Meet The Governors

School governance is the most important volunteering role in education and as unpaid voluntary public servants we are committed to serving the best interests of the school.
We set strategies for the school, monitor its achievements, help to sustain its identity and provide a link with the local community. As an effective governing body we are a source of enormous strength to the school. We play a vital role in promoting high standards of educational achievement, share a common vision that the children in our community should receive the best possible education in all areas of their development and ensure the continued development of the school for current and future pupils.
The governing body is made up of: school staff, parents of pupils and other members of the community from all walks of life.
If you would like to make a difference to children’s lives by helping them to realise their aspirations and expectations, please volunteer to join us and become a School Governor.
We hold formal meetings once a term to consider and act on a variety of items affecting the school and to receive reports from the Headteacher concerning conduct, curriculum etc. Minutes of the issues discussed and decisions taken during our meetings are available in the school. Please ask at the school office if you are interested in seeing them.
You can get more information on how to become a governor and make arrangements to talk to existing governors about what drives them to serve their community in this way from the school office. Alternatively you can email head@westrop.swindon.sch.uk to arrange an informal chat or contact the Clerk to Governors, Heather Large, at h.m.large@btopenworld.com


 

Governing Body: Westrop  Community Primary School

Terms of Office:  4 Years  – 1 LA Governor, 7 Co-Opted Governors, 2 Parent Governor, 1 Head Teacher, 1 Staff Governor
*Associate Members have no voting rights
Committees – School Improvement (SI) Finance, Staffing and Resources (FSR)

Local Authority GovernorAppointed ByCommittee MemberStart DateExpiry DateDeclaration of Business Interests
Parent Governor
Mrs Gemma Green
(Vice Chair of FGB)
(Vice Chair of SI)
ParentSI26th January 201626th January 2020None
Mr Jon StottParentSI11th October 201611th October 2020None
Local Authority Governor
Mr Nick GardinerFGBFSR28th May 201528th May 2019Director of Data Interconnect Ltd
Town Councillor & Mayor
Director of Highworth REC Trust
Chair of Highworth Youth Trust
Director of Westrop Park Management
Co-Opted Governor
Mr Philip Kruse
(Chair of FGB)
FGBFSR, SI11th October 201611th October 2020Employee of EDF
Vacancy
Vacancy
Ms Emma Cumming
(Vice Chair of FSR)
FGBFSR28th June 201628th June 2020None
Vacancy
Mr Scott MitchellFGBSI15th November 201615th November 2020Parent of Child at School
Mr Ben HollingsworthFGBFSR18th November 201418th November 2018None
Head Teacher
Mrs Janet Urban
(Chair of SI)
Ex OfficioSI, FSREx-OfficioRelated to Director of Urban Electrics
Staff Governor
Mrs Jane GreeningStaffFSR6th November 20146th November 2018None
Associate Member
Mrs Cindy AcresFGBSI, FSR15th July 201715th July 2021Spouse of Director of Acres Retail
Governors who have left in the last 12 months
Mr Robert Pattenden15th December 2017
Mrs Mandy Flint9th October 2017
Mrs Alison Thunder7th February 2017

pdf-icon Report to Governors and Parents 2015/2016
pdf-icon Annual Governance and Attendance Statement – Summer 2017

pdf-icon Annual Governance statement Westrop – Summer 2016

pdf-icon Annual Governance statement Westrop – Summer 2015


 

Meetings Dates.  All meetings start at 6pm at the School.

Meeting Dates

Full Governors Board

Monday 25th September 2017
Monday 9th October 2017
Monday 27th November 2017
Monday 22nd January 2018
Monday 30th April 2018
Monday 25th June 2018


Finance, Resources and Staffing

Monday 20th November 2017
Monday 15th January 2018
Monday 19th March 2018
Monday 14th May 2018
Monday 18th June 2018


School Improvement

Monday 13th November 2017
Monday 8th January 2018
Monday 16th April 2018
Wednesday 20th June 2018

Documents