Local Governing Body

 

Welcome to the Ward Green website and to our school. I hope the website provides what you need.

This welcome comes from me and my colleagues on the Local Governing Body. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Ward Green Primary School on behalf of the entire Local Governing Body.

The role of the Local Governing Body is an extremely important one. As governors we work jointly with staff, management, parents and pupils with the intention to ensure that Ward Green Primary School provides an outstanding education for your child. We also continuously monitor the safety and welfare of the children in our care. The emotional wellbeing and safety of all our children is important to us. We believe that this security will help children thrive and make progress in their learning. We strive to create an open, caring atmosphere where everyone feels valued and wants to achieve.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our children, in everything that they do, and we are committed to ensure that high standards are maintained in both learning and behaviour. We have high expectations of our children because we want them to achieve and make the most of the opportunities they are offered both whilst with us at school but as they move on throughout life. It is our role to support and encourage the Head teacher, senior management and all staff to ensure each individual pupil can make real progress in their learning as they move through school.

We want the children to remember their experience at school with affection and as a special experience. We will work hard to ensure this happens.

Our job as governors is to monitor this experience and challenge the school to ensure our expectations and vison for the children is delivered.

I feel privileged to be the Chair of Governors at Ward Green Primary School and to lead an experienced team who work hard to share their expertise to challenge, support and guide the school forward.

We are of course part of a HCAT Multi- Academy Trust. Our vision for the School is shared by the Trust and it supports us in this work. We have a voice in the Trust. I am currently a Trustee within the Trust and can help ensure this shared vision remains in place.

I am always available to discuss matters relating to school and any difficulties you are experiencing. I can be contacted personally addressed correspondence addressed to the school office or by E Mail at info@wardgreenprimary.org

 

Once again, welcome to our school

 

Stephen Gallagher

Chair of Local Governing Body

 

 

 

WARD GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL: BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Name

Representative

Appointment

Date of

Appointment

Term of Office

Business/

Pecuniary Interests

Subject 

Resonsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. Gallagher

Community

Co-opted

24-Jun-15

4 years

Member of the Board of Trustees at Hoyland Common Academy Trust

Chairperson

Safeguarding Governor

 Foundation

A. Oxley

Community

Co-opted

24-Jun-15

4 years

None

 

Standards

Health and Safety

Cllr G. Carr

Authority

Local Authority

24-Jun-15

4 years

None

 

Pupil Premium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Clark

Parent

Parent

01-Nov-14

4 years

None

 

 

R. Bould

 

 

 09-Nov-16

 4 years

 None

 

 Finance

K. Littlewood

Parent

Parent

01-Nov-14

4 years

None

 Vice Chairperson

 Special

Educational

Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.O'Loughlin

Staff

Governor

Staff

Co-opted

15-Oct-18

2 years

None

 

 Behaviour &

Attendance

J. Eyre

Staff Governor

Staff

Co-opted

15-Oct-15

2 years

 Partner of School  Caretaker

 Foundation

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

The governors’ principle functions are:

  •  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction within the School;
  •  Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance     management of staff; and
  •  To oversee the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent.

The board has 12 members and it meets at least once each term or as necessary to conduct its business throughout the academic year.   The members of the board, have voting rights on all the committees which they serve.

 

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOVERNOR

Local Authority (LA) Governors: appointed by the Local Authority that maintains the school

Community Governors: appointed by the governing body to represent the community.  A community governor does not need to have any previous experience or knowledge of education, nor do they need to have children.

Parent Governors: elected onto the governing body by other parents from the school, and are usually parents of children in attendance at the school.

Staff Governors: elected onto the governing body by staff at the school

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If you are interested in becoming a Governor for Ward Green Primary School, please click on the link below for our School Governing Procedures. 

 

Guidance and Procedures for the Election of Parent and Staff Governors 

 

All our Governors complete a Proforma Register of Business Interests, to declare all beneficial interests which they or any person closely connected with them have with business or other organisations which may have dealings with the school.