Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

Our Governing body

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

What we do

The Governing body 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 Body 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 body 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 body by the parents. If it is not possible to fill a parent vacancy this way the governing body may appoint parents of children at other schools.
  • Foundation governors, appointed through the church.
  • Staff governors are elected on to the governing body by staff at the school.

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

Governing Body Structure:

The governing body shall consist of:

2 parent governors
1 local authority governor
1 staff governor
1 head teacher
3 foundation governors
4 co-opted governors

Total number of governors 12

Chair of the Governing Body – Mr Chris Mackman

The governing body 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

Governors who have served over the past 12 months

Governor Name/Committee

Date of Appointment

Appointed By

Term of Office

Date Stepped Down

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests

 

 

 

 

 

Business Interests

Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions

Material Interests

Mr Chris Mackman
(Chair)
Resources

31/03/2014

Elected by Parents

4 years

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ines Hooper
(Vice Chair)
Curriculum & Standards

12/09/2013

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education & Parochial Church Council

4 years

 

 

 

 

Mrs Alison Flack
(Executive Head Teacher)
Resources/Curriculum & Standards

01/09/2013

Ex Officio

While in post

 

 

 

 

Mrs Emma Adie
Resources/Curriculum & Standards

01/09/2014

Voted by Staff

4 years

 

 

 

 

Ms Tania Barton
Resources

09/03/2016

Local Authority

4 years

 

 

 

 

Mrs Nicky Jennings
Curriculum and Standards

19/05/2014

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education & Parochial Church Council

4 years

19/10/2016

 

 

 

Revd B Hutchinson
Curriculum & Standards

04/05/2016

Ex Officio

Until post is filled

 

 

 

 

Mrs Vanessa Cook
Resources

 

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education & Parochial Church Council

4 years

 

Consultancy Services for School Business Management and Administration Support

 

 

Mrs Sue Roberts
Resources

01/09/2015

Board of Governors

4 years

 

 

 

 

Mrs Michelle Roffe
Curriculum & Standards

13/05/2016

Elected by parents

4 years

 

 

 

 

Rev R Timings
Curriculum & Standards

25/03/2014

Ex-Officio

While in post

26/04/2016

 

 

 

Mr Joe Roulstone
Curriculum and Standards

19/10/2014

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education & Parochial Church Council

4 years

14/9/2016

Operation of mobile disco

 

 

Miss Kirsteen Glenkyle,
Resources

19/10/2016 Elected by Board of Governors 4 years 24/1/2017      
Mr Mark Lunn
Curriculum and Standards
19/10/2016 Elected by Board of Governors 4 years        

Mrs Kim Davis
Curriculum and Standards Committee

7/12/16 Elected by Board of Governors          

Governor Attendance 2016-17

Full Governing Body

  Sept
Extra'

Sept
FGB

Oct
Extra'
Nov
Extra'
Dec
FGB
March FGB March
Extra'
May Budget Signing July
FGB

Mr C Mackman (Chair)

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Mrs A Flack

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Mrs V Cook

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs I Hooper

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Mrs E Adie

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs S Roberts

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Rev’d B Hutchinson

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Present

Ms T Barton

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs M Roffe

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Mr M Lunn

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Present

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Miss K Glenkyle

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Left the Governing  Body

Left the Governing  Body

Left the Governing  Body

Left the Governing Body

Mrs K Davis

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs N Jennings

Absent

Absent

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing  Body

Left the Governing  Body

Left the Governing Body

Resources Committee

 

September

November

January

March

May

June

Mr C Mackman (Chair)

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs A Flack

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs E Adie

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs S Roberts

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs V Cook

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Ms T Barton

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Miss K Glenkyle

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed to committee

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

October

February

May

June

Mrs I Hooper (Chair)

Present

Present

Present

Apologies

Mrs A Flack

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs E Adie

Present

Present

Present

Present

Rev’d B Hutchinson

Apologies

Absent

Absent

Apologies

Mrs M Roffe

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Mr M Lunn

Present

Present

Present

Present

Miss K Glenkyle

Present

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Mrs K Davis

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs N Jennings

Absent

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Left the Governing Body

Mr J Roulstone resigned September 2016
Mrs N Jennings left October 2016

Miss K Glenkyle joined the Governing Body 19th October 2016 and resigned on 24th January 2017
Mr M Lunn joined the Governing Body 19th October 2016
Mrs K Davis joined the Governing Body 7th December 2016

Governor Monitoring 2016/17

Governor

Subject Monitored

Date

 

 

 

Mrs Roffe

EYFS Monitoring

4th October 2016

Mrs Hooper

Collective Worship

10th October 2016

Mrs Hooper

Parent Open Mornings

10th October 2016

Mrs Cook

Leadership and Management – Higher Visibility of Governing Body – Harvest Festival

20th October 2016

Mrs Hooper and Ms Barton

Teaching and Learning

1st November 2016

Mrs Cook, Mrs Hooper, Mrs Roffe

Leadership and Management - Pupil Progress Meetings

4th November 2016

Mrs Hooper

Safeguarding

4th November 2016

Mrs Hooper

School Parliament

25th January 2017

Mrs Hooper

Safeguarding

10th February 2017

Mrs Cook

Buddy Governor Y2 – Forest Schools

28th March 2017

Mrs Hooper

Pupil Progress Meetings

27th June 2017

Mrs Hooper

Reading Y5

Throughout the year

Mrs Davis

Reading Y4

Throughout the year