Meet the Governors
The Role of the Governors
Ofsted classes the Governing Body within the leadership and management of the school. However, it is important to remember that governors do not manage the school. That is the job of the headteacher and management team. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the headteacher and the school.
The Governors are there to support the headteacher and staff, but they are also there in a monitoring capacity, asking relevant questions such as:
- Is it working?
- How do we know it is working?
- If it isn’t working, what can we do?
- How can we get better?
At Heathlands, our Governing Body's three roles are to:
- Provide a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school
- Support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school
- Hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education
Our School Governors
Mrs S Borrill (Chair)
Miss H Warren (Vice Chair)
Mr R Ludlow
Mrs S Turley
Mrs S Morgan
Miss C Cooper
Mrs M Wallis
Mrs K Payton
Mrs C Wagstaff
We currently have two committees. Both of these meeting every half term and discuss matters relating to the strategic direction of the school e.g. the budget and school expenditure, staffing, school curriculum, pupil progress and attainment, behaviour and links with parents. The minutes of these meetings are available for parents to see. Please ask at the school office.
These committees are:
Pupil, School and Community Finance and Personnel
Mrs Turley (Chair) Mr Ludlow (Chair)
Mrs Borill Miss Warren
Miss Warren Mrs Payton
Mrs Payton Mrs Morgan
Mrs Morgan Mrs Wagstaff
Miss Cooper Miss Cooper
Mrs Wagstaff Mrs Wallis
Below are details of Governor Pecuniary Interests and Attendance at Governing Body meetings for 2017 - 2018.
Name Term of End Date Appointed By Pecuniary Interests %Attendance
Office for 2017-18
S Borrill 4 Years 23.10.2022 LA 50
R Ludlow 4 Years 30.11.2022 Co-opted Shares in BT/Standard Life 89
Support Manager - White Space
Consultant Trainer / home educator
S Turley 4 Years 14.06.2020 Co-opted 100
H Warren 4 Years 11.10.2020 Co-opted 72
K Payton 4 Years 02.02.2020 Co-opted 50
C Cooper 4 Years 13.09.2020 Co-opted 83
M Wallis 4 Years 23.10.2022 Co-opted 83
C Wagstaff Headteacher 100
S Morgan 4 Years 21.02.2021 Teaching Governor 100
If you wish to contact the Governors, you can get contact information through the school office. Should you wish to contact them confidentially, you should do this in writing, addressing your letter to the Chair of Governors