"Pupils are proud of their school. They respect their teachers and appreciate that they help them to achieve their best. They feel very safe because they know that adults listen to them and care about them. OFSTED 2020"

Our School

Governors

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, every state school has a Governing Body, consisting of specified numbers of various categories of governors depending on the type and size of school. The governing body at West Haddon Endowed Primary School encompasses a cross-section of unpaid volunteers from the local community and is composed of:

  • 3 Parent governors
  • 1 LEA governor
  • 1 Staff 3 co-opted governors
  • 3 Foundation governors
  • 1 Head teacher

David Rosevear complements the governing body as an ex officio staff governor – a position to which the take up is optional to all head teachers and David has kindly chosen to fulfill the role.

By law, our governing body meets at least 3 times every year, as a Full Governing Body, where the ongoing business of committees, the governing body and the school are discussed, reported on and where decisions are taken by a majority vote. Most of the work of governors, however, is done at committee level encompassing areas such as Finance, Premises, Performance Management and Standards.

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

The Governing Body at West Haddon is led by the Chair, Peter Stephens, who has been elected by the Governing Body from within its membership. The Chair is supported in their work by one or more Vice

Chairs or Committee Chairs, who may be delegated certain tasks or responsibilities. Certain tasks, including signing off the school budget, can only be done by the Chair. The process for election of chair and vice-chair and their term of office is laid down in the governing body's standing orders and elected on an annual basis.

OUR GOVERNING BODY

Individuals performing a role within the governing body of West Haddon Endowed Primary School are shown below.

Governor Type Name Committee Interests

Term of Office
Start/End

Co-opted Mr Peter Stephens
(Chair)

Safeguarding

SEN

  27/06/2016 26/06/2024
Local Authority Mr Robert Vaughan
(Vice Chair)

Finance

Appraisal

Standards

PSHE and Science

  24/10/2012 23/10/2024
Co-opted Mr Stephen Kerr

Standards

Premises

History & Geography

  13/10/2016 14/10/2024
Head Mr David Rosevear     01/09/2011  
Parent Mr Alistair Robertson

Finance

Appraisal

Art & DT

Personal relationship with pupil 01/12/2020 30/11/2024
Foundation Mrs Kate Butler

Section 48

Standards

English

Modern Languages

  01/07/2018 02/07/2022
Parent Mr David Hunt Standards Personal relationship with pupil 08/05/2019 07/05/2023
Parent Mr David Pautsch

Standards

Computing & E-Safety

  01/12/2021 30/11/2025
Foundation Mr Mark Betson

Finance

Maths

     
Parent Mrs Megan Martin

 Standards

PE

Personal relationship with pupil 13/11/2020 12/11/2024
Clerk Mrs Colette Bowers     01/12/2008