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        The Governing Body


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


Name Role               Business and Pecuniary Interest
Roger Tilbrook (Premises)  Chair of Governors/Trustee

           PSK Chartered Building Surveyors Ltd

      Provides chartered building surveyor,
      strategic and project management services 
      to the school estate
Liam Sutcliffe (Social Care) Vice Chair/LA Rep/Trustee  
Trevor Iles (Finance) Treasurer/Trustee

Trevor Iles Ltd

Provides a contract cleaning service to the school

Kate Wilson 

Marium Haque (Teaching and Learning) Yorkshire Authority Group Rep  
Neil Wakeman Parent Governor parent.governor@whsschool.org.uk
Sue Ackroyd Principal
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 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.

At present, none of our Governors are Governors at any other school.

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


A full list of committee membership can be found by clicking here