Governors

ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body at Queen Victoria Primary School plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Management Team. The main aim of a Governing Body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.

The Governing Body has three main roles:

Strategic

The Governing Body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop and improve. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.  Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend

The Governing Body works with the Headteacher and creates a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The Governing Body is able to question and challenge.  A good working relationship is essential as a real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

Accountability

The school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The Governing Body has a professional attitude and uses its collective skills to benefit t the learners.  It gathers views, ask questions and decides what is best for the school and the children.  The Governing Body is answerable to the parents and the wider community.

We meet once a term for a Full Governing Body.

Our Governing Body comprises of:

Mr Tim Gallagher
Mrs Lesley Ward
Mrs Alison Checketts
Rev Barry Welch
Mrs Lisa Collins
Mr Duncan Cocker
Mr Russell Newman
Miss Paula Shackell
Mr Mark Wilson

We also meet for:

Standards Committee once per half term
Finance Committee once per term
Curriculum Committee once per term
Governors Days are held once per half term

Details of meeting dates and attendance are given on their specific Committee pages.

If you would like to find out more about the role of governing bodies please click on the link below to the NGA Website:

http://www.nga.org.uk/Home.aspx

Tim Gallagher

Chair of Governors
Term of Office 01/09/15 – 31/08/19
Governor at Wolverhampton Secondary Federation 2005-2019
Sits on the following committees:
– Curriculum
– Standards
– Pay

Lesley Ward

Vice Chair
Term of Office
Sits on the following committees:
– Curriculum
– Standards

Alison Checketts

Parent Governor
Term of Office 13/06/14 – 12/06/18
Governor at Dormston School
Sits on the following committees:
– Curriculum
– Standards
– Finance
– Pay Appeals
– Staff and Pupil Disciplinary Appeals

Lisa Collins

Parent Governor
Term of Office 19/06/15 – 18/06/19
Sits on the following committees:
– Standards
– Pay Appeals

Barry Welch

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office 16/06/16 – 15/6/20
Sits on the following committees:
– Finance
– Standards

Duncan Cocker

Governor
Term of Office 01/03/17 – 31/03/20
Sits on the following committees:
– Standards

Russell Newman

Governor
Term of Office 01/03/17 – 31/03/20
Sits on the following committees:
– Standards

Paula Shackell

Staff Governor
Term of Office 22/09/17 – 21/09/17
Sits on the following committees:
– Curriculum
– Standards

Mark Wilson

Governor
Term of Office 21/03/17 – 20/03/17
Sits on the following committees:
– Standards
– Finance

Wendy Rawlinson

Headteacher
Term of Office 03/09/09 – 02/09/17
Sits on the following committees:
– Curriculum
– Standards
– Finance

A Register of Business Interest for staff and governors has been completed and is held on site. A copy may be obtained from the School Business Manager upon request.