Governors

West Byfleet Junior School Governing Body 

Our governing body comprises twelve governors with one associate member.  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  Andy Claringbull,  Lucy Murphy, Tricia Drabble, Lesley Lawrence, James Wallbank, Mick Michell and Ollie Witchell.
Resources  Andrew Price,  Ellie Griffiths, Rosemary Hucker, Lesley Lawrence,Mark Jesurasa and Mike Davis.
Pay & Personnel  Lucy Murphy,Ellie Griffiths and Mike Davis.
   

In addition we have a standing panel:

Headteacher Performance Management  Rosemary Hucker ,Tricia Drabble and Mike Davis.

Some governors are responsible for very important link roles:

Leadership and Management Rosemary Hucker
Inclusion, SEND and Pupil Premium  Lucy Murphy
Safeguarding Tricia Drabble

Developing our skills and knowledge, and keeping them up to date is very important to us.   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.

In addition, we are fortunate to have one associate member who supports our governing body by bringing in 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 2018

FGB meeting dates 2018-19:

Friday 14 September 2018, 8-10am

Friday 7 December 2018, 8-10am

Friday 22 March 2019, 8-10am

Friday 26 April 2019 , 8-10am

Friday 12 July 2019, 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.