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Governors

Hello and welcome to the Governors’ page of the Wyton on the Hill Primary School website.
How to become a Governor

When a vacancy arises all parents are notified via the school’s fortnightly Newsletter and given the opportunity to volunteer. Elections are held if more than one person is interested for each vacancy. We have some very committed families at Wyton on the Hill and this shows – there are always people who are prepared to give their time to join us on the Governing Body.

You don’t need any special skills to become a governor, apart from a wish to help the school, but if you do have any particular talents that you think might be useful then please let us know. Oh, and a sense of humour doesn’t go amiss either!

If you are reading this and live nearby, but are not a parent of one of our pupils, that doesn’t prevent you from being a governor. If you let us know of your interest then we can keep your details and get in touch with you next time a vacancy arises for a community governor. You can leave your contact details in the school office, or speak to one of the governors, and they will pass them on to Carolyn Daines (our Acting Chair of Governors), who will get in touch with you.

Application Form: Word pdf

 



 
How effective were we last year as a governing body in supporting the children's learning and school improvement?
 
Click on your preferred format to download our report.
Governor's Report (Word)
  Governor's Report (pdf)

 

Documents:
Instrument of Government for Community Schools
Schools Financial Value Standard Self-Evaluation Form
Governor Details and Register of Interests
Governor Attendance Record
 
As governors, we are very proud of our school; our children work very hard and are well behaved, but they are also recognised as being individuals and given plenty of opportunities to have fun. We are also proud of our staff; the teaching staff put in a huge number of hours into preparing and delivering lessons while also giving the children the pastoral care and attention they need; our committed team of Learning Mentors work in partnership with our Inclusion Leader to ensure that all pupils are afforded the best opportunities to develop as learners and citizens; and our support staff always ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

What we do as governors

The Governing Body is responsible for the overall performance of the school. Governors have to ensure that the education provided - and the way in which the children, staff and parents are treated - are in accordance with the law and with the various regulations laid down by the authorities.

This does not mean we try to interfere with the day-to-day running of the school – our role is that of a ‘critical friend’. W scrutinise reports on how English, Maths, Science and other subjects are being taught and how this is reflected in the children’s attainment and progress. We ensure that every subject is taught according to the guidelines set out by the Department for Education; we monitor the school budget to ensure ‘best value for money; and we come in to observe teaching and learning in action at least twice a year. We are, however, neither teachers nor school inspectors and do not try to behave as such.

There are different types of governor –

  • Parent Governors
  • Staff Governors
  • Co-opted Governors
  • Local Authority Governors
Governors are appointed for terms of 4 years.

We meet twice each term as a full Governing Body (once each half term) and also sit on a sub-committee – Quality of Teaching and Assessment or Effectiveness of Leadership and Management.
Our Governing Body
Name Type of Governor Link Role
Carolyn Daines (Chair) Local Authority Child protection, EYFS
Keith Lucas (Vice Chair) Co-opted Chair QTA
Jo Phillips Head teacher  
Sarah Poulton Staff  
Belinda Matthews Parent  
Simon Hancock Parent  
Vacancy Parent  
Vacancy Parent  
Jo Watts Co-opted  
Sue Best Co-opted  
Chris Lewis Co-opted Chair ELM
Vacancy Co-opted  
Tracey Green Associate Member  
 
   
Wyton on the Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 
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