Governance Structure & Membership

WELCOME TO OUR

GOVERNORS SECTION

Our team of Governors comprises a group of local people with a range of experience and expertise who are representatives of the local community. Many have a thorough working knowledge of the school and make a point of spending time in the classrooms with the children and staff. They attend training courses on all aspects of the curriculum and school management to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to support the Head in the effective running of the school.

THE MAIN ROLES OF THE GOVERNING BODY ARE:

  • To achieve a strategic view. To focus on helping the school’s strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.
  • To act as a critical friend. To provide the head teacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing upon governors’ knowledge and experience. This is critical in the sense of the governing body’s responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness and a friend because the governing body exists to promote the interests of the school and the wellbeing of the pupils.
  • To ensure accountability. The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. The head teacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance and the governing body has the right to discuss, question and refine proposals, whilst always respecting the professional roles of the head teacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. In its turn the governing body answers for its actions, above all to the parents and the wider local community for the school’s overall performance.

We feel that Wensley Fold Academy is privileged to be such a caring, well-resourced school with a highly skilled and enthusiastic teaching and support staff that creates a stimulating and exciting learning environment. The atmosphere in the school and the enthusiasm with which the children approach their work, as well as the high quality of work achieved, makes us very proud of our school. We have the greatest confidence in recommending our school to you for your child, and hope that you will come to experience for yourself all the good things we have to offer.

If you are interested in becoming a governor in the future please click on the link below:

http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx

Name Teaching & Learning CommitteeCommunity CommitteeFinance CommitteePay and Personnel Committee
John LeighMember
(Chair of Full Governing Body
Member MemberMember
Mary HargreavesMemberMember
Olwyn FairlessMember
(Chair)
MemberMember
Donna SimpsonMemberMemberMemberMember
Amanda Whittingham
Member
Aisha HussainMemberMember
(Chair)
(Vice Chair of Full Governing Body)
Member
Sadia RafiqMember
Safina AlamMemberMember
Shuiab Khan
MemberMember
Dr Rehana MasterMember
Elaine RaeMember
Julie McFeelyMember
(Chair)
Ehsan RajaMember
Marianne MorantMember
Tanveer HussainMember

WENSLEY FOLD CE PRIMARY ACADEMY

GOVERNING BODY

MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

Name   Term of Office

Stephen Whittaker

Diocesan Member

John Leigh

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors Nov 2018 – Nov 2019

Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Olwyn Fairless

Local Authority Governor

Teaching and Learning Chair Nov 2018 – Nov 2019

Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Aisha Hussain

Vice Chair of Governors Nov 2018 – Nov 2019

Finance Chair  Nov 2018 – Nov 2019

Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
EX OFICIO GOVERNOR
Name Term of Office
Mrs D Simpson

Headteacher

Jan 2017 – Jan 2021
FOUNDATION GOVERNORS
Name Term of Office
Mr E Raja Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Incumbent
STAFF GOVERNORS
Name   Term of Office
Mrs A Whittingham Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Mrs M Morant Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Mrs E Rae Oct 2015 – Oct 2019
PARENT GOVERNORS
Name Term of Office
Mr S Khan Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Mrs S Rafiq Nov 2015 – Nov 2019
Mrs S Alam Nov 2015 – Nov 2019
Dr R Master Oct 2018 – Oct 2022
Mr T Hussain Sep 2019 – Sep 2023
CO-OPTED GOVERNORS
Name Term of Office
Mrs J McFeely Oct 2016 – Oct 2020
Mrs M. Hargreaves Oct 2018 – Oct 2022