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Who are the Governors?

 
NAME
 
 
GOVERNOR ROLE
 
 
GOVERNOR RESPONSIBILITY
 
Paul Deneen OBE JP DL
Local Authority Governor
Chair of Governors

Chair of Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee

Emma Parkes
Co-opted Governor
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee, Safeguarding & GDPR.
Louise George
Headteacher / Staff Governor
 
Emma Hanham
Staff Governor
 
Charles LawsonCo-opted GovernorChair of School Business Committee
George SmithCo-opted Governor 
Neil VanstoneCo-opted GovernorHealth, Safety & Premises
Emily CreweCo-opted GovernorVice Chair of School Business Committee, SEND Governor & More Able and Talented
Victoria DarringtonParent GovernorVice Chair of Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee
Gwyneth Gill Clerk to the Governors
Eve BoundAssociate Governor 
  

 

Joyce Thomas MBE DLPatron & Chair of the Pashley Trust

 

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.
·      The School Business Committee chaired by Charles Lawson.
·      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 2021 / 2022 (Updated January 2022)

 

 

School Business Committee

 


 

Mr Lawson (Chair)

Ms George (HT)

Mr Smith 

Mrs Crewe (VC)

Mr Vanstone

 

 

 

 

Premises: 

Mr Vanstone
 

Health and Safety: 
Mr Vanstone

 

Website:

Mrs Bound

 

Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee
 SEND & 

More Able & Talented

 

Mrs Parkes (Chair)

Mrs Hanham

Ms George (HT)

Mrs Crewe

Ms Darrington (VC)

 


 

 

SEND:

Mrs Crewe

 

 

More Able & Talented:

Mrs Crewe
 

Pupils, Personnel & Community Committee

 


 


Mr Deneen (Chair)

Ms George (HT)

Mrs Parkes (VC)

Mrs Hanham

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Crewe

Ms Darrington

 

 

Mrs Parkes

Mr Smith

Mr Vanstone

 

 

 

 

Complaints:

 

Appeal Panel 

3 Governors from the following:

 

Mrs Parkes

Mrs Crewe

Mr Vanstone

 

Mr Smith
Mr Lawson

Ms Darrington

 

 
 
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