Governing Body Membership

 

 

Rob Hailey: Chair of Governors

Katharine Swart: Parent Governor/Vice Chair of Governors 

 

Robert Miles: Parent Governor 

 

Neil Nash: Co-opted Governor

Carole Payne: Co-opted Governor

 

 

WHAT THE GOVERNING BODY DOES 

Our main role is to help raise standards of achievement at the school through close liaison with the Headteacher and other members of staff. We plan all aspects of the school’s development and monitor and evaluate its progress. Together with the Headteacher, we are responsible for making sure Watchlytes Primary School provides good quality education in a happy, safe and inclusive environment.

We support and challenge the Headteacher, drawing on our collective knowledge and experience but respecting the position of the Headteacher as the professional leader of the school. We make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans. We monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing.

There are two committees that support the work of the Governing Body: the Resources Committee; and the Children, Curriculum & Standards Committee. Governors sit on at least one committee, and the Chair and the Headteacher sit on both.

 

CONTACTING THE GOVERNORS 

Parents are welcome to contact a governor directly, either via the school office or the Parent Governors can often be found at the school at the start and/or end of the school day. 

If you wish to write to a specific governor, this can be done by addressing the letter and handing the letter in at the school office for the Governor concerned. Letters to the Governing Body as a whole should be addressed to the Chairman and delivered in the same manner. 

While we welcome letters and value your comments, initial complaints and issues relating to the day-to-day running of the school should, in the first instance, be referred to the relevant teacher or to the Headteacher.

 

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE 

Chair of Governors: Robert Hailey

Vice Chair of Governors: Katherine Swart

Staff Governors (2): Lorraine Brendish, Zoe Hussain

Co-opted Governors (6): Samantha Eckland, Rob Miles, Lucy Musk, Neil Nash, Carole Payne, Katherine Swart

Local Authority Governor (1): Robert Hailey

Parent Governors (3): Keith Collins, Karen Friend, Alex Graham

Clerk to the Governors: Robert Blythe 

 

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE 

Children, Curriculum & Standards Committee:

Katherine Swart (Chair)

Keith Collins

Alex Graham

Samantha Eckland

Robert Hailey

Carole Payne 

Resources Committee:

Neil Nash (Chair)

Karen Friend

Robert Hailey

Robert Miles

Lucy Musk

ATTENDANCE RECORD FOR PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Full Governing Body:

 

Governor

Oct 2016

Nov 2016

Feb 2017

May 2017

Jul 2017

Lorraine Brendish

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Y

Michelle Berridge

Y

Y

Y

N/A

N/A

Natasha Bull

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Caroline Dilks

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Neil English

PART

PART

PART

PART

Y

Andrew Farrugia

Y

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

Robert Hailey

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Robert Miles

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Lucy Musk

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

Neil Nash

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Carole Payne

N

N

N

Y

Y

Katherine Swart

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

5 Occasional Days
Monday 23 July - All Day
Summer Holidays
Monday 30 July - All Day
Inset Day
Monday 3 September - All Day
Inset Day
Tuesday 4 September - All Day
Start of New Term
Wednesday 5 September - All Day