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Governance

Governing Board of Westacre Middle school

 

The school is a local authority (LA) community school and it reconstituted in line with the Statutory Guidance, on the instrument of government. There are 11 Governors appointed:

  1. 1 Headteacher
  2. 2 Parent Governors
  3. 1 Nominated by the Local Authority
  4. 1 Staff Governor
  5. 6 Co-opted

 

The three core strategic functions of Westacre Middle School Governing Body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure that its money is well spent.

 

Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements with regard to Safeguarding, Health and Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.

 

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times a year; Governing Body committees also meet termly.

 

The Governing Body has established a number of committees to which it delegates day to day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of the running of the school:

 

Admissions/Information Committee

All arrangements for Year 2021 entry, including the test procedures and results; Oversight of the production of the prospectus and ensuring that necessary and appropriate information is made available to prospective students and parents/guardians; Oversight of the website and wider marketing of the school.

The Chair is Charles Hill

 

Finance, staffing and premises (FSP) Committee

Initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up by the school; Ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control; Agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding. The committee also considers matters related to staffing and premises, including health and safety.

The Chair is Charles Hill

 

Curriculum, teaching and learning (CT&L) Committee

Ensures the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum; Reviews term dates and the length of the school day; Receives reports of faculty reviews and monitors the Link Governor scheme; Reviews school performance data and ensures lessons learnt are addressed; Provides strategic advice and guidance on teaching and learning.

The Chair is Rachel Kiernan

The following are letters from our Chair of Governors to all parents:
Further information about our governors can be found below:

Full Name of Governor/ Associate Member

 

 

Governor Type

 

 

Governor Position

 

 

Committees

Initial start date

 

Start date for current term

End date

Appointing body

Declared Interests

 

 

Charles Hill

 

 

Co-opted

Chair, Chair of Finance, Staffing and Premises (FSP committee

All

01/09/20

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by the Shadow Board

None

Sue Barkway

 

 

 

Co-opted

 

Curriculum, teaching and learning (CT&L), FSP

01/09/20

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by the Shadow Board

Chair of Governors St Mary's CE Primary School, Kiddiminster

Donna Evans

Ex Officio-Headteacher

Headteacher

All

N/A ex officio

N/A ex officio

N/A ex officio

Ex officio

Husband is the Headteacher at Prince Henry's High School, Evesham (purchase an SLA with PHHS);

Lisa Guest

Co-opted

 

CT&L

01/09/20

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by

None

Rachel Kiernan

Parent

Vice-Chair, Chair of CT&L

CT&L

01/09/20

05/02/21

05/02/25

Elected by parents

None

 

 

 

 

Tammy Lawrence

Parent

 

CT&L

05/02/21

05/02/21

05/02/25

Elected by parents

Coaching company sole proprietor; Trustee of Wychbold Village Hall; Member of Social Work England

Craig Taylor

Co-Opted

 

FSP

01/02/21

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by the Shadow Board

None

Maxine Thomas

Co-opted

 

CT&L

01/09/20

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by the Shadow Board

None

Jeanne Whatmore

LA rep

 

FSP, CT&L

01/02/21

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by LA

Company Directorship – MW Electrical Services UK Ltd. Proprietor of Bright Lights

Iain Williams

Co-Opted

 

FSP

01/02/21

01/02/21

01/02/25

Appointed by the Shadow Board

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Best

 

 

 

Shadow Board appointed

 

FSP

01/09/20

01/09/20

01/02/21 (Resigned)

Appointed by LA

Chair of Governors Claines Primary School

John Burkes

 

 

 

Shadow Board appointed

 

FSP

01/09/20

01/09/20

01/02/21 (Resigned)

Appointed by LA

None

Jacqui DeMaitre

Co-opted

 

 

01/09/18

01/09/18

Resigned 31/12/19

Appointed by LA

None

Nicola Wright

Co-opted

 

 

01/09/18

01/09/18

Resigned 31/12/19

Appointed by LA

None

Governor Attendance 2019/20

 

Meeting Date

24/09/2019

19/11/2019

21/01/20

26/05/20

16/07/20

Total Meetings

1

Charles Hill

N/A

N/A

 

3/3

2

Mike Best

5/5

3

Sue Barkway

5/5

4

John Burkes

5/5

5

Jacqui LeMaitre

A

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

1/2

6

Donna Evans

A

4/5

7

Lisa Guest

N/A

N/A

3/3

8

Rachel Kiernan

N/A

N/A

3/3

9

Maxine Thomas

N/A

N/A

3/3

10

Nicola Wright

A

Resigned

Resigned

Resigned

1/2

 

Total Governors

4

5

8

8

8

 

 √  Present

A  Apologies

X  Absent

The clerk to our governors can be contacted via clerk@westacre.worcs.sch.uk

Click below for the minutes of recent governor meetings:

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