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Governors

Who and what are our stakeholders?

 

Welcome to the governors page on the Wren Park Website. There are twelve governors at Wren Park all of whom take an active role in the life of the school.

 

As governors we meet regularly to make decisions about school matters and to support the staff of the school in their work. The full Governing Board meet every half term, and we have separate committees concerned with Premises and health and safety, Finance, Personnel and Curriculum issues and these committees usually meet termly. Governors are members of at least one of these committees which meet regularly to examine issues relating to their special responsibility. Having considered all the options they are then able to make recommendations to governors at the next full meeting. All governors have a curriculum area of interest and keep up to date with the latest developments by liaison with the teachers who lead the subject area. Governors visit the school regularly and participate fully in school events.

 

All the governors are very approachable and are happy to speak to parents. Governors can be contacted in the first instance by communicating with the school or by e-mail to admin@wrenpark.sch.derby.uk

 

A governor is always present at open evenings and other events and can be approached in person.

 

Who Are The Governors?

Name Type Committee Date Appointed Retirement Date
Mr A Buckley               Headteacher All N/A N/A
Mrs A Glynn Staff Teaching and Learning and Policy Review Sept 2016 21.09.20
Mrs N Brown Parent Resources Oct 2010 23.10.18
Mr I Care Local Authority Resources TBC 26.11.18
Mr A Gomes Co-opted and Chair Resources Nov 2015 10.11.19
Mrs H Plant Clerk to Governors and School Business Manager N/A - N/A
Mrs D Moore Co-opted Teaching and Learning Oct 2008 26.10.16
Mrs W Whitt Co-opted (staff) Teaching and Learning, Policy Review Mar 2011 03.03.19
Mrs C Brinkworth Co-opted Resources Sept 2016 21.09.20
Ms H Hagan Co-opted Teaching and Learning Sept 2016 21.09.20
Mrs L Wain Parent Teaching and Learning, Policy Review Oct 2014 23.10.18
Mr J Hume-Spry Co-opted Resources and Policy Review Nov 2014 11.11.18
Mrs L Hanson Parent TBC Feb 2017 04.02.2021

 

 

What is the Governing Board?

The Governing Board is a team of volunteers, supporting the school, with the following roles:

  • bring to the school different perspectives and experience, support and advice, Governors do not need to be specifically qualified but bring with them a wealth of experiences and common sense.
  • provide a strategic view - deciding collectively on the targets for the school, agreeing policies, targets and priorities for the school as the "School Development Plan".
  • act as support to the Head and Teachers and help focus on the children and raising the standards of achievement.
  • ensure the happiness of the children within the best possible learning environment.
  • no Governor has individual power - only the Governing Board collectively has power to bring about change.
  • act as a link between the local community, parents and the school.
  • monitor policies, budgets, development plans to ensure they are on target and in place in school. ( A full set of policies is available at the School.)
  • sponsor a curriculum area, making regular visits to the school and supporting the staff in this area.
  • to act as a "Critical Friend" to the Head by providing them with support and advice.
  • The Governing Board appoints all governors except for the LA governor.
  • There are no associate members on our Governing Board

 

Constitution of the Governing Board

The Governing Board consists of the following:

  • 3 Parent Governors - A person with a child attending the school, who is not employed by the School or the LEA.
  • 1 LA Governor - A member of the LA who is not employed by the school.
  • 2 Staff Governors - Head teacher/Staff and non-teaching staff are included in this category. One place must always be reserved for the Head and one place for a teacher
  • 6 Co-opted Governors - Co-opted governors are selected by the Governing Board and will be selected on their skills and experience pertinent to the needs of the school.

 

About our Governors

 

Ian Care -  I am a professional engineer and feel that my commercial, business, and science experience can be helpful to the school and governors. I believe every school should be a good school adding value to those who learn at the school, and that this should be a fun and enjoyable experience for the pupils and staff. My employer is supportive of those who want to serve as a school governor, and provides training for this. I will endeavour to continue to do my best for the school.

 

John Hume - Spry My background is in healthcare but as a small business owner I have an insight into the challenges of staffing and finances. I have taken an active part in the Parents Association over the last 3 years and have 4 year’s experience of sitting on the organising committee of a local preschool. I am a keen supporter of our school and would like to take a proactive role to help Wren Park maintain its high standards and continue to thrive.

 

Lesley Wain - I have worked for Rolls-Royce since starting as a Graduate Engineer in 1997. I am now a Project manager within Engineering & Technology. Over the last 5 years I have shared many experiences and expectations with other Wren Park parents. Therefore, I use my experience (work and home) as a Parent Governor to help the school continue to improve and provide an excellent quality of care and education for children.

Welcome back, hope you all had a great summer! Our calendar has now been updated for the new academic year.
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