West Byfleet Junior School Governing Body
Our Governing Body reconstituted in September 2014 in line with government statutory guidance. I am
Chair of the Governing Body and am supported by the Co Vice Chairs; Peter Goldsworth and James Wallbank.
We are ten governors with four associate members, ably supported by our clerk Clare Bass. We operate with two full governing body meetings every term.
To support school development we have set up four working groups which meet during each term, reporting back to the full governing body half termly.
Curriculum and Assessment - led by Peter Holdsworth, joined by James Wallbank, Sophie Frommholz, Lesley Lawrence, Katie Drabble and Andy Claringbull.
Inclusion - led by Judy Brewer, joined by
Health, Safety and Wellbeing – led by James Wallbank, joined by Siobhan Rogan.
Financial Efficiency - led by Joe Dunne, joined by Rosemary Hucker, Lesley Lawrence, Tim Riseborough and Andrew Price.
In addition we have two further standing panels:
Headteacher Performance Management - led by Rosemary Hucker, joined by Peter Holdsworth and Judy Brewer.
Staff Salaries and appraisal - led by Victoria Cole, joined by Rosemary Hucker and Judy Brewer.
Some governors are responsible for very important link roles:
Leadership and Management – Rosemary Hucker
Inclusion, SEND and Pupil Premium - Judy Brewer
Safeguarding - Lynette Davies
Health and Safety - James Wallbank
Training - Tricia Drabble
Developing our skills and knowledge, and keeping them up to date is very important to us. Tricia Drabble leads 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 four associate members who support our governing body by bringing specific skills: Joe Dunne a qualified accountant and very experienced governor; Richard Wilson, local councillor and planning /buildings expert; Ellie Griffiths and Siobhan Rogan.
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.
Chair of the Governing Body