School Governors

 


We meet regularly throughout the school year, both as a full Governing Body and also in our two committees (Impact on Learning and Resources) to look in detail at different aspects of the school’s work and environment.

These aspects include:

Promoting high standards of education and achievement

Setting direction, policies and objectives for the school’s long term future

Work with the Senior Leadership Team to set the school’s aims and values

Approving the allocation and control of the school budget

Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives

Appointing staff

Challenging and supporting the Headteacher

 

Minutes of Governor Meetings and Policies are available from the School Office via email governors@wheatfieldsinfants.herts.sch.uk

 

We visit the school on a regular basis (twice a term) to go into different classrooms and observe learning activities. We are guided on our visits by aspects of the School Improvement plan (SIP) which the Headteacher would like us to monitor. A report of each visit can be found below on the following pdf files.

Governor Visits Summary 2014 - 2015

Governor Visits Summary 2015 - 2016

We feel it is important to ensure that parents are kept informed as much as possible about the school and Governor activities. A Newsletter is sent at the end of each term to parents and the more recent ones are available below as pdf files

 

July 2017

March 2017

 

 

Governor Committee Terms of Reference

 


 

Governor List

 

The School Governing Body has recently been re-constituted such that there are
14 Governors who have voting rights.

There are two sub-committees
• Impact on Learning (IoL)
• Resources (Res)

Recommendations for the size and composition of Wheatfields Infants and Nursery School is as follows:

 


• 5 x Parent Governors 

Mark Adams (IoL)
Hayley Gilbert (Chair IoL Com)
Heather Molsom (Res)
Vicky Penn (IoL)

Debbie Chachulski (IoL)

 

 


• 1 x LA Governor
Geoff Brookman  (Res) 

 

 

• 1 x Staff Governors
Jennifer Hackett (IoL)



• 1 x Head Teacher
Clare Cockburn (IoL)(Res)


 6 x Co-opted Governors

Roger Thomas (Chair of FGB) (IoL) (Res)
Craig Furner (Res)
Caroline Churchill (Res)
James Rodea (Res)
Chris Kelly (Res)
Father Grant Holmes (IoL) 


• Associate Governors
Lyndon Evans
Anna Chase
Michael Clarke

 

 


 

Governors

 

Name: Roger Thomas
Category: LA Governor
Governors Term of Office: 11/10/2015 – 10/10/2019
Committees:Impact on Learning /Resources
Areas of Responsibility: Chair of FGB/Heads PM Committee/PE/Pay Committee
Relevant associated interests: Chair of Wheatfields Junior School/AQA Moderator
Personal relationships with school:None

 

 

 

Name:Clare Cockburn 
Category: Head
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office: 01/09/2017
Committees: Resources/Impact on Learning
Areas of Responsibility: Curriculum
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Headteacher

 

Name: Mark Adams
Category: Parent
Appointing Body: Parent Election
Term of Office: 23/09/2013 – 22/09/2017
Committees: Impact on Learning
Areas of Responsibility: Computing/Community
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Child in Reception

I am the father of three daughters. I see the Parent Governor role as an ideal opportunity for me to give something back to the school. I have previous committee experience with a local wildlife charity. As an IT professional I would like to explore more efficient ways for the governors to communicate their work with parents and the wider community.

 

 

 


Name: Caroline Churchill
Category: Co-opted
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office: 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019
Committees: Resources
Areas of Responsibility: Finance/Buildings
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Member of staff

 

 

 

 

Name Craig Furner
Category:Co Opted
Appointing Body: Governors
Terms of Office: 29/03/16 - 28/03/20
Areas of Responsibility: Health and Safety
Relevant Associated Interests: None
Personal Relationships with School:Child in Nursery

 

 

 

 

Name:  Hayley Gilbert
Category:  Parent
Appointing Body:  Parent Election
Term of Office:  24/10/2012 – 22/10/20
Committees:  Impact on Learning
Areas of Responsibility:  SEN/Chair Impact on Learning/Safeguarding
Relevant associated interests: Assistant Head at Bernards Heath Junior School
Personal relationships with school:  None

'I joined the Governing Body in 2012 and am currently the chair of the IoL committee. I am the mother of two boys who have attended Wheatfields Infants school and have successfully moved on to the Juniors. I have lived locally all of my life and have been a teacher at another well regarded local school for 17 years. I have been Assistant Headteacher for 4 years where my responsibilities include managing assessment, implementing interventions and ensuring inclusion. I believe my knowledge of the education system has been extremely useful to the governing body thus far and look forward to continuing in this role.'

 

 


Name: Vicky Penn
Category: Parent
Appointing Body: Parent Election
Term of Office: 14/10/2014 – 13/10/2018
Committees: Impact on Learning
Areas of responsibility: Early Years
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Child in Year 1

I have been an Impact on Learning Governor since October 2014 and I am enjoying supporting the school in this role. I live locally and I am a mother of two girls and a boy, I am a full time mum who works as a Primary Supply Teacher in Hertfordshire occasionally. Having worked as a Primary Teacher for over 13 years I feel I have skills and attributes I can offer the Impact On Learning Committee on the Governing body and I look forward to doing so over the next few years.

 

Name: Debbie Chachulski
Category:Parent

Appointing Body : Parent Election
Terms of Office: 23/01/17 - 22/01/2021
Area of Responsibility:
Relevant Associated Interests: None
Personal Relationships With School: Parent of Child in Year 1 

 

 

Name: James Rodea
Category: Co-opted
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office: 20/10/2015 – 19/10/19
Committees: Resources
Areas of Responsibility: HR/Heads PM Committee/Pay Committee
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Child in Reception
 

James Rodea is an Executive Director with a shareholding in the company he works for, SPF Private Clients, based at 55 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DX.  James has been with SPF, over two terms for 17 years.  SPF is a financial services company offering advice in mortgages, insurance and financial planning.  

 

 

Name: Heather Molsom
Category : Parent
Appointing Body: Parent Election
Term of Office: 16/06/2014 – 15/6/2018
Committees: Resources/Pay
Areas of Responsibility: Finance
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Child in Year 2

I joined the Governing Body in 2014, taking a role in the Resources Committee supporting the Leadership Team on the finance agenda.  I am a Chartered Management Accountant, with more than 15 years’ experience working in commercial and operational finance roles for large corporations and am currently spending time at home looking after our three boys.  I moved to Marshalswick three years ago with my family, and am looking forward to all three boys attending and developing at Wheatfields Infants and Nursery

 

Name: Chris Kelly
Category : Co-opted
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office:01/10/16 - 30/09/20
Committee: Resources
Areas of Responsibility:Pay Committee
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school:None

A former mathematics teacher and first class cricket umpire who for the last 15 years has been involved in the management of cricket umpiring at both ICC and ECB. Currently in my second term as a school Governor, moving from parent to community Governor when both children moved on from the school.

 

Name: Father Grant Holmes
Category: Co-opted
Term of Office:
Appointing Body: Governors
Committee:Impact on Learning 
Areas of Responsibilty:
Relevant associated interests:None
Personal relationship with school: Local Vicar 


Fr Grant is the Vicar of Marshalswick. He was born in County Durham but moved to Lancashire soon after. He was ordained in 1979 and has served in both parochial ministry and sector ministries (theological education and the NHS). 

 

Name: Geoff Brookman
Category: LA
Appointing Body:LA
Term of Office:16/5/17 - 15/05/21
Committee: Resources
Areas of Responsibilty:

Relevant asociated interests:None
Personal Relationship with school:

I am now retired from paid employment and spend some of my time working as a volunteer with the HCC Young Offenders support teams and the Police & Crime Commissioner's office / Herts Constabulary on road safety matters...and now as a Governor at WINS of course.


Jennifer Hackett
Category: Staff
Appointing Body: Staff Election
Term of Office:03/09/16 - 02/09/20
Committee: Impact on Learning
Areas of Responsibility: KS1/P.E.
Rellevant Associated Interests:teacher
Personal interest with school: Member of teaching staff