School Governance

We believe that a strong Governing Board is need to run a strong, successful school.  We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and skills.  For more details about membership, structure and committees, please contact the school office. 

 

School Governor Team

Headteacher Kate Eastwood
Chair of Governors Shaun Booth
Vice Chair Craig Walton
Members

Kate Eastwood

Nicola Padget

Shaun Booth

Craig Walton

Rachael Carr

Rebecca Austerfield

 

 

The Core Functions of the Governing Board

School governance is strategic not operational.  The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher.  The headteacher fulfils this responsibility through implementing a strategic plan agreed with the governing board.

School governance regulations and the DfE Governance Handbook identify three core functions for governing boards:

  1. ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organistaion and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Getting in touch with a Governor

If you need to speak to a school governor, please do so via the school office, in one of the following ways:

  • By email to office@mount.wakefield.sch.uk
  • By leaving a phone message on 01924 371738
  • By writing a letter

If you need to speak to a governor regarding a complaint, they will direct you to our complaints policy.

 

Have you got what it takes to become a school governor?