Wavell Road
Catterick Garrison
DL9 3BJ
Tel: 01748 833340
Email: admin@wavell-inf.n-yorks.sch.uk

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Welcome to our website and to our school, I hope that you find all the information that you need.

Our school’s focus is on ensuring that every child who comes through our doors is given the best possible opportunities to flourish educationally, socially and emotionally.

Our Head Teacher, Mrs Crouch, her team and the Governors believe that every child matters and that they all have the right to a first class education. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum where our children take enjoyment from learning whilst being supported in a caring and nurturing environment. The excellent staff are experienced, dedicated and work in partnership with parents, children and the wider community to ensure that the children and their families receive the best possible experience.

Whilst we strive for excellence, we know that things can sometimes go awry so we have an open door policy to ensure that any concerns are addressed at the earliest opportunity and to give us the opportunity to continuously improve.

I can be contacted by the following email address: cofg@wavell-inf.n-yorks.sch.uk

 


Elaine Richardson

Chair of Governors.

 

 

The Role of the Governing Body

What is the purpose of a Governing Body of a school? What powers do Governors have? What do Governors do? Could you become a Governor?

In 1998 School Standards & Framework Act, Governors’ roles and responsibilities were defined as being to:

“Conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement”

Every child at the school matters to every Governor. We want them to flourish, to grow and be well prepared for the next stage of their life. So we focus on standards and school improvement.

The law tells us that Governors have three strands to the role:

  • To Provide a Strategic view of where the school is going. What are our long term aims, how will we achieve them and how, as Governors do we know how effective the school is?
  • To Act as a Critical Friend by supporting the school and its work, through monitoring & evaluating the school’s effectiveness in raising standards.
  • To Ensure Accountability, Governors are the “responsible” body and it is our job to be accountable to pupils, their parents and carers and all other stakeholders, for the decisions we make as a Governing Body and for the academic and personal developmental progress our pupils make. It is also our role as Governors to hold the school to account, on behalf of the stakeholder groups who we are representative members of.

The day-to-day responsibility for governing the school is delegated to the Headteacher and her staff.

Who can be a school governor?

Anyone over 18 can be a school governor – you don’t have to be a parent with a child at the school. However, every governing body includes parent governors, and it can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child’s school. The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need teaching experience, but it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life.

We have vacancies on the governing body from time to time. If you are interested in becoming a governor, or would like to contact any of the school governors, please contact the school office.

Our governing body is made up of a range of skilled and enthusiastic volunteers, representing the local authority, the community, elected parents and members of the school’s staff.

Contact List 2019-20 Website details.pdf

The Governing Body is also supported by a clerk who is appointed by the Local Authority. Our Clerk is currently Dominique Adams.

Our Governors

Wavell Community Schools Federation

Governing Board Contact List 2019-20

Last reconstitution date: 26th September 2019. The Full Governing Board meet 10 times a year.

There are currently no separate committees of the Governing Board.

 

Name of Governor

Governor Type

Start Date

Date that current term of office expires

Appointing Body

Business and pecuniary interests.

Details of any other establishments governed.

Relationships between governors and members of the school staff.

% Attendance at meetings over the last academic year 18-19

Telephone Nos. / Email

Linda Wilson – Co-Chair

Co-opted

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

None

100%

cofg@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Elaine Richardson – Co-Chair

Co-opted

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

None

89%

cofg@wavell-inf.n-yorks.sch.uk

Kirsty Davies – Vice-Chair

Co-opted

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

Swaledale Alliance

78%

k.davies@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Gillian Crouch – Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher

01/09/18

N/A

FGB

None

100%

executiveheadteacher@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Sarah Addison

Staff

16/07/19

15/07/23

Staff

Works at Wavell Community Junior School

N/A

admin@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Heather McCallum

Parent

16/07/19

15/07/23

Parents

None

100%

h.mccallum@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Bethanie O’Shea-Godbolt

Parent

16/07/19

15/07/23

Parents

None

N/A

b.osheagodbolt@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Helen Healey

 

Co-opted

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

None

100%

h.healey@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Gareth Tate

Co-opted

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

Spouse works at Wavell Community Junior School

N/A

g.tate@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Martin Lindsay

Co-opted

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

Spouse works at Wavell Community Infants and Nursery School

60%

m.lindsay@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Sean Godfrey

Associate member

16/07/19

15/07/23

FGB

None

11%(Juniors)

43% (Infants)

s.godfrey@wavell-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

VACANCY

Co-opted

 

 

FGB

 

 

 

VACANCY

LA

 

 

FGB – nominated by LA

 

 

 

Dominique Adams

 

Clerk to GB

16/07/19

15/07/23

 

 

 

dominique.adams@northyorks.gov.uk

 

Previous Governors from past 12 months

Wavell Community Junior School

Sarah Hayward

Staff

01/09/18

16/07/19

Staff

Works at Wavell Community Junior School

100%

 

Andy Browell

Co-opted

27/11/17

25/10/19

FGB

None

56%

 

Albert Jackson

Co-opted

03/10/16

20/03/19

FGB

None

25%

 

Vikki Booth

Parent

25/06/18

23/03/19

Parents

None

100%

 

Paul Cullen (Vice Chair)

Local Authority

01/05/18

18/06/19

FGB - nominated by LA

None

100%

 

Wavell Community Infants & Nursery School

Dick Parker

Co-opted

26/09/17

16/07/19

FGB

None

100%

 

Helen Biggs

Staff

29/09/15

16/07/19

Staff

Works at Wavell Community Infants and Nursery School

100%

 

Lee Whitworth

Co-opted

26/09/17

16/07/19

FGB

 

63%

 

Nancy Tajica

Parent

26/09/17

16/10/18

Parents

 

0%

 

Tanja Fitzell

Associate member

14/05/18

19/03/19

FGB

Works at Wavell Community Infants and Nursery School

 

75%

 

Tanja Fitzell

LA

19/03/19

16/07/19

FGB -nominated by LA

Works at Wavell Community Infants and Nursery School

 

Paul Blacklock

Co-opted

11/07/17

16/07/19

FGB

None

88%

 

Johnny McCowliff

Co-opted

11/07/17

19/03/19

FGB

None

57%

 

 

Governor Meetings