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Governing Body

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The Federation Governing Body
The Governing Body is legally responsible for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 set out core functions which the Governing Body must strongly focus on and retain oversight of.

The Governing Body will:

• Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Operate in such a way that statutory duties are met and priorities are approved
• Provide challenge and hold the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils achievement and pupils behaviour and safety
• Use performance management systems, including the performance management of the Headteacher, to improve teaching, leadership and management
• Support and strengthen school leadership
• Contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses
• Engage with key stakeholders
• Ensure solvency and probity and that the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively
• Use the pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning, including reading, writing and mathematics.

Membership of Federation Governing Body:
Co-opted Governors x 5
Headteachers X 4
Local Authority Governor x 1
Parent Governors X 2
Parent Governors Co-opted X 2
Staff Governor x 1

Please click here to see the attendance information for Governors meetings.

Federation Governing Body

Governor Name

Type of Governor

Term of Office End Date

 

Designated Governor Role

Committees

Other School Governor Posts Held

Connections to Staff

Business Interests

Declared

Mark Roberts

Co-opted Governor

31/03/2020

 

 

Chair of Governors

 

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel

None

No

Yes

Senior Manager of Interserve Construction Ltd

Peter Davenport

LA Governor

31/03/2020

Vice Chair

 

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel

None

No

Yes

Employee of Staffs County Council

Debbie Wynn Jones

Parent Governor

31/03/2020

Pupil Premium

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

No

No

Sarah Milner

Parent Governor

Resigned 9/01/2017

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

No

No

VACANT

Parent Governor

Denise Wilde

Parent Governor (Co-opted)

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals

None

No

No

Michael Poulsom

Parent Governor (Co-opted)

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

No

No

Nikki Booth

Staff Governor

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

Yes

No

Jan Jeffries

Co-opted Governor

31/03/2020

 

 

Safeguarding/Looked After Children & Prevent

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals

Vice-Chair at St Johns Bishops Wood

No

Yes

Parish Councillor,

Independent Monitoring Board,

Stafford Prison (MoJ)

Sally Griffin

Co-opted Governor

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals

None

No

No

Sharon Mason

Co-opted Governor

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel

None

No

No

Heidi Bayliss

Co-opted Governor

31/03/2020

 

Special Educational Needs

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals

None

No

No

Dawn Spiers

Headteacher

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

No

Yes

Penkridge Turf

Helen Johnson

Headteacher

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

No

No

Phil Tapp

Principal/Headteacher

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel

None

No

No

Natalie Frost

Acting Headteacher

31/03/2020

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body

None

No

No

Each school within The Penk Valley Federation will also retain an Individual School Committee. The Associate Members on this committee will meet at least 3 times per year and provide reports to the Federation Governing Body.

Wolgarston High School – Individual School Committee

Name

Term of Office End Date

New Post FGB/ISC

Other School Governor Posts Held

Connections to Staff

Business Interests Declared

Mrs J Jeffries

31/03/2020

  • ISC/Assoc Member
  • Federation Governing Body

Co-Opted Governor at St Johns Bishops Wood

No

Yes

Parish Councillor,

Independent Monitoring Board,

Stafford Prison (MoJ)

Mrs K Bristow

31/03/2020

  • ISC/Assoc Member

None

No

No

Mrs J Ruthven

Resigned 6/3/2017

  • ISC/Assoc Member

None

No

No

Mr P Edmunds

31/03/2020

  • ISC/Assoc Member

None

No

No

Mrs V Elliott

Resigned 6/3/2017

  • ISC/Assoc Member

None

No

No

Mrs D Wilde

31/03/2020

  • ISC/Assoc Member
  • Federation Governing Body

None

No

No

Mr N Booth

31/03/2020

  • ISC/Assoc Member
  • Federation Governing Body

None

Yes

No

Mr B Worth

  • ISC/Assoc Member

 

None

Yes

No