A message from our Chair of Governors

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Marlene Ranshaw and I am currently Chair of Governors at Welholme Academy.  I am a retired Headteacher and have worked in education locally for almost 20 years. 

School governors form one of the largest group of volunteers in the country and have an important role to play in supporting and challenging schools and helping to raise school standards.  School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to the education of children and who genuinely believe in the power that education has to transform lives.  Our Local Governing Body is drawn up from different parts of the community – from parents, staff, local community members and also a representative from Enquire Learning Trust and we work as part of a team, sharing the roles and responsibilities. We meet 6 times a year as a body and also make regular visits into school.

The key roles of the Governing Body are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the executive leaders 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 that its money is well spent
  • To be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher

Our Local Governing Body is currently made up of:

 Full Name

Assigned Responsibilities

Appointed by

Date of Appointment 

Term

Declared Business and/or Pecuniary  Interest

Mrs Delyse Turrell

 

Headteacher 01.09.08

Ex Officio

N/A

Miss Kim Glasby

Child Protection

Staff – 01.09.14

(Elected by Staff)

4 Years

Ends: 31.08.18

N/A

Miss Lauren Stones

 

Trust – 28.01.15

(Appointed by ELT)

4 Years

Ends: 27.01.19

Enquire Academy Trust - Employee

Mrs Jennifer Cooper

Governor Reviewer

Vice Chair

Co-opted– 26.03.15

(Governor Appointed)

4 Years

Ends: 25.03.19

N/A

Mrs Mary Thompson

SEND Governor

Governor Reviewer

Community – 01.09.14

(Governor Appointed)

4 Years

Ends: 31.08.18

N/A

Mrs Lynn Benefer

Safeguarding,

Child Protection

Community – 01.09.14

(Governor Appointed)

4 Years

Ends: 31.08.18

Husband’s employment – Concept Electrical

Mrs Marlene Ranshaw

Chair

Community – 10.02.15

(Governor Appointed)

4 Years

Ends: 09.02.19

N/A

Fr. Edward Martin

 

Community - 20.03.17

4 Years

Ends: 19.03.21

 

Mrs Veronika Vintila

 

Parent-

 

 

Mrs Lynsey Riggs

 

Staff-

7.12.17

4 years

Ends:

6.12.21

 

Mrs Natalie Nicholls

Clerk

 

N/A

 

  • Helen Rippon is no longer on the LGB from 31.10.17
  • Vikki Pike – no longer on the LGB from 31.08.17
  • Karen Tanner – no longer on the LGB from 31.08.17

 

If you think you might be interested in being part of our team, myself or Veronika Vintila, our parent representative, can be contacted through the school office for an informal chat or for more details.  We are a friendly bunch and would assure you of a warm welcome! Welholme Academy is a great school to be part of and as a member of the Local Governing Body, you will have an opportunity to make a difference to the life chances of each and every child who passes through our school and have a say in the important decisions that our school makes.

Marlene Ranshaw

Chair of Governors

 

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