Governors

Governing Body

Our Governing Body meets regularly to oversee the management of the school and to help determine its strategic development. Amongst its responsibilities are curriculum, staffing, premises, finances, health and safety and admissions. Four Governors are appointed by Devon County Council, six are elected by parents, two are elected by the teaching staff, one by the non-teaching staff and four are appointed as community governors.

 

WHITCHURCH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY

 

 
Name Type of Governor Appointing Body Office Term Committee(s) Registered interests
David Anning Partnership Governing Board Chair 20/12/18-19/12/22 Teaching & Learning

Resources

Director of Tavistock Hockey Club (community interest company)
Sue Ord Partnership Governing Board Vice-Chair 20/12/18-19/12/22 Teaching & Learning

Resources

None
Nicola Bench Co-opted Governing Board 22/7/18-21/7/22 Teaching & Learning None
Stuart Borthwick Parent Elected by parents 22/9/18-21/9/22 Resources None
Kate Brimacombe Parent Elected by parents 14/5/19-13/6/19 Teaching & Learning None
Naomi Ellis Parent Elected by parents 22/9/18-21/9/22 Teaching & Learning None
Caroline Hay Co-opted Governing Board 1/9/17-31/8/21 Resources Babcock (not education division)
Karen Higginson Staff Elected by staff 19/7/17-18/7/21 Teaching & Learning None
David Johns Co-opted Governing Board Chair of T&L

+ Resources

15/6/19-14/6/23 Teaching & Learning Resources Babcock (not education division)
Matt Luckham Co-opted Governing Board 27/11/15-26/11/19 Resources None
Fiona Milligan Co-opted Governing Board 1/9/17-31/8/21 Teaching & Learning Teaching Assistant at WCPS
Kate Sainsbury Co-opted Governing Board 12/7/17-11/7/21 Teaching & Learning Husband is Assoc. member
Cameron Woodrow Parent Elected by Parents 14/6/19-13/6/23 Resources
Ed Persse Associate

Member

Governing Board 13/7/15-12/7/19 Resources (non-voting) EDJP Planning – director
Mike Sainsbury Associate Member Governing Board 13/7/15-12/7/19 Teaching & Learning (non-voting) Wife is Governor
Harry Churchill Co-opted Governing Board 1/12/16-30/11/20 Resources (non-voting) None
 

Governor/s who have left during past 12 months

Holly Pullen Parent Elected by parents 30/6/16-26/8/18   (resigned – other commitments)
Nicky Mackenzie Co-opted Governing Board 1/9/17-28/2/19  (resigned – other commitments)
Helen Kelly Parent Elected by parents 1/5/15-30/4/19  (end of term)
Matt Luckham Co-opted Governing Board 27/11/15-15/6/19  (resigned – work commitments)

NB   Composition of Governing Body is 15, which equals 13 as above plus 1 x LA vacancy and a statutory vacancy for the Headteacher.  (Angela O’Shea-Warman chooses not to be a governor.)

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2017/18

 

 

Full Governing Body Teaching & Learning Resources
Possible Attended Possible Attended Possible Attended
David Anning

(Vice-chair of Governors)

4 4

 

3 2

(* 1xO)

5 3

(* 1xO 1xF)

Nicola Bench 4 2

(* 1xW 1xO)

3 3

 

Caroline Hay 4 3

(* 1xW)

5 4

(* 1xW)

Karen Higginson 4 4

 

3 1

(* 1xF 1xO)

Matthew Luckham 4 3

(* 1xO)

5 4

(* 1xF)

Nicky Mackenzie

 

4 4 5 5

 

Fiona Milligan 4 3

(* 1xO)

3 3

 

Sue Ord

(Chair of Governors)

4 4

 

3 2

(* 1xF)

5 4

(* 1xF)

Kate Sainsbury 4 1

(* 3xW)

3 0

(* 3xW)

Helen Kelly 4 4

 

3 2

(* 1xW)

Holly Pullen  **

 

3 2

(* 1xF)

2 1

(* 1xO)

Dave Johns

 

4 3

(* 1xO)

5 5
Chris Smerdon  ***

 

2 2

 

3 1

(* 2xW)

 

*  Reasons for absence

W = work commitments         F = family commitments         O = other (sickness, holiday etc)

U = reason not known

Shaded boxes = not members of that committee

 

**  Holly Pullen was granted a period of adoption leave from May 2018

*** Chris Smerdon resigned in March due to other commitments