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Hollesley and Waldringfield Partnership Governing Body

Record of Governor Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023

 

FGB

Tuesday 13 September 

Present:

Richard Jesty (Chair)

Rachel Lavender

 Sarah Wood (Headteacher)

Brian Devine

Karen Harrow

Theresa Elder

Remote Attendance:

Patrick Spencer

Adam Riches

 

In attendance:
Annabel Britcliffe (Clerk)
Nicola Dawson AM

Our Governing Body
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Patrick Spencer
Chair

Term Started: 1st September 2021

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

Co-opted Governor

Serves on the Resources Committee

Responsible for Leadership and Management

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Rachel Lavender
Vice-Chair

Term started: 1st September 2021

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

Local Authority Governor

Serves on the Curriculum Committee

Responsible for ECT/Equality, Quality of Education and Behaviour and Attitudes

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Stephen Collins

Term started: 1st September 2021 

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

Co-opted Governor

Serves on the Resources Committee

Responsible for Leadership and Management



 

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Phil Pethybridge

Term Started: 1st September 2021

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

Co-opted Governor

Serves on the Resources Committee

Responsible for Personal Development

Phil and his wife Cheryl, have two daughters at the school.  His background is in music and motorsport touring, events, festivals and e-commerce. Running a business in this sector and based in Suffolk.

Dealing with the strategy and operations of projects with multiple stakeholders in different locations is his day to day. In addition, Phil has spent nearly 10 years teaching in FE and HE and is a qualified teacher (FE and HE). 

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Theresa Elder

Co-opted Governor

Senior Teacher (SENDCO)

Serves on the Curriculum Committee

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Juliette Stock

Term Started: 1st September 2021

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

Parent Governor

Serves on the Curriculum Committee

Responsible for Quality of Education

Juliette joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in November 2017.  

Juliette is from Suffolk originally, but spent 14 years living and working in various places such as Brighton, Australia and New Zealand. For the past 10 years Juliette has worked as an English teacher in secondary schools in London as well as locally and she now works part time teaching English A level in a local 6th Form centre.  Juliette currently lives in Waldringfield with her husband and two young daughters, both in Waldringfield.

Interests outside of work include reading, gardening, spending time on and around the river and being with her husband, children, friends and extended family.

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Adam Riches
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Brian Devine

Term Started: 1st September 2021

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

 

Parent Governor

Serves on the Resources Committee

Responsible for Personal Devellopment

Term Started: 1st September 2021

Term Ends: 31st August 2025

 

Parent Governor

Serves on the Curriculum Committee

Responsible for Quality of Education and SEND

Staff Representatives

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Sarah Wood

Headteacher

Serves on the Resources Committee and

the Curriculum Committee

Sarah joined the governing body at her appointment as Headteacher in September 2008. Prior to her headship at Waldringfield Sarah was Deputy headteacher at Melton Primary school, an Advisory Teacher for SEN for the Local Authority and a SENCo and class teacher at St John’s Primary school in Ipswich. Sarah trained at Canterbury Christchurch University, graduating with a BAEd in June 1998, since then she has completed a Masters degree with Anglia Ruskin university and achieved her NPQH (Qualification in Headship) in  June 2008.

Sarah was born and brought up in Ipswich, attending Britannia Primary, Copleston High School and Northgate Sixth Form. She is a product of good Suffolk schools and enjoys working with some colleagues in the Local Authority and in other schools that taught her as a child!

Sarah lives in Ipswich with her husband, young son and two stepsons. She enjoys long coastal walks, enjoying the Suffolk countryside, travelling, quizzes and crosswords and socialising with family and friends.

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Karen Harrow

Staff Governor

Senior Teacher (Curriculum Lead) 

Serves on the Curriculum Committee

Karen has taught for many years in both Essex and Suffolk. She has two boys, one in primary school and one in secondary school. They enjoy exploring the United Kingdom in their trusty VW, 'Long John Silver

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Nicola Dawson

Associate Member

Link Governor

Serves on the Resources Committee

Nicola worked for Suffolk County Council’s Education Department for five years before moving to Germany with her husband.  On returning to the UK she worked as Finance & Admin Officer in a school in Wiltshire before moving back to Suffolk and joining Waldringfield School in 2003.

Nicola became an Associate Governor in 2008 and serves on the Resources Committee.

Nicola lives in Ipswich with her husband.  Her interests include walking, baking and reading.

Annabel Britcliffe

School Employed Clerk

All School Governors can be contacted through the school.

Governors meetings take place each term. Minutes of these meetings are available in school.

Regulations also allow access to the following:

(i) The LA statement of Curriculum Policy and, where it exists, the Governing Body Statement of Curriculum Aims;

(ii) Any Statutory Statements (including Statutory Orders for the National Curriculum Subjects), circulars and administrative memoranda relating to powers and duties under Chapter 1 of the Education Reform Act (The Curriculum) sent to schools by the DfES.

(iii) Any published HMI reports which refer expressly to the School.

(iv) Any schemes of work currently used by Teachers in the School.

(v) The LA's agreed syllabus for RE.

(vi) A full copy of the arrangements for the consideration of complaints about the School Curriculum made by the LA and approved by the Secretary of State under Section 23 of the ERA.

Click here for Performance Table information from the Department for Education

Pecuniary and Business Interests

The governing body of a school is required to establish a register which lists for each member of the governing body, the Headteacher and school staff any business interests they have.

The governing body at Waldringfield Primary School have declared their pecuniary interest and these can be found in the document below.