Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA). We are very lucky to have a dedicated team of Governors, who work closely with us to support the school.
Please find below a message from our chair of Governors, Ann Wake:
As a Catholic school, our faith is at the heart of our mission and vision for St Wilfrid’s community. Staff and Governors are committed to our Christian values which teach us that we are all equal in the sight of God. We see all our pupils as unique with different talents and needs and in partnership with parents and the community we work to enable them to reach their potential and be the best they can be.
It is important to us that our school is safe, inclusive and welcoming, so all know they are valued and respected members of our community. They are encouraged to grow in confidence and self-esteem and appreciate the importance of valuing and respecting others.
Our dedicated staff work tirelessly, to produce stimulating and engaging lessons and seek out appropriate initiatives to help our pupils be motivated and achieve academically.
It is however also important to us that our pupils’ health and wellbeing is catered for and they are given opportunities to play, have fun, take part in enrichment activities and develop their creative skills and talents.
As Chair of Governors I feel privileged to be a member of St Wilfrid’s School community and I am very proud of the dedicated staff who give so much in their various roles to help our children grow and develop into fine young people, fully prepared and ready for the next stage in their education.
Chair of Governors
Our Governing Body
From September 2020, our Governing body and their terms of office will be as follows:
|Joanne Sands||Head Teacher||Admissions|
Personnel & discipline
Premises, H&S and Finance
|Rachel Shaw||Staff||10 02 21||Admissions|
Personnel & Discipline
|Carol Blenkinsopp||Foundation||20 03 23||Humanities|
Art & DT
|Fr Dennis Tindall - Parish Priest||Foundation||29 04 25||Admissions|
First / Pay Review
|Ann Wake||Foundation||17 09 23||Admissions|
First / Pay review
|Jeanette Shaughnessy||Foundation||11 05 21||Personnel & Discipline|
First pay & review
Premises, H&S & Finance
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Wilfrid’s RCVA Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Schools are now required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-21
|Name||Autumn Full Governors|
Thursday 10th October 2020
|Spring Full Governors|
Thursday 25th March 2021
|Summer Full Governors|
Thursday 20th May 2021
|Parent Gov Vacancy|
|Parent Gov Vacancy|
|Fr Dennis Tindall||✓||✓|
|Anne Wake - Chair||✓||✓|
|Clr Tanya Tucker||✓||✓|
Committee Terms of Reference
We will be adding this information soon.
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