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 Foundation Tavistock Co-operative

Learning Trust

Chair 1/9/17-31/8/21 Teaching & Learning

Resources

Director of Tavistock Hockey Club (community interest company)
Sue Ord Foundation Tavistock Co-operative

Learning Trust

Vice-Chair 1/9/17-31/8/21 Teaching & Learning

Resources

None
Nicola Bench Co-opted Governing body   22/7/18-21/7/22 Teaching & Learning None
Stuart Borthwick Parent Elected by parents   22/9/18-21/9/22   None
Naomi Ellis Parent Elected by parents   22/9/18-21/9/22   None
Caroline Hay Co-opted Governing body   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 Parent Elected by parents Chair of T&L 30/6/16-29/6/20 Teaching & Learning Resources Babcock (not education division)
Helen Kelly Parent Elected by parents   1/5/15-30/4/19 Teaching & Learning None
Matt Luckham Co-opted Governing body   27/11/15-26/11/19 Resources None
Nicky Mackenzie Co-opted Governing body Chair of Resources 1/9/17-31/8/21 Resources SBM, Tavistock Church School Fed’n

Assoc Member of GB at TCSF

Fiona Milligan Co-opted Governing body   1/9/17-31/8/21 Teaching & Learning Teaching Assistant at WCPS
Kate Sainsbury Co-opted Governing body   12/7/17-11/7/21 Teaching & Learning Husband is Assoc. member
Ed Persse Associate

Member

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

Governor/s who have left during past 12 months

Chris Smerdon LA Devon County Council   12/7/17-20/3/18   (resigned – other commitments)  
Holly Pullen Parent Elected by parents   30/6/16-26/8/18   (resigned – other commitments)  

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

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2016/17

 Name

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning

Resources

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

David Anning

(Vice-chair of Governors)

4

4

3

2

(* 1xW)

4

3

(* 1xW)

Nicola Bench

4

3

(* 1xW)

3

2

(* 1xW)

Sean Brassil

3

0

(* 1xW 2xO)

4

0

(* 4xO)

Harry Churchill

2

2

1

1

Caroline Hay

4

2

(* 1xW 1xF)

4

4

Karen Higginson

4

4

3

2

(* 1xO)

Matthew Luckham

4

4

4

1

(* 3xF)

Nicky Mackenzie

4

4

4

3

(* 1xF)

Fiona Milligan

4

4

3

3

Sue Ord

(Chair of Governors)

4

4

3

3

4

4

Kate Sainsbury

1

0

(* 1xW)

0

0

Helen Kelly

4

4

3

1

(* 2xW)

Holly Pullen

4

2

(* 1xW 1xF)

3

2

(* 1xU)

Dave Johns

4

3

(* 1xW)

4

4

Chris Smerdon

2

1

(* 1xW)

1

1

 

* 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