About the Governors
Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Thank you for expressing an interest in Woolton Hill Junior School. Our school is a friendly, engaging place, full of life, very much at the heart of the village and our community.
The school has always been very popular with both children from the local villages, and nearby Newbury. Parents are often drawn to the village school environment and exceptional community engagement, that can be found within. It is regularly commented on by our parents, and we truly value the ethos, and culture it promotes.
We also appreciate good progress and high standards, which we strive for the children to achieve during their time in our school.
Due to our village location, our school is extremely lucky to have an enviable
outside space, that few others can offer. This allows us to deliver many, varied activities and experiences. These ensure the children can develop a love of learning, both inside and outside the classroom, offering a breadth of curriculum that many cannot replicate. Along with dedicated and experienced teachers and support staff who, all contribute to the children’s success.
I do hope that you have found the information contained in this prospectus helpful. We believe our school is a great place to be, and hope you do too!
Chair of Governors
3 Functions of the Governors
Set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the children
Oversee the financial performance of the school to make sure its money is well spent
You can read our code of conduct here
Committees within the Governing body
Chair: Sarah Rolls
Vice Chair: Steve Waite
Teaching & Learning
Monitor the provision of teaching within the school
Monitor the financials and use of resources in the school
Strategy & Communications
Ensure the school delivers on its strategic priorities and communicates effectively with all stakeholders
Oversight of all the schools policies
WHAT IS A FEDERATION?
Federations can take different forms but are generally the coming together under a single Governing Body.
In our case, in addition to a single Governing Body, we have also appointed an Executive Headteacher, Paul Davies. Mr Davies has accountability for both schools in the Federation - the Schools of Woolton Hill.
There were a number of reasons why, after consultation with all stakeholders, the Governors chose to Federate both school, but in the main these were:
Provide continuity of education through Key Stage 1 & 2
Benefit from the pooling and sharing of facilities and other resources
But, because we federated instead of amalgamating and creating a Primary School, we benefit from providing a dedicated and focussed learning environment for both infant and junior children.
Meet the Governors
To find out more about each Governor, including their role and attendance at meetings, click the link.
31 Jan 2022
22 Jul 2021
27 Mar 2021
Rev Laurence Stevens
15 Oct 2021
26 May 2021
12 Feb 2021
4 Oct 2021
30 Mar 2021