Willow Tree Primary School

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Governors

Governors have a vital role. They help set the strategic direction of the school and ensure it delivers on its responsibilities. This requires a group of committed people from many walks of life with a mix of skills and experience. They all share an interest in education, a desire to help the school and an enquiring mind.

Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a commitment to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. The most important thing is that governors have skills to contribute and the willingness to learn and develop their abilities as governors.

This is a part-time, voluntary role which is very rewarding and interesting. Successful applicants will be given a full induction programme and on-going training and support is available

Our Governing Body

Overall Governing Body Arrangements

Our Governing Body meet 6 times a year using the Circular model.  Our structure is reviewed annually and agreed by all Governors.

Structure and Remit

The Governors meet as a full Governing Body at all meetings.

All Governors are a member of the Personnel & Pay Committee, Complaints Committee, Personnel Appeal Committee & Pupil Discipline Committee.  

The Governors meet in November, December, March, April, June & July

The clerk to the Governing Body is .

In this academic year, the Governors have decided to remain with the same Governing structure.

Committee Structure

As the Governing Body meet as a whole, there are no sub committees.  All decisions are made at the 6 meetings.

The Chair of Governors chairs all meetings.  In her absence, the Vice Chair acts as Chair.

Our Governing Body
2019-2020

The Headteacher

Mr Stuart Perkins

Staff Governor (Elected by the staff)
Mrs Sharon Farrell

Parent Governors (Elected by Parents and Carers of pupils at the school)
Ms Natalie Ford
Mrs Stephanie Brown
Mrs Amanda Wardell

LA Governor (Appointed by the Governing Body on recommendation by the LA)
Mr Paul Gerrard

Co-opted Governors (Appointed by the Governing Body)
Mrs Karen Crosby
Mrs Jackie Lowe (Chair)
Mr Brian Spencer
Mrs Steph Topping (Vice Chair)
Mrs Rebecca Yates
Mr Ray Moulsdale

Miss Vicky Haslam

Associate Members
Mrs Tracey Watson-Jones – Finance Committee and Health and Safety Committee

Associate members are not governors. They have been appointed because they have expertise in a particular area. They do not have voting rights on the full governing body but have been granted voting rights at the committees upon which they have been appointed to serve to the extent allowed by regulations.

 

Type of Governor Surname Forename Start Term End Term Business/Pecuniary Interests Related to School Staff Other Governance Roles
 Headteacher  Perkins  Stuart  01/09/19  -  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Co-Opted  Crosby  Karen  25/06/18  24/06/22  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Co-Opted  Moulsdale  Ray  24/02/17  23/02/21  Nil Return  Partner  None
 Co-Opted  Lowe  Jackie 12/11/18 11/11/22  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Co-Opted  Spencer  Brian 12/11/18  09/11/22  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Co-Opted  Topping  Steph 12/11/18  09/11/22  Nil Return  Parent  None
 Co-Opted  Haslam  Vicky  01/06/20  01/06/24  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Local Authority  Gerrard  Paul  29/10/17  28/10/21  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Parent  Brown  Stephanie  08/03/18  07/03/22  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Parent  Ford  Natalie  01/03/17  28/02/21  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Parent  Wardell  Amanda  15/12/17  14/12/21  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Staff  Farrell  Sharon 12/06/17 11/06/21  Nil Return  Nil return  None

 

Associate Members

Type of Governor  Surname Forename Start Term End Term Business/Pecuniary Interests Related to School Staff Other Governance Roles
 Associate Member  Watson-Jones  Tracey 30/09/19 29/09/23  Nil Return  Nil return  None

 

Governors serving over the previous 12 months

Type of Governor Surname Forename Start Term End Term Business/Pecuniary Interests Related to School Staff Other Governance Roles
 Coopted  Yates  Rebecca  01/09/16 10/10/20  Nil Return  Nil return  None
 Parent  Moulsdale  Ray  01/03/17 31/08/19  Nil Return  Partner  None
 Co-Opted  Evans  Chris  01/09/19 31/10/19  Nil Return  Nil return  None