Introduction from the Chair of Governors

Our school has a very committed Governing body who work actively to help improve and support the school.  We are actively involved in the life of the school, making regular visits to see the work of the school.

I would like to take the opportunity to explain the role of school governors and who we are.                                    

The Governing body is accountable for the school’s overall performance and which is run on a daily basis by the Headteacher.  We work closely with the Headteacher to set the overall aim and direction of the school and to monitor progress. Some of our responsibilities are:

  • To ensure the school fulfils its statutory duties - checking that policies are in place and all legal requirements are fulfilled.

  • Challenge and support the school leadership team - reading reports, attending meetings and asking questions to ensure that the school is continually moving forward.

  • To help shape the vision and direction of the school - we meet regularly with staff and parents to share our thoughts and ideas for the future.

  • Ensuring that the curriculum is broad, balanced and setting targets for pupil achievement.

  • Appointing the Head and Deputy Headteacher.

  • Overseeing the schools finance.

Governor Meetings

The Governors meet seven times a year as a Full Governing Body (FGB).  At these meetings we receive a detailed report from the Headteacher, review how we are doing against our aims, school development plan and agree the annual school budget.

Additionally, we also have three regular sub-committees and each governor is a member of at least one committee. Some Governors also have specific interest areas or responsibilities such as Special Educational Needs and Child Protection. Our sub- committees are:

  • Curriculum & Standards (meets twice a term)

  • Personnel (meets twice a year)

  • Resources (meets twice a term)

Individual Governors are also appointed for specific curriculum areas and in addition to attending the Curriculum & Standards meetings will meet with Teachers responsible for their curriculum area to discuss how their areas are developing.

Becoming a Governor

A Governors role is a time-consuming but rewarding role particularly as we are privileged to have such a committed and hard-working Headteacher and Staff.  We advertise vacancies as they arise but feel free to contact me if you are interested in becoming a Governor.

Sheila Hornby, Chair of Governors

 Governor Details October 2018

Name Category Responsibilities Committee Membership Term Date of appointment End of Term Date stepped down
Deborah Biddell Parent FGB Vice Chair, C & S, Chair SR C&S 4 08/07/2014 07/07/2018 07/07/2018 
Deborah Biddell Co-opted GGB Vice Chair, C & S Chair SR C&S 4 18/07/2018 17/07/2022  
Vicky Brammer Co-opted  Deputy Head Resources, C&S 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019  
Leena Dattani Co-opted   Resources 4 18/10/2016 17/10/2020 07/02/18
Louise Ednie Co-opted  DTG C&S 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019  
Lindsey Doe Parent H&S Resources 4 01/09/2015 30/08/2019 18/07/2018 
Sheila Hornby Co-opted FGB Chair, SEN Resources, C&S 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019  
Jeffrey Jackson Co-opted   Resources 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019  
Jon Mortimer Co-opted Resources Chair Resources, P&P 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019  
Janette Teague Head Teacher Head Teacher Resources, C&S, P&P 19/05/2015    
Robert Joyner Co-opted  C & S Vice Chair, Forum C&S, P & P 4 15/09/2015 14/09/2019  
Stephanie McCarron Co -opted    Resources, P&P  4  09/12/2015  18/12/2019  
Tony Spencer LA P&P Chair P&P, C&S 4 05/07/2016 04/07/2020  
Christopher Ward  Co-opted  Resources Vice Chair  Resources  4  07/02/2017  06/02/2021  
Sara Bartlett Clerk   01/06/2017    
Claire Young Parent     07/02/2018     
Vicki Kisiel  Parent Resources   4 10/10/2018   09/10/2022  
Christine Leisk Co-opted   C&S 4 10/10/2018 09/10/2022  

  Register of Governor Interests

Name Name of   Business Nature of   Business Nature of interest Date of  appointment or acquisition Date of  acessation of interest Date of entry
Deborah Biddell None Oct-18
Vicky Brammer Westfields Infant School  School  Deputy Headteacher Oct-18
Louise Ednie None Oct-18
Sheila Hornby None Oct-18
Jeffrey Jackson None Oct-18
Jon Mortimer None Oct-18
Tony Spencer Westfields
Chairman Managing Committee Jul 2016 Oct-18
  Yateley Town Council Town Council Town Mayor May 2015 Oct-18
Janette Teague Westfields Infant School  School  Headteacher Oct-18
Robert Joyner None Oct-18
Stephanie McCarron  None  Oct-18
Victoria Kisiel None         Oct-18
Christine Leisk None         Oct-18
Claire Young None         Oct-18

 Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Full   Governing Body Resources   Committee C&S   committee P&P   Committee
Name Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended
Jeffrey Jackson 6 5 6 6
Sheila Hornby 6 5 5  3 4 2
Debbie Biddell 6 6 4 4
Vicky Brammer 6 5 6 6 4 4
Janette Teague 6 6 6 5 4 3 2 2
Jon Mortimer 6 5 6 5 2 2
Louise Ednie 6 5 4 4
Robert Joyner  6  4 4  4  2
Lyndsey Doe  6  3  6  4
Stephanie McCarron     6  5  6  2  2  2
Leena Dattani 2 0 2 0        
Tony Spencer 6 6 4  2  2
Chris Ward 6 6 6 6
Claire Young 4 4