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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?

TypeNameTypeCommitteeDate AppointedRetirement Date
Headteacher    Mr A Buckley              HeadteacherAllN/AN/A
ChairMr S ChilversParentAllNov 201816.11.22
Vice ChairMr John Hume-SpryCo-optedResourcesNov 201411.11.22
 Mrs A GlynnStaffTeaching and Learning and Policy ReviewSept 2016 01.02.22
 Mr I CareLocal AuthorityResourcesTBC26.11.22
 VACANTCo-opted   
 Mrs C MorleyParentTeaching and LearningNov 201816.11.22
 VacantParent

 

 

  
 Mrs L HansonCo-optedTeaching and LearningFeb 201729.09.25
 Mrs W WhittCo-opted (staff)Teaching and Learning, Policy ReviewMar 201104.05.23
 Mrs C BrinkworthCo-optedResourcesSept 201621.09.21
 Ms H HaganCo-optedTeaching and LearningSept 201621.09.25
 Mrs H PlantClerk to Governors and School Business ManagerN/AN/AN/A

 

 

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

 

Simon Chilvers - Many years ago I used to be a pupil at Wren Park and now my daughter has started her education here. I wanted to become a Governor so that I could give something back to the school that gave me such a good start in life.  I was delighted to be voted on as a Parent Governor nearly 3 years ago, and it's certainly been an interesting, challenging and rewarding 3 years! I am now honoured to be the Chair of Governors.

We have a great team of Governors and amazing staff at Wren Park, all of whom give up their valuable time to ensure the school keeps heading in the right direction.

In my day job, I work for a Utility Company as their Management Information Manager. This means that I manage a large team, whose main responsibility is to produce information and reports on how the company is performing both internally and to satisfy our regulatory requirements.

I am able to bring my analytical, financial and management experience to the Governing Board. As I'm new to the Education Sector I can sometimes bring a fresh perspective to the table. First and foremost though, as a parent, my priority is to ensure that the needs and best interests of the children are always at the forefront of any decisions we make.

 

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. 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.

 

Helen Hagan – I was a Social Worker in Adult Care for 13 years and I now am self employed, providing interactive music sessions for residents in care homes. I am the Safeguarding governor on the Governing board.

I believe that schools should be a stimulating, enjoyable and fun environment for the children and all those who work in them, and we should all encourage our children to be curious about the world. Most importantly, we must be child centred in all the decisions that we make. I will do my very best to support Wren Park as a governor as it continues to provide a very high standard of care and education for our children.

 

Liz Hanson - After 10 years as part of Wren Park PA, becoming a Governor seemed like another way I could continue to support and stay involved with the school.  My 20+ years in education as a secondary teacher, primary teacher,  SENDCo and now Specialist SpLD Teacher help me bring a breadth of experience and understanding to the role as SEND Governor. Both my children enjoyed learning at Wren Park and even though they’ve moved on, I’m reluctant to leave such a warm and welcoming school.  As a parent and a professional within education, I am keen to do my best in helping the school maintain their high standards and provide a stimulating child-centred approach to  education.  

 

Claire Morley - After 20 years of classroom teaching, I am now a SEN Support teacher for Derbyshire County Council working with schools to meet the social, emotional and mental health needs of their school community.  I believe that all children should be able to access and be included in social and academic learning opportunities.  As a parent of children currently attending Wren Park, my focus as a member of the Governing Body and the Teaching and Learning Committee is to support the school staff to maintain their high standards in an environment where staff and students can thrive.  

 

Attendance Record of Governing Board

September 2020 - July 2021

Alex Buckley100%
Ian Care100%
Pom Bhogal63% 3 meetings missed
John Hume-Spry100%
Claire Brinkworth100%
Helen Hagan100%
Claire Morley100%
Liz Hanson88% 1 meeting missed
Wendy Whitt88% 1 meeting missed
Amanda Glynn100%
Simon Chilvers100%
  

 

Governor Register of Interests

 

No current governors on the Governing Board have declared any business or financial interests or any governance roles in other schools

Welcome to the new school year 2021-2022, it's great to be back. We break up for Christmas on Wednesday 22nd December.
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