Governors

Andrew Dunsmore - Member of the Governing Body for 12 years and Chair of Governors for the last 10.  I have worked for Tata Steel (previously Corus and British Steel) for the last 32 years after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy from Strathclyde University in Glasgow. I work as a  R&D Programme Manager, based at Swinden Technology Centre in Rotherham, where I manage 150 researchers delivering Research Projects for Tata Steel Europe. This involves extensive travel in the UK, Europe and occasionally India. I am also a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Materials. Metals and Mining. Married with two children (aged 16 and 19), both of whom attended Waddingham Primary School. Outside of work I take part in the sports of golf, swimming and cycling, and other interest includes Astronomy and Space Travel, reading , cooking and making bread,  and DIY (not always successfully!). In Academia, I have strong links to Universities of Warwick, Sheffield, Imperial College, Strathclyde  and Cranfield and sit on a number of joint Government and Academic boards.

In addition to my role as Chair of the board of Governors of Waddingham Primary, I was previously Science Governor and now Numeracy Governor which involves monitoring, and auditing the process of learning , in order to challenge and raise standards in these core subjects. The role of Chair itself:

  • Develops and implements a strategy for the School through the School Improvement Plan (SIP), in order to raise standards in the school
  • Identifies and ensures a focus on the key improvement areas in the school
  • Ensures Finance, Teaching and learning, Senior Management, Complaints, Policies and Health and Safety are managed across the school through a process of Committees and Monitoring
  • Ensures a good balance of skills and backgrounds across the Governing Body to implement the School Improvement Plan
  • Approves appoints and interviews teaching posts and Head Teachers
  • Liaison with Local Education Authority, Education professionals, parents and pupils

 

My name is Melissa Kapil and I have been a parent Governor at WPS for nearly 10 years. Both of my children attended WPS since reception and I have 1 child still at the school in Year 6 and 1 now in secondary school. I am a teacher at a different Primary school which enables me to spend time in WPS as a governor as well as attending the many events organised for parents.

I am the chair of the curriculum committee where we support and challenge the work that goes on in school by developing a School Improvement Plan and monitoring its implementation. Being involved in the development of the school through the role of a governor is enjoyable and rewarding.

 

Kathleen Watson        Parent Governor

 

I am a parent to two children at Waddingham School and have been a governor for _ years. In my working life I am a music teacher for North Lincolnshire Music Support Service and at Caistor Grammar School. I firmly believe that it is a basic right that children from all backgrounds receive an education which supports and challenges their individual academic needs whilst allowing them to develop creativity through a wide and varied curriculum. I think it is important that all parents are actively involved in their children’s development and being a school governor has given me the opportunity to do this. I enjoy contributing to the curriculum committee and regularly visit school to monitor topic work and science. Being a governor has also influenced the way I work as a teacher, and has helped me develop a better awareness of how schools are run.

 

Revd Kathy Colwell: Community Governor, Responsibility for SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

I am currently the parish priest (Rector) of Kirton in Lindsey, Grayingham & the Triangle Parishes. Before being ordained, I spent 30 years as a Secondary School Teacher of Religious Education and the Humanities. I remain enthusiastic about education and was already a regular visitor to school assemblies and occasional lessons before being appointed Community Governor a couple of years ago. In the summer of 2015 I agreed to be the SEND Governor. This involves working closely with the SEND Co-ordinator to keep up with current legislation and practice, as well as being willing to offer support in the classroom where appropriate and where possible. I see myself primarily as a friend of the school and available to help build bridges between the school and wider community.

Steven John Wheatley: Parent Governor

 

I moved to Waddingham in approximately 1997, with my girlfriend Shelley. I have always enjoyed life in Waddingham, & have settled here, now married to Shelley, with two children who both attend Waddingham primary school. I am a self-employed electrician with much of my work being local to the area.

I would like to say that I have lots of interests outside of my work and family life, but the reality is that most of my “spare” time is taken up running around after my children or running & administering my business. However I have been known to occasionally enjoy a glass of wine and some good food!

My two children are happy, settled and making good progress with their education at Waddingham. I felt I should get more involved with the community, as in today’s busy world it is too easy to get wrapped up in daily life & not take any time out to give something back to the community. As a parent of young children, the village school seemed a logical place to start; I therefore became a member of the governing body in November 2012. I feel privileged to support, in whatever small way I can and be a part of the excellent work that is done at Waddingham Primary.

Since becoming a governor I have undertaken several governor training courses & I now also sit on the schools finance committee.

 

 

 

 

Governor Information 2016

 

Name

4 Year Term Ends

Category of Governor

Member of Sub- Committee

Responsibilities

Register of Interests

Mr A Dunsmore

6.10.13- 5.10.17

Local Authority Governor

Finance/ HS/ Prem

Curriculum/ Staff

Chair of Governors

None declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss SJ Marsden

Ex-officio

Head Teacher

Finance/HS/Prem

Curriculum/ Staff

Head Teacher

None declared

Mrs L Wood

5.7.16- 6.7.20

Staff Governor

 

 

None declared

Mrs T Altoft

12.11.14- 11.11.18

Co-opted Governor

 

 

None declared

Mrs M Kapil

12.11.14- 11.11.18

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum/ Staff

Chair of Curriculum

None declared

Mrs K Howarth

1.9.15-   30.8.19

Co-opted Governor

Finance/HS/Prem

 

None declared

Rev K Caldwell

12.11.14-   11.11.18

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum/Staff

SEN Governor

None declared

Mr S Wheatley

28.11.12-   27.11.16

Parent Governor

Finance/HS/Prem

 

School PAT and Electrical repairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs K Watson

 

Parent Governor

Curriculum/Staff

 

None declared

Miss Erwich

 Sept 16

Clerk to Governors

Finance/HS/Prem

Curriculum/Staff

 

None declared