Contact our Chair of Governors
If you would like to get in contact with our Chair of Governors, Dr Simon Smith. Please use the contact form below and he will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.
The Role of School Governors
Woodhouse West school Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in school. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher and it is the governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools. Governors work closely with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources and ensuring that all children at the school have the best opportunities to contribute to their individual learning.
Each governor is a member of a Governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing body so all decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing body.
The role of the Governing body is a strategic one; its key functions are to:
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher and other senior leaders in school (a critical friend)
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing body.
Governance Structure at Woodhouse West
Full Governors – Meet once a term and oversees amongst others strategic direction, standards/progress quality of teaching, finance, staffing, inclusion and pupil premium
Steering Committee – Meets twice a term and has responsibility for strategic direction and work for sub committees
Resources Committee – meet once a term and have responsibility for staffing, finance, buildings and use of pupil premium
Teaching & Learning – meet once a term and have responsibility for teaching, curriculum, standards/progress, attendance, inclusion and effectiveness of pupil premium.
|Resources||Teaching & Learning||Steering|
|Diane Carr||Ruth Speare (c)||Simon Smith (c)|
|Helen Claye||Adriarna Baggaley||Ruth Speare|
|Anne-Marie Bailey||Kirsty Parkes||Anne-Marie Bailey|
|Simon Smith||Marie Torpey|
Become a school governor
Do you care about children’s education or are you concerned about how a School is run and financed?
If you have some time to spare, are able to attend meetings (usually after school) and can call into school during lesson times on various occasions, then why not become a School Governor at Woodhouse West Primary School and have some input in this important and rewarding role? As part of the role you will attend Governor Training sessions and read school policies etc.
Whatever your background if you are interested, please contact the Chair of Governors, Dr Simon Smith on the above contact form or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal discussion.