Welcome from the Chair of Governors
I was appointed as Chair of the Governing Body at Wilsthorpe in September 2019 but have served on the Board for some fourteen years. Over that time there has been a marked change in the way the school operates and meets the aspirations of students, parents and carers and the wider community. We are committed to continue to encourage the school to move forward to meet the ever-changing expectations of students, staff, parents and carers, the community and the external authorities such as the Multi Academy Trust and the Department for Education.
To face those challenges, it is encouraging that we have a strong Governing Body made up of people with backgrounds in education, business, health and social services and community engagement. We all give of our time and energy as volunteers. School governors have been described as ‘critical friends’ so we aim to challenge and question at the same time as being caring and supportive.
Governors have to take a very strategic view of the running of the school and it is very seldom appropriate for us to be involved in specific issues, whether they are about school or about specific students or staff members. It is a lot more useful for everyone if specific issues are handled through the relevant member of school staff. However, if you do need to contact us this is best done in writing by letter to the Clerk of Governors at the school address or by e mail to email@example.com. As the clerk is not a full-time member of staff it may not be easy to contact her by telephone, but you can leave a message for her with the receptionist.
Chair of the Governing Body