Western CofE Primary

Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section of the school website. 

Our Governing body numbers 14 members, including parent governors, staff governors and co-opted governors and meets once every half term.

All the governors are volunteers in their role. They are elected by different stakeholders depending on the type of governor role (e.g. parent governors are elected by the parents of pupils currently at the school, Foundation governors are elected by the church, co-opted governors are elected by the governing body).

 

 

Our role as governors is threefold:

  • to ensure the school has clarity of vision, ethos and direction; we do this through setting the aims and objectives, policies and targets for the school;
  • to monitor and evaluate progress and to support and challenge the headteacher; we do this at our regular meetings and also through governor visits;
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

To manage this workload we have two sub-committees - Curriculum and Community (C&C) and Resources & Personnel (R&P) - each of which also meet once every half term. Broadly, C&C monitor the teaching and learning of the curriculum, inclusion and safeguarding, attendance and community links, while the R&P looks after financial matters, premises, personnel and health and safety.

We also have our own 3-year strategy that we regularly review and update; we have recently set our 2021-2024 strategy focusing on recovering, restoring and regenerating. It encompasses the following: 

  • Wellbeing of children, staff and school families; this encompasses supporting our school community through enhancing the physical environment (both building & grounds)
  • Teaching and learning, which includes maintaining and developing a broad and balanced curriculum which Ofsted previously praised, while adopting positive practices from the pandemic; this also includes consideration of maximising use of our grounds for provision of sports and outdoor learning for all and extra-curricular provision
  • Continuing to strive for outstanding governance – an important part of our strategy which incorporates governor visits, training and succession planning

We are always keen to hear the views of parents, staff, children and members of the local community. Please get in touch via the school office or by emailing C.Governor@western.hants.sch.uk 

The governors may also be contacted via the school office. If you have concerns relating to the day to day running of the school these should, in the first instance, be referred to the Headteacher.

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Membership of Governing Body

As at 3/12/20

()= start and end of tenure dates

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS (4) (Appointing Body: the Governing Body)

Debbi Bentley 

(3/7/2019 - 2/7/2023)

Rob Coleridge

(3/7/2019 - 2/7/2023)

 James Ingham

(14/10/2020 - 13/10/2024)

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS (3)

(Appointing Body: Winchester Diocesan Board of Education)

Rev Canon Peter Seal (ex-officio Foundation) (19/9/2001)

Vicki Tibbitts* (Chair)(9/1/2021 - 9/1/2025)

Helen Jesty

 (14/10/2019 to 13/10/2023)

AUTHORITY GOVERNOR (1) (Appointing Body: the Governing Body with CC approval)

Mike Longman

(27/11/18 - 26/11/2022)

PARENT GOVERNORS (4) (Appointing Body: the Parent Body of the school)

Claire Woodcock

(1/3/2021 - 1/3/2025)

Amy Weatherup

(22/11/2017 - 21/11/2021)

Lucy Herbert-Pike 

(25 /10/2019 to 24/10/2023)

Alex Hutchinson

(27/11/2020 - 26/11/2024)

STAFF GOVERNOR (1)

(Appointing Body: the Staff Body of the school)

Sarah Horton

(4/9/2019 - 3/9/2023)

 

HT (1)

Peter Burbridge*

(ex-officio Governor) (1/9/2013)

 

 

*=Governors who have completed the Safer Recruitment certificate online

ADDITIONAL DESIGNATED ROLES

Debbi Bentley - Wellbeing Link

James Ingham – Development & Training 

Helen Jesty – Inclusion

Mike Longman - Health & Safety

Amy Weatherup - PTA Link

Claire Woodcock – Safeguarding

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

RESOURCES and PERSONNEL

(to include the role of the Pay Committee)

CURRICULUM and COMMUNITY

Lucy Herbert-Pike (Chair)

Debbi Bentley

Peter Burbridge (HT)

(Advisory only on Pay Cttee)

Rob Coleridge

Mike Longman

Vicki Tibbitts

Also in attendance:

Lynn Franklin (Business Manager).

By invitation: Paul Budd (Site Manager)

Amy Weatherup (Chair)

Peter Burbridge (HT)

Sarah Horton

Alex Hutchinson

James Ingham

Helen Jesty

Peter Seal

Claire Woodcock

 

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE REVIEW PANEL

Rev Canon Peter Seal, Mike Longman

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Peter Burbridge, Debbi Bentley and Sarah Horton all work at the school

Clerk to the Governors:  Fiona Greenwood

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE PAST YEAR

 Jenny Espiner (Co-opted Governor)17/5/2018 - 7/9/2021

Governors' Attendance record

Click to view the Governors attendance record

Governor Access

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