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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.

Walkley Board of Governors

Governing Body Structure, Committees and Remit

Governor Code of Conduct

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:



  • Hend Alyazeedi
  • Kathryn Bennett
  • Helen Hinchliffe  
  • Melvyn Hodgetts
  • Rachel Mistry
  • Rebecca Staniforth


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

  • On the ballot paper place an X in the right hand column against the candidate(s) of your choice. No other distinguishing marks of any kind should be made on the ballot paper, or it could be declared void.
  • As there are two parent governor posts available, you may vote for two different candidates. You may not vote twice for one candidate.
  • Only parents/carers of registered pupils at the school are eligible to vote.
  • Each parent/carer is entitled to complete one ballot paper irrespective of the number of children at the school.
  • Please return your completed ballot paper by post or, place in an envelope in the red voting box. There will be one in the main Burnaby entrance and one in the main office entrance from 6th November until 3.30 pm on Tuesday 13th November.
  • Any ballot papers received after this time will be declared void.
  • If there is a tie in the numbers of votes cast, the first step should be to recount the votes. If the votes are still equal for two or more candidates then the headteacher, should arrange for them to draw lots.


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.