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WPS Governing Body

Governance Board 2023-24

Governance Board Constitution

Governor Type Number of Posts

 

(From 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2024)

 
Head Teacher 1  
Staff 1  
Parent 2  
Co-opted 7  
Local Authority 1  
TOTAL 12  

Meeting Attendance: this will be published at the end of the academic year.

Governor Details

Paul Banyard
Governor Category 1.    Associate Member until 24/11/2021 – no voting rights 2.    Co-opted from 25/11/2021  - 24/11/2025
Term of Office 1.    4 years to 07/12/2024 (superseded by co-opted post from 25/11/2021)2.    4 years 24/11/2025
Appointed/Elected by: 1.    Appointed by the Governance Board.    2. Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Finance and Premises Committee, Pay Committee
Additional Responsibilities: Development and training governor
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Link: Staff Wellbeing

 

Donna Barnett-Stote (resigned 18/11/2021)
Governor Category Co-opted
Term of Office 4 years to 06/11/2023 (resigned on 18/11/2021)
Appointed/Elected by: Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards
Additional Responsibilities:  
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Employed by CAMHS

 

Joy Fiddaman
Governor Category Co-opted
Term of Office 4 years to 11/07/2025
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

HT’s Performance Management Panel

Additional Responsibilities: Attendance and Literacy (Link) 
Business, Financial or Material Interests:  

 

Hayley Gilmour
Governor Category Chair of Governors
Term of Office 4 years to 13/10/2026
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by Governing Body
Committee/Panel Membership: Finance and premises committee
Additional Responsibilities: HT performance management panel and pay committee
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Links: Governor visits and staff wellbeing.

 

Roger Guy
Governor Category Local Authority
Term of Office First appointed 2015. 4 years to 28/5/2026 
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board following nomination by the Local Authority
Committee/Panel Membership: Finance and Premises Committee

Pay Committee

HT’s Performance Management Panel

Additional Responsibilities: Finance, vulnerable and disadvantaged to include SEND and LAC, wider curriculum to include enrichment and diversity links. 
Business, Financial or Material Interests:  

 

Nicola Hopkins (resigned 25/11/2021)
Governor Category Parent
Term of Office 4 years to 25/06/2022 (resigned 25/11/2021)
Appointed/Elected by: Elected by Parents
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

Finance and Resources Committee

Pay Committee

Additional Responsibilities:  
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Governor at Hythe Primary School

 

Employed by Hampshire County Council

 

Kira Jacobs
Governor Category Associate Member (non-governor – Deputy Head Teacher) – no voting rights
Term of Office 4 years to 31/08/2026
Appointed/Elected by: Governing Body
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards Committee
Additional Responsibilities:  
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Employed by the school

 

Catherine Mulley 
Governor Category Staff
Term of Office 4 years to 28/09/202 - 27/09/2027
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards Committee

 

 

Additional Responsibilities:  
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Staff

 

Emma Moakes
Governor Category Head Teacher
Term of Office N/A – Ex Officio
Appointed/Elected by: N/A – Ex Officio
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards Committee

Finance and Premises Committee

Pay Committee

Additional Responsibilities:  
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Employed by the school

 

Don Naylor
Governor Category Co-opted
Term of Office 4 years to 23/04/2027
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Finance and Premises Committee

HT’s Performance Management Panel

Pay Committee

Additional Responsibilities: Health and safety, Website, Wider curriculum to include enrichment and diversity links
Business, Financial or Material Interests:  

 

Dr Elizabeth George
Governor Category Co-opted
Term of Office 4 years to 23/04/2027
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and Standards Committee
Additional Responsibilities: Vulnerable and disadvantaged to include SEND and LAC, wider curriculum to include enrichment and diversity links. 
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Parent

 

Chris Shimman
Governor Category Co-opted
Term of Office  4 years to 12/02/2024
Appointed/Elected by: Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Finance and Resources Committee
Additional Responsibilities:  
Business, Financial or Material Interests: Married to Katie Shimman (Governor), Parent at school.

 

Katie Shimman
Governor Category Parent
Term of Office 4 years to 02/02/2027
Appointed/Elected by: Elected by parents
Committee/Panel Membership: Finance and Resources Committee

Pay Committee

Additional Responsibilities: Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee

Chair of the Pay Committee

Safeguarding link

Business, Financial or Material Interests: Married to Chris Shimman (Governor)

Owner of Waterside Tutoring

Employed at Abbotswood Junior School

 

Lisa Taylor
Governor Category Co – opted
Term of Office 4 years to 02/02/2026
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership: Curriculum and standards chair
Additional Responsibilities:

Head Teacher management performance chair 

Vice Chair of Governors

Vulnerable and disadvantaged to include SEND and LAC link

Business, Financial or Material Interests: Parent

 

Inger Smith-Petersen 
Governor Category Co-opted 
Term of Office 4 Years to 27/09/2027
Appointed/Elected by: Appointed by the Governance Board
Committee/Panel Membership:

Curriculum and Standards

Head Teacher management performance

Additional Responsibilities: Maths and Vulnerable and disadvantaged to include SEND and LAC link
Business, Financial or Material Interests:  

Governors

The governors play an important part in determining policies for the organisation and conduct of the school as well as representing the local community. The governors meet at least twice a term.

Governor Meeting attendance : WPS Attendance 2020 2021

Attached is detailed information for each governor, including different roles and responsibilities.  This will also include attendance data.