Wherwell Governing Body
A warm welcome from the Governors of Wherwell Primary School.
Our school is set in a beautiful rural location on the edge of Wherwell. We have worked hard to create a spacious and interesting learning environment with exceptional school grounds, including our woodland area of Special Scientific Interest. These assets strengthen and enhance our teachers' ability to deliver the core subjects of the National Curriculum while still focusing on our holistic approach to education. This can be seen by anyone who visits our school in the smiling faces and humour of our pupils, a clear indication they feel safe and enjoy their learning.
The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of our Headteacher and her staff. We are here to provide guidance and a strategic overview. The role of the Governing Body is to work with the school leadership team to ensure the School’s Improvement Plan, which covers all aspects of school life, is delivered. We pay particular attention to children’s achievement and welfare as well as the school’s finances, staffing and buildings.
To ensure balanced and effective leadership, our governing body consists of 14 governors drawn from different parts of the community, all with equal status within the Board. We meet as a full Governing Body six times a year, but in addition, we have three sub-committees which meet regularly. The Curriculum Committee is responsible for the development and monitoring of all aspects of the school’s curriculum, while the Finance and Environment Committee oversees the school's expenditure and income and maintains the school's buildings and equipment. There is also a Personnel Committee.
Governors also get involved in school life, attend fundraising events, open days, sports days and classroom observations to understand more about how we deliver our curriculum. Our governors are not afraid of hard work. Some of us pick up a chainsaw or strimmer to make the woodland safe, a paintbrush to freshen a tired room, even tiling or a bit of plumbing. In short, whatever it takes to enhance the environment for pupils and teachers.
From time to time, we need new people to join the Governing Body. If you are interested in becoming a governor and would like to find out more, please contact Sean Hutton for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org