Weston St Mary CE Primary School - Coming together as one

Our Local Governing Body

What we do

The Governing body is responsible for the strategic management of our school and makes decisions about a wide range of issues, including:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Planning for the long term future of the school
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher

The Local Governing Board meets six times a year. It does not operate any committees.

How are Governors appointed

There are several different groups responsible for appointing governors, although once appointed all governors essentially perform the same role.

  • Community governors are intended to represent the community served by the school and are appointed by the governing body itself.
  • Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority of the school.
  • Parent governors usually have children at the school and have been elected to join the governing body by the parents. If it is not possible to fill a parent vacancy this way the governing body may appoint parents of children at other schools.
  • Foundation governors, appointed through the church.
  • Staff governors are elected on to the governing body by staff at the school.

Interim Local Board of Governors

Ms Jacqueline Waters-Dewhurst (Chair)
Mr David Clements
Mr Jeremy Woolner
Mrs Alison Flack
Mrs Rachael Walker
Mrs Emma Adie
Mr Chris Mackman
Mrs Vanessa Cook

Name Relationship to members of staff Declared business or other interest
David Clements   Director of BG Lincoln (Ltd)                       
Trustee of BGU Lincoln                              
Trustee of Parish Church of St Mary & St Nicholas, Spalding
Rachael Walker None None
Alison Flack None Executive Head Teacher at Whaplode CofE Primary 
Vanessa Cook None VC Business Management and Support, Foundation Governor at Whaplode CofE 
Emma Adie None Head of School and Staff Governor at Whaplode CofE Primary
Chris Mackman None Chair of Governors at Whaplode CofE Primary