Governors

School Governors

School Governors help determine the strategic direction of a school, ensure pupils and staff are safe and challenge and support the school in tackling weaknesses and bringing about necessary changes.

Should you wish to become a parent governor please speak to the office staff who will be happy to advise you.

For more information or to apply to be a school governor please see the sheffield.gov.uk website - www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/schoolgovernors


Governors at Woodthorpe Community Primary School

Name Role / Designation Area of Responsibility
David Parkin Chair of Governors / Co-opted Member Standards Committee / SEN / Safeguarding
Nicola Gregory Vice Chair of Governors /
Local Authority Governor
Resources Committee / KS1
Dave Smith Headteacher Standards Committee / Resources Committee
Mark Smith Co-opted & Foundation Governor Chair of Resources Committee
Francis Reardon Staff Governor Standards Committee
Tracey Twelvetrees Foundation Governor Resources Committee / Inclusion
Grant Walker Parent Governor Resources Committee / KS2 / HT Appraisal
Laura Brady Parent Governor Standards Committee / KS1
Linda Rowland Co-opted Member Standards Committee
Katherine Thacker Co-opted Member Chair of Standards Committee / Attendance
Elizabeth Beighton Co-opted Member Resources Committee / FS
Father Philip Knowles Co-opted Member Standards Committee / KS2
Karen Bister Deputy Head /
Associate Governor
 
Ruth Mather Assistant Head /
Associate Governor
 

Committees of the Governing Body - Current Membership

Our Governing Body is divided into three 'sub - committees'. These groups meet before the main governing body and make certain decisions on their behalf. Below is a diagram of how this is arranged.

Currently we have no vacancies on the governing body but if you are interested in finding out more then please follow the links below or, alternatively, speak to one of our governors. They can all be contacted via the school office.

 

Governors Meeting Agenda

The full governing body delegate certain responsibilities to the Resource and Standards sub committees. Theses are reflected in the agendas for these groups. The Full Governing Body always receive a report from these groups and any decisions that were made.

Standing Agenda Items

Resources Committee

  • Premises
  • Personnel
  • Finances
  • Health and Safety
  • Pupil Voice
  • Parent Voice

Standards Committee

  • Attainment and Progress
  • School Improvement Plan
  • Behaviour and attendance
  • Inclusion/SEN
  • Safeguarding
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Voice

Headteacher Appraisal (September 2016)

Adrian Francis-External Advisor

  • Grant Walker
  • Nicola Gregory

Attendance of Governors meetings 2015-2016

Name FGB Resources Standards Steering
Fr. Philip Knowles 2 of 3
1 apology
N/A 2 of 4
2 apologies
N/A
Dave Smith 3 of 3 5 of 5 4 of 4 3 of 3
Karen Bister 3 of 3 5 of 5 4 of 4 3 of 3
Ruth Mather 1 of 3
2 apologies
2 of 5
2 apologies
2 of 4
2 apologies
3 of 3
Mark Smith 2 of 3
1 apology
4 of 5
1 apology
N/A 2 of 3
Kathryn Thacker 2 of 3
1 apology
N/A 4 of 4 3 of 3
Linda Rowland 1 of 3
2 apologies
N/A 3 of 4
1 apology
N/A
Nicola Gregory 3 of 3 5 of 5 N/A 3 of 3
Tracey Twelvetrees 2 of 3
1 apology
2 of 5
1 apology
N/A N/A
David Parkin 2 of 3
1 apology
N/A 1 of 4 N/A
Elizabeth Beighton 1 of 3 2 of 5 N/A N/A
Grant Walker 1 of 3 2 of 5 N/A N/A
Laura Brady 1 of 3 N/A 1 of 4 N/A
Frank Reardon 2 of 3
1 apology
N/A 3 of 4 N/A

FGB = Full Governing Body

Meet our Governors

David Parkin - Chair of Governors
Name Mr David Parkin
Category Chair of Governors - Co-Opted
Date of appointment 17/02/16
Term of office 4 years - 16/02/20
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Nicola Gregory - Vice Chair of Governors
Name Mrs Nicola Gregory
Category Vice Chair of Governors - LEA
Date of appointment 11/04/14
Term of office 4 years - 10/04/18
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Local Authority
Business and Pecuniary interests Delivery of HR services on a tracked basis to schools via Birley
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Mark Smith
Name Mark Smith
Category Foundation
Date of appointment 23/07/14
Term of office 4 years - 22/07/18
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them The City Community Learning Trust through the Governing Body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Karen Bister
Name Mrs Karen Bister
Category Associate (Deputy Headteacher)
Date of appointment 08/02/19
Term of office 07/02/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Ruth Mather
Name Mrs Ruth Mather
Category Associate (Assistant Headteacher)
Date of appointment 08/02/11
Term of office 07/02/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
David Smith
Name Mr David Smith
Category Headteacher
Date of appointment 07/06/10
Term of office  
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests Charity trusteeships (City Community Learning Trust)
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Kathryn Thacker
Name Mrs Kathryn Thacker
Category Co-Opted
Date of appointment 01/09/15
Term of office 4 years - 31/08/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Linda Rowland
Name Miss Linda Rowland
Category Co-Opted
Date of appointment 01/09/15
Term of office 4 years - 31/08/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Tracey Twelvetrees
Name Mrs Tracey Twelvetrees
Category Foundation
Date of appointment 01/09/15
Term of office 4 years - 31/08/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them City Community Learning Trust
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Frank Reardon
Name Mr Frank Reardon
Category Staff
Date of appointment 18/11/15
Term of office 4 years - 17/11/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them School staff
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Father Phillip Knowles
Name Father Phillip Knowles
Category Co-Opted
Date of appointment 18/11/15
Term of office 4 years - 17/11/19
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Grant Walker
Name Mr Grant Walker
Category Parent
Date of appointment 17/02/16
Term of office 4 years - 16/02/20
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Parents
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Laura Brady
Name Mrs Laura Brady
Category Parent
Date of appointment 17/02/16
Term of office 4 years - 16/02/20
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Parents
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Elizabeth Beighton
Name Mrs Elizabeth Beighton
Category Co-Opted
Date of appointment 17/02/16
Term of office 4 years - 16/02/20
Date stepped down (if applicable)  
Who appointed them Appointed by the governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments Open door adult learning
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None

Previous Governors

Larry Angel MBE
Name Mr Larry Angel MBE
Category Chair of Governors
Date of appointment Over 17 years of service to the school
Term of office  
Date stepped down (if applicable) 17/02/16
Who appointed them Local Authority
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Catherine Sweeney
Name Mrs Catherine Sweeney
Category Co-Opted
Date of appointment 01/03/13
Term of office 4 years
Date stepped down (if applicable) 18/11/15
Who appointed them Governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Lucy Cox
Name Miss Lucy Cox
Category Co-Opted
Date of appointment 23/09/11
Term of office  
Date stepped down (if applicable) 18/11/15
Who appointed them Governing body
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Helen Holton
Name Ms Helen Holton
Category Parent governor
Date of appointment 17/01/14
Term of office  
Date stepped down (if applicable) 01/02/16
Who appointed them Parents
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None
Sally Wilks
Name Ms Sally Wilks
Category Parent
Date of appointment 17/01/14
Term of office  
Date stepped down (if applicable) 01/02/16
Who appointed them Parents
Business and Pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational establishments None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) None