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Welcome to the Governors’ page on the Warren Park Primary School website.

The role of the school Governor is often misunderstood. We do not manage the day to day running of the school that is the responsibility of the Headteacher and senior management We also oversee the development of the school, with the main aim being to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.

The role of the Governing Body must focus on three core responsibilities. We should:

  • ensure that our school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
  • oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure we get value for money and stay in budget.

In addition, we act as a ‘critical friend’ to the school, we recruit and performance manage the Headteacher, we develop, maintain and review school policies and we ensure the school meets its statutory responsibilities.

We meet at least twice a term as a whole Governing Body with areas of responsibilities.

The Warren Park Governing Body has been constituted with 13 members, in five categories;

1 Headteacher – Mrs Elizabeth Cooper
1 Staff member – Mrs Anna Hele
1 Local authority – vacant position
3 Parent – Mrs Charlotte Godman, Mr Chris Purnell and Mrs Joanne Rankin
2 Partnership – Mrs Beryl Francis and Mrs Helen Fisk
5 Co-opted – Ms Chelsea Easton, Mrs Lynne Lofting, Mr Terry Nolan, Mr Arron Shelton                   and Mrs Sara Wright

We feel this is the right makeup and number to serve this school effectively. Each member brings their own unique qualities and view points, and each has their own individual responsibilities to uphold, which often involves extra visits into school. Each member contributes to discussions and has one vote. All decisions made by this process are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.

Your Governing Body is made up of local people who freely volunteer their time to support this school in the excellent job it is doing for our children. We believe every child matters and are happy to be part of this school and this community, to promote the ‘Warren Park’ way for the betterment of all.

Name

Category

Appointed by & start date

Term of Office (Number of Years & End date)

Responsibilities

Mrs Helen Fisk Partnership GB

06/01/2015

4 05/01/2023 Chairperson / SFVSCommunity / Safer recruitment / Safeguarding / Audit
Mrs Elizabeth Cooper Headteacher  

01/09/2016

Infinite Headteacher
Mrs Anna Hele Staff School Staff

01/01/2017

4 31/12/2020 Finance / Community Focus / Policies
Mrs Lynne Lofting Co-opted GB

06/01/2015

4 05/01/2023 Deputy Head / Safer recruitment
Ms Sara Wright Co-opted GB

11/05/2020

4 10/05/2024 Training
Mr Terry Nolan Co-opted GB

30/01/2018

4 29/01/2022 Health & Safety
Mrs Beryl Francis Partnership GB

30/01/2018

4 29/01/2022 SEN
Mr Chris Purnell Parent Parents

18/12/2017

4 17/12/2021 Vice Chairperson

Pupil premium

Mrs Joanne Rankin Parent Parents

07/05/2019

4 06/05/2023 SEN
Ms Chelsea Easton Co-opted GB

27/01/2020

4 26/01/2024
Mrs Charlotte Godman Parent GB

09/11/2020

4 08/11/2024
Mr Arron Shelton Co-opted GB

09/11/2020

4 08/11/2024
Mr John Davis LEA GB

28/01/2019

Resigned 13/07/2020
Mrs Stacey Pearce Parent Parents

28/11/2016

Resigned 13/07/2020
Mr Nigel Brown Co-opted GB

06/01/2015

Resigned 05/01/2019  

 

Mrs Tanya Barnes Parent GB

08/02/2016

Resigned 31/12/2018

Register of Governor’s Interests

Name Name of Business Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school
Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of Appointment or Acquisition Date of Cessation of Interest Date of Entry
Mrs Helen Fisk Nil 08/10/2020
Mrs Elizabeth Cooper Employed at school – Headteacher

Park Families – Board of Governors

01/09/16 28/09/2020
Mrs Anna Hele Employed at school – Bursar 01/09/90 28/09/2020
Mrs Lynne Lofting Employed at school – Deputy Headteacher 29/09/2015

Employed since 01/09/1990

28/09/2020
Ms Sara Wright Employed at Berewood Primary School 01/09/2020 12/10/2020
Mr Terry Nolan Nil 01/10/2020
Mrs Beryl Francis Councillor. Trustee Park Families, Park Futures 05/10/2020
Mr Chris Purnell Married to staff member.

Employed at Miltoncross Academy

01/01/2015 20/10/2020
Mrs Joanne Rankin Nil 22/10/2020
Miss Chelsea Easton Employed at school – Lunchtime Supervisory 26/02/2019 24/09/2020
Mrs Charlotte Godman Nil 07/11/2020
Mr Arron Shelton Nil 03/11/2020

Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2020/2021

Name Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Name Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%)
Mrs Elizabeth Cooper 3 3 100% Terry Nolan 3 2 67%
Mrs Helen Fisk 3 2 67% Beryl Francis 3 2 67%
Mrs Anna Hele 3 3 100% Mr Chris Purnell 3 1 33%
Mrs Lynne Lofting 3 3 100% Mrs Joanne Rankin 3 3 100%
Mrs Sara Wright 3 1 33% Ms Chelsea Easton 3 2 67%
Mrs Charlotte Godman 1 1 100% Mr Arron Shelton 1 1 100%

Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2019/2020

FULL GOVERNING BODY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE FINANCE COMMITTEE
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Pupil attainment
  • Special Education Needs and Disability
  • Pupil/Sports Premium
  • Behaviour

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

  • Finance,
  • Staffing/personnel
  • Health and safety

Buildings/grounds maintenance

Name Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Number of meetings the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%)
Mrs Elizabeth Cooper 7 7 100% 2 2 100%
Mrs Helen Fisk 7 6 85% 2 2 100%
Mrs Anna Hele 7 5 71% 2 2 100%
Mrs Lynne Lofting 7 7 100% 2 2 100%
Mrs Sara Wright 7 6 85% 2 1 50%
Terry Nolan 7 7 100% 2 2 100%
Beryl Francis 7 6 85% 2 2 100%
Mrs Stacey Pearce 7 4 57% 2 1 50%
Mr Chris Purnell 7 5 71% 2 1 50%
Mr John Davis 7 6 85% 2 1 50%
Mrs Joanne Rankin 7 4 57% 2 2 100%
Ms Chelsea Easton 4 4 100%