Meet The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat or contact the Clerk to Governors, Heather Large, at email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
|Mrs Gemma Green |
(Vice Chair of FGB)
|Parent||26th January 2016||26th January 2020||None|
|Local Authority Governor|
|Mr Nick Gardiner|
(Chair of Finance)
|FGB||Finance||28th May 2015||28th May 2019||Trustee of Nexus Project
Employee of Objective Corp.
Councillor of Highworth Town Council
Trustee of Highworth Rec Trust
|Mr Philip Kruse |
(Chair of FGB)
|FGB||Finance||18th November 2019||18th November 2023||Employee of EDF
Spouse employed by School
Parent of Children at School
|Ms Judith Green||FGB||Finance||18th November 2019||18th November 2023|
|Mrs Caroline Pryce||FGB||26th November 2018||25th November 2022||Employee of Animal Friends Insurance
Spouse an Employee of Direct Wines
|Mrs Helen Hopwood||FGB||9th October 2018||8th October 2022||Deputy Head|
|Ms Clair Edwards||FGB||18th November 2019||18th November 2023|
|Mrs Iona Sadler||FGB||Finance||9th July 2018||9th July 2022||Employee of Pangbourne College|
|Mr Tim Humphries||FGB||18th November 2019||18th November 2023|
|Mrs Cindy Acres||Ex Officio||Finance||Ex Officio||Spouse of Director of Acres Retail|
|Mrs Paula Curtis||Staff||Finance||5th November 2018||5th November 2022|
|Governors who have left in the last 12 months|
|Mr Jon Stott||24th October 2019|
|Mr Scott Mitchell||5th August 2019|
|Ms Jorgina Williams||15th April 2019|
|Ms Emma Cumming||16th December2018|
Meetings Dates. All meetings start at 6pm at the School.
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
Monday 13th November 2017
Monday 8th January 2018
Monday 16th April 2018
Wednesday 20th June 2018