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Governing Body

Governors are volunteers drawn from interest groups such as parents, staff, and members of the local community or businesses.

As a corporate body, the Governing Body work together to be a 'critical friend' to the school and ensure that every child receives the best possible education.

In partnership with the Headteacher and other staff, governors are involved in:

  • Agreeing the school's aims and objectives.
  • Ensuring all necessary policies and procedures are in place and are working in practice.
  • Monitoring and ensuring high standards of teaching and pupil achievement.
  • Setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure.
  • Appointing the Headteacher and Deputy and carrying out their Performance Review.
  • Being a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher.

The Governing Body have approximately three meetings per term. Governors regularly visit the school, attending training sessions and form working parties to consider specific issues.

Interested in becoming a Governor? Please talk to the Headteacher or the Clerk.

The Clerk to the Governors can be contacted by email on: clerk2govs@sky.com

Name Governor Type
Mr Dave Grove Chair of Governors, LA Governor
Mr Lee Farndon Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor
Mrs Jane Harris Co-opted Governor
Mrs Emma Keogh Co-opted Governor
(vacancy x 4) Co-opted Governor
Mr Paul Greenway Parent Governor
Mrs Memory Manyika Parent Governor
Mr John Deas Associate Governor
Mr Robin Wilson Associate Governor
Mrs Christine Browne Headteacher
Mrs Jackie Essex Staff Governor
Mrs Joanne Evans Clerk to the Governing Body - clerk2govs@sky.com

Also see: Governor Committees and Interests (pdf)

Documents

Documents relating to the Governing Body:

All documents above are pdf files.

Copies of public minutes are available on request via the Clerk.

Governor Profiles

Christine Browne - Staff Representative

Day job: Headteacher.

I wanted to be a Governor because: I care about the children in our school and our community. I want to help make decisions that improve our school for our children.

Describe yourself in five words: Caring, dependable, committed, approachable and resourceful.

Jackie Essex - Staff Representative

Day job: Deputy Head.

I wanted to be a Governor because: I wanted to experience another aspect of the decision making process in school.

Describe yourself in five words: Practical, loyal, truthful, hardworking and good-humoured (usually!).

Lee Farndon - Co-opted Governor

Day job: Service Manager for the Qualification and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA).

I wanted to be a Governor because: Wheelwright Lane is an excellent school and I want to help maintain standards, ensuring each and every pupil enjoys attending school and has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Describe yourself in five words: Loves family, sport and Fridays!

Dave Grove - Chair of Governors

Day job: Financial Capability Officer for Citizens Advice.

I wanted to be a Governor because: My eldest children had a great time and education at Wheelwright Lane. When my youngest daughter started the school got into 'trouble' I asked if I could help.

Describe yourself in five words: Loyal, enthusiastic, committed, optimistic, friendly.

Memory Manyika – Parent Governor

Day job: Family Group Conference Coordinator – Coventry City Council.

I wanted to be a Governor because: I am interested in my child’s education and want children to get the best from school. My experiences and knowledge means that I am able to offer my support to further the success of the school and the pupils.

Describe yourself in five words: Hard working, committed, passionate, funny.