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The Wells Free School Governing Body

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important strategic part to play in school improvement. The Governing Body’s core functions are to ensure high standards of achievement for all children by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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The Governing Body consists of both elected and appointed governors:

Current Governors

Name

Appointment Date

Term of Office

Appointed by

Chris Dodge

01.05.2017

 

Ex-Officio

Kate Burrows

24.11.2016

4 years

Staff

Steven George

13.12.2018

4 years

Governing Body

Elizabeth Grant

15.01.2018

4 years

Governing Body

Jane Page

29.11.2017

4 years

Parents/carers

Phillip Makhouli

05.03.2018

4 years

Governing Body

Jean-Pierre van der Spuy

14.10.2017

4 years

Governing Body

Warren Gardiner

01.01.2019

4 years

Parents/carers

Chanchal Sinhamahapatra

01.01.2019

4 years

Governing Body

Clerk to the Governing Body

Currently vacant

 

 

 Previous Governors (2018-2019)

Name

Appointment Date

Term of Office

Appointed by

Gavin Tyler

07.04.2018

4 years

Governing Body

Resigned: 14.10.18

 

Full governing body (FGB) meetings are held at least three times per year and more often when needed. More detailed discussions are held in sub-committees or working party groups. The two sub-committees are Teaching and Learning (T&L) and School Business Management (SBM), both of which meet at least three times per year.

Committee Membership, Attendance (updated June 2019) & Governor Roles-current year

Name

FGB

 

T&L

SBMC

 

Responsibilities and Roles

Chris Dodge

2 of 2

2 of 2

3 of 3

Head Teacher

Steven George

2 of 2

 N/A

 3 of 3

Chair of Governors, co-opted Governor, Chair of SBMC, Link Governor for Leadership & Management

Elizabeth Grant

2 of 2

 1 of 2

   N/A

Appointed 15.01.18. Member of T&L committee. Link governor for Early Years

Phil Makhouli

2 of 2

2 of 2

   N/A

Appointed 05.03.18. 

Member of T&L committee. Link governor for Inclusion

Jane Page

2 of 2

2 of 2

3 of 3

Parent Governor. Elected 29.11.17. Member of T&L committee and SBMC. Link governor for personal development

Gavin Tyler

4 of 5

2 of 3

3 of 3

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of SBMC, Link Governor for SEN and Leadership & Management

Jean-Pierre van der Spuy

2 of 2

2 of 2

 N/A

Co-opted Governor, Chair of T&L committee, Link Governor for Safeguarding, and Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Kate Burrows

2 of 2

1 of 2

 N/A

Elected staff governor, vice-chair of governors

Warren Gardiner

1 of 1

1 of 1

1 of 1

Appointed 01.01.19

Parent Governor

Link governor for Premises

Chanchal Sinhamahapatra

 

1 of 1

 

N/A

 

1 of 1

Appointed 01.01.19

Co-opted Governor

Link governor for IT communications & risk assessment

Register of Business and Other Interests 2018-19

Name

Declaration

Other schools governed

Relationships with school staff

Last date of declaration

Chris Dodge

None - Member of Staff

None

None

17.06.2019

Kate Burrows

None - Member of Staff

None

None

25.09.2018

Steven George

National Association of Head Teachers

None

None

 25.3.2019

Elizabeth Grant

Quindry Risk Services Ltd

None

None

25.3.2019

Phillip Makhouli

Director of Teaching and Learning, Holmewood House School

None

Niece works at TWFS

17.06.2019

Jane Page

HR Director, Care at Home Services (South East) Limited; Director of Care at Home Services Ltd; Director of Domus Live-in Care Ltd; Diretor of Domus Extra Care Ltd

None

Husband offers hockey coaching at TWFS (after school club activity); volunteers as TA.

17.06.2019

Jean-Pierre van der Spuy

Van der Spuy Theatre Ltd

360 Dance Academy

None

None

17.06.2019

Warren Gardiner

Self-employed

None

None

25.03.2019

Chanchal Sinhamahapatra

AXA

None

None

25.03.2019