|Name||Category||Appointed By||Term of Office||Committees|
|Antony Dutton||Headteacher||Governors||from 01/01/15||All Committees|
||Co-opted||Governors||11/07/16 – 10/07/20||Finance & Services
|Lisanne Beetson||Co-opted||Governors||0 7/11/16 – 06/11/20||Staffing Standards|
|Tom Cusack||Co-opted||Governors||13/07/15 – 12/07/19||Finance & Services|
|Liz Lavelle – Chair
||Co-opted||Governors||10/03/15 – 09/03/19||Staffing & Standards|
|James McShane||Co-opted||Governors||12/03/18 – 11/03/22||Finance & Services|
|Lindsay Howard||Parent||Parents||03/12/15 – 02/12/19||Staffing Standards|
|Louise Best||Parent||Parents||03/12/15 – 02/12/19||Staffing & Standards|
|Andrew Wood – Vice Chair||Parent||Parents||22/06/17 – 21/06/21||Staffing & Standards|
|Wendi Swan||Staff||Governors||03/09/15 – 02/09/19||Finance & Services
Staffing & Standards
|Sarah Nesbitt||Associate||Governors||07/11/16 – 06/11/20||Finance & Services
Staffing & Standards
No voting rights
|Clerk||LA||01/09/14 – 31/08/18|
Register of Governors Interests
|Governor||Business Interest||Other Orgs. Governed||Relationships
|Rex Beech||Tree Surgery||Brentwood School||None||11/2017|
|Andrew Wood||None||None||Wife – Teaching Assistant||11/2017|
The governing body of Wellfield Junior School has developed into a strong, active group of people committed to supporting the school to be the best it can be. Governors regularly attend training courses run by Trafford Governor Services, and one governor is a member of the local authority funding forum. Governors’ terms of office run for four years from the date of appointment and it is a voluntary role.
Our governors have responsibility for many different areas, such as finance, staffing, curriculum and achievement. They review and approve new policies, receive reports on different aspects of school life, review pupil progress and attainment, set and approve an annual budget to name but a few. Governors have attended parents meetings, conducted visits to school to see lessons and meet staff and children, as well as supported the school in a host of different ways. Far from being a “rubber stamping” body, the governors have the role of a “critical friend”, offering a range of skills and insights, reflections and challenges to the school, with the aim of ensuring it is led and managed well and fulfils its statutory roles.
Ofsted’s view: The governance of the school:
“The governing body has a comprehensive understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and is fully involved in driving improvement. It ensures safeguarding requirements are met so that pupils are safe. Governors take part in a wide range of relevant training to maintain their effectiveness. The budget is managed efficiently. Governors hold the school to account for the way the funding for pupils supported by the pupil premium is used to raise their achievement. They have an accurate view of the quality of teaching. Governors know how leaders check how well staff are doing to improve their expertise, reward good teaching and tackle any underperformance.” (January 2014)
At Wellfield Junior School, much of the work of the governors is divided between two committees, the Staffing and Standards committee and the Finance and Services committee. These meet at least termly, usually a few weeks before each of the Full Governing Body meetings.
At Wellfield Juniors the Governing body is comprised of 12 governors:
- 6 co-opted governors
- 1 local authority governor
- 3 parent governors
- 1 headteacher
- 1 staff governor
In addition, the governors have appointed an associate governor, Mrs S Nesbitt (Deputy Head) who attends meetings but cannot vote.