Wavendon Gate School

Wavendon Gate School Governing Body September 2023

NameCategory/Appointed By:Date Of AppointmentTerm Of Office
Committee/ResponsibilityDeclarations Of InterestMeetings Attended 2023/24Meetings Attended 2022/23Meetings Attended 2021/22Meetings Attended 2020/21
Ms Kerry JarmanHeadteacherN/AN/A                            Business Committee
Curriculum Committee
Pay Committee
Mrs Alison ByrneLocal Authority
Appointed by Governors
8th October 20228th October 2026Chair of Governors Business Committee Curriculum Committee Pay Committee Safer Recruitment Governor
Induction of new Governors
MFL Governor
Safeguarding Governor
Looked after Children Governor
GDPR Governor
Mrs Joanna CattiganParent Governor
Appointed by Parents
5th April
5th April
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Curriculum Committee
Induction of new Governor
Pay Committee
Early Years Governor
Phonics Governor
Mr Charlie DeyconParent Governor
Appointed by Parents
20th September 202120th September 2025Chair of Business Committee
Pay Committee
School Council
PSHE Governor
Mrs Jane ElsdonCo-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Board
5th July 20215th July 2025Curriculum Committee
Health and Wellbeing Governor
Science Governor
Miss Emma ReaneyParent Governor
Appointed by Parents
20th September 202120th September 2025Curriculum Committee
Behaviour Governor
Maths Governor
Mr Gareth DowardParent Governor
Appointed by Parents
20th September 202120th September 2025Business Committee
Curriculum Committee
PE Governor
Remote Learning Link Governor
Miss Tracey De BeerCo-opted Governor10th November 202110th November 2025Curriculum Committee
English Governor
History Governor
Mr Ben ButlinCo-opted Governor7th November 20227th November 2026Curriculum Committee
Pupil premium Governor
SEND Governor
RE Governor
Mr Douglas PearsonCo-opted Governor17th July 202317th July 2027Business CommitteeNone3/31/1N/AN/A
Mr Michael ScottStaff Governor
Appointed by staff
1st October 20231st October 2027Business Committee
Development Governor
Mrs Sally SheridanDeputy Headteacher
Associate Governor
Appointed by Governing Board
11th November 201911th November 2023Curriculum Committee
– no voting rights

Previous Governors

NameCategory/Appointed by:Date of appointmentCommittee/Responsibility
Mr Dan ButterfieldCo-opted Governor10th November 2021Business Committee
Computing Governor
Design Technology Governor
Music Governor
Mrs Hazel Whitfield-GreenCo-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Board
5th July 2021Business Committee
Art Governor
Geography Governor
Health and Safety Governor
Accident book
Mr Jamie KeyCo-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Board
Resigned as a Governor on 20th July 2022Curriculum Committee
Science Governor
Pupil Premium Governor
Mrs Kirsty CampbellCo-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Board
Resigned as a Governor on 19th November 2021Vice Chair of Business Committee
English Governor
Art Governor
Mrs Michelle HopkinsonParent Governor
Appointed by Parents
Resigned as a Governor on 10th September 2021Chair of Business Committee
Chair of Pay Committee
Maths Governor
Mr Greg CavillParent Governor
Appointed by Parents
Resigned as a Governor on 5th July 2021Curriculum Committee
Pay Committee
SEND Governor
Behaviour Governor
Mr Adam JohnsonCo-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Board
Resigned as a Governor on the 15th March 2021Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee
Business Committee
PE Governor
Remote learning Governor
Mr Adam CraggCo-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Board
Governor on the 9th February 2021Business Committee
Pay Committee
Music Governor
Health and Well-being Governor
Mr Paul FloodgateCo-opted Governor appointed by the Governing boardResigned as a Governor on the 3rd November 2020Chair of Business
Chair of Business Committee
Computing Governor
Design and Technology Governor

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Head Teacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Head Teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to

Each governor is a member of either Business or Curriculum sub committee. An overview of the roles of these committees are:

Business Committee

Curriculum Committee

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

How much time is involved?

This will vary depending on the number of governing body meetings and the amount of committee work governors choose to do. Governors work as a team and as such the amount of time that each governor can give to the role will vary. In addition to meetings, governors need to get to know their school. This will be done by visiting the school for events, focused visits and attend the more informal activities taking place in school, for example open days, assemblies, school fetes and concerts. The majority of meetings tend to take place in the evenings, but this will be agreed by all members of the governing body.


Why become a school governor?

By becoming a school governor you will

How do I become a governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor, please contact the Head Teacher, Kerry Jarman or the Chair of Governors through the admin office for further information.