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Welcome from the Chair

We became a federated governing body between Wheatley Nursery School and John Watson School in June 2014
The purpose of the governing body is to:
Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that money is well spent.
To achieve this the governing body meets each term as well as holding regular committee and strategic group meetings.
In addition we hold Governor Days when we all come together to focus on a particular aspect of the schools. Governors also make regular individual visits to both schools.
Public minutes of the meetings are available on request from the school office.
The committees are:

Resources  (for Finance/Personnel/ Health and Safety issues WNS/JWS)

Teaching ,Learning and Safeguarding, John Watson School (JWS)

Teaching ,Learning and Safeguarding,Wheatley Nursery School (WNS)

Governors and their categories/responsibilities are as follows:

Stephen Passey Head Teacher Ex officio governor

Sarah Simmonds / Sarah Coleridge Co-Chair of Governors WNS/JWS;

Sarah Simmonds  Chair of WNS Teaching, Learning and Safeguarding Committee

Sarah Coleridge Co-opted Governor; Health, Safety & Wellbeing Governor WNS/JWS

Carol Quartermaine Parent Governor;  Safeguarding Governor WNS/JWS

Clea Lees Co-opted Governor/SEN governor

Bathany Farr, LA Governor, Resources committee WNS/JWS

Sharon Bond, Staff governor, Chair of JWS Teaching, Learning Safeguarding Committee for John Watson School



Vice Chair

Staff Governor

Our photos and brief biographies are on the next page

Updated 28/06/2018