The Governors set aims & objectives for the school

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body’s role in the school is, essentially, a strategic one.

In consultation with the Headteacher, the Governors:

  • Set aims and objectives for the school
  • Approve policies and targets which are expected to achieve these aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the school
  • Act as ‘critical friends’ of the school, offering both support and constructive challenge to the Headteacher and staff.


The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and is a member of the Governing Body.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors Mr Clive Hale, please do so via the school or you can email him directly at chale@willingdonschool.org.uk or contact the Clerk at srogers@willingdonschool.org.uk  

Current Membership:

List of Governors - 2019 - 2020

 TYPE             


NAME

TENURE             

LINK                            

DECLARATION OF INTEREST ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNORS MEETING 2018-19

Co-Opted           

Clive
Hale

19.05.2016        
18.05.2021      

Chair of Govs
HT Perf Mgmt
Achievement & Progress                 
Quality of Teaching    
Data

 None 8/8

Authority

Barbara Robinson

22.11.17
21.11.21

Joint Vice Chair
of Govs
HR and Safeguarding Link Governor

Business Owner HR Consultant - Barbara Robinson
HR Consultancy
5/6

Parent

Jane Branson

06.06.17
05.06.21

Joint Vice Chair of Govs
Literacy

Parent of child at WCS, Director Jane Branson Ltd,
Chair of Governors at Chyngton Primary
5/6
Co-Opted John White  MBE 01.09.19
31.08.23

Finance
Pay
HT Perf Mgmt
 None 8/8
Staff Emily
Beer
  Head Teacher 

Head Teacher WCS

6/6
Parent Jo Saunders 19.03.30
18.03.24
TBC

Parent of children at WCS
Employed by Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust as Governance Manager

Member the Core Executive Group for St. Columba CE Primary School, Fareham

2/4
Co-Opted Colin
Etwell 
01.09.19
31.08.23
Health & Safety/
Governor Training/ Mental Health
 None 5/6
Co-Opted Brett Levett 01.09.19
31.08.23
Finance
Pay
School Website
Parent of children at WCS 6/8
Co-Opted Richard Winton 01.09.19
31.08.23
Appeals & Exclusion   Teacher at Hailsham Community College / parent of children at WCS 4/6
Co-Opted David Wakefield 19.09.16
18.09.20
Marketing Governor at Willingdon Primary
School / parent of children at WCS
5/6
Staff Catherine Johnson 19.09.19
18.09.22
Attendance Teacher at WCS  3/6
Co-opted Oliver Marlow 25.09.18
24.09.22
TBC   Head of External Relations at Eastbourne College  4/5
Clerk Sam Rogers 01.09.16