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Governors

The Governors of Wimbledon Park Primary School work in partnership with the Local Authority (LA) and the school community to provide the best possible education for our children. Parents, former parents, community volunteers, staff and local business people are represented on the governing body, which has 12 members.   The governing body meets formally four times every year, but governors regularly visit the school

The Governing Body has three Committees, each with terms of reference to carry out statutory functions that meet three times a year.

Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee

Remit: To take a strategic role in ensuring that the school provides high quality teaching and learning which leads to the highest possible levels of attainment and progress for all pupils.

School Business Committee

Remit: To take a strategic role in the financial management of the school and in ensuring that the buildings and premises of the school provide a safe and high quality learning environment, ensuring that the school maintains compliance with the DfE’s ‘School’s Financial Value Standard’ (SFVS), the Local Authority’s ‘Scheme for Financing Schools’ and the Merton Internal Publication ‘On The Right Track’

HR Committee

Remit: To support the recruitment and retention of a high quality workforce, take a strategic role in all staff issues ensuring that the school has an effective workforce, enable the school to recognise and reward staff appropriately for their contribution to the school and to help to ensure that decisions on pay are managed in a fair, just and transparent way.

The current membership is:

Emma Walshe
Co-opted Governor, Co-Chair

Raj Sood
Co-opted Governor and
Chair of the School Business Committee
 

Susan Clucas
Co-opted Governor, Co-Chair

Yvonne Young
Co-opted Governor and Deputy Chair

Paul Lufkin
Headteacher
Katy Gandon
Parent Governor
Lauren Clogg
Co-opted Governor
Kate Johnston
Parent Governor and Chair of STL Committee
Sam Dear
Staff Governor
Heather Ponsford
Parent Governor and Chair of HR Committee
 

Rachel Carvell-Spedding
Co-opted Governor

The Governors meetings planned for the next academic year are:

2nd Sep 2019 24th Sep 2019  
3rd Dec 2019 31st Mar 2020
30th June 2020  

All governors can be contacted via the school office, and copies of meeting minutes are available also via the school office.

Detailed information about each governor is published below:

Name Mrs Katy Gandon
Category Parent
Appointed by Parents
Term of office ends 04-Dec-21
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee attendance

STLC:  16/11/18, 13/3/19, 19/6/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles  
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Raj Sood
Category Co-opted
Appointed by Governing body
Term of office ends 03-July-23
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Chair of School Business Committee
Committee attendance

SBC:  15/11/18, 14/3/19, 13/5/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles  
Other Material Interests Wife is an employee

 

Name Miss Lauren Clogg
Category Co-opted, Head of School
Appointed by Governing body
Term of office ends 29-Jun-19
Committees and Positions of Responsibility All committees
Committee attendance

HR:  20/9/18, 26/4/19

SBC:  15/11/18, 14/3/19, 13/5/19

STLC:  16/11/18, 13/3/19, 19/6/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Ms Susan Clucas
Category Co-opted
Appointed by Governing body
Term of office ends 29-Jun-19
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Co-Chair, School Business Committee, HR Committee
Committee attendance

HR:  20/9/18, 26/4/19

SBC:  15/11/18, 14/3/19, 13/5/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19  
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Dr Kate Johnston
Category Parent
Appointed by Parents
Term of office ends 6-Dec-20
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee attendance

SBC:  13/5/19

STLC:  16/11/18, 13/3/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Mrs Sam Dear
Category Staff
Appointed by Staff
Term of office ends 01-Jul-23
Committees and Positions of Responsibility School Business Committee
Committee attendance

SBC:  15/11/18, 14/3/19, 13/5/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Mr Paul Lufkin
Category Executive Headteacher
Appointed by Automatically
Term of office ends 01-Sep-18
Committees and Positions of Responsibility All committees
Committee attendance

HR:  20/9/18

SBC:  13/5/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles Governor of West Wimbledon Primary School
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Mrs Rachel Carvell-Spedding
Category Co-opted
Appointed by Governing body
Term of office ends 27-Mar-2022
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Standards Teaching and Learning Committee, School Business Committee
Committee attendance

SBC:  15/11/18

STLC:  14/3/18, 20/6/18, 16/11/18

Governors Meeting Attendance 4/12/18, 26/3/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Cllr Oonagh Moulton
Category Local Authority
Appointed by Governing Body
Term of office ends 22-Sep-19
Committees and Positions of Responsibility School Business Committee
Committee attendance

SBC:  15/11/18, 14/3/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles

Councillor for Wimbledon Park Ward

Polka Theatre Advisory Council Member

Other Material Interests None

 

Name Dr Yvonne Young
Category Co-opted
Appointed by Governing body
Term of office ends 29-Jun-19
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Vice chair of Goverors, Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee attendance

HR:  26/4/19

STLC:  16/11/18, 13/3/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19 
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None

 

Name Mrs Emma Walshe
Category Co-opted
Appointed by Governing body
Term of office ends 22-Sep-19
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Co-Chair of Governors, School Business Committee, Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee attendance

SBC:  15/11/18, 13/5/19

STLC:  16/11/18, 19/6/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None
 
Name Mrs Heather Ponsford
Category Parent
Appointed by Parents
Term of office ends 22-Mar-20
Committees and Positions of Responsibility Chair of HR Committee, Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee attendance

HR:  20/9/18, 26/4/19

SBC:  13/5/19

STLC:  16/11/18, 13/3/19, 19/6/19

Governors Meeting Attendance 25/9/18, 4/12/18, 26/2/19, 26/3/19, 6/6/19, 2/7/19
Business interests/Education Governance Roles None
Other Material Interests None
 

 

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