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Meet the Governors

The governing body of Wellfield Middle School meets 5 times a year is responsible for the strategic management of the school and makes decisions about a wide range of issues.

 

The core responsibilities involved are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school
  • Employer of all school staff, in line with all Trust schools

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupil's behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure that the school building is welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies

Governing Body's Annual Statement

The issues faced and addressed by the Governing Body over the last year were:

  • Strategic review of the leadership of the school following the retirement of the Headteacher in December 2014.
  • Careful budget planning to provide a new library, intervention space and improved sporting facilities for the pupils.
  • Introduction of a class based approach to the curriculum in year 5.
  • Reviewing and evaluating the School Development Plan and Self Evaluation documentation and actions.
  • Oversight of the development of all staff and performance management procedures in school.

Governing body membership in 2016-2017

 Governor

Date of appointment

Date term of office ends/ended

Category of Governor

Appointing body

DBS Held

Notice of Pecuniary Interests

Mr Christopher Tipple - Chair of Governors

30/03/13

29/03/17

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

Yes  Governor of  Whitley Bay High  School

Ms Deborah Alderson

14/10/15

13/10/19

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

Yes  

Mr Victor Barron

10/10/12

09/10/16

Staff

Elected by school staff

 Yes  

Mr Gordon Furness

08/12/15

07/12/19

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

 Yes  

Mr Alex Giles

23-Jun-16

22/06/20

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

 Application in progress  Chairman of  Friends of High  Borrans

Mrs Angela Harrison

17/07/13

16/07/17

Parent

Elected by parents

 Yes  

Mrs Jenny Hawkridge

29/06/15

28/06/19

Staff

Elected by school staff

 Yes  

Ms Lauren Herriott

23/11/2015

22/11/2019

Foundation

Appointed by foundation/Trust

 Application in progress  

Mrs Katie Kershaw

01-Sep-16

31/08/20

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

 Yes  Teacher at  Richardson Dees PS

Mrs Carla Malhotra

18/08/14

17/08/18

LA

Appointed by GB/board

 Yes  

Miss Anna Peart

16/06/15

15/06/19

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

 Yes  Teacher at Denbigh Community PS

Mr Peter Renshaw

16/06/15

15/06/19

Parent

Elected by parents

 Yes  

Mr Paul Ridley

10/10/2012

09/10/2016

Co-opted

Appointed by GB/board

 Yes  

Mr Paul Scope

11/06/15

10/06/19

Foundation

Appointed by foundation/Trust

 Application in progress  

Mrs Susan Winter

01/09/16

Ongoing

Head Teacher

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal

 Yes  

Governor’s Attendance record for 2015-2016 

Name

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

 

14/10/15

08/12/15

13/01/16

22/03/16

22/06/16

 Ms Deb Alderson

N/A

 Mr V Barron

A

A

A

 Mr G Furness  

N/A

N/A

 Mrs S Graham

 Dr L Guthrie

 Mrs A Harrison

 Mrs J Hawkridge

 Mrs J Helmsley

A

A

A

A

 Ms L Herriott

N/A

N/A

A

 Mrs C Kemp

N/A

 Mrs C Malhotra

 Miss A Peart

 Mr P Renshaw

A

A

A

 Mr P Ridley

A

A

A

 Mr P Scope

A

A

A

A

 Mr C Tipple

Committes

Finance and Staffing

Head Teacher/ Chair of Governors

Carla Malhotra
Anna Peart
Gordon Furness
Paul Ridley
Paul Scope
Lauren Herriot
Alex Giles

 

Buildings and Health and Safety

Head Teacher/ Chair of Governors

Vic Barron
Deb Alderson
Alex Giles
Katie Kershaw

 

Academic Standards ad Curriculum

Head Teacher/ Chair of Governors

Gordon Furness
Jenny Hawkridge
Peter Renshaw
Angela Harrison
Alex Giles

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