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Governors

Welcome to the meet the Governors webpage, from feedback which we received from parents and carers there seems to be little understanding as to the role of the governors and the governing body at Whitehouse Common Primary School. I hope that this page will help to increase that understanding.

 

The Governing Body at Whitehouse Common primary School is made up of members of the local and school community. There are 18 members on our governing Body. The governing body works closely with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school. The governing body is part of the school leadership team, responsible for strategic planning and policy development. They work as a team to make sure the school provides a good quality education for all its pupils and we:

 

  • support the school, but not uncritically
  • explain its policies to parents and the community
  • help to settle its disputes, fairly and conscientiously
  • oversee its policies and its use of resources and finances

 

The governors at Whitehouse Common Primary School work as an effective team, we get together as a full body for a meeting once a term and are also working with the school as either governors with defined responsibilities or as committee members.

 

Committees

The Governing Body operates 4 committees:

  1. Finance, Personel, Staffing and Salaries. This committee helps to control the annual school budget which is in excess of £1million.
  2. Curriculum. This committee works with the heads of the curriculum areas and the teaching staff on standards of student achievement, teaching and learning including the provision of Special Educational Needs.
  3. Health and safety. Advises the governing body on general safety policies and recommends steps to be taken to ensure that everything feasible is done to promote the safety of staff, students and authorised visitors on the school premises, and that relevant legal obligations are complied with. .
  4. Happy Hometime Club. The not for profit Before and After school club.

Governors

The governors at Whitehouse Common Primary School are as follows:

NamePositionCommittees
Rob CrossonChair of Governing Body, Foundation GovernorFinance, Curriculum, Health and Safety, SEN, Pay, Happy Hometime Club
Fiona MilwardHead TeacherFinance, Curriculum, Happy Hometime Club, Health & Safety
Colin PhilpottChair of Finance Committee, Foundation GovernorFinance, Health and Safety, SEN, HHC, Pay
Neil Simmonds  
Claire WheelerCo-Opted GovernorHealth and Safety
Lesley HopkinsCo-Opted GovernorCurriculum
Harriet TurleyCo-Opted Governor 
Sarah BurtonCo-Opted GovernorHealth and Safety, Curriculum
Lisa Hickin

Parent Governor

 
Lateesha JohnsonLocal Authority Governor 
Joseph MelvilleStaff Governor 
Jane SlassorStaff Governor 

 

Governor's Register of Interests

Name

Class

Chair or Vice Chair

Committee Chair

Finance and Staffing  Committee Member

Premises Committee Member

Curriculum Committee Member

Term of office end date

 

 

Other school governor posts held?

Business
Interests

Mrs. Harriet Turley

CG

 

 

 

 

 

02.10.2020

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Burton

CG

VC

YES

 

YES

YES

04.12.2022

 

 

Mr. Rob Crosson

FOU

CH

 

YES

YES

YES

19.05.2021

 

 

Ms. Lisa Hickin

PG

 

 

YES

YES

 

05.12.2022

 

 

Mrs. Lesley Hopkins

CG

 

YES

 

 

YES

02.09.2022

 

 

Miss Lateesha Johnson

LA

 

 

 

 

YES

20.01.2023

 

 

Mrs. Fiona Milward

HT/STF

 

 

YES

YES

YES

N/A

 

 

Mr. Colin Philpott

FOU

 

YES

YES

YES

 

27.11.2024

 

 

Mrs. Claire Wheeler

CG

 

 

 

YES

YES

03.07.2024

 

 

Governor Attendance

To see our records of governor attendance, click the below links:

Previous Governors who have helped the school on its journey:

  • Mr Peter Martin (LEA Governor)
  • Mrs Valerie Martin (LEA Governor)
  • Mrs Julie Morgan (LEA Governor former Chair)
  • Mr Martyn Collin (Head Teacher Governor)
  • Mrs Helen Sotomayor (Teacher Governor)
  • Mrs Suzan Poulton (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Robin Wheeler (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Jean Wood (Lea Governor)
  • Mr Henry Lacey (Lea Governor)
  • Mr Ian Stewart (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Gail Chamberlain (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mr Simon Rowney (Co-opted and Parent Governor, former Chair)
  • Mrs Marion Daniels (Teacher Governor)
  • Mr Giles Wheeler (Parent Governor, former Chair)
  • Mrs Katrena Aucott (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Sue Eriksen (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Jamie Barry (Teacher Governor)
  • Miss Chris Tonkinson (Teacher Governor)
  • Mr Dale Hill (Head Teacher Governor)
  • Mr Japp Vos (former Chair)
  • Mrs Nicole Checkley (Deputy Head Governor)
  • Mrs Helen Myers (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Shafiq Ahmed (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Mark Tipton (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Bob Pattni (Community Governor)
  • Mr Simon Lowndes (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Julia Wakefield (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Wayne Merrick (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mr Nigel Marshall (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mr Dean Boyce (Co-Opted Governor)
  • Mrs Helen Woodman (Clerk to the Governing Body)
  • Mrs Jane Slassor (Staff Governor)
  • Mrs Carol Duckworth (Foundation Governor)
  • Mr Perminder Balu (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mr Chris Harris (Co-opted Governor, former Vice Chair)
  • Mr P Pritchard (Co-Opted Governor)
  • Mrs Debbie Allen (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Martine Cowdery (Staff Governor)
  • Mr C Sturridge-Packer (Parent governor) 

  • Mrs K Chanian (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs L McIntosh (Staff Governor)
  • Mrs L Parkes (Staff Governor)