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Meet the Governors

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My name is John Martin and I have the privilege of being Chair of Governors at Weston Shore School. On behalf of the governors I would like to welcome you to the "Governors' Section" of the web site.

The governing body of Weston Shore Infant School is made up of a dedicated group of people; consisting of representatives from parents, the school and local community. We have a wide range of expertise and experience and are determined that the pupils attending the school get the best possible start on their education journey.


What do we do?


The governors are basically responsible for everything that goes on in the school. This includes:

Finance, Maintenance of the building and site, Health and Safety including safeguarding, Quality Control of teaching and the 

childrens' learning and progress, Staff Issues and ensuring that the school is managed well and all statutory obligations are met.


We are volunteers; therefore, of course, we delegate the day-to-day operation of the school to the Head Teacher. However, it is still the final responsibility of the governors to ensure that everything runs efficiently.


Carrying out our Duties.


To address the action points raised in the recent Ofsted Inspection we have changed the way that we operate. Whole Governing Board meetings are now held monthly; where ALL school topics are discussed by ALL governors. We no longer have smaller working groups. Each governor has a separate section of "The Rapid Attainment Plan" that they are responsible for and regularly visits the school to monitor the progress being made. They then report back to the Whole Governing Board.



Please find below details of the Governing Board, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. Also included are any pecuniary interest that Governors might have and a record of attendance at governor meetings. 

John Martin   Local Authority Governor - Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Child Protection, LAC, Health and Safety, Year 2, HTPM Review Group

Rapid Attainment Plan: "Leadership and Management" (Governance, Leading the Wider Curriculum & Analysing Pupil Outcomes). "Ongoing" ( Learning Needs Matched to Individual Pupils Learning)

Term of Office:  September 1979 to October 2018

                                             Pecuniary Interests: None

       Meeting Attendance: 100%

Janet Channon   Parent Govenor   Vice Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Year R, HTPM Review Group

Rapid Attainment Plan: "Leadership and Management" (Performance Management)

Term of Office: May 2008 to October 2018

Pecuniary Interests: None

                                             Meeting Attendance: 87%


Jackii Clowes   Co-Opted

Responsibilities: SEN, Year R, Early Learning Group

Rapid Attainment Plan: "Outcomes of Pupils"

Term of Office: October 2007 to May 2019

Pecuniary Interests: None

                                             Meeting Attendance: 100%


       Nicky Cunningham  Staff,   Interim Headteacher

       Responsibilities: Complete Rapid Attainment Plan

       Term of Office: October 2017

        Pecuniary Interests: None

        Meeting Attendance: 100%


Julieanne Medway   Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Year 1, Literacy Governor

Rapid Attainment Plan: "Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare" and "Ongoing Actions", (English)

Term of Office: October 2017 to  January 2019

Pecuniary Interests: Employed at Weston Park Primary

                                             Meeting Attendance: 75%


Vanessa Ridler   Staff, Assistant Headteacher

Responsibilities: Complete Rapid Attainment Plan

Term of Office: September 2015 to March 2020

Pecuniary Interests: None

Meeting Attendance: 75%


Julie Turley   Co-Opted

Responsibilities: Year 1

Rapid Attainment Plan: "Ongoing Actions", (Maths)

Term of Office: September 2017 to May 2019

Pecuniary Interests: Employed by Surestart

                                             Meeting Attendance: 75%


                                             Nick Giles   Foundation Governor

       Responsibilities: Year 2

       Rapid Attainment Plan: "Leadership and Management "

       Term of Office: March 2018 

       Pecuniary Interests: Employed by Chamberlayne College of the Arts

                                              Meeting Attendance: 100%


       1 Vacancies - Foundation Governors


Janice Singleton   Clerk to the Governors






Please click the document below to open the attendance record for last years' Whole Governing Board Meetings.