Message from the Chair of Governors

It is my privilige to act as Chair of Governors at Whitefield Primary. Our Governing body are central to the working of the school and are passionate about our children and their progress.

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and work alongside the Headteacher to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. We are committed to both maintaining and exceeding these high standards.

In addition to the Full Governing Body meetings that are held each term, we have two main committees, the Curriculum Committee which looks at the quality of education in school and the Resources Committee which looks at our management of financial, building and human resources. The chair of governors and representatives of the committees also sit on the Headteachers Performance Panel.

During Full Governing Body meetings, we review all the discussion from committee meetings as well as continually monitor the School Improvement Plan. We receive comprehensive Head Teacher reports relating to the SIP and monitor the progress towards achieving targets and goals.

If you would like to know more about the Governance of the school please feel free to contact me via the School Office

David Hoare

Terms of Office and Pecuniary Interest

All the governors and associate members of Whitefield Primary School have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school.

If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first. Interests are recorded in the table above

You can access the Whitefield.Instrument of Governence here


David Shaw :-       EYFS and SEND
Yinka Koomson:-  Training
David Hoare :-      Chair of Governors, Safeguarding & Pupil Premium
Gemma Bailey-Hall :-  Joint Vice Chair, Lead Governor Curriculum Team
Natalie Menagh:-  Joint Vice Chair, Wellbeing and Attachment and Trauma
Kate Morris –         Link governor for Safeguarding Support
Melanie pitt
Lesley Burrows
Committee Membership.
Teaching and Learning:- Jill Wright, David Shaw, Melanie Pitt, Gemma Bailey-Hall, Marie Beale, Natalie Menagh, Kate Morris
Resources:- David Hoare (committee chair), Lesley Burrows, David Shaw, Yinka Koomson, Jill Wright and Marie Beale.


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