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Parent Governor Election

 In relation to the recent Parent Governor Election, Paul Deneen, Chair of Governors at Walford Primary School said,

 

"The results of the recent election were as follows:

Hannah Compton        4 votes

Emily Crewe              30 votes

Ed Dixon                   14 votes

Michael Stonadge     10 votes

 

I would like to thank all the candidates for standing in the election.  Emily Crewe, with the most votes, has been elected.  I look forward to welcoming Emily to the next Governors Meeting."

 

Who are the Governors?

 
NAME
 
 
GOVERNOR ROLE
 
 
GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITY
 
Paul Deneen OBE JP DL
Co-opted Governor
Chair of Governors

Joint Chair of Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee

Emma Parkes
 
Parent Governor
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee, More Able & Talented, Safeguarding
Louise George
Headteacher / Staff Governor
 
Emma Hanham
Staff Governor
 

Joyce Thomas MBE DL

Local Authority Governor
Joint Chair of Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee
Charles Lawson Co-opted Governor Chair of School Business Committee
Liz Boynton
 
Co-opted Governor
 
 
Karen Chinn
Co-opted Governor
 
George Smith Co-opted Governor Vice Chair of School Business Committee / Premises / Health & Safety
Emily Crewe Parent Governor  
Tim Murray
Parent Governor
Website
Eve Roberts
Associate Governor
SEND
Melanie Coley Associate Governor  
Gwyneth Gill   Clerk to the Governors
  
How is the Board of Governors Organised?
 
The Board of Governors normally meet termly, and is chaired by the Chair of Governors and the Governors have also set up three main Committees:
 
·      Pupils, Personnel & Community Committee chaired by Paul Deneen OBE JP DL and Joyce Thomas MBE DL.
·      The School Business Committee chaired by Dawn Boaden.
·      The Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee chaired by Emma Parkes.
 
What do we discuss at our meetings?
 
Details of the Agendas for the Full Governing Body meeting/main Committees can be found on the Governors website.  Each Governor is a member of at least one of the main Committees.   A list of membership of the Committees can be found on the website.
At each of our meetings, we make recommendations/decisions and these are recorded along with our discussions and what we have supported and what we have challenged. Part of our role as Governors is to act as a 'Critical Friend' to the school.
 
Working in Partnership
 
Walford School has inspirational leadership in Louise George as Headteacher.  She has an excellent team of teachers and support staff and I take this opportunity of thanking them for their marvellous contribution to the school.
 
We also have an excellent Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA), and they are superb in their efforts to raise money for the benefit of the pupils at Walford.
 
The Governors hugely values it links with the local Walford community. We held a most successful Walford Community Forum in the Autumn Term, when members of the whole community came in to the school to meet with us to discuss issues of interest and we were most grateful to them for doing so.
 
As Chair of Governors, I regularly visit the school and my most recent focus was as a uest visiting the School Council - and I was greatly impressed with their meeting.  Fellow Governors also visit the school as part of a programme of organised visits.

 

The school has a wonderful story to tell.  The pupils are excellent ambassadors and are a great credit to you as parents / guardians.

 

There is a vibrant and hugely positive atmosphere at Walford!  The Governors are most grateful to you for your continued support - which is greatly appreciated.

 

Should anyone require any information about the Governing Body and its work, please would they contact the School office.

 

Tel: 01989 562209

Email: admin@walford.hereford.sch.uk

 

Very best wishes,

 
 
Paul Deneen OBE JP DL
Chair of the Board of Governors
 

WALFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Committees and Panels 2017 / 2018 (Updated September 2017)

 

School Business Committee

 


Mr Lawson (Chair)

Ms George (HT)

Mr Smith (V/C)

Mr Murray
Mrs Coley

 

 

Premises: 

Mr Smith
 

Health and Safety: 
Mr Smith

 

Website:

Mr Murray

Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee
 SEND and G & T

 

Mrs Parkes (Chair)

Mrs Hanham

Ms George (HT)

Mrs Chinn

Miss Roberts


 

SEND:

Miss Roberts

 

More Able & Talented:

Mrs Parkes
 

Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee

 


Mrs Thomas (Chair)
Mr Deneen (Chair)

Ms George (HT)

Mrs Parkes

Mrs Boynton

 

 

Safeguarding:

Mrs Parkes




 

 

 

Grievance (Staff), Discipline (Staff/Pupils) and Redundancy:

 

Panel 1

3 Governors from the following:

Panel 2

3 Governors from the following:

Mr Lawson

Mrs Thomas
Mrs Boynton

Mr Murray (substitute)

 

Mrs Parkes

Mrs Chinn

Mr Smith

Mr Murray (substitute)
 

 

 

Complaints:

 

Panel 1

3 Governors from the following:

Panel 2
3 Governors from the following:


Mrs Boynton
Mr Murray

Mrs Thomas

Miss Roberts
 

Mr Smith
Mrs Parkes
Mrs Chinn
Mrs Coley

 
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