Working together to provide strategy, oversight, challenge and support to build-in excellence and to make Westbury CofE Junior a school, which respects, cares and inspires.
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WESTBURY JUNIOR SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY
|Governor||Name||Title||Start Date||End Date||Position|
|Richard Hatt||Mr||Head Teacher
Finance & Premises Committee
|Foundation Governor||Brian Osborne||Mr||10.03.19||09.03.23||Vice-Chair
Data Committee (Chair)
(previously Community Governor to 14.07.15)
Finance & Premises Committee
|Ex Officio Foundation Governor||Melanie Otto||Rev||02.05.18||01.05.22|
|LA Governor||Keith Harvey||Mr||07.12.15||06.12.19||Finance Governor
Finance and Premises Committee (Chair)
|Staff Governor||Hannah Duffy||Mrs||14.07.18||13.07.22||Data Committee
|Co-opted Governor||Marion Masters||Mrs||22.05.17||21.05.21||Curriculum Governor|
Previously Parent Governor to 03.10.17
|Naomi Styles||Mrs||03.10.17||02.10.21||Data Committee|
|Parent Governor||Andrew Down||Mr||06.11.19||05.11.23|
|Parent Governor||Gavin Davis||Mr||06.11.19||05.11.23|
|Parent Governor||Jason Greatley||Mr||06.11.19||05.11.23|
|Parent Governor||Jen Austin||06.11.19||05.11.23|
The Governing Body – what is it?
Every school has to have a Governing Body made up of a number of governors to oversee the running of the school.
Our Head Teacher, Mr Hatt, with the Leadership Team, organises and manages the school on a day to day basis, within policies and guidance agreed by the Governing Body.
The governors are accountable to the Diocese, the local authority and, most importantly our community – our children, our staff, our parents and our local people as well as Ofsted.
The governing body is responsible for
So how do we do this?
The Governors meet six times each academic year – that is approximately every 2 months.
In addition to this there are Governors with special responsibilities for subjects like maths, reading and writing, and for such things as staffing, finance, Health & Safety and Child Protection.
It is the remit of all governors to gain an understanding of the vision and the strategic actions necessary for the school so that informed questions can be asked and full support can be given from a position of knowledge.
So what do we do exactly?
The Governors with the support of the Head Teacher and staff consider issues and make decisions on a wide range of issues such as the following:
What sort of people make up the Governors?
To be a really effective set of governors it is healthy to have a good cross section of the community represented. Each school’s governing body has a specific make up depending on what type of school it is.
Our school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior School and the Governing Body is made up of:
How do you know what the Governing Body are doing?
The minutes of the Governing Body meetings are available upon request from the school office, so you can read up about what’s going on.
Important decisions are also communicated through the Westbury Whistler and our School website.
How You Can Contact Us?
If you would like the Governors to consider an issue, please write to or email the Clerk to the Governors, Barbara Mantle on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school office.
Scheme of Delegation:
In addition to the full governing body chaired by Ian Cunningham we have the following committees:
Finance & Premises: Chair – Keith Harvey. Members Ian Cunningham, Charlie Finbow Richard Hatt
Data: Chair – Brian Osborne: Members Ian Cunningham, Naomi Styles, Aminiasi Katonivualiku (Kato) & Hannah Duffy (Staff Governor)
Pay Panel: Ian Cunningham, Brian Osborne, Keith Harvey
Other Memberships: Ian Cunningham is a foundation academy councillor at Dilton Marsh CofE Primary school. Hannah Duffy is a Local Authority governor at Churchfields Primary School.
Wiltshire Council publish a generic governor’s handbook that you may find useful.