Chair of Governors
I have worked for many years in the private sector for a variety of companies in business administration for the first part of my career, moving into accounting and finance. I trained in business accounting and finance whilst I worked and attended university part time. I now work for the family business and manage the accounts and a small accounts team.
I have seen through my employment how a good education gives the basis for so many opportunities. I am passionate about education and believe that every child should have access to good quality education. I want to be involved in ensuring that all the children at Foljambe are happy and flourish with the best opportunities regardless of their ability.
Vice Chair of Governors
Having lived locally all my life and attending Dalton Foljambe myself as a child, I am looking forward to coming on board the governing body to ensure all our children receive the best quality education they deserve. I have always taken a keen interest in the education of young children and I love to see children’s progression and achievements. I have a CACHE Level 3 diploma in childcare and previously worked within Sure Start settings, providing quality care and play experiences with children aged 0-4, also experiencing working with children with SEN needs on a 1-1 basis.
I currently work as a lunchtime supervisor at a primary school and also do exam invigilating at a local secondary when required. I thoroughly enjoy this as it works around my children’s needs.
Children’s education/future is very important and I hope that my experiences, views and opinions as a parent will help make a difference in the education of Foljambe children and that the Trust works towards connecting with parents and the community.
Support Staff Governor
WHAT DOES THE GOVERNING BODY DO?
The work of the Governing Body is carried out for one purpose only: to give the children the best possible start in their school life, by providing the finest in terms of the education they receive. The Governing Body is made up of the Headteacher, and members of the school community and wider Wickersley Partnership Trust where possible.
The Governors work closely with the Headteacher and meet regularly. Decisions are democratic, with all governors being given as much information as possible to aid them in that decision-making process, ensuring lively often lengthy and healthy discussions prior to decision making. Their work is focused around teaching and learning and in ensuring the school is offering the best possible values for its pupils. The position of school governor is a voluntary one, but it demands a high level of commitment, both in time and responsibility, as the decisions made directly affect the children.
The Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities, they can only act together, they cannot act as individuals.
Governors are appointed to help:
- Decide what is
- Set standards of
- Agree targets for continual school
- Interview and select
- Monitor and engage with teaching and learning
School Governors can be:
- WPT Members
Contact the Chair of Governors
To get in touch with Deborah Cooke, Chair of Governors, please email email@example.com.
Become a School Governor
INSPIRE. CHANGE. DEVELOP.
Wickersley Partnership Trust encompasses 13 schools across Rotherham and Gainsborough. It exists to further the interests of the young people it serves.
Becoming a School Governor can have a positive impact on the young people in your local community and help to drive school improvement. A Local Governing Body plays an integral role in a school’s success; working together with senior school leadership and guiding their strategic direction.
Why not give back and help give children and young people the best start in life, whilst developing your own skills in a way which can benefit your career. We like to think of it as a win-win situation!