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Our Governors

School governance is the most important volunteering role in education and as unpaid volunteers we are committed to serving the best interests of the school.

As governors we set the strategic direction of the school; hold the school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and, oversee the financial performance – making sure its money is well spent.

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.

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

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 regular formal meetings to consider and act on a variety of items affecting the school and to receive reports from the Headteacher. 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 heatherl@westrop.swindon.sch.uk.

The School Strategic Plan is a high-level, long-term plan, extending over a period of 5 years, from 2019-2024. It sets out the school’s vision, values and long-term strategic priorities. It is aimed at the key stakeholders in the school: children and their parents; staff; governors; and other stakeholders.

The Westrop Governance Manual describes the framework for governance at Westrop Primary and Nursery School. It outlines the arrangements in place so there is clarity for governors, staff and parents about the role governors play in managing the strategic direction of the school and the arrangements for governance and oversight.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors you can email philk@westrop.swindon.sch.uk.

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 – Finance

 

Appointed By

Committee Member

Start Date

Expiry Date

Declaration of Business Interests

Parent Governor

Mrs Gemma Green
(Vice Chair of Governors)

Parent

20th January 2020

19th January 2024

Parent of a Child at the School
Employee of Tregoze Primary School

Mr Simon Campbell

Parent

Finance

17th March 2020

16th March 2024

 Spouse is an employee of Swindon Borough Council.  Employee and Shareholder of HP Inc. Spouse is an Employee of Park Academies Trust.

Local Authority Governor

Mr Nick Gardiner

LA

Finance

28th November 2018

27 November 2022

Trustee of Nexus Project
Employee of Objective Corp.
Councillor of Highworth Town Council
Trustee of Highworth Rec Trust

Parent of children at school

Co-Opted Governor

Mr Philip Kruse
(Chair of Governors)

FGB

Finance

18th November 2019

18th November 2023

Employee of EDF
Spouse employed by School
Parent of Child at School

Mr Tim Humphries (Vice Chair of Finance committee)

FGB

Finance

18th November 2019

17th November 2023

QinetiQ Ltd – Employee and Shareholder. Member of Royal Aeronautical Society.

Mrs Helen Hopwood

FGB

Finance

9th October 2018

8th October 2022

Employee of the School

Mrs Judith Green

(Chair of Finance committee)

FGB

Finance

18th November 2019

17th November 2023

Nil

Ms Clair Edwards

FGB

18th November 2019

17th November 2023

Nil

Louise Williams

FGB

 

 25th January 2021

 24th January 2025

 Parent of children at school

Vacancy

FGB

 

 

 

 

Head Teacher

Mrs Cindy Acres

Ex Officio

Finance

Ex Officio

Employee of the School.

Staff Governor

Mrs Paula Curtis

Staff

Finance

5th November 2018

5th November 2022

Employee of the School
Related to an employee of Highworth Felt Roofing

Governors who have left in the last 12 months

Mrs Caroline Pryce

7.09.20

 

 

 

Mrs Iona Sadler

20.09.20

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Governance Statement – July 2020

Privacy Notice for Governors

Westrop Governance Manual

Westrop Strategic Plan

Westrop Primary School Governor Allowances Policy 2020

Meetings run once a term.  All meetings start at 6pm at the School.

Governor meeting minutes