Our Governing Body

We are proud to be federated with Woodside Primary School and we have one federated Governing Body, which is responsible for both schools.

What does a school governor do? (from LA information leaflet)

Together with the head teacher, governors set the future direction for the schools and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, school policies and the school improvement planning. Everyone works together for the benefit of the children and they are at the heart of decision making.

Governors monitor the impact of policies and oversee the use of the school’s budget. They report to parents on the school’s achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.

Governors provide the head teacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They may ask searching questions. The governing body respect the head teacher’s position as professional leader of the school. Being a Governor is a voluntary, unpaid role and the work of Governors is greatly appreciated by staff and families.

Our vision: A thinking school committed to providing a high standard of education where children feel safe, respected and supported, enabling them to thrive and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

Chair of Governors: Mr Dave Wildin  Contact Details: 01594 822567 chair@smwf.org.uk

Clerk to Governors: Deborah Fishwick clerktogovs@smwf.org.uk

Constitution of Governing Body:

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Date appointed

Term of office

Register of interests

Brian Bird

Associate

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

Member of staff

Verity Brain

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Martin Coleman

Parent

Parents

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Alison Davis

Local Authority

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Mel Davis

Headteacher

N/A

1.09.2010

On-going

 

Jessica Fawkes

Staff

Staff

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

Member of staff

Peter Greenwood

Parent

Parents

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Richard Hall

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Georgina Lewis

Associate

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Georgina Matthews

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

Member of staff

Wayne Rudge

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Vashti Tingay

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

 

Jennifer Thomas

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026

Member of staff

David Wildin

Co-opted

Governing Body

14.03.2022

Four years 14.03.2026