Governors                                    

Welcome to the Governors' section of the school website. My name is Sarah Gooding and I am the new chair of governors. I have been a parent governor since 2010 and before that was treasurer of the PTA. My three children have all been lucky enough to go to Western - my eldest joined in 2004 and my youngest has just finished Year 6. As a governor I am a member of the Resources and Personnel Committee and have been involved in a number of working parties and recruitment exercises. Over the years I have also helped at school and at numerous events and feel that I know the school well. This experience helps to inform the work I do as a governor and as chair.

Our governing body numbers 14 members, including parent governors, staff governors and co-opted governors and meets body once every half term. There are two sub-committees - Curriculum and Community and Resources & Personnel - each of which also meet once every half term. Our role is to set the aims and objectives, policies and targets for the school; to monitor and evaluate progress and to support and challenge the headteacher.  

 
We are in the process of developing the strategy for the next 3 years, with the overall aim of making the school outstanding in all areas.  The Governors believe that the main challenges facing the school are: 
  • the need to retain the holistic approach to education whilst improving achievement for all children, symbolised by the Learning Tree;
  • the need to develop the infrastructure of the school to provide a creative, sustainable environment for learning, including maximising the use of the wonderful school grounds;
  • providing a distinctive Primary education
I am frequently on the playground or around school - do come and chat to me about the school if you would like to, or alternatively, 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.

MEMBERSHIP OF GOVERNING BODY (14) (AS AT 6/2/17)  

()= end of tenure date

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

Penny Edwards* (02/02/19)

Sue Fear (02/02/19)

David Pain (Vice Chair) (02/02/19)

Guy Evans (23/03/2021)

 

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS (3)

(Appointing Body: Winchester Diocesan Board of Education)

Rev Canon Peter Seal (ex-officio Foundation Governor)

Liz Stannard (21/02/20)

Vicki Tibbitts (09/01/2021)

 

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

Sarah Gooding* (Chair) (05/07/20)

 

 

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

Ros Priddle (31/05/19)

Simon Walsh (31/05/19)

James Ingham (12/10/2020)

Claire Woodcock (01/02/2021)

STAFF GOVERNOR (1)

(Appointing Body: the Staff Body of the school)

Debbi Bentley (22/03/20)

 

HT (1)

Peter Burbridge* (ex-officio Governor)

 

 

*=Governors who have completed the Safer Recruitment certificate online

ADDITIONAL DESIGNATED ROLES

Sarah Gooding – Training Liaison Governor David Pain – SEN Governor

Vacancy – Safeguarding Governor

 

Vacancy  – Health & Safety Governor

 

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

RESOURCES and PERSONNEL

(to include the role of the Pay Committee)

CURRICULUM and COMMUNITY

Simon Walsh (Chair) (and Pay Cttee)

Peter Burbridge (HT) (Advisory only on Pay Cttee)

Simon Walsh

Debbi Bentley

Sarah Gooding

Vicki Tibbitts

Also in attendance: Lynn Franklin (Business Manager).

By invitation: Paul Budd (Site Manager)

Peter Burbridge (HT)

Penny Edwards (Chair)

David Pain

Sue Fear

Liz Stannard

Ros Priddle

Vacancy

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE REVIEW PANEL

Rev Canon Peter Seal, Penny Edwards, David Pain

 

Clerk to the Governors:  Steve Gibbs


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