Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Change of Chair of Governors
At the Full Governing Body meeting in October, the governors and head teacher expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous job that Sian Holmes has done for the school as Chair of Governors for the past four years. Sian has decided to hand over the reigns of Chairperson having dedicated many hours, both in front and behind the scenes towards monitoring and the continuous improvement of the day to day teaching and learning, sound business management and the well-being of children and staff of our school. We’re all very grateful Sian, thank you.
At the same meeting in October, Andy Wilcock was elected as the new Chair of Governors.
'The role of Governors is to make sure that objectives are met and that planning for the future is both aspirational and realistic. We are here to support and encourage the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and teaching staff as a ‘critical friend’ to maintain our commitment to achieving the highest standards of education. I believe that Walkley School makes a uniquely, positive contribution to our wider community.' (Andy Wilcock)
We look forward to continuing our work over the years to come.
Parent Governor Election - Ballot
As you may be aware, we contacted all parents and carers recently regarding the parent governor election and invited nominations for the position(s) to be returned by Wednesday 17th October 2018. The following nominations have been received and are listed below:
As the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies, it is now necessary to hold a ballot for which a ballot paper will be sent home for each parent/carer to complete. Also enclosed is a copy of a statement from each candidate to assist you in the voting process.
How to Vote
The parent(s) with the highest number of votes will be declared elected. If you require any assistance with this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Governing Body
Would you like to be a Parent Governor at Walkley Primary School?
We currently have vacancies for two parent governors on the Governing Body, which is open to all parents and guardians of children in this school. Being a governor will afford you the opportunity to help shape and guide the progress of Walkley Primary School.
As a parent governor you hold the unique position of having a parental viewpoint. Through the children you will have first hand experience of the curriculum and how the school is perceived from the consumers’ point of view. You will be able to bring this perspective to the strategic management of the school.