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Our role at Wimborne Schools'

In common with Governors at any school, the Governors of our school have considerable responsibilities.  Governors don’t exercise them as individuals but work as part of a Governing Board - a corporate team.  We do not manage schools - this is the role of the headteacher and senior management team, but we do have responsibility to oversee the development of the school - our main aim being to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.

The governing Board has three main roles:-

Strategic

The governing Board sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend

A governing Board should work with the headteacher and create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school. The governing Board should feel able to question and challenge. In a good working relationship this will be accepted and seen to be positive. In a poor relationship it will be the cause of conflict. Real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

Accountability

A school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing Board must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the learners. It must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school. The governing Board is answerable to parents and the wider community.

The governing Board has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities which in turn require the governing Board to establish a range of procedures.

If you have any comments, questions, concerns or feedback for the Governing Board, please do not hesitate to contact me via the School Office.

Co-opted Governors

Nikola Choudhury

Louise Halford (Chair)

Richard Lee

Helen Pemberton

David Roper

Andrew Nicolaides

LEA Governor

Guy Cordran

Parent Governors

Victoria Bovill

Elizabeth Holder

Staff Governor

Veronica Wilson

Head Teacher

Carina Jacobs

Associate Governors

Louisa Rowlands

Caroline Kirby-Hawkins

Amy Ventham

Rosemary Coffin

 

The information below is provided as part of a PILOT of The Trust Governor to move the administration of Governance at Wimborne Schools online.

Guy Cordran - Local Authority Governor   

Term of office:

24/04/19 - 23/04/23 Member - Standards Committee; Training Liaison Governor;
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the School.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 31
meetings attended  23
apologies 4 Louise Halford - Co-opted Governor (FGB appointed)    - Chair of Governors

Term of office:

24/04/19 - 23/04/23 Member Resources Committee
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the Trust/School.
I am a co-opted Governor at the Wimborne Schools. I am delighted to be involved in my children’s school as I wanted to be part of the team, driving standards up and ensuring that the children had the best possible experience in Early Years, KS1 and KS2. The stereotypical Governor image of a group of dull, grey men and women needs well and truly dusting off. Our Governor meetings are so much more than that. Everyone has a responsibility, the meetings are interactive and engaging. Also, Governor visits into school are insisted upon. Getting to know the pupils and the staff, making sure they know us as a Governing Board, what we do and what we can do to help. I love going into school and speaking to the children, hearing their views on their school and what changes they would like to see
This academic year:
meeting invitations 33
meetings attended  32
apologies 0 Elizabeth Holder - Parent Governor (elected)   

Term of office:

24/04/19 - 23/04/23 Committee membership to be determined.
No financial business related involvement with the School declared.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 26
meetings attended  18
apologies 5 Carina Jacobs - Headteacher   

Term of office:

24/04/19 -Member - Resources Committee; Member of Pay sub-committee (Resources);
My husband works for an IT company.
As the Headteacher of the Wimborne Schools I sit on the Governing board. I have been in education for nearly 25 years and am passionate about the experience children receive during their time in school.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 41
meetings attended  41
apologies 0

Company / Charity / Inst. Taylor Made Computer Solutions
Nature of business Provides computer solutions.
Nature of Interest Husband works for the company
Date Interest began

 Helen Pemberton - Co-opted Governor (FGB appointed)   

Term of office:

24/04/19 - 23/04/23 Member - Standards Committee; Governor co-opted
No financial business related involvement with the School declared.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 24
meetings attended  15
apologies 1 David Roper - Co-opted Governor (FGB appointed)   

Term of office:

24/04/19 - 23/04/23 Member - Standards Committee; Special Educational Needs and Disability Link Governor
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the School.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 23
meetings attended  19
apologies 0 Louisa Rowlands - Associate Governor   

Term of office:

 -Deputy Headteacher; Member - Standards Committee (w/ delegated voting rights)
Currently I have no financial business linked to the School.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 22
meetings attended  19
apologies 0 Kathryn Steadman - Clerk   

Term of office:

 -Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the School.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 37
meetings attended  34
apologies 0 Veronica Wilson - Co-opted Governor (FGB appointed)   

Term of office:

24/04/19 - 23/04/23 Teacher; Member - Standards Committee;
Currently I have no financial business related involvement with the School.
This academic year:
meeting invitations 22
meetings attended  17
apologies 2