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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

 

Welcome to Wallbrook Primary School. Thank you for choosing to visit our website to find out about the work that our governors do in support of our wonderful school. At Wallbrook, we believe that children learn and flourish when they feel safe and happy to come to school. We therefore work hard to develop the personal and social skills of our children, rooted in mutual respect and high expectations. We aim to offer the highest possible academic standards, supporting the expectation that all pupils are encouraged to do their very best.

 

Our governors come from a wide range of backgrounds. We have staff and parent governors who have direct links to the school, governors appointed by the Local Authority, and governors who have been co-opted to serve on the governing body in view of the particular skills they offer. The diversity of skills, experience and expertise we possess as a team enables us to challenge, support and complement the work of the school. The governing body meet as often as required, meeting twice each term. Our membership structure is currently as follows:

 

Name                                                              Governor Category

 

Mr L Ridney                                                    Local Authority (Vice Chair)

Mrs K Miller                                                     Parent

Mrs A Pearson                                                Parent

Mrs C Longden                                               Headteacher

Mrs A Rogers                                                 Staff Governor

Mr G Craig                                                      Additional Governor (Chair of Governors)

Mrs A O’Neill                                                  Co-opted

Mr L Hazlehurst                                              Co-opted

Mrs C D’Amore                                               Co-opted

Mrs J Locke                                                    Co-opted

Mrs C Ludwig                                                  Clerk

 

The work of the Governing Body

 

We have two termly meetings in place with governors carrying out delegated monitoring and evaluation between meetings aligned to a scheduled programme of work. In addition, we also have statutory committees in place for the purposes of performance management, pay, appeals, disciplinary and dismissal matters. Governors have subject links and areas of specific responsibility attached to their roles and visit the school on a regular basis to meet with staff and pupils.

 

Whole School Community – Our Role

 

As a governing body, we believe that our parents, carers, pupils, staff, governors and members of the wider local community all have an equally important part to play in the success of our school. Your views are important to us, and we are always pleased to hear your suggestions as to how we can improve. If you would like to pass on a suggestion for school improvement, or if you are interested in becoming a school governor, I can be contacted via the school office for further information.

 

George Craig

Chair of Governors

Wallbrook Primary School

Wallbrook Primary School

Governors Business Interest Matrix 2017-18

 

Governor Name

Type of Governor

Chair (CH) or Vice Chair (VC)

Connections to Staff (Yes or No) If Yes, who & how

Date of Appointment

Term of Office End Date

Other School Governor Posts held. Name of School & type of Governor

Business Interests declared. (Yes / No) If yes please state

Clare Longden

Headteacher

 

No

01/09/04

N/A

No

Headteacher

George Craig

Additional Governor

CH

No

11/05/17

11/05/2019

Director - Hales Valley Trust

Yes - NLG & Education Consultant

Chris D'Amore

Co-opted

VC

No

01/07/15

30/06/2019

No

No

Len Ridney

Co-opted

 

No

23/11/16

22/11/2020

Christchurch Primary

Governor

Alison O'Neill

Co-opted

 

No

01/07/15

30/06/2019

No

No

Len Hazelhurst

Co-opted

 

No

09/05/18

08/05/2022

Straights Primary

Governor

Jane Locke   co-opted     No 09/05/18  08/05/2022   No

Alison Pearson

Parent

 

No

01/05/15

30/04/2019

No

No

Kelly Miller

Parent

 

No

01/05/15

30/04/2019

No

No

Audrey Rogers

Staff

 

Headteacher

15/04/15

14/04/2019

No

No

 

LA - Local Authority appointed

PAR - Parent Governor

STA - Staff Governor

FOU - Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese or Foundation Trust

COP - Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Board

One Staff business interest declared. For further information, please contact Wallbrook Primary School

Pay Committee

 

Kelly Miller
Len Ridney
Alison O’Neill 

Appeals Committee

 

Chris D’Amore
Len Hazelhurst
Alison Pearson 

HT Appraisal

 

George Craig
Chris D’Amore

Alison O'Neill

 

Area of responsibility

Governor

Foundation Stage

Pre-school & reception

George Craig

Alison Pearson

Key Stage 1

Years 1 & 2

Len Ridney

Jane Locke

Lower Key Stage 2

Years 3 & 4

Kelly Miller

Alison O’Neill

Upper Key Stage 2

Years 5 & 6

Audrey Rogers

Chris D’Amore

English

Alison Pearson

Len Hazelhurst

Len Ridney

Maths

Audrey Rogers

Chris D’Amore

Kelly Miller

Pupil Premium

Looked After Children

Sports Premium

Len Ridney

Chris D'Amore

Len Hazelhurst

E-Safety

Alison O’Neill

Audrey Rogers

Inclusion (SEND, Behaviour and Attendance)

Alison O'Neill

Len Hazelhurst

Safeguarding

Alison O'Neill

George Craig

Health and Safety

Kelly Miller

Jane Locke

 

Chair of Governors:
Mr G Craig
C/O Wallbrook Primary School
Coseley
West Midlands
WV14 8YP

 

Clerk to Governors
Mrs C Ludwig
C/O Westox House
1 Trinity Road
Dudley
DY1 1JB

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