Governance

 

Governors are at the heart of how a school operates, and the governing body's main role is to help raise standards of achievement. As well as helping the school agree and maintain standards, by setting and monitoring targets and planning for the future, the governors also help the school to respond to the needs of parents and the wider community, and they are a friend to the school, offering support and advice.

With a few exceptions, anyone over 18 can apply to become a governor.  All governors have to make a self-disclosure declaration and are subject to a Police check.

Dorset County Council - for more information please go to Dorset Governor Services

Wimborne First School Governors are parents, staff and representatives of the local community who are committed to the school and offer support in a voluntary capacity. The number and type of governors on a school's governing body is determined by the law and depends on the size and type of school.  Wimborne First School currently has 8 Governors of varying roles on their Governing body.

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Additional Information Role
Mrs V Arbon Co-opted Governor 15 July 2021 14 July 2025 Vice Chair
Mr A Best Staff (Support) 16 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2023
Mrs I Fido Co-opted Governor 19 Jan 2021 18 Jan 2025
Mrs L Goddard Co-opted Governor 11 Feb 2020

Resigned

19 May 2021

Mrs S Hartley Head Teacher
Mrs A Hefferman Co-opted Governor 19 Jan 2021

Resigned

1 Mar 2022

Ms D Huggett Clerk Clerk
Mr S Joyce Parent Governor 19 Jan 2021 18 Jan 2025
Mr G McRae Co-opted Governor 27 Sept 2018

Resigned 

18 Dec 2021

Mr G Plummer Co-opted Governor 20 Jun 2018 Chair
Mrs A Pritchard Associate Member
Mrs G Prowse Parent 19 Jan 2021

Resigned

13 Jun 2022

Mrs Rees Staff

The regulations of the 1980 Education Act require that copies of the agenda and minutes shall be available at the school. These are available in the school office if you wish to view them.

We hold meetings once a month at Wimborne First School from 6-8pm.

Our current Governors are:

Mr Plummer Mrs Hartley Mrs Rees Mrs Fido
Mr Best Mrs Arbon Mr Joyce

 

The Responsibilities of a School Governor:

  • They work with the staff to establish objectives, policies and procedures for the school and to formulate the School Development Plan. They also monitor the implementation of these.
  • They ensure the National Curriculum is taught in a broad and balanced way, including Religious Education.
  • They are involved in making staff appointments, and oversee competency and disciplinary matters. They also ensure appropriate appraisal and staff development takes place.
  • They are concerned with, and have responsibility for, the overall financial management of the school.
  • They take responsibility for ensuring that high standards are maintained in health and safety and the school's environment.
  • They have collective rather than individual responsibility.

The Governors are not responsible for:

  • The day to day running of the school or the implementation of policies. These are the responsibility of the Head Teacher.
  • They do not oversee the work of individual teachers, carry out appraisals or act in any way as school inspectors.

 

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors please address all correspondence to Mr Gary Plummer, c/o Wimborne First School or contact him via email chairofgovernors@wimbornefirst.dorset.sch.uk