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Great Wyrley High School

Great Wyrley High School

School Governors

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

It will often work through committees and its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Setting targets for pupil achievement
  2. The Scrutiny committee will hold the headteacher to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety. It will also monitor the targets and achievement levels to analyse trends and challenge the Headteacher and staff to account for any concerns expressed by the governing body
  3. Managing the school’s finances through the Governors Finance Committee
  4. Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based through the curriculum committee
  5. Appointing senior staff including the Headteacher
  6. Reviewing staff performance and pay through the pay review committee
  7. Setting objectives for the Headteacher and monitoring his/her performance.

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair.

Functions

The three core functions of a governing body, as reflected in Ofsteds inspection criteria are:

  1. Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met;
  2. Challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation; and
  3. Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

Roles & Actions

Constitution of the governing body the governing body must be constituted in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003. These regulations cover the number and type (category) of governors that make up the governing body. Roles of governor the governing body must appoint a chair and vice-chair and may wish to make a number of other specific appointments to lead on certain aspects of the school.

In brief, the different categories of governor within Great Wyrley and the number of members per category are:

Chair of Governors

are selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

Vice-Chair of Governors

are selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

Co-Opted Governors

are selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

Parent Governors 

are selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

Staff Governors 

including the Headteacher: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school.

Authority Governors 

are appointed by the Staffordshire County Council.

Associate Members (not governors) 

are appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience but do not have a vote.

Governing bodies meet at least three times a year and usually rely on committees to advise their decisions. Committees may address issues such as staffing, finance, curriculum and premises. If you wish any further information please contact the clerk to the governors, Rosemary Bannister at school, via 01922 419311 or email - governors@gw-hs.org

Membership of the Governing Body

The Governing Body of Great Wyrley High School consists of 16 members, including the Headteacher:

1 - Chair of Governors
1 - Vice-Chair of Governors
8 - Co-Opted Governors
2 - Parent Governor
1 - Headteachers
2 - Staff Governors
1 - Local Authority Governor
1 - Associate Member

Governing Body by Membership

Chair of Governors 

Mr L Wiggin L.Wiggin@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 23/02/2021

Mr Wiggin, a co-opted governor, currently serves as the chair on the Finance and Premises board and as the chair on the full governing body. Mr Wiggin has declared no pecuniary interests, however he has 1 relation in school - his father, Mr K Wiggin (Exam Invigilator on an adhoc basis).

Vice-Chair of Governors (Vacancy)

Vacancy - Vice-Chair of Governor

Co-opted Governors 

Mrs S Eley | S.Eley@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 30/11/2018

Mrs Eley, a co-opted governor, has declared no pecuniary interests and has no relationships to any member of school staff.

Mrs C Hardman | C.Hardman@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 25/09/2021

Mrs Hardman, a co-opted governor, is a member of PiXL Club which Great Wyrley High School subscribe to but has no relationship to any member of staff.

Mr J Murden  | J.Murden@gw-hs.orgTerm Ends - 23/02/2021

Mr Murden, a co-opted governor, currently sits on the Finance and Premises committee. Mr Murden has no relationships to any member of school staff, however he has declared his step-son to be the Managing Director of John Main builders.

Mrs R Reynolds | R.Reynolds@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 23/02/2021

Mrs Reynolds, a co-opted governor, currently sits on the Finance and Premises committee. Mrs Reynolds is also a governor at Chadsmoor Nursery and Infants Community School and Chadsmoor Junior CoE (VC) School, serving on the Curriculum committee. Her husband, who is not an employee of GWHS, is also a governor at the same schools, sitting on the Finance and Appeals committee. Mrs Reynolds and her husband are both co-opted governors at the above schools.

Mr D Watson | D.Watson@gw-hs.orgTerm Ends - 23/02/2021

Mr Watson, a co-opted governor, currently sits on the full governing body and serves as an ex-officio member on any committee meetings. Mr Watson has declared no pecuniary interests and has no relationships to any member of school staff.

Mr J Wilkins | J.Wilkins@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 25/09/2021

Mr Wilkins, a co-opted governor, has declared no pecuniary interests and has no relationships to any member of school staff.

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Parent Governors 

Mrs R Gould | R.Gould@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 21/09/2019

Mrs Gould, a parent governor, has declared no pecuniary interests and has no relationships to any member of school staff. Mrs R Gould does work as an Exam Invigilator on an adhoc basis.

Staff Governors 

Mr L Taylor | L.Taylor@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 31/08/2017

Mr Taylor is Interim Headteacher at Great Wyrley High School. He has declared a business pecuniary interest as a freeschool bid writer for City Learning Trust.

Mr M Bourne | M.Bourne@gw-hs.orgTerm Ends - 26/02/2021

Mr Bourne is Assistant Headteacher at Great Wyrley High School.

Local Authority Governor 

Mr J Chilton | J.Chilton@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 14/12/2019

Mr Chilton has declared no pecuniary interests and has no relationships to any member of school staff.

Associate Member 

Mr P Baker | P.Baker@gw-hs.org | Term Ends - 23/02/2021

Mr Baker, an associate member, has declared no pecuniary interests and has no relationships to any member of school staff.