Governors

Welcome to William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools Governing Body

The Governors of William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools  have the responsibility for education of the children in our schools. The Local Governing Body, whose membership includes the school's head teachers, provides strategic leadership to the school and takes key decisions in areas such as finance, staffing structure and appointments and premises as well as monitoring educational performance. 

Our members are drawn from parents, staff and the local community so that we bring a wide range of experiences and views to our debates. Although we are all volunteers we take our duties very seriously and consequently have a genuine impact upon the school and the education provided to William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools children. There are typically three Full Governing Body meetings per year. There are also several sub-committee meetings and members regularly attend training events.

Governors welcome enquiries from all sections of the community about membership. We always embrace people who are committed to the ethos of the school and who are willing to work with us to improve the quality of the leadership that we provide. Enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to learn and contribute are the most important qualities. We can be contacted through the school.

Positive feedback is always welcome (so we can repeat successful things more often) but we also want to learn about things we can improve. We can readily be contacted through the school. If the matter is sensitive then a sealed envelope can be forwarded to the chair or vice chair via the school office.

 

Name

Type of Governor

Role

Committees

Date of Appointment

End of Term of Office

Interests including business and any relationships with school staff

Number of meetings attended in
2015-16

Total Possible 4

Number of meetings attended in
2016-17

Total Possible 3

Peter Rooney

Co-opted

Chair

Safeguarding

Personal Development

Leadership  & Management

Finance

1/9/13

31/8/17

Spouse works at William Stockton

4 FGB

2 FGB

Sarah Greatrex

Co-opted parent

Vice chair

Finance

Quality of Teaching

Leadership & Management

1/9/13

31/8/17

Child at school Wimboldsley

4 FGB

3 FGB

Margaret Hughes

Co-opted

Curriculum

Quality of Teaching

Finance

1/9/13

31/8/17

None

4 FGB

3 FGB

Linda Clarke

Co-opted parent

Writing

SPAG / Phonics

Quality of Teaching

Personal Development

1/9/13

31/8/17

Child at school Wimboldsley

4 FGB

3 FGB
Kate Docherty co-opted Children in care

Leadership and management

Outcomes of pupils

9/317 8/3/21

Head Teacher

Rivacre Valley Primary School

None

Newly appointed 2016

2 FGB

Maureen Sheridan

LA Governor

Looked after Children

Outcomes of pupils

Personal Development

10/10/14

9/10/18

Resigned 

31/12/16

Governor at Hartford Manor Primary

Partnership coordinator at Winsford Education Partnership

Assistant Head at Oaklands School

3 FGB

1 FGB
Hayley Hulme  Co-opted  Pupil Premium

 Quality of teaching

Personal Development

 01/09/13

 31/08/17

Resigned

 None  3 FGB N/A
Sharon Vernon  Co-opted  Safeguarding  Finance  10/10/14

 31/08/17

Resigned

 Ignite Buisness manager (Ellesmere Port) 4 FGB  N/A

Fiona Chesters

Co-opted Staff

Writing

Outcomes of Pupils

Personal Development

01/09/13

31/8/17

None

3 FGB

3 FGB
Joyce Baker Co-opted Staff Safeguarding Personal Development 9/3/17 8/3/21 None - Newly appointed 2017 N/A 1 FGB

Leeane Ackers

Co-opted Staff

SEN

Reading

Outcomes of Pupils

13/3/14

12/3/18

Resigned 31/12/16

None

4 FGB

1 FGB

Moira Atkins

Staff

Executive Headteacher

All committees

01/09/13

Ongoing

None

4 FGB

3 FGB

Mark Allen

Staff

Headteacher Wimboldsley

All committees 01/09/15

Ongoing

None

4 FGB 3 FGB
Daniel Armer

Staff

Acting Headteacher William Stockton

Pupil Premium

   

Resigned 31/8/17

None

4FGB

3 FGB
Conrad North  Co-opted Pay

Leadership and Management

Finance

9/3/17 8/3/21

Head Teacher Werneth Primary School

None Newly appointed 1 FGB
James Bancroft Co-opted parent  

Quality of teaching

Personal Development

9/3/17 9/3/21

Child at School

Wimboldsley

N/A N/A
Sonja Marga LA Governor   Personal Development 9/3/17 9/3/17

Child at school

Wimboldsley

N/A N/A

 

Katy Morris

Staff Head of School Wimboldsley   1/9/17 Ongoing   N/A N/A

 

 Name: Mr Peter Rooney      Type of Governor: Co-opted       Role:  Chair /Safeguarding

 My name is Peter Rooney and I am the current chairman of Governors for the Federated Schools. I have been a school governor at William Stockton for 8 years, starting when my own children went through the school from nursery to leaving juniors. My work background is in the public services, working in the NHS. My current role is that of Security Manager and Local Security Management Specialist. I have been an active Trade Unionist all of my working life and have a strong sense of social justice for all, which is one of the reasons I became a School Governor. I strive to ensure that every child who passes through our Schools is given the best chance to receive the best education at all times. As governors, our job is to hold the Head teachers and schools management teams to account and ensure that the schools budget is spent in the most effective manner to benefit the children and boost their educational needs. I am also Mayor of Ellesmere Port and Councillor of Ledsham and Manor.

 Name: Sarah Greatrex      Type of Governor: Co-opted parent       Role: Vice Chair/Reading/Premises

My name is Sarah and first and foremost I am a Mum to Will, who is in year 6 at Wimboldsley Primary School and am married to Dave.  I also work full time as Head of Trust Accounting for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service where I manage the production of the accounts that report on all the fine, fixed penalty and confiscation order income that is due to HM Treasury, in addition I manage some key commercial contracts on behalf of the department and act as the senior responsible officer for large scale change projects involving the finance department.  I live in Cheshire but work out of London 2 to 3 days a week, so spend a fair amount of time commuting up and down the country.  In my spare time, I am treasurer to the PTA for the school, walk our 2 dogs and knit.

Name: Mrs Margaret Hughes     Type of Governor:  Co-opted       Role: Curriculum/SEND

Margaret Hughes is a retired head of a large Secondary School (The Whitby High School) which she took from Satisfactory in 2008 to Good with Outstanding features in 2011 - Ofsted commented: ‘The strength of the leadership provided by the Head teacher is a key element in the school’s improvement and the strong progress made since the last inspection’ and they mentioned: ‘strategies to eradicate weaknesses have been successful’. It is this direct experience of challenging underperformance that Margaret will bring to the board. Also she has experience of taking her school to Foundation status (2007) and then she formed a Trust with a group of 6 Primary schools in 2010. This experience of moving to Charitable Status and working collaboratively with many groups of Governors and other Stakeholders will support our move to a MAT and work with other schools as a Sponsor.

 Name: Mrs Linda Clarke     Type of Governor:  Co-opted parent       Role: Writing/SPAG/Phonics

Linda Clarke
My name is Linda Clarke and I am a Parent Co-Opted Governor on the board of Governors.  I am mother of two children aged 12 years and 10 years who attend Wimboldsley Community Primary School.  My occupation is a Police Officer, which I have been for 18 years. I have been a parent governor for 3 years.

Name: Ms Kate Docherty    Type of Governor: Co-opted  Role: Children in care

My name is Kate Docherty,I have been the Headteacher at Rivacre Valley Primary School for 10 years. Rivacre Valley is a 1 form entry primary school serving an area of high deprivation. FSM entitlement is 46%. I have been deployed by the LA as a Local Leader of Education for the last 5 years working with 5 different schools on their journey towards good/outstanding. The key areas of support provided include: working with the Governing Body, opportunities for staff to observe good practice, supporting the creation and implementation of a successful action plan, restructuring the leadership team, lesson observations - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 validating HT judgements, defining roles and responsibilities for staff ensuring clarity, enhancing the systems for appraisal.

Name: Mrs Fiona Chesters      Type of Governor: Co-opted staff      Role: Maths/Writing

My name is Fiona Chesters and I have been a Teaching Assistant at Wimboldsley for over 10 years. I also hold the role of Welfare Assistant and have been trained in Mental Health First aid as well as a number of other welfare based qualifications. In addition produce the weekly newsletter and any press releases and design and production of promotional/display material.
I am a staff governor and on both the Outcomes of pupils and Personal Development committees.

Name: Mrs Joyce Baker             Type of Governor: Staff co-opted       Role: Safeguarding

My name is Joyce Baker, I am the Learning Mentor at William Stockton.  I have been in post for 11 years, prior to this I was the Learning Mentor at Wolverham Primary School for 2 years. I have a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning and a Degree in Inclusive Educations, I acheived these at the young age of 50! I have worked in education for over 35 years and have always had a special interest in special needs and safeguarding.  I am committed to my role on the Governing Body.

Name: Mr Conrad North      Type of Governor: Co-opted         Role: Pay

My Name is Conrad North. I am the Head Teacher of Werneth Primary School in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Name: Mr James Bancroft      Type of Governor: Parent        Role: 

My name is James Bancroft and I am delighted to become a governor at Wimboldsley. I’m married to Lisa and our daughter Lily attends the school. Our little boy, George, will join the school in a few years. It has been a privilege watching Lily and her friends skip into the school happily every day. We have fallen in love with the school and it is clear that the staff and its values make Wimboldsley a special place to learn. I am the Principal at Wistaston Church Lane Academy in Crewe so I have an strong understanding of education and school leadership.

Name: Mrs Sonja Marga     Type of Governor: LA Governor    Role:

I am 57 year old mum who lives with her partner. My children are grown up and successful so now I foster. I own a cattery which is plodding along and professionally I am an accountant. Whilst my children were growing up I was a single mum running a very successful accountancy business. My current lifestyle is my semi-retirement, additionally I have fostered now for ten years and currently have two sisters in placement.

Name: Mrs Moira Atkins     Type of Governor: Staff    Role: Executive Head Teacher 

My Name is Moira Atkins, I have extensive experience of classroom teaching and senior leadership roles in five schools in contrasting catchments and sizes across Cheshire: including two successful primary Headships in schools in challenging areas. As Head Teacher I have effectively transformed the reputation and category of each, with a focus on raising standards and school improvement. I have worked with schools across Cheshire and in other authorities as a Professional partner for new head teachers as Local Leader in Education, a Cheshire West School Improvement Advisor and a School  to School partner for Ignite Teaching School Alliance. Through these roles I have assisted many schools on their journey to Good and Outstanding. I have worked in Australia, France, Ghana, Jersey and London on Literacy Teacher Training, the curriculum, Action Research Projects and 'Solutions Orientated School' business. I am a trained 'Inclusion Quality Mark' assessor and Pupil Premium Reviewer. I have professional qualifications in 'Leading Educational Change' (Masters level), Postgraduate  Advanced Diploma and Certificate in Primary School Management, The Primary Executive Headship Qualification and the National Professional Qualification for Headship and I am currently undertaking the Future Leaders Executive Educators Programme and am a serving Ofsted Inspector.

Name: Mr Mark Allen    Type of Governor: Staff    Role: Head Teacher (William Stockton)

My name is Mark Allen, I am currently Head Teacher at William Stockton Primary School, prior to this I was Head Teacher at Wimboldsley Primary School for  four and a half years. Previously I was the Deputy Head Teacher at William Stockton Primary School and strategically aided the setting up of the federation of both schools.

 

Name: Miss Katy Morris    Type of Governor: Staff    Role: Head of School (Wimboldsley)

My name is Katy Morris, I am currently Head of School at Wimboldsley Primary School. Prior to this I was Deputy Head Teacher at William Stockton Primary School and Early Years Foundation Stage Lead. 

Previous members of the Governing Body

Name: Mrs S Vernon                                      Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Name: Mrs H. Hulme                                      Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Name: Mrs Maureen Sheridan                         Type of Governor: LA Governor
Name: Mrs Leanne Ackers                             Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Wimboldsley Community Primary School

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