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.

There are 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.

 

Our role as governors is threefold:

  1. 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;
  2. to monitor and evaluate progress and to support and challenge the headteacher; we do this at our regular meetings and also through governor visits;
  3. to oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 We also have our own 3 year strategy that we regularly review and update; we are part way through our 2018-2021 strategy. We have the following key aims: 

  • Create an exciting and engaging learning environment
  • Create a conducive and inspiring place to work and learn
  • To be seen as the school of choice for the community
  • To consider the whole child at all times
  • To develop greater financial resilience

 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 18/9/19

()= 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)

Penny Edwards*

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

 Jenny Espiner* 

(17/5/2018 - 16/5/2022)

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS (3)

(Appointing Body: Winchester Diocesan Board of Education)

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

Vicki Tibbitts (Chair)(10/1/2017 - 9/1/2021)

 

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)

James Ingham

(13/10/2016 - 12/10/2020)

Claire Woodcock

(2/2/2017 - 1/2/2021)

Amy Weatherup

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

 

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

James Ingham – Development & Training 

Penny Edwards – SEN 

Claire Woodcock – Safeguarding 

Mike Longman - Health & Safety

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

RESOURCES and PERSONNEL

(to include the role of the Pay Committee)

CURRICULUM and COMMUNITY

Vicki Tibbitts (Chair)

Debbi Bentley

Peter Burbridge (HT)

(Advisory only on Pay Cttee)

Rob Coleridge

Mike Longman

Also in attendance:

Lynn Franklin (Business Manager).

By invitation: Paul Budd (Site Manager)

Penny Edwards

Peter Burbridge (HT)

Jennie Espiner

Sarah Horton

James Ingham (Chair)

Peter Seal

Amy Weatherup

Claire Woodcock

 

HEADTEACHER’S PERFORMANCE REVIEW PANEL

Rev Canon Peter Seal, Jennie Espiner, 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

Sue Fear (Staff Governor) 3/2/2015 - 3/7/2019 

Elizabeth Stannard (Foundation Governor) 22/2/2016 - 3/7/2019

Guy Evans (Co-opted Governor) 23/3/2017 - 3/7/2019

Paul Curwen (Parent Governor) 22/11/2017 - 16/9/2019

Governors' Attendance record

Click to view the Governors attendance record

Governor Access

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