Wed Oct 18 2017

Governors

 

West Byfleet Junior School Governing Body 

Our governing body comprises ten governors with three associate members.  We operate with one full governing body meeting every term, in addition to a business meeting and budget approval meeting and half termly committee meetings which report back to the full governing body.  

The committees are:
Children & Learning - led by Andy Claringbull, joined by Judy Brewer, Tricia Drabble, Lesley Lawrence, James Wallbank and Ollie Witchell
 
Resources - led byTim Riseborough, joined by Lynette Davies, Ellie Griffiths, Rosemary Hucker, Lesley Lawrence, Andrew Price, James Wallbank and Richard Wilson
 
Pay & Personnel - led by Victoria Cole, joined by Rosemary Hucker and Judy Brewer
 
In addition we have a standing panel:
Headteacher Performance Management - led by Judy Brewer, joined by Rosemary Hucker and Tricia Drabble
 
Some governors are responsible for very important link roles:
Leadership and Management – Rosemary Hucker
Inclusion, SEND and Pupil Premium - Judy Brewer and Tricia Drabble
Safeguarding - Lynette Davies
 
Developing our skills and knowledge, and keeping them up to date is very important to us.  Lynette Davies and Andrew Price lead on the professional development of our governing body. Our governors and clerk regularly attend training provided by Babcock 4S. A key part of our development programme is when we meet once a term to enhance our knowledge and to review major improvements for the school.
 
We are fortunate to have three associate members who support our governing body by bringing specific skills.  
Do visit our governor list to read our pen portraits for further details about us all.
 
Together with our staff, at West Byfleet Junior School, we have created a culture of high expectations, aspirations and academic excellence delivering this through our broad and balanced curriculum. We are very successful at supplementing the formal curriculum with extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding and to improve their skills in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities. There are fantastic displays of the many varied and exciting opportunities undertaken by the children throughout the school highlighting this. The school works hard to make sure that our children are well prepared for life in modern Britain and for the next stages in their development and education. There is excellent feedback from secondary schools on the transition, indicating that our children are extremely well prepared for their next steps in learning. We provide support to children when they need it and we pride ourselves in making sure that no child is left behind; our KS2 results demonstrate this.
 
Our children tell us that they feel safe and happy; enjoying their time at West Byfleet. Our staff are vigilant, making sure all children are safe by implementing effective safeguarding procedures and supporting any vulnerable children in our community.
 
Thank you for all your support.
 
Rosemary Hucker
Chair of the Governing Body
September 2017
 
 
FGB meeting dates 2017-18:
Friday 15 September 2017, 8-10am
Friday 8 December 2017, 8-10am
Friday 23 March 2018, 8-10am
Friday 6 July 2018, 8-10am
 
The Governing Body has agreed that Full Governing Body meetings will be 'open'.  Open meetings are meetings of the Full Governing Body to which members of the public, including school staff and parents, can request, in writing, to attend as observers. 
Please see the attached Open Meeting protocol and note that written requests must be made to the Clerk to the Governing Body no less than 14 days before the date of the meeting.  Please email clerk@west-byfleet-junior.surrey.sch.uk or write c/o West Byfleet Junior School.