Governors

Our role at Wimborne Junior School

In common with Governors at any school, the Governors of Wimborne Junior School have considerable responsibilities.  Governors don’t exercise them as individuals but work as part of a Governing Body - a corporate team.  We do not manage schools - this is the role of the headteacher and senior management team, but we do have responsibility to oversee the development of the school - our main aim being to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.

The governing body has three main roles:-

Strategic

The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend

A governing body should work with the headteacher and create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school. The governing body should feel able to question and challenge. In a good working relationship this will be accepted and seen to be positive. In a poor relationship it will be the cause of conflict. Real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

Accountability

A school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing body must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the learners. It must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school. The governing body is answerable to parents and the wider community.

The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities which in turn require the governing body to establish a range of procedures.

If you have any comments, questions, concerns or feedback for the Governing Body, please do not hesitate to contact me via the School Office.

Co-opted Governors

Veronica Wilson

David Roper

Chris Noden

Elizabeth Kendrick

Helen Pemberton

LEA Governor

Guy Cordran

Parent Governors

Elizabeth Holder

Louise Halford (Chair)

 

Staff Governor

 

Head Teacher

Carina Jacobs

Associate Governors

Louisa Rowlands

Rosemary Coffin

Lionel Wise

 

The information below is provided as part of a PILOT of The Trust Governor to move the administration of Governance at Wimborne Junior School online.