Welcome to our Governors' section.
The governors at Archbishop Wake work in partnership with staff to create and realise our vision for our school. Our role is strategic and complements the day to day work of the staff to ensure that we are making progress towards that vision. We provide support for the leadership team and subject leaders, and where there are areas for improvement we ensure that plans to secure that improvement are in place and being acted upon.
All the governors are volunteers who are keen to be approachable and to be involved in the life of the school as much as they can. We visit the school regularly to talk to staff about a range of subjects so we as a governing body are well informed about the school. Those of us with children in school can often be found in the playground waiting to drop them off or pick them up too.
As in any school the governors of Archbishop Wake have legal duties, powers and responsibilities, including monitoring the school’s provision, selecting staff, administering finances and agreeing policies. However, our most important responsibility is to ensure that the school progresses towards our shared vision and provides our children with the best possible education we can give them.
|Name||Position||Special responsibility||Committee membership|
Head Teacher and CEO of the BET
|Head Teacher||Learning Environment, Learning, Progress and Outcomes|
|James Haywood||Chair, Co-opted governor||Safeguarding & Looked After Children, SEND and Health and Safety||Learning, Progress and Outcomes and Head's Performance Management Committee. Also, Learning Environment Lead.|
|Barbara Curtis||Foundation||Supporting Children with Medical Conditions.||Ethos, Learning, Progress and Outcomes and Ethos. Also, Head's Performance Management Committee|
|Barrie Cooper||Foundation||Science||Ethos and Co-opted directors' Audit Committee member|
|Paul Hooke||Foundation||R.E. & Collective Worship||Ethos|
|Richard Cain||Foundation||Maths||Ethos, Learning, Progress and Outcomes|
|Jane Sherwood||Parent Governor||English||Learning, Progress and Outcomes and Finance Lead of co-opted Director's Finance committee member. Also Head's Performance Management Committee|
|Valerie Deverill||Staff||Ethos, Learning, Progress and Outcomes|
|Hannah Baker||Vice Chair
|EYFS and Equality||Learning, Progress and Outcomes|