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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governing Body Section.

 

Our Governors are always welcomed in school, whether this is for formal meetings with staff and the GB or to enjoy the wide variety of events in school. Below are documents which evidence their attendance, involvement and the work that they carry out.

 

Copies of minutes from previous GB Meetings are available on request.

Our GB meets every half term to discuss key aspects of school development. Their job is to establish a strategic plan for the school and to work with the school leadership to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils. They need to know about everything that goes on in school and particularly if we are achieving value for money.Their ultimate aim is to improve achievement for all pupils - supporting and challenging our school leaders in the process. Note that all our governors have signed a register of percuniary interest that indicates they have no links to businesses, agencies or otherwise that could gain favour (financial or otherwise) from the decisions of the governing body.


 
 

Please view our current Governing Body at Waverley. Look below also to view some of our GB activities.  
 

 

Name

Governor Category

Appointed/elected by

Term of Office Expires

Committee Membership

Responsibilities / Link Staff

Pecuniary Interests

(including business interests, membership of other school governing bodies, relationships with members of staff or other governors).

Mark Outterside

Headteacher

Ex-officio

31/08/16

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Curriculum and Performance

 

Nil

Susan Bell

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

31.08.16

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

 

Curriculum and Performance

KS1 Maths

 

Miss Clarke

Nil

Julie Darby

Parent Governor

Parents

In

March 2009

02.03.17

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

 


EYFS
 
Mrs Leadbeater

Nil

Lee Corby

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

On

26/01/2016

26.01.19

Post Ofsted Review
Curriculum and Performance

Outdoor Learning; Buildings and environment, H&S
 
Mrs Douse
Mr Roberts

Nil

Carol Brown

Local Authority

Governing Body

On

05/09/2016

05/09/19

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Curriculum and Performance

Curriculum Priorities in KS2, Budget Review

Mrs Sample

Mrs Douse

Governor of Wylam First School

Linda Graham

Parent

Governor

Parents

31/08/16

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Curriculum and Performance

KS1 English

 

Miss Clarke

Nil

Donald Lamb

Parent Governor

Parents

On

02/11/2015

02.11.18

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Post Ofsted Review

Curriculum Priorities in KS2, Business Management Review
 
Mrs Sample

Mrs Douse

Nil

Wendy Wills

Foundation Trust

Outer West Learning Trust Board

31/08/16

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

 

Head’s Performance Management
Complaints / Pupil Discipline / Appeals

Curriculum and Performance

KS2 English/Training/ Leadership and Management Assessment

 

 

Mrs Sample

Mrs Miller

Mr Outterside

Nil

Wendy Leeming

Headteacher

Ex-officio

On

01/09/2016

Ex-officio

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Curriculum and Performance

 

Nil

Karen Sample

Staff Governor

Staff

On

26/01/2016

26.01.19

Curriculum and Performance

Data

Nil

Angela Tinning


Chair of Governors
 
Foundation Trust Governor

Outer West Learning Trust Board

On

31/08/2015

31.08.18

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Head’s Performance Management
Complaints / Pupil Discipline / Appeals

Post Ofsted Review

Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, T & L, HT Performance Teview, Budget Review
 
Mrs Leeming
Mrs Selkirk
Mrs Douse



 

Employee of Kenton School Academy Trust.

 

Director of Outer West Learning Trust

 

 

Jenna Wilkinson

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

On

06/07/2016

06.07.19


Head’s Performance Management


Post Ofsted Review
 

Curriculum and Performance

SEND, T & L, Attendance, HT Performance Management Review
 
Mrs Leeming
Mrs Selkirk

Mrs Douse

 

Chris Haves

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

On

01/11/2015

31.8.17

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Curriculum and Performance

Computing
Achievement Data Analysis
 
Mrs Leeming

Mr Garrod
Mrs Sample

Nil

Emma Douse


 
Foundation Trust Governor

Outer West Learning Trust Board

On

06/07/2016

06.07.19

Staffing and Personnel / Finance, Planning and Resources (including admissions)

Post Ofsted Review

Curriculum Priorities in KS1
 
Mrs Leadbeater

Peter Gallagher Property Maintenance

(Family Link)

Julie Slater

Parent Governor

Parents

On

05/09/2016

05/09/19

Curriculum and Performance

Curriculum Priorities in KS1
 
Mrs Leadbeater

Nil

Sharon

Selkirk

Associate Governor

Governing Body on

27/09/2016

27/09/2019

No Voting rights on any commitees

 

Nil

 

 

 

Current Governing Body Activity - Summer Term 2016
 

Our Chair of Governors is Angela Tinning. She is in school on a regular basis working alongside our leadership team. Angela is keen to see our pupils learning within the community. Here she is working with our Waverley School Council welcoming the Olympic Torch, The Lord Mayor and local council officials to our school.




We are keen that all of our GB are active and they are able to see at first hand the work undertaken by our staff and pupils. For example, Lee Corby is a new governor to our school and is responsible for outdoor learning and building maintenance. Lee is in school on a weekly basis to ensure our school is utilising our facilities to their maximum.

 


Similarly, Chris Haves is responsible for achievement data and computing. He regularly works with the Headteacher on aspects of data and with Mr Garrod on our computing curriculum development.



Our governors have been into school over the last term in order to inform their summer term meetings.  Most recent has been the Link Governor evening and book scrutiny. This is where our GB members meet with school staff who have responsibility for particular curriculum areas. They also have been looking at the work of pupils in their books with senior staff. Meetings such as this are opportunities for GB members to be made aware of the current developments and initiatives. Their job is to support and challenge our school staff in order that pupils achievement increases.
 

 
Our Chair of Governors attends school on a weekly basis. She also attends Achievement Team meetings with senior staff as well as meetings with our LA. These sessions inform her of current development planning and the achievement patterns across the school so that this can be fed back to the full GB.

Our Chair of Governors is often accompanied by other members of the GB. For example Donald Lamb and Lee Corby recently undertook a curriculum walk around school. They were accompanied by Mr Outterside and Mrs Leeming who highlighted aspects of provison and pupil achievement. They observed the pupils in every lesson and their books - feedback was given to staff and the full GB afterwards. Other GB members undertook an environmental work also to look at aspects of our work currently.  
Our governors are involved in all sorts of ways at Waverley. For example Chris Haves worked with senior staff on our latest assessment without levels workshop. Chris is responsible for this aspect of work in our school so he also attended our Achievement Partner meeting so that he could better inform his understanding of pupil progress.
 

 

 

 

Sometimes the governors are more involved with pupils. Linda Graham and Donald Lamb attended a visit with our classes recently where the focus was on Roman Britain.

 


On other occassions our pupils inform the governors of what they think.  These pupils are taking the GB on a tour of their learning environment for example.


 

They talked to the governors about our 'Hooks into Books' approach.

 


 

The governors interviewed them about their individual reading preferences and Mrs Miller gave them a presentation on the 'Literature Works' initiative.  

 
The Waverley Governing Body holds half termly meetings to ensure our school is running smoothly. Angela Tinning is our Chair and Jenna Wilkinson is our Vice-Chair.  
 
Jenna Wilkinson is an experienced shcool leader in her own right at Walbottle Campus. She has recently joined our GB. She works in SEND and has great experience with KS3 transition as well as policy and procedure in support of vulnerable pupils.


 

 


Julie Darby is a great advocate for pupils at our school and gives great insights into KS3 transition. 

 

 

Helen Linton or Nicholas Sanders of Newcastle LA gives us sound legal guidance so that we follow the appropriate procedures during meetings.


 

Mrs Leeming works alongside the GB but is also  held to account for the way in which she runs the school.  Mrs Sample is our staff representative on the GB.



One of our aims is to publicise the work of the Governing Body in the coming year and canvas opinion upon what we do well and how our school can become even better.
 
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