Every school in the UK has a team of governors which is made up of parents, teachers and people from the local community. School governors are chosen by the existing governing body, by other parents from the school, or by other members of staff from the school.
The Westcott Primary School local governing body normally meets once a term (twice in Autumn term) to challenge the leaders of the school about all aspects of the school such as achievement data, safeguarding, attendance data and behaviour. All decisions follow the HCAT aims of ‘Children first’.
The school governors at Westcott Primary School not only meet on a regular basis, but they also regularly spend time at the school being involved in learning walks, celebrating achievement and talking to parents, pupils and staff. The aim of this is so that they can see for themselves what happens in school on a daily basis and challenge the leaders in school to make life even better for all the children.
The role of school governors:
Set the vision for the school’s future
Decide what is taught
Set standards of behaviour
Interview and select staff
Decide how the school budget is spent
Challenge the school leaders about performance
School Governors 2018-19
Chair of Governors
|Parent Governor||15/10/2018 - 14/10/2020||Curriculum|
|Gail Simpson||Community Governor||17/03/2018 - 16/03/2020||Leadership/Management|
|Michaela Green||Staff Governor||17/10/2018 - 16/10/2020|
|Deborah Tague||Headteacher||Duration of Headship|
|Louise Clarkson||School Improvement Officer||23/10/2018 - 22/101/2020|
Governor Attendance 2018/19
Chair of Governors
Governors whose term of office ended or resigned in the last 12 months
|Name||Type||End of Term|
|Linda Wilkinson||Community Governor||02/12/2019 (resignation)|
All Governors at Westcott Primary School have no registered business or financial interests. They do not hold governing posts in other schools.
‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’
‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’
‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’
‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’
‘I like the Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in & see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud & happy.’
‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’
‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’
‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’