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The Role of Governors

Governors bring many skills and experiences to their role in supporting, promoting and protecting the interests and ethos of a school and its staff. They are an important link between the school and the local community.

Governors have a number of responsibilities:

        1. Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Agreeing its policies and objectives

    2. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • Monitoring the curriculum

  • Monitoring pupil progress

    3.Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring that the school’s budget is responsibly spent

  • Reviewing and approving the school’s budget,

  • Appointing the Head Teacher and monitoring his / her performance.

Decisions taken by Governors are based on the advice of committees, made up of members of the Governing Body, and which deal with specific issues and report back to the full Governing Body. 

The committees meet formally once per month. The minutes are available for parents to access. Governors with special responsibilities ie finance, Literacy, Maths , SEND and RE also meet on a termly basis with the appropriate member of staff.

Governors are elected for an initial 4 year term and all are offered the opportunity to undergo training to ensure they are up to date with legislation and to improve their skills.

All governors can be contacted through the school office or by email at admin@willows primary.org.uk or chair@willowsprimary.org.uk
 

Chair of Governors

Mr Paul Stacey Chair@willowsprimary.org.uk

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Mike Warrilow – Finance and Pay

 

Governors

Mrs Jessica Bannister - Finance

Mr Simon Crowe - Safeguarding

Mr Edward Haslam – Health & Safety

Mrs Jo Herrero– Head teacher

Ms Alex Lilley - Staff Governor

Maria Marsden - Curriculum

Mr Richard Merrygold - GDPR

Hannah O'Sullivan -Inclusion

Mr Nick Poulten – Training

Mr Paul Stacey - Core Subjects and School data

Rev. Patrick Taylor – Policies

Mrs Val Payne

1 x LA vacancy

 

 

Clerk to the Governors

Stephanie Bell

 

 

 

 

Attendance Register

 

 

Name of Governor

 

Status

 

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

FGB Meetings attendance 2018/19

Mr N Poulten

 

Parent

Reappointed September 2018

4

11 of 11

Rev. P Taylor

Ex Officio Foundation

Appointed February 2014

N/A

6 of 11

Mr M Warrillow

Foundation

September 2017

4

11 of 11

Mrs J Herrero

Staff

Appointed January 2017

N/A

11 of 11

Mr Ed Haslam

Co-opted

 

Reappointed September 2018

 

4

9 of 11

Mr R Merrygold

Co-opted

Appointed
January 2018

4

10 of 11

Mrs J Bannister

Parent

Elected September 2018

4

10 of 11

Mr P Stacey

Co-opted

Appointed September 2018

4

11 of 11

Mr Simon Crowe

Parent

Appointed September 2019

4

N/A

Ms Alex Lilley

Staff

Appointed July 2019

4

1 of 1

Mrs Maria Marsden

Co-opted

Appointed September 2019

4

N/A

Miss Hannah O'Sullivan

Parent

Appointed July 2019

4

1 of 1

Mrs Val Payne

Foundation

Appointed November 2019

4

1 of 1

Vacancy

LA

 

 

 


Governors who left the FGB in the past year:
 

Rev K Dyer

Foundation

Appointed September 2015

4

9 of 11

Mr T Mahony

Co-opted

Appointed September 2015

4

7 of 11

Dr D Hughes

Parent

Elected September 2015

4

10 of 11

Mrs R Irving

Staff

Elected December 2016

4

6 of 11

Cllr J Fradgley

LA

Appointed September 2015

4

9 of 11


Meetings were held on the following dates in 2018/2019: 10th September, 24th September, 8th

 

Register of Interests 19/20

 

Name of Governor

Nature of interest declared

Date of entry

Mr N Poulten

Director of Raccoon ATC Ltd

September 2019

Mr S Crowe

Family member employed by RJH Fencing, who supply Grounds Maintenance to WCC.

September 2019

Mr Paul Stacey

Employed by Stratford-upon-Avon School

September 2019

Mr M Warrillow

Director at Mill Management (Stratford)
Director at Lucys Mill Ltd
Trustee of Stratford upon Avon PCC

Trustee of Friends of Shakespeare Church

September 2019

Rev P Taylor

None declared

September 2019

Ms A Lilley

Staff member

September 2019

Mr E Haslam

Director of Forterra Building Products Ltd

September 2019

Mrs J Herrero

Staff member

September 2019

Mr R Merrygold

Wife: Teaching Assistant

September 2019

Mrs Jessica Bannister

None declared

September 2019

Mrs M Marsden

None declared

September 2019

Mrs Hannah O'Sullivan

Employed by Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

September 2019

Mrs Val Payne None declared November 2019

Summary of Governors Disqualification

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