Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Northfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2HL

enquiries@wnp.wwpat.org

01709 543704

Governors                                                                                                                                         

Anna Stacey, Chair of Governors can be contacted via Diane Sanderson (School Administrator) on 01709 543704 or enquiries@wnp.wwpat.org

Click here to visit our Trust's Governance Page.

Local Governing Body

School governors are responsible for making decisions about how the school is run. They meet at least once a term at school. They have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. The Chair of Governors can be contacted via Diane Sanderson in the school office. There are also sub committees who meet at least termly, our sub committees are:- 

Finance and Premises

Safeguarding

Curriculum  

School Improvement Planning (SIP)

All Governors sit on all committees, therefore the chair of Governors is chair of all. 

 

The Local Governing Body Constitution:

1 x WWPAT

1 x Head teacher

2 x Parents

2 x Staff at the school

6 x Community representatives (business people) called co-opted , Currently we have three vacancies

12 Members in total

Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the governing body, but they speak as individuals. They have equal status in the work of the governing body with voting rights. 

 

Click here to see the latest Governance handbook.

Vacancies

We currently have three co-opted governor vacancies. If you are interested in these roles, please contact the school on 01709 543704 for further information.

 

Term of Office

Apart from WWPAT staff and the Head teacher, all governors have a four year term of office from their date of appointment.

Please click here to see the Governors Term of Office. 

 

Attendance at Governors' Meetings

Please click her to see the Attendance at Governors meetings for the last three years. 

 

Governors' Business and Financial Interests

 Please click here to see the Governors Business and Financial interests.

 

Our Governors

Anna Stacey - Chair of Governors

Anna is a Parent Governor and was appointed to the Governing Body on 20th March 2013. Anna is the Chair of Governors. Anna is also Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor and has undertaken the training that this involves.

 

 

Liz Duncan 
Liz is a Co-opted Governor and was appointed to our governing body in September 2010. Liz is a qualified teacher but since having her two children now works in Finance.

 

 

Mark Richardson– Vice Chair of Governors
Mark is a Co-opted Governor and was appointed to the governing body on 7th October 2015. Mark has taken responsibility for all aspects of school sports with Live & Learn Sports working with parents, staff and children at various schools. Mark became a school governor to enable him to have an overview of all aspects of school life and have an impact on our children’s lives.

 

Claire Middleton

Claire was appointed Head teacher in January 2016 prior to this she was Head of School. As well as being Head, Claire is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Claire has been a Primary Teacher for many years and has a wealth of experience in EYFS.

John Swallow - Staff Governor

John was appointed Deputy Head in April 2017 and comes to Wickersley Northfield Primary from a primary school in Barnsley where he was Assistant Head.

Joanne Carroll - Staff Governor

Amy Wright 

Amy is a Co-opted Governor.

Opeyemi Akinwusi

 Opeyemi is a Co-opted Governor.

Alison Hutchinson - Parent Governor

I have worked for HSBC for 23 years mainly in management roles, displaying strong interpersonal skills to get the best out of my people and to achieve the best outcomes for them also. I was nominated for a Spotlight award for Strong Leadership in times of exceptional change in 2019 and in 2020 myself and my team won the award. I then secured a role as a school business manager due to the skills and experience I displayed. In the end I didn’t go ahead with that due to the hours and took a role working with vulnerable young people to help them achieve their goals instead. I find this very rewarding and I believe my experience and skills work very well in the school governor role and would welcome the opportunity to further contribute to the school in this way. I am committed to any time required to do this role. I have 2 children in school so have a good cross section of experience of different year groups. I will contribute by providing balanced, well evidenced and well thought out contributions to any meetings in order to deliver the best outcomes for the pupils and the school.