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Governing Body

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Strategic leadership

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They appoint the Headteacher and senior staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body and decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one with three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Contact

To contact our governors please contact the clerk to the governing body, Sarah Rutherford:

clerk@WroughtonFederation.co.uk

Our Chair of Governors is: Andrew Moreton

Our Vice Chair of Governors is: Nicola Fitchett


Key Governance Documents

Scheme of delegation 2020- 2021

Governing Body Code of Conduct

Governor Allowances

Governing Body Attendance 2020 - 21

Governing Body Attendance 2019-20

Governing Body Attendance 2018-19

Wroughton Primary Federation Governance Structure and Responsibilities

GovernorCategory of GovernorTerm of OfficeCommitteeDetails of other directorships/trusteeships Additional ResponsibilityDeclaration of InterestMembership of any professional bodies in which they have a position of management
Sarah RutherfordClerk to the Governing Body-FGB
Staffing & Resources
NoneClerk to Governors at:
  • Grove Learning Trust
  • Eastrop Infant School
  • Southfield Junior School
  • Beechcroft Infant School
  • Colebrook Infant School
  • Haydonleigh School
  • Greenmeadow School
None
Dean ConnaghanCo-opted
Appointed by the Governing Body
14/1/20 - 13/1/24Curriculum & InclusionNoneSEND link GovernorNilNone
Nicola FitchettCo-opted
Appointed by the Governing Body
14/1/20 - 13/1/24Staffing & ResourcesNoneVice-Chair of the Governing Body
Health & Safety link Governor
Children attend Wroughton
Primary Federation
None
Andrew WilsonExecutive Headteacher (ex-officio by virtue of office)23/4/19 - ongoingStaffing & Resources
Curriculum & Inclusion
Pay Panel
NoneExecutive Headteacher
of the Wroughton
Primary Federation
None
Andrew
Marsden
Co-opted
Appointed by the Governing Body
14/1/20 - 13/1/24
Staffing & Resources
Pay Panel
Headteacher Appraisal
NoneExecutive Headteacher Appraisal
Children attend Wroughton
Primary Federation
None
Andrew MoretonCo-opted
Appointed by the Governing Body
14/1/20 - 13/1/24Staffing & Resources
Pay Panel
Headteacher Appraisal
NoneChair of the Governing Body

Executive Headteacher Appraisal
Children attend Wroughton
Primary Federation
None
Ashley Barrington-WildingStaff Governor
Appointed by the Federation Staff
2/10/19 - 1/10/23Curriculum & InclusionNoneTeacher within the Wroughton Primary FederationNone
Rosemary CairnsLocal Authority Governor05/2/20 - 04/02/24Staffing & ResourcesNonePupil Premium GovernorGrandchildren attend Wroughton
Primary Federation and family member works within the Federation
None
Steve OakshottParent Governor05/2/20 - 04/2/24Staffing & Resources
Pay Panel
NoneChair of Staffing & Resources CommitteeChildren attend Wroughton
Primary Federation
None
Paul ArrondelleParent Governor05/10/20 - 04/10/24NoneChildren attend Wroughton Primary FederationNone
Gemma SuchCo-opted10/02/21 - 09/02/25Staffing & ResourcesNoneNoneWroughton Primary Federation Business Manager

Married to Wroughton Primary Federation Site Manager
None


Committee Membership

Staffing & ResourcesCurriculum & InclusionPay and Review PanelExecutive Headteacher Appraisal
Steve Oakshott (Chair)
Steve Oakshott (Chair)Andrew Moreton
Nicola FitchettAndrew Wilson
Andrew MarsdenAndrew Marsden
Andrew Marsden
Dean ConnaghanAndrew Moreton
Andrew MoretonAshley Barrington-WildingNicola FitchettExternal Support provided by:
Andrew WilsonRosie CairnsAndrew WilsonBill Jerman (School Improvement Partner)
Gemma Such

Governors that have resigned in the last 12 months

Name

Category of Governor

Term of Office

(start date)

Resignation Date

Garry Porter

Co-opted

14th Jan 2016

4th Sep 2019

Jan Sayers

Co-opted (staff)

14th Jan 2016

4th Sep 2019

Sharon Davidson

Clerk

1st Sept 2013

9th Sept 2019

Paul Gibbs

Co-Chair / co-opted

14th Jan 2016

17th Sep 2019

Sandra Parsons

Co-Chair / LA governor

14th Jan 2016

17th Sep 2019

Clare Smith

Staff Governor

14th Jan 2020

5th Feb 2020

John Brodie

Co-opted

14th Jan 2020

20th July 2020

Katy Tatem

Co-opted

14th Jan 2020

20th July 2020

Sam Blagg

Co-opted (staff)

5th Feb 2020

5th Nov 2020

Becki Jankinson Co-opted 14th Jan 2020 23rd June 2020

Governor Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies on our Governing Body:

x4 co-opted vacancies

The Governing Body are working with the school community to fill this vacancy