The Federate of the governing body for Wood Farm Primary School and Slade Nursery School started in September 2016.
Hugh Turner - Chair
Nick Swarbrick - Vice Chair
David Lewin - Executive Headteacher
Carol Lister - Nursery Headteacher
Liz Brighouse - LA - Safeguarding
Jackie Merritt - Co-opted
Nadia - parent - CF Committee
Sue Hale - Co-opted - Nursery Curriculum and Outcomes Committee chair
Sandra Toms - Staff representative
Nick Swarbrick - Nursery Personnel & Finance Committee chair
Ellie Clarke - Co-opted
Hannah Barton - Co-opted
Jonathan Barton - Co-opted
Gail Connelly - Co-opted
Anna Neal - Co-opted
Catherine - Staff
Register of Business Interests of the governors of The Slade and Headington Children’s Centre 2015-16
The role of the School Governor
Governors provide their time to help the school on a voluntary basis and come from a range of different backgrounds. There are a variety of different roles within the governing board Which involves working with the head teacher and senior leaders to make sure that the pupils at the school receive the best possible education.
Governors are a mixture of elected and appointed individuals. the constitution of the Governing Board is: parent governors, local authority governor, co-opted Governors, the Headteacher, staff representatives.
The governor’s aim is to work towards a vision that the children at the school will get the best possible education, that they will be happy and safe and enjoy their time at school. They will support the head teacher and the dedicated team of staff, but will also challenge rigorously where necessary to ensure that we deliver our objectives
The governing board has a strategic role and sets policy, whereas the head teacher has an operational role and is responsible for delivery of the policies that are agreed. Governor’s decisions are made following informed discussion, whereas the head teacher uses professional judgement.