Welcome from the Chair of Governors
In September 2021 I was very honoured to be elected as the Chair of the Board of Governors at Wilsthorpe School. Whilst I have only been a Governor at the school since 2018, I have many years’ experience as a Governor and of Governance in my working life.
The Board is made up of volunteer Governors who give freely of their time. We are all from different backgrounds including education, health, social services, business and the community, which enables us to ensure that the education that Wilsthorpe students receive is to a high standard and that they are able to achieve their best outcomes.
To ensure the safe and efficient running of Wilsthorpe School, we work closely with the Head teacher Derek Hobbs and his Senior Leadership Team, acting as critical friends who are prepared to challenge and question when necessary at the same time as being supportive.
I am very keen to ensure that Wilsthorpe continues to provide Excellence in Learning and is the school of choice for many of the local families of Long Eaton. whilst responding to the many challenges and expectations of both staff, students and their families or carers as well as The Two Counties Trust and the Department of Education.
By ensuring that Wilsthorpe provides expert teaching and inspirational learning, we can be proud in knowing that the students have a good knowledge base to form positive relationships which will, in turn, build their confidence and character and help them as they move forward with their lives.
Whilst the Board has a strategic role, it would not be appropriate to get involved in either the day to day running of the school or about specific staff or student issues. These are best dealt with by the school. However, should the need arise to contact the Board this is best done through to ClerkTo.Governors@wilsthorpe.ttct.co.uk
Chair of Governors