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Worplesdon Primary School

Worplesdon Primary School

Helping children develop a love of life and learning.

Governing Body

The Governing Body works with the Head Teacher to continually improve the school.  It is responsible for promoting high standards of achievement and at all times should act in the best interests of the children.

 Governing Body Vision

The governors believe that at our school every child is important and although their abilities vary we value the contribution each one makes to school life.  Our aim is to ensure that each child develops a love of learning and has the opportunity to achieve their academic potential. 

During their time at Worplesdon Primary School the children experience a wide range of learning opportunities.  We see their time with us as the start of a journey, setting them on course to success and achieve their aspirations.  We hope they look back on their time at Worplesdon Primary School with affection and happy memories, and a recognition that our support helped shape the people they have become.

We offer them a safe and inclusive setting in which to achieve this because we have a dedicated staff team who work closely with governors and parents.  

At our last inspection OFSTED deemed us to be a ‘good’ school; we are determined to work constantly to maintain and improve our standards.

 Key Function of Governing Body

As the school’s accountable body its key functions are to:

  • Set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team;
  • Set the aims and objectives for the school, and agree policies and targets for achieving them;
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives;
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher (a critical friend);
  • Hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 Governing Body Structure

The Governing Body consists of 10 governors, who are appointed for a 4 year term of office.  They represent various elements of the local community and cover a wide range of expertise and skills.  

Governors undertake additional professional development training as appropriate to assist in governing duties and strive to develop the Governing Body.

In general, the full Governing Body have a minimum of two meetings each term, one of these being a statutory meeting.

The Governing Body takes an active part in school life, supporting school events as well as undertaking formal visits.  Each governor is linked to a particular subject and visits the school on a regular basis to monitor and evaluate the progress in achieving the aims and objectives set out in the School Development Plan. 

 List of Governors

Governing Body

Co-Chair Persons

Mr Dave Cook & Mr David Philpot

Co-opted Governors

Mr Ian McGraw

Mr James Faulkner (vice chair)

Mr Mark Covington

Mrs Rebecca Gunn

Mr Matt Woodruff

Head Teacher Governor Mrs Kareen O'Brien
Local Authority Governor Mrs Pauline Alexander

Parent Governors

Mrs Kellie Glossop

Mr Neil Monro

Mrs Robyne Simpson

Staff Governors

Mrs Rachel Sherlock

Associate Governors

Mrs Laura Bassett-Cross

Mrs Radhika Woodruff

Miss Katherine Potter

Clerk to Governors Mr Malcolm Bradley

Record of Governor Meeting Attendance
 

Governor Meeting Attendance 2022 to 2023

Governor Sept Oct

Nov

Budget

Jan Mar Apr Jun Jul Current Total
Kareen O'Brien Y Y             2/2

Kellie Glossop

Y Y             2/2
Rebecca Gunn N Y            

1/2

Pauline Alexander Y Y             2/2
Neil Monro Y Y             1/2
James Faulkner Y Y             2/2
Rachel Sherlock Y Y             2/2
Ian McGraw N Y             1/2
David Philpot Y Y             2/2
Robyne Simpson Y Y             2/2
Dave Cook N N             0/2
Mark Covington Y Y             2/2
Matt Woodruff - Y             1/2
Laura Bassett-Cross - Y             1/2
Radhika Woodruff - Y             1/2
Katherine Potter - Y             1/2
Jenny Ireland - -              

Governor Meeting Attendance 2021 to 2022

Governor Sept Oct

Nov

Budget

Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul

Current

Total

Mrs Pauline Alexander

Y Y Y Y Y Y - Y N 7/8
Mrs Laura Bassett-Cross Y Y Y Y Y Y - Y N 7/8

Mrs Katie Chance

N Y Y Y Y Y - Y Y 7/8

Mr James Faulkner

Y Y Y Y N Y - Y Y 7/8

Mr Neil Monro

N Y Y N Y Y - Y Y 6/8
Mrs Kareen O'Brien Y Y N Y Y Y - Y Y 7/8
Mr Steven Pitman Y Y Y Y Y Y - Y Y 8/8

Mrs Rachel Sherlock

Y Y Y Y Y Y - N N 6/8
Mrs Lia Campbell Y Y Y Y Resigned 14/3/22 4/4
Mr Ian McGraw Y Y N Y N Y - Y N 5/8
Mr Matthew Woodruff Y Y Y Y N Y - Y Y 7/8
Mr David Philpot Y Y Y Y Y Y - Y Y 8/8
Mrs Radhika Woodruff Y Y Y Y Y n/a n/a n/a n/a 5/5
Jenny Ireland n/a n/a n/a N Y Y - Y Y 4/5

Governor Meeting Attendance 2020 to 2021

Governor Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul

Jul

Extra

Current

Total

Mrs Pauline Alexander

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N 9/11
Mrs Laura Bassett-Cross Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11

Mrs Katie Chance

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11

Mr James Faulkner

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11
Daniel Higgins Y Tenure expires 17.10.2020   1/1

Mr Neil Munro

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11
Mrs Kareen O'Brien Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11
Mr Stephen Pitman Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11

Mrs Rachel Sherlock

Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10/11

Mrs Ann Weller

Y     Resigned 30.9.2020       1/1
Lia Campbell Appointed 8.12.20 - - - N Y Y Y N Y Y 5/7
Ian McGraw Appointed 11.1.21 - - - Y Y Y Y Y N N 5/7
Mrs Ginny Willis Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Tenure expired 30.5.21   6/7
Mr Matthew Woodruff Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 11/11
David Philpot Appointed 15.3.21 - - - - Y Y Y Y Y Y 6/6

Governor Meeting Attendance 2019 to 2020

Governor Sept Oct Dec Jan Mar Apr Jun Jul

Current

Total

Mrs Pauline Alexander

Appointed 21.10.2019

- - Y Y Y Y Y Y 6/6
Mrs Laura Bassett-Cross Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 7/8

Mrs Katie Chance

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8

Mr Julian Dance

Resigned 31.12.2019

Y Y Y - - - - - 3/3

Mr James Faulkner

Appointed 27.01.2020

- - - Y Y Y Y Y 5/5
Mr Daniel Higgins Y N Y Y N Y Y Y 6/8

Mr Neil Munro

Appointed 09.12.2019

- - Y Y Y Y Y Y 6/6
Mrs Kareen O'Brien Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 7/8
Mr Stephen Pitman Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y 7/8

Mrs Rachel Sherlock

Appointed 27.01.2020

- - - N Y Y Y Y 4/5

Mrs Ann Weller

Appointed 27.01.20

Y Y - N Y Y Y Y 6/8

Mrs Jane White

Resigned 8.12.2019

Y Y - - - - - - 2/2
Mrs Ginny Willis Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 7/8
Mr Matthew Woodruff Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8

Governor Meeting Attendance  2018 to 2019

Governor Sept Oct Dec Jan Mar Apr May Jul

Current

Total

Mrs Laura Bassett-Cross Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8

Mrs Katie Chance

Appointed 16.11.2018

- - Y Y Y Y Y Y 6/6
Mr Julian Dance Y Y Y N N N Y Y 5/8
Mr Daniel Higgins  Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 6/8
Mrs Kareen O'Brien Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8
Mr Stephen Pitman Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8
Mrs Ann Weller Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y 7/8
Mrs Jane White Y N N N N N Y N

2/8

Mrs Ginny Willis Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8
Mr Matthew Woodruff Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8/8

Mrs Joy Wright

Resigned 7.11.2018

Y N - - - - - - 1/2
Please see the sub menu page Governor Information for full Governor disclosure and below for communications from the Governing Board

Envis Way, Worplesdon, Guildford , Surrey GU3 3NL

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