell

Parent

Parents

20.7.15   – 19.7.19

PPP  

100%

100%