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 2016

April 2016

December 2015

July 2015

 

 

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

 

 


• 1 x LA Governor
Vacancy 

 

 

• 1 x Staff Governors
Jennifer Hackett (IoL)(Staff - Teaching)


• 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)(staff – support)
James Rodea (Res)
Zoe Adams(IoL)
Chris Kelly (Res)


• Associate Governors
Lyndon Evans
Anna Chase
Michael Clarke

 

 


 

Governors

 

Name: Roger Thomas
Category: Co-opted Appointing Body
Governors Term of Office: 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019
Committees:Impact on Learning /Resources
Areas of Responsibility: Chair of FGB/Heads PM Committee/PE
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: 01/09/2016
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
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 Jennifer Hackett 
Category:  Staff
Appointing Body:  Staff
Election Term of Office:  
Committees:  Impact on Learning
Areas of Responsibility:  SEN/Staff Representative
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 Year 2

 

 

 

 

Name:  Hayley Gilbert
Category:  Parent
Appointing Body:  Parent Election
Term of Office:  24/10/2012 – 23/10/2016
Committees:  Impact on Learning
Areas of Responsibility:  SEN/Chair Impact on Learning
Relevant associated interests Assistant:  Head at Bernards Heath Junior School
Personal relationships with school:  Child in Year 2

 

 

 


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 Reception

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
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 Reception

 

 

Name: James Rodea
Category: Co-opted
Appointing Body: Governors
Term of Office: 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2019
Committees: Resources
Areas of Responsibility: HR/Heads PM Committee
Relevant associated interests: None
Personal relationships with school: Child in Year 2
 

 

 

 

 

Name: Heather Molsom
Category : Parent
Appointing Body: Parent Election
Term of Office: 16/06/2014 – 15/6/2018
Committees: Resources
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
Committee: Resources