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
|Marium Haque (Teaching and Learning)||Yorkshire Authority Group Rep|
|Neil Wakeman||Parent Governor firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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:
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.
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.
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
cleaning, heating and grounds contractors
Asset Management Plan