The WFIS Governing Body is a team of volunteers who come from all sections of the school community, working together and in partnership with the Headteacher to provide strong leadership and management of the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school, but the Governing Body is responsible for setting the school aims and policies, monitoring children's progress, and supporting and challenging the Headteacher and staff, to ensure that children receive the best possible education.
We meet as a full Governing Body five to six times a year, but because of our wide ranging responsibilities, some of our decision making is carried out by committees. We have two committees which meet three times a year: the Resource Committee and the Learning & Teaching Committee. Each Governor sits on one or other of these committees and they each have defined terms of reference, reporting back or making recommendations to the next scheduled meeting of all the Governors.
Meet our Governor team
Governing Body, at March 2017
Nicole Crompton - Chair and Chair of Learning & Teaching Committee; member of Resource Committee; Co-opted Governor (30/04/15 - 29/04/19)
Patricia Rice - Vice-Chair; Chair of Resource Committee; member of Learning & Teaching Committee; Co-opted Governor (30/04/15 - 29/04/19)
Hanna Link - Parent Governor Wirksworth Infant School; member of Resource Committee (18/11/13 - 17/11/17)
Susan Todd - Foundation Governor; member of Learning & Teaching Committee (22/10/13 - 21/10/17)
Lucy Williams-Hunter - Foundation Governor; member of Learning & Teaching Committee (22/10/13 - 21/10/17)
David Miller - Local Authority Governor; member of Resource Committee (13/10/16 - 12/10/20)
David (Sam) Salt - Co-opted Governor; member of Resource Committee (01/11/16 - 31/10/20)
Kathryn Bean - Co-opted Governor; member of Learning & Teaching Committee (13/10/16 - 12/10/20)
Sarah Waller - Staff Governor; member of Learning & Teaching Committee
(09/05/14 - 08/05/18)
Joanne Poyser - Headteacher; member of Resource and Learning & Teaching Committees
Betty Brown is Clerk to the governing body.
Parent Governors are elected by parents at each of our schools. We currently have one Parent Governor vacancy.
Foundation Governors for Wirksworth Church of England Infant School are appointed by the Rector of St Mary’s Church in Wirksworth.
Local Authority Governors are nominated by the Local Education Authority.
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body and are people who have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance of the school. We currently have one Co-opted Governor vacancy.
Staff Governors are elected by the teaching and non-teaching staff of our schools, and the Headteacher is automatically a member of the Governing Body.
Clerk to Governors, although not a governor, the clerk is very important, advising the governing body on matters of law and procedure.
If you would like to find out more about the work of the governing body, please contact the Chair of Governors through the school office.
Governor Register of Interests
To find out more about our governors, who appointed them, their attendance at meetings, business interests and positions of responsibility, please click here.
WIRKSWORTH FEDERATION OF INFANT SCHOOLS
To consider matters relating to:
Chair: Patricia Rice
David (Sam) Salt
Learning & Teaching Committee
To consider matters relating to:
Chair: Nicole Crompton
Pay & Performance Management Group
School Development Strategy Group
Complaints Committee - as required
Exclusions Committee – as required
To download our latest Governor Newsletter, please click here.
Nicole Crompton - Chair of Governors
Tricia Rice - Vice-Chair
Hanna Link - Parent Governor
Sue Todd - Foundation Governor
Lucy Hunter - Co-opted Governor
David Miller - Local Authority Governor
Sam Salt - Co-opted Governor
Kathryn Bean - Co-opted Governor
Sarah Waller - Staff Governor
Jo Poyser - Headteacher
Betty Brown - Clerk to Governors
(she’s in there somewhere...!)