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What do our governors do?

Our governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a high quality education for every one of our pupils. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, we set the school’s aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

How is our governing body organised?

Governors are normally appointed for a four year term of office.In addition to being a member of the full governing body, all governors are a member of one of our two committees – curriculum or resources. The full governing body and each of the committees meet at least once every term.

Find out more about becoming a governor

If you are interested in becoming a school governor you can find more information from these websites:

Inspiring Governors – Working together to improve school and college governance
SGOSS – Governors for Schools

Welcome from our Chair of Governors

Welcome to Walberton & Binsted CE Primary School, our beautiful, well-equipped village school set in wonderful grounds. I have been Chair of Governors since October 2014, having previously been Co-Chair with Diana Levantine.
I am so pleased that at Walberton our Christian ethos encourages kind, thoughtful, responsible behaviour and provides a supportive community where everyone’s contribution is valued. The wonderful warmth that permeates the entire school from happy and polite children never ceases to lift my heart, no matter how many times I visit the school! I know that the entire team at our school understand the importance of every day in each child’s life, and we believe that all our children have the right to the best possible learning experiences during their time with us.
The day-to-day running of our school and the co-ordination of the planning and development is the responsibility of our Headteacher, Mrs Brockhurst, supported by the leadership team. The delivery of the curriculum is the responsibility of our teachers, supported by teaching assistants.
To monitor the effectiveness of our school we, as a governing body, ask questions, review the impact of policies and practice, and assess the progress being made against plans and targets. It is of a great help in these tasks that we are fortunate enough to have a well-informed and dedicated governing body with governors who take a genuine and active interest in all aspects of school life. Our governors come from all walks of life and therefore bring a diverse mixture of skills and experience which really helps us to not only support our Headteacher and her staff but also to challenge them.

Jill Hoskins
Chair of Governors
May 2015

Meet our Governors

Chair of Governors – Ms Jill Hoskins
Vice Chair of Governors – Mrs Diana Levantine
Chair of Curriculum Committee – Mrs Niki Scott
Chair of Resources Committee – Ms Jill Hoskins
Headteacher – Mrs Laura Brockhurst

You can find out more about all our Governors by clicking on the headings below.

Parent Governors – Parent governors are elected to the board by parents and carers.
Mrs A Eames
Mrs Madeleine Crawley
Mr Richard Hine

Co-opted Governors – Co-opted governors usually apply to the school.
Ms Jill Hoskins
Mrs Diana Levantine

Local Authority Governor – Local Authority governors usually apply to the school.

Staff Governor – The staff governor is elected by the rest of the staff.
Mrs Karen Becker

Foundation Governors – Foundation governors are proposed by St Mary’s Parochial Church Council.
Mr John Wiles
Mrs Sandra Cooke
Rev. Tim Ward – Ex-officio

Associate Members – Associate members are invited on to the board because they have particular skills needed by the governing board. Their term of office is normally a year, but this can be extended.
No Associate Members currently

Clerk to the Governing Body


Governor’s Details

Governors’ Resources – Secure area for Governors

Governor Newsletters

Governor Newsletter – December 2015

Governor Newsletter – July 2015

Governor Questionnaires

Governor Parent Forum Initiative – December 2015

Governor Questionnaire for Parents October 2015