Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

Our Local Governing Board

At Whaplode Primary School, our Local Governing Board work tirelessly and place an important role in the school community.

What we do

The Governing Board is responsible for the strategic management of our school and makes decisions about a wide range of issues, including:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Planning for the long term future of the school
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher

The Governing Board has several committees such as Resources, Standards and Wellbeing

How are Governors appointed

There are several different groups responsible for appointing governors, although once appointed all governors essentially perform the same role.

  • Community governors are intended to represent the community served by the school and are appointed by the Governing Board itself.
  • Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority of the school.
  • Parent governors usually have children at the school and have been elected to join the Governing Board by the parents. If it is not possible to fill a parent vacancy this way the Governing Board may appoint parents of children at other schools.
  • Foundation governors, appointed through the church.
  • Staff governors are elected on to the Governing Board by staff at the school.

More information on the role of School Governors and be found on the Lincolnshire County Council website,

Governing Board Structure:

The Governing Board shall consist of:

2 x Parent Governors
1 x Staff Governor
1 x Head Teacher
3 x LAAT Foundation Governors
5 x LAAT Appointed Governors

Total number of governors 12

Chair of the Governing Board – Mr Chris Mackman
Email: chris.mackman@southlincs-hub.co.uk

The Governing Board is split into 2 committees:

  • Resources
    Chair of the Resources Committee – Mr Chris Mackman
  • Curriculum and Standards
    Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee – Mrs Ines Hooper

Minutes

Details of the Governing Board 2017/18

 Full Name

Committee Membership & Meetings Attended 2016/17

Assigned Responsibilities

Voting Rights

Appointed by

Date of Appointment 

Term of Office

Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest

Other Governance Roles

Mr Christopher Mackman

Full Governing Body: 8/9
Resources: 6/6

Chair
Head Teacher Performance Management
Single Central Record

Yes

Parents
Appointed 31.03.2014

4 Years

N/A

Governor at Weston St Mary CE Primary

Mrs Ines Hooper

Full Governing Body: 7/9
Curriculum & Standards: 3/4

Vice Chair
Safeguarding Governor
Looked After Children Governor
SEN Governor
Head Teacher Performance Management

Yes

LAAT
Appointed 01.12.2017

4 Years

N/A

 

Mrs Alison Flack

Full Governing Body: 8/9
Resources: 6/6
Curriculum & Standards: 4/4

 

Yes

Ex Officio /LAAT
Appointed 01.09.2013

Whilst in Post

N/A

Governor at Weston St Mary CE Primary

Mrs Emma Adie

Full Governing Body: 9/9
Resources: 6/6
Curriculum & Standards: 4/4

 

Yes

Staff
Appointed 01.09.2014

4 Years

N/A

Governor at Weston St Mary CE Primary

Mrs Vanessa Cook

Full Governing Body: 9/9
Resources: 4/6

Reviewer of Head Teacher Performance Management

Yes

LAAT Appointed 01.12.2017

4 Years

Consultancy Services for School Business Management and Administration Support

Governor at Weston St Mary CE Primary

Mrs Susan Roberts

Full Governing Body: 9/9
Resources: 6/6

 

Yes

LAAT Appointed 01.12.2017

4 Years

N/A

 

Mrs Michelle Roffe

Full Governing Body: 7/9
Curriculum & Standards: 2/4

Pupil Premium Governor
PE Fund Governor

Yes

Parents Appointed 13.05.2016
Resigned 27.11.2017

4 Years

N/A

 

Mrs Kim Davis

Full Governing Body: 5/5
Curriculum & Standards: 4/4

British Values Governor

Yes

LAAT Appointed 01.12.2017

4 Years

N/A

 

Revd Barbara Hutchinson

Full Governing Body: 4/9
Curriculum & Standards: 0/4

 

Yes

LAAT Appointed 04.05.2016
Post Ended 05.12.2017

Whilst in Post

N/A

 

Mr Mark Lunn

Full Governing Body: 6/7
Curriculum & Standards: 4/4

 

Yes

LAAT Appointed 01.12.2017

4 Years

N/A

 

Revd Gareth Atha

Full Governing Body:
Curriculum and Standards:

 

Yes

LAAT,
Appointed 06.12.2017

 Whilst in Post