Meet the Governors

The Governing Body are a group of volunteers who work alongside the Headteacher to support the strategic leadership of the school.  We have three key functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the leadership to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Much of the work of the Governing Body is around the strategic leadership of the school which means we support the school leadership team in making both good financial decisions and also making sure that decsions about children's education are good. We track the progress of the school which means we look at how well our children are performing in their education. We also look at how well our teachers are teaching and support schools leaders in helping them develop. 

Members are voted onto the Governing Body by their representative groups. Each Governor can then stay a member for four years. 

Five times a year (twice in Autumn and Summer Terms; once in Spring term) we hold a Full Governing Body meeting and a meeting of both committees. A schedule of our meetings can be found in the Governance pack attached at the bottom of this page. All our meetings are open meetings and any parents or members of the wider comunity can attend to observe. 

Finance & Resources Committee

This Committee oversees the financial management of the school. We work closely with the Headteacher and School Business Manager to ensure we spend our budget wisely and with the most impact on outcomes for pupils. 

We consider personnel issues, including the best staffing structure for the school, ensuring appropriate staff policies are in place and monitoring staff wellbeing. We also review all Health & Safety issues and support the Leadership team in the development and upkeep of our school site and building.  

Standards & Achievement Committee

This committee challenges attainment levels across the school. We receive reports from school leaders about how well children are doing and ask searching questions about how we can continually make this better. We oversee any changes to the curriculum or introduction of new teaching styles. 

We oversee the provision for pupils with additional and special educational needs and for looked after children and children in care. We review the procedures in place for keeping children safe. We also review our relationships with parents and the wider community. 

Attendance Record for 2021/22 Meetings                     Attendance Record for 2022.23 Meetings (updated half termly)                      

Governor

FGB

F&R

S&A

 

Governor

FGB

F&R

S&A

Peter Tenconi (Chair)

5/6

5/7

N/A

 

Peter Tenconi (Chair)

/6

/7

N/A

Paul Smith (parent)

5/6

5/7

4/5

 

Paul Smith (parent)

/6

N/A

/6

Manji Kara (LA)

4/6

5/7

N/A

 

Manji Kara (LA)

/6

/7

N/A

Kulabalasingham Sudhakar (parent)

4/6

N/A

4/5

 

Kulabalasingham Sudhakar (Parent)

/6

N/A

/6

Meera Shah (parent)

4/6

N/A

5/5

 

Rupen Shah (co-opted)

/6

/7

N/A

Deepa Samani (parent)

5/6

N/A

5/5

 

Deepa Samani (parent)

/6

N/A

/6

Maria Nickson (staff)

5/6

N/A

4/5

 

Maria Nickson (staff)

/6

N/A

/6

Caroline Rowley (HT)

6/6

7/7

5/5

 

Caroline Rowley (HT)

/6

/7

/6

Nisha Chikhlia (co-opted)

2/6

N/A

1/1

 

Nisha Chikhlia (co-opted)

/6

N/A

/6

Vinay Patel (parent)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Vinay Patel (parent)

/6

N/A

/6

 

 

 

 

 

Sawan Shah (Associate)

/6

/7

/6

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

/6

/7

/6

 

Retired Governors 

Peter Brooke (co-opted)  retired May 22

Meera Shah (parent/co-opted)  retired July 22

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Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
Headteacher | Mrs C Rowley