Our Governing Body

Mr P Biernat
Parent Governor

Mr James Haldron – Vice Chair
Parent Governor

Mrs Louise Meredith – Vice Chair
Co-opted Governor

Miss Stacey Small
Parent Governor

Dr David Brewin – Chair
Co-opted Governor

Mrs Carol Hunt
Co-opted Governor

Mrs Debbie Naffati
Headteacher

Mrs Zoe Spencer
Staff Governor

Mrs Nicola Mills
Associate Member
(Voting Rights: Resource Committee)

Mrs Jane Cooper
Co-opted Governor

Mr Mark Kelly-Smith
Parent Governor

Councillor Ian Shires
Local Authority Governor

Mrs Catherine Travis
Co-opted Governor

Our Governors are happy to help, answer queries or deal with concerns at any time and may be contacted through our school office. You may write, phone, or visit in person. If you would like to speak to a governor, than leave your details at the office and they will endeavour to return your call as soon as possible. Our Parent Governors are often in the playground before and after school, and are happy to be approached. In addition, there is a Governor presence at every parent consultation evening, and they would love to talk to you.

Our Governors, whilst thoroughly enthusiastic and committed to supporting the whole school community, are volunteers and have busy working lives of their own. Please be aware that whilst they will make every effort to respond to your queries promptly, there may be occasions when this is not possible. Our school operates an open door policy, and the Headteacher and Assistant Headteachers are always happy to make time for you if they are in the building.  In addition, you may always follow the procedures laid out in our school Complaints Procedure. This can be found in our Policies section.

Committees In order to carry out our role efficiently and effectively the detailed work of the Governing Body is under taken by three main committees, other committees are called as and when required. The Committees report back to termly meetings of the Governing Body at which broader issues are discussed and agreed.

Curriculum
Dr D Brewin (Chair)
Mrs J Cooper
Mr J Haldron
Mrs D Naffati
Mr M Kelly-Smith
Miss S Small
Mrs Z Spencer

Pay
Dr D Brewin (Chair)
Mr J Haldron
Mrs L Meredith

Resources
Mr P Biernat
Dr D Brewin (Chair)
Mr J Haldron
Mrs C Hunt
Mrs L Meredith
Mrs N Mills
Mrs D Naffati

Governor Attendance At Meetings Key: P = Present, A = Absent; Apologies Received, X = Absent; No Apologies Received

Curriculum 19/06/17 13/02/17 17/10/16 20/07/16 01/03/16 10/11/15
Dr D Brewin P A P P P A
Mrs J Cooper A P
P
Mr J Haldron P P P P P P
Mr M Kelly-Smith P P P P P P
Miss S Small P P P P P P
Mrs Z Spencer P P P
Miss C Travis P P P P P
Pay 01/12/16 17/11/15 dd/mm/yy dd/mm/yy dd/mm/yy dd/mm/yy
Dr D Brewin P P
Mr J Haldron P P
Mrs L Meredith    P P
Resource 19/06/17 13/02/17 17/10/16 20/06/16 15/03/16 19/01/16
Mr P Biernat X P X
P
Dr D Brewin A A A
P P P
Mr J Haldron P P P P P P
Mrs C Hunt P P P P P P
Mrs L Meredith   P P P P P P
Mrs N Mills    P P P P P P
Mrs C Travis P P P P P
FGB 03/07/17 06/03/17 01/12/16 14/11/16 19/09/16 05/07/16
Mr P Biernat P P P  X P P
Dr D Brewin P P P P A P
Mrs J Cooper P P P P P
Mr J Haldron P A P P P P
Mrs C Hunt P P P P P P
Mr M Kelly-Smith P P P P P P
Mrs L Meredith P P P P P P
Mrs N Mills P P P P P P
Cllr I Shires P A A A
A A
Miss S Small P P P P P P
Mrs Z Spencer P P P P P P
Mrs C Travis P P P P P P

* Denotes an individual who has served as a Governor in the last year.

Continuous Professional Development
Members of our Governing Body have attended the following training sessions in the last two years.

Challenging the Headteacher
Essential Data for School Governors
Financial Probity
Governance For Dummies
Governors Preparing For OFSTED

Induction For New Governors
Managing Emergencies in School
PREVENT – Tackling Radicalisation & Extremism
RaiseOnline

Strategies for recruiting Governors
Succession Planning
Tackling Amateurish Governance – Walsall Governor Conference

Walsall Governors Association
We are proud to hold a post on the Executive Committee of Walsall Governors Association.

Register of Interests Our Register of Governors Interests is updated after each Full Governing Body Meeting.

Governor Date of Appointment Term Of Office Appointed By Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests Contractual Relationships
Mr P Biernat 12/02/2016 11/02/2020 Parents None  Child in Reception
Dr D Brewin 02/07/15 01/07/19 GB None None
Mrs J Cooper 01/09/16 31/08/20 GB None None
Mr J Haldron 27/10/14 26/10/18 Parents  None  None
Mrs C Hunt   02/07/15 01/07/19 GB None Employed By School
Mr M Kelly-Smith  01/05/15 30/04/19 Parents None None
Mrs L Meredith  02/07/15 01/07/19 GB None None
Mrs N Mills 13/05/14 12/05/18 GB None Employed By School
Mother Employed By School
Mrs D Naffati 24/04/17 Ongoing By Virtue Headteacher of School Headteacher of School
Cllr I Shires  01/04/16 31/03/2020 GB Joint Council Leader Joint Council Leader
Miss S Small  21/01/14 20/01/18 Parents None Employed By School
Child In Year 2
Mrs Z Spencer 05/08/16 04/08/20 Staff None Employed By School
Mrs C Travis 03/07/17 02/07/21 GB  None Governor at Walsall Wood School

* Denotes an individual who has served as a Governor in the last year.