Wentworth C of E (c) Primary School Governing Body

Governor Role Date Appointed Responsibilities

Chair of Governors Position Vacant  The Effectiveness of Leadership & Management / Head Teachers PFM / School Finance/ Safeguarding Lead/ SEN

Vice Chair Position Vacant Data/ Quality of teaching and assessment / Finance
Mrs Andrea Barker Acting Head Teacher Appointed 2018 Safeguarding Lead /Data / Leadership and Management / Teaching & Learning / Outcomes for Pupils / Quality of teaching and assessment / PFM / Standards in EYFS / The Development of Personal, Behaviour and Welfare of pupils
Mr Peter Cotton Foundation Governor Appointed 2018 SEND / Outcomes for pupils /Religious Ethos 
Miss Leigh Allen  Staff Governor  Appointed 2019 Teaching & Learning/ Outcomes for pupils/ Safeguarding 
Mr John Ferhilly-Mount Parent Governor Board Appointed 2018 The Development of Personal, Behaviour and Welfare of pupils
Mr Gary Wood Parent Governor Board Appointed 2018 Health and Safety

The role of the governing body

The role of governing bodies is to help schools provide the best possible education for the pupils at the school. School governing bodies that clearly understand their roles and responsibilities, build productive relationships with school leaders, know their schools well and use the views of parents, pupils and the wider community are best equipped to drive improvement in their schools.

The main aim of the governing body is to maintain and improve the quality of education and the standards of achievement and attainment at the school.


  • Know the school well and its strengths and weaknesses. They have a clear vision and create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel.
  • Know the pupils, their strengths, areas for improvement and vulnerabilities. They are ambitious for all pupils and promote improvement.
  • Know the finances and approve the budget, ensuring that money is spent effectively.
  • Are strategic in making use of targets, budgets, appraisal, the school development plan and other success criteria.
  • Are committed unwaveringly to setting high expectations for the conduct of pupils and staff.
  • Systematically challenge senior leaders so that the effective deployment of staff and resources, including the pupil premium, the primary PE and sport premium, secures excellent outcomes for pupils.
  • Act as a partner to the strategic leadership team [SLT], making use of data and targets, action plans, appraisal and other mechanisms to hold the SLT to account.
  • Know the quality of teaching and all staffing.
  • Ensure that all health and safety and safeguarding requirements are in place and implemented.
  • Understand performance management systems, appraisal process and performance related pay leading to professional development that encourages, challenges and supports teachers’ improvement.
  • Validate their knowledge, making use of external verification and external data.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and diversity for pupils and staff, so that the ethos and culture of the whole school prevents any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour.

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