Governors

 

 

 

Name

Governor Category

Term start

Term end / resigned

Appointing Body

Committee Membership

Position held

Responsibility

Register of business interests

Attendance 2017/18

Andrew Dunsmore

Local Authority

06/11/2017

05/11/2021

LEA

Finance and Curriculum

Chair of Governors

Science and Maths

Nothing to declare

2/3 FG

3/4 F/C

Sharon Marsden

Head Teacher

19/04/2004

 

 

Finance and Curriculum

Head Teacher

All subjects

Nothing to declare

3/3 FG

4/4F/C

Lisa Wood

Staff

31/10/2010

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing to declare

3/3 FG

David Waite

Co-opted

06/11/2017

05/11/2021

 

Finance

Chair of Finance

 

Nothing to declare

1/1 FG

1/1F

Lynsey Wilson

Parent

06/11/2017

05/11/2021

 

Curriculum

 

 

Nothing to declare

0/1 FG

0/1 C

Kath Howarth

Co-opted

01/09/2015

30/08/2019

 

Finance

 

Health and Safety/ Premises

Nothing to declare

1/3 FG

3/4 F

Simon

Clark

Co-opted

10/12/2018

09/12/2022

 

Finance

 

Safeguarding

Nothing to declare

 

 

 

Melissa Kapil

Co-opted

12/11/2018

11/11/2022

 

Curriculum

Chair of Curriculum

Literacy

Nothing to declare

3/3 FG

3/4 C

Katherine Colwell

Co-opted

12/11/2018

11/11/2022

 

Curriculum

 

SEN

Nothing to declare

2/3 FG

3/4C

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS

Tonia Altoft

 

 

Staff

 

 

12/11/2014

 

 

11/06/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing to declare

 

 

1/3 FG

Kathleen Watson

Parent

14/09/2016

13/09/2017

 

Curriculum

 

 

Nothing to declare

 

Steven Wheatley

Parent

29/11/2014

03/09/2018

 

Finance

Chair of Finance

 

School electrical work

3/3 FG

4/4

 

Nicole Alvery            Co-opted               10/12/2018               19/07/19                                                Curriculum                Literacy                                                 Nothing to declare

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.