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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 12 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.

The role of school governors and trustees

Find out what school governors and trustees do and the key role they play in helping schools to succeed. This short film gives you all the essential information about this rewarding voluntary role. Most people over 18 years old are eligible to govern so, if you're interested in education and making a difference, watch this film to find out more.

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 Pecuniary Interests 2021/2022

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.11.2024

NONE

POA for Hamilton Property Holdings

Mrs. Sarah Burton

CG

 

VC

YES

YES

YES

 

04.12.2022

NONE

NONE

Mr. Rob Crosson

FOU

 

CH

 

YES

YES

YES

19.05.2025

NONE

NONE

Ms. Lisa Hickin

PG

 

 

 

YES

YES

 

05.12.2022

NONE

Director of GL Homes Ltd.

Mrs. Lesley Hopkins

CG

 

 

YES

 

 

YES

02.09.2022

NONE

NONE

Miss Lateesha Johnson

LA

 

 

 

 

 

YES

20.01.2023

NONE

NONE

Mr. Joe Melville

STF

 

 

 

 

YES

 

30.11.2024

NONE

NONE

Mrs. Fiona Milward

HT    STF

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

N/A

NONE

NONE

Mrs. Lucy Parkes

CG

 

 

 

 

 

YES

03.10.2021

NONE

NONE

Mr. Colin Philpott

FOU

 

 

YES

YES

YES

 

27.11.2024

NONE

NONE

Mr. Neil Simmonds

PG

 

 

 

YES

 

 

27.05.2022

NONE

NONE

Mrs. Jane Slassor

CG

 

 

 

YES

 

 

17.01.2025

NONE

Director of Sutton Coldfield Musical Company

Mrs. Claire Wheeler

CG

 

 

 

 

YES

YES

03.07.2024

NONE

NONE

Mrs. Deb Wood

AS

 

 

 

 

 

YES

17.01.2025

NONE

NONE

Governor Appointment Dates

 

Name

Class

Appointed

Re-elected

Resigned

Mrs. Debbie Allen

HT

01.01.2009

 

20.07.2020

Miss Harriet Breeze

Mrs. Harriet Turley

CO

CO

03.10.2016

30.11.2020

 

02.10.2020

Mrs. Sarah Burton

EP

CO

05.12.2014

05.12.2018

 

04.12.2018

Mrs. Kiranjit Chanian

CO

02.12.2019

 

22.01.2021

Ms. Martine Cowdery

ES

01.12.2012

01.12.2016

30.11.2020

Mr. Rob Crosson

FG

20.05.2013

20.05.2017

20.05.2021

 

Mr. Mike Dixon

CO

20.05.2013

 22.05.2017

13.10.2018

Mr. Chris Harris

CO

20.05.2013

 22.05.2017

07.10.2019

Ms. Lisa Hickin

EP

06.12.2018

 

 

Mrs. Lesley Hopkins

CO

03.09.2014

03.09.2018

 

Miss Lateesha Johnson

LA

21.01.2019

 

 

Mr. Joe Melville

ES

01.12.2020

 

 

Mrs. Fiona Milward

AM

HT

24.11.2014

01.09.2020

24.11.2018

20.07.2020

Mrs. Lucy Parkes

CO

04.10.2017

 

03.10.2021

Mr. Colin Philpott

LA

FG

02.04.2013

28.11.2016

 

28.11.2020

 

Mr. Phil Pritchard

CO

26.11.2018

 

20.01.2020

Mr. Neil Simmonds

EP

20.11.2020

 

27.05.2022

Mrs. Jane Slassor

CO

18.01.2021

 

 

Mr. Chris Sturridge-Packer

EP

24.11.2017

 

21.01.2019

Mrs. Claire Wheeler

CO

04.07.2016

04.07.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Deb Wood

AM

18.01.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Chris Osborn (Clerk)

 

05.09.2016

 

 

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)