Governors

A message from Diane Connell, Chair of Local Governing Board:

I feel privileged to lead the dedicated team of Governors in this excellent School. We come from a variety of backgrounds with many skills, and work together for the benefit of the whole School Community.

Our prime areas of focus are the success of the students and their welfare. The pastoral care is outstanding, and everyone at WGSG is involved in making it a safe and enjoyable place to be.

Maintaining the good relationship between the Local Governing Board and the Head Teacher and her Senior Leadership Team is crucial to the effective administration of the School. The Local Governing Board has a duty to oversee the direction and policies of the School, to monitor its standards and be held to report to the Trust Board on its conduct and performance. The Head Teacher has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the School.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, I hope this information may help or encourage you. Training courses are provided by Kent County Council Children, Families & Education Advisory Service.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Clerk to the Governors via the school office.

 

Membership of the Local Governing Body

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls Local Governing Body information as at November 2017

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Start date

End date

Neil Benson

Community

Trustees

1/9/15

31/8/19

Diane Connell

Community

Trustees

1/9/15

31/8/19

Michele Dooley

Staff

Staff

11/9/15

10/9/19

Catherine Goodhind

Parent

Parents

17/10/17

8/10/19

Sue Hunt

Head Teacher

Ex-officio

n/a

n/a

Shola Ojo

Authority

KCC

1/9/15

31/8/19

Allan Charles Community Trustees 12/07/17 12/07/21
Carole Booker Parent Parent 9/10/15 9/10/19

Joy Price

Staff

Staff

11/9/15

10/9/19

 

During 2016-2017 there were 12 meetings held: 4 LGB, 3 Finance and Human Resources, 3 Learning Environment and 2 Pay Committee.

The Local Governing Board of WGSG has now adopted the Circle Model of Governance. The following Governors will be responsible for monitoring the six Priorities of the School Development Plan.

1.  A safe, nurturing, inspirational and competitive environment where students feel valued amidst a climate of respect.  

Joy Price and Diane Connell.

2.  A destination driven focus, supported by industry and HE where resilience, entrepreneurship, innovation and versatility sit alongside academic attainment.

Allan Charles

3.  Exemplary student outcomes with progress in terms of value added,  always within the top 20% nationally.

Carole Booker

4.  Financially strong with a learning environment and infrastructure designed to generate the greatest impact.

Shola Ojo and Catherine Goodhind.

5.  Robust Governance structure offering the necessary support and challenge to maintain exceptional performance across the MAT.

Diane Connell and Neil Benson

6.  Exceptional training and tailored CPD to reduce recruitment and retention issues, and generate an expert workforce with clear succession planning.

Neil Benson and Catherine Goodhind.

The Executive School Business Manager and members of the Senior Leadership Team are invited to attend LGB meetings

Governor Responsibility
Shola Ojo & Catherine Goodhind Finance
Joy Price & Diane Connell Safeguarding and Parent & Student Voice
Diane Connell SEND
Allan Charles Health & Safety
Diane Connell Training & Development

 

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