Chair of Governors
Co-Opted (Parent) Governor
I have recently joined Monkwood Primary School as a parent governor in 2021.
I work as an Early Years Teacher and passionate about child development, play and the rights of the child. My eldest daughter started at Monkwood in 2020 and I have been so happy with her learning journey so far. I want to ensure the school continues to be a shining example of quality of education.
Co-Opted Governor (Parent)
Vice-Chair of Governors
Support Staff Governor
I became a staff Governor in 2020. I currently work in Year 5 as a teaching assistant at Monkwood Primary school where I have worked for about five years. I first started as a one-to-one for a number of children with different needs and a SMSA, I then moved into a teaching assistant role working in Years 3, 4 and 5.
I am passionate about helping children who find school challenging. I believe all children deserve to have someone who is there for them and help them reach their full potential.
Co-Opted Governor (Parent)
I have been working with vulnerable children and adults for almost twenty years, and have a background in Environmental Education.
I believe that having an enthusiastic approach to your own education can open doors, and I became a Governor to find out more about how Monkwood plans to enthuse our children so that they can find opportunities for themselves.
I have two outrageously energetic daughters at Monkwood, and hope that I can do my part to support the school while it supports them.
Contact the Chair of Governors
To get in touch with Adam Dawson, Chair of Governors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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!