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“You clearly have a lot of experience in your field and this shows through your provision of education and care” Doncaster Children’s Commissioning Officer “The overall experiences and progress of children and young people is outstanding” – Ofsted “The quality of care and support is outstanding” – Ofsted “Outstanding again… fantastic school with amazing staff, my son is loved and cared for and has been given such brilliant opportunities” Parent “Amazing school with dedicated, caring staff who genuinely believe in the boys” Parent

  The Governing Body

Roger Tilbrook

Chair of Governors/Trustee

Liam Sutcliffe

Vice Chair/LA Rep/Trustee

Trevor Iles


Marium Haque

Yorkshire Authority Group Rep

Neil Wakeman

Parent Governor parent.governor@whsschool.org.uk

Sue Ackroyd


Barrie Campbell/Karl Adamski

Staff Rep (Teaching) (joint responsibility/one vote)

Sonia Stewart

Staff Rep (Non-Teaching)

Vanessa Talbot

Clerk to Governors/Secretary to the Trust


The Governing Body of the William Henry Smith School consists of 9 members all of whom give their
services voluntarily and without financial reward.

The Governing Body has a very important role to play in the life of the school.  Governors have to work in close partnership with the Principal and staff to ensure the effectiveness of the school.  Being a Governor requires commitment and energy: attending meetings, being involved in school activities, working as a team and accepting a fair share of responsibility.  A good team combines purpose, clarity on roles, respect for others, democratic working practices and good leadership and communication.

To do this effectively and efficiently the Governing Body has set up a number of committees with specifically defined responsibilities,
the main ones of which are:

        Finance Committee

Reviews the School Improvement Plan

Monitors income and expenditure

Draws up the Annual Budget

Provides guidance on staffing

Reviews relevant policies annually - Equal Opportunities, Personnel, Disciplinary and Absence policies.


    School Committee

Monitors the implementation of curriculum policies including the National Curriculum

Monitors assessment and testing arrangements

Monitors the implementation of the School's Safeguarding Policy

Reviews relevant policies annually - Admissions, Curriculum, Spiritual and Moral Development, Policy on Learning Difficulties & Disabilities, Child Protection, Food & Nutrition, Care & Behaviour.


Premises Committee

Carries out a termly inspection of the School premises

Recommends the nature and standard of maintenance required in the school

Receives reports from the School Business Manager on maintenance, repairs, damage to premises


safety on school trips and off site visits

accident book

school security

cleaning, heating and grounds contractors

lettings procedures

Asset Management Plan