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School Governors

Who are the Governing Body?

The governing body is made up of parents, staff, local authority staff and people from the community.  They are responsible for the overall work of Walter Halls Primary & Early Years School and for promoting high standards. The governing body are part of the leadership team supporting, challenging and acting as ambassadors for the children and families of Walter Halls. Table of current governors :


Local Authority Governor

Co-Opted Governor

Parent Governor

Staff Governor

James Sullivan






















David Birch

Curriculum Committee Chair

Caroline Brookes

Safeguarding and Inclusion

Diana Clarke

Curriculum Committee

James Stephenson

Pupil Premium and Finance and Personnel Committee

Leslie Ayoola

Finance and Personnel Committee

Susie Roome

KS2 Link Governor

Neil Jones

Maths Link








Suzie Gordan


Kate Jones

Finance & Personnel Committee Chair

Tamsin Millns

Curriculum Committee & Vice Chair















Fiona Smith

Y3 Teacher and Phase Leader

Andrea Cox

Y2 Teacher



















What do the governors do?

There is a leaflet on this page explaining the role of a school governor. Governors act as critical friends. Their role is often strategic and they also have certain statutory responsibilities. The Finance and Personnel Committee looks at the school budget, behaviour, safeguarding and matters of staffing structure and HR. The Curriculum committee looks at teaching and learning, the school development plan, pupil premium, outcomes for pupils, quality assurance and behaviour for learning. At full governors many things are discussed, the head teacher produces a report and things like staff performance reviews are considered. The governors also support the process of recruitment in school.


The governors also come into school to carry out visits. Below is a list of visits that have taken place so far this academic year:


James Stephenson

September 2018


General catch up on the start of term. Visit in to school.

Suzie Roome


September 2018

Target Setting Discussion

Jim Fields

Chair Fortnightly Visits / Meetings



Head Teacher Catch Ups

Attended Senior Staff Team Meeting

New Governor Inductions




When do the governors meet?

There is one full governors meeting and two sub-committee meetings every term.  Link governors also make regular visits to the school to meet the children and staff. A calendar of the meetings is provided below. *Please note these are subject to occasional change.


Can I become a governor?

We are always pleased to hear from people interested in governing. For information on becoming a parent governor, please contact the Head Teacher or feel free to speak to any of the governors, who can be contacted via the school office.

Information Leaflet: What does a governor do?