Governors


Who are the Governors and what do they do?

 

The Governors at Wallace Fields Junior School are all volunteers who give up their time because they care about the school.

 

The Governing Body consists of Parents, Staff, Co-opted Governors, Associated governors and a Local Authority Governor who bring a wide range of skills and expertise from areas such as civil service, communications, banking and of course education and parenting.

 

Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school.

 

  • Parent governors are elected by the school’s parent population. Parents (including carers) of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as parent governors and can nominate themselves for this role.

 

  • Staff governors are elected from all the people who work at the school. The Head Teacher is automatically included, any other staff member is by staff vote.

 

  • Local Authority governors are nominated by the Local Authority but are appointed by the Governing Body.

 

  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body and are individuals who have been identified to have skills required to contribute to the effective governance of the school.

 

  • Associate governors are current staff. This position can also be held by those with specialist knowledge or experience deemed by the Governing Body to be needed generally, or in respect of specific projects. They are nominated and approved by the Governing Body but their term of office can vary and they do not have full voting rights.

 

The focus of the work of the Governing Body is school improvement and high standards of educational achievement.

It has three key roles:

 

  • A strategic role: to agree with the Headteacher which areas the school should focus on to improve and provide the best possible education for our children.

 

  • A monitoring role: to be aware of the attainment and progress made by the children at the school.

 

  • A financial role: to ensure the financial resources are well managed and are being used effectively to improve pupil progress and attainment.

 

Current Governors


Governors

Mr A. Mollet

Chair of Governors appointed 11/2/2018. Parent Governor from 29/11/2016 to 27/11/2020.

Mrs P. Crawford

Vice Chair of the Governing body appointed 11/12/2018. Co-opted governor appointed by Governing body 20/3/2017 to 19/3/2021.

Mrs A. M. Farqhuar

Parent Governor 28/3/2018 to 27/03/2022. Elected by parents.

"I feel very fortunate to have had such a fantastic local school for my children to attend. Becoming a school governor has been my way of saying "thank you" to the school as my children have moved on into their secondary education. I have taken on the responsibility of being the Safeguarding Lead Governor and also relating to my professional work with children with special needs, I am always interested in what WFJ is doing to best serve those children at WFJ with special needs of any kind."

Mrs E. Ferguson

Parent governor 10/12/2018 to 9/12/2022. Elected by parents.

"My name is Ellen Ferguson and I began work as a Governor at the start of 2019. I currently have a son, Ben at the school and hopefully his younger brother Huey will follow him there in a few years. I have always been interested in education and used to be a teacher myself- I taught in Japan and at a primary school in Sutton. When I was at school my favourite subjects were Languages, Music, Art and English. In my work, I'm lucky enough to work on lots of projects related to education from Design challenges with the Design Museum and safety projects with the RNLI and the Department for Transport. In my free time I love to read and the occasional visit to a gallery in London but most of my time at the moment is spent chasing my youngest son around! As a Governor, I enjoy hearing about the hard work that the teachers and wider school community put into making school life fun, useful and challenging. I hope that my experience in the world of wider education will support the fantastic activities going on at Wallace Fields Junior School."

Mrs N. Hamblin

Parent governor 22/05/2019 to 21/05/23. Elected by parents.

"My name is Ni Hamblin. I currently have one daughter in the school in year 6. I volunteered to become a Governor in September 2019 because I wanted to make a positive difference to the life of all the children in the school. I bring my experience as a class teacher with over 20 years of work at schools in Merton, Kingston and now locally in Ewell to the role. I have a specialism in education for children with additional needs and I love to engage with the enthusiasm and commitment of all the staff at Wallace Fields who strive to ensure the children are happy in the classroom, having fun as they learn. Being a school governor is challenging. The governors work well as a team to help make important decisions about the school. We ensure that the various needs of the children are at the very heart of those choices, and this is the part of the role I enjoy the most, and believe is the most valuable."

Mr S. Lee

Head Teacher governor; ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher from 1/09/2013.

Miss S. Marriage

Staff Governor 20/3/ 2017 to 19/3/2021. Elected by school staff.

Dr M. Muktar

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body 05/03/19 to 04/03/23.

"My name is Maysoon Muktar and I began working as Governor in April 2019. I have two grown up children. Having worked for over 30 years for global companies in senior positions I recently retired. I wanted to give some of my spare time, management and leadership experience to a good cause. Since becoming a Governor at Wallace Field Junior school, I have been impressed with the hard work that the teachers and staff put in daily not only focusing on the curriculum but also on the overall well being of the students My aim is to support the school ‘s leadership to ensure that pupils receive an excellent and enjoyable education experience during the time they are at the school to give them the best start in life. "

Dr A. Norman

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body 11/12/2018 to 31/8/2019. Previously Chair of Governors. Current term of office 01/09/2019 to 31/8/2023.

Mr B. Roy

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body 01/09/2019 to 31/08/23.

"I was appointed a Governor in April 2019. I live in the community but have no direct connections with the school and am consequently completely independent. I am married with two grown up children. Having recently retired from a long corporate career, I want to give something back to the community and am therefore excited to join Wallace Fields Junior School Governing Body. Getting involved in children’s education is very different from my past experience but I feel that my leadership and communication skills are transferable and agnostic to sectors. I will bring my industry experience to the school system to inspires and influence the youth of today who can make a big difference tomorrow and become a beaming light for all our futures. Outside the academic curriculum, I will explore the possibilities of introducing some business best practices to a non-business environment to bring about streamlined efficiencies and optimum resource utilization. Although retired I remain engaged in the corporate world as a non-executive director, advisor, mentor and investor."

Mr P. Satchell

Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Body from 1/9/2015 to 31/08/2019.

Mr P. Stokes

A Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body from 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2019

"I became a governor of the school in 1992 after my children had left. I was grateful for the excellent grounding the kids received and wanted to give something back. I guess I’m still trying. After a spell as chair when the school was Grant Maintained I was involved in helping shape the development of the school. I am interested in the holistic aspect of education but focus on how modern technology helps learning. I also am involved with the French trip each year."

Mrs E. Ware

Parent governor appointed Feb 2020. Elected by parents.

"My name is Emma Ware; I became a governor at the school in February 2020. I have twins, Marcus & Millie, in year 5 and Henry in year 3. I gained experience in administration as a corporate team leader and have also served in the British Army. I am currently studying for a law degree and hope to enter politics in the coming years. I am part of the school's safeguarding team and hope I can make valuable contribution to such an important area of school life. I feel privileged to represent such a wonderful school and hope I can give back to Wallace Fields just a fraction of what they have given to my children and my family."

Mrs L. Boddy

Associate member in attendance (link for training)

 

Governor attendance report

Governor attendance log
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