The Governors, their roles and responsibilities
The Governors are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the head teacher, they set the school's aims and policies.
The Governing Body at Wilkinson Primary School consists of 12 people. They have a range of skills, expertise and knowledge that will be useful in running the school. Governors come from a variety of backgrounds; parents, people from the local community, members of staff and the Head Teacher.
Brief biographies of the governors can be found by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page.
The Full Governing Body
Currently the Governing Body of Wilkinson Primary School is made up of:
Remit: To provide the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school; develop and monitor the School Development Plan; ensure sound financial management of the school’s financial resources, agreeing and monitoring the budget; ensure the Head Teacher is held to account for the educational performance of the school, monitoring standards and progress in achievement for all pupils.
All Governors have voting rights.
There are a number of sub-committees that look after different aspects of the school.
Finance and General Purposes Committee
Remit: To oversee the preparation of the school’s annual budget plan; ensure that financial systems comply with regulations; monitor expenditure; approve virements at the level specified in the school’s agreed financial procedures; ensure the maintenance of the inventories and security of assets.
Early Years Committee
Chair: Mrs. Gibbon
Remit: To oversee the standards of education within the Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS); scrutinize and approve policy relating to the EYFS; impartially apply the admissions policy for Nursery and Terrific For Twos.
Health and Safety Committee
Chair: Mr. A. Foster
Remit: To recommend to the full governing body a health and safety, welfare and security policy; determine matters relating to building maintenance, health and safety and security and lettings outside of school hours; determine insurance arrangements.
Any five governors providing they have no involvement in the case being considered.
Remit: To consider exclusions and representations by the parent/cares and the LA in accordance with regulations.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, or have any questions about the work of the Governing Body please contact the school.
*All Governors are required to declare relevant business and pecuniary interests, to avoid conflicts of interest. As of March 12, 2019 there were no relevant interests. Declaration of interests is a mandatory agenda item for any Governors’ Meeting.