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Welcome to St. Leonard's Church of England Primary School

Welcome to St Leonard's CofE Primary School

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I am proud to be the Headteacher at St. Leonard’s CofE Primary School. We are located in the beautiful village of Wigginton and have a very strong community who are keen to support our school. Our strong Christian ethos underpins everything we do and everyone associated with our school is committed to helping our children ‘Grow in Faith and Learning’. Catherine Young- Headteacher.

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

The Governing Body

 

St Leonard’s CofE (A) Primary School’s Governing Body is responsible for ensuring our children achieve their very best while at our school.

We provide strategic leadership and accountability within the school. We work closely with our Headteacher to set the aims, objectives, policies and targets for the school, and we monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making.

We work closely with a whole range of stakeholders including our children, parents/carers, staff, the local community, the diocese and our local authority to make sure our school provides the best education and learning experience possible.  

We meet for full Governing Board three times a year and we also have two subcommittees which focus on standards and performance, and resources.

 

Our Governing Body comprises:

 

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 7 Foundation Governors
  • 1 LA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher

 

Parent governors are elected by parents of the children at the school, or may be appointed by the governing body if no-one stands for election. 

Foundation governors are appointed by the local church and/or diocese.

LA governors are appointed by the local authority. Members of the public can apply to be considered for this role by contacting the LA directly.   

Staff governors are elected by staff at the school. 

 

Want to get in touch?

 

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please do so via the main contact email, clearly stating the message is for the Governing Body – office@st-leonards-wigginton.staffs.sch.uk 

 

Our current Governors

Picture 1 Richard Byrne
Picture 2 Rev Debra Dyson
Picture 3 Cathy Young
Picture 4 Graeme White
Picture 5 Elizabeth Baker
Picture 6 Veronica Coatham
Picture 7 Susanne Davies
Picture 8 Vic Morris
Picture 9 Sue Sly
Picture 10 Keith Stevens
Picture 11 Lawrence Tall
Picture 12 Vicki Williams

Richard Byrne 
I’m delighted to be a Parent Governor and Chair of the Governing Body. I think this School is wonderful, in an amazing setting and I’m determined to protect everything that’s great about it whilst guiding us through the challenges a small village school faces. Both my daughters love this School, my eldest left recently to go to High School and my other daughter is currently in Year 4 enjoying it even more now her ‘annoying’ big sister isn’t around!

 

Rev Debra Dyson

I’m the Vicar for the Parish of Wigginton and Vice Chair of the Governing Body. I am heavily involved with the School both as the leader of our Church and with pastoral care for the children and staff. I’ve previously also been a Governor at the school my own children (now all grown up) went to.
 

Cathy Young

I am proud to be the Headteacher at St. Leonard’s. I joined in 2017 and it has been non-stop ever since. Being a Head brings with it lots of additional responsibilities over and above those of a teacher, but I always try to find time to get stuck in supporting the staff to deliver the highest quality education for all. I’m really proud of the team of staff we have here and the support we get from our children’s parents and the Church.
 

Graeme White

I’ve been a foundation Governor at the School for over 7 years and during that time I was also been the Chair of the Governing Board. I have two children; one has recently left to go to High School, and the other is in the lower end of the School. I’m the lead Governor for sport, and as an accountant by training I am also involved in helping make sure our finances are in order.

 

Elizabeth Baker

I’m the lead Governor for Special Educational Needs and have been on the Governing Body for a number of years, having worked as a teacher in Primary Schools during my career, and as a School Inspector. I have known many children who have been pupils at our School and some of whom I keep in touch with; they are now successful doctors, chemists, missionaries and industrial chemists. I’m very proud of the start they had at our School.

 

Veronica Coatham

I’m the Chair of the School’s Resources Committee which means I lead the team of Governors that make sure we are spending our money wisely and that we have the best facilities we can. I’m also the lead Governor for IT.

 

Susanne Davies

I’m a Parent Governor and the lead for Maths. My daughter is in the lower end of the School and I was thrilled to be chosen by our parents and carers to represent and consider their views at the Governing Board. 

 

Vic Morris

I’m an Associated Minister for the Parish of Wigginton and the lead Governor for Safeguarding. I’ve been involved with the local community for many years both as a Minister and when I ran the village’s Scout Group. It is a delight to come into the School to see the children all enjoying learning in the beautiful surroundings with caring staff.

 

Sue Sly

I’ve been a Governor at the School for a number of years and I’m also the Chair of our Standards Committee, as well as being the lead Governor for English. My 40 years’ experience as a teacher comes in handy as the Committee checks to make sure that the children at the School are getting the best educational outcomes they can so that we set them up for their future education. My three children have all been pupils at the School and my granddaughter now also attends.

 

Keith Stevens

I was appointed and represent Staffordshire County Council on the Governing Body. I’ve been involved with the School in one way or another for over 30 years; my children came here, as do our grandchildren. My lead role is to help provide oversight of the School’s finances as well as for our nursery provision.

 

Lawrence Tall

I’m one of the Foundation Governors, which means I represent the Church’s interests on the Governing Board, helping to make sure that we maintain our Christian values and keep the link between the School and the Church strong. 

 

I’ve got two children that go to the School (in Years 6 and 4) and another that will be joining Nursery in the future. I work in the Construction industry and, as the lead Governor for Health and Safety, I rely on my knowledge and experience gained in my day job to provide oversight to the Governors that we are doing all we can to keep the children and staff safe.

 

Vicki Williams

I’m a teacher at the School and was elected by my colleagues to represent their views on the Governing Body. It’s interesting to see things from the Governors’ point of view, and the insight I can give them about how things are working for staff is really important. My son used to come to the School and it was through him I got a feel for what the School was like, so when an opportunity came up to join the staff I jumped at it.



 

 

Meetings

The governors meet termly as a full governing body. The board is also split into two committees: Standards and Resources. The Standards committee focuses on the quality of Teaching and Learning; Safeguarding and Outcomes for pupils including vulnerable groups. The Resource committee leads on Health and Safety and the schools’ budget. The full scope each committee can be found in the sub-committee terms of reference. The governors hold a business meeting at the start of the year to set out their key focus areas for the next academic year.

 

Attendance and membership details can be found below:

 

2018/19

Name Type

Term

of

office

Committee

Business

meeting

 

(Standards

Focussed)

Full Govs.

Full Govs.  
6/9/18 22/10/18 20/11/18  

Elizabeth

Baker

Foundation

SEND Link

31/5/16 -

31/5/18

Standards ü ü X  

Richard

Byrne

Parent

1/10/17 - 

30/9/20

Chair of

Governors

Resource

ü ü ü  

Veronica

Coatham

Foundation

ICT Link

13/10/17 -

12/10/20

Chair of

Resource

ü ü ü  

Suzanne

Davies

Parent

Maths Link

1/10/17 -

30/9/20

Standards ü ü ü  

Rev.

Debra

Dyson

Foundation

RE/Worship/CD

5/11/12 -

N/A

Standards ü X ü  

Vic

Morris

Foundation

Safe-guarding

4/4/15 -

4/4/19

Standards X ü X  

Sue Sly

Foundation

English Link

3/11/15 -

2/11/19

Chair of

Standards

Nursery/

Ospreys

ü ü ü  

Keith

Stevens

Local Authority

Finance

4/4/18 -

3/4/21

Resource

Pay

ü ü ü  

Lawrence

Tall

Foundation

H & S

20/1/16 -

20/1/20

Resource ü ü ü  

Graeme

White

Foundation

6/2/18 -

6/2/21

Resource X X ü  

Vicki

Williams

Staff 1/9/17 Standards ü ü ü  

Catherine

Young

Head

1/9/17 All ü ü ü  

 

2017/18

Name

Type

Term of office

Committee

Bus

mtg

Pay

Res

Sta

Full

Res

Sta

Full

Academy info mtg

Res

Sta

Full

19.9.17

11.10.17

13.10.17

31.10.18

21.11.18

14.3.18

13.3.18

20.3.18

1.5.18

10.5.18

10.5.18

28.6.18

Elizabeth Baker

Foundation

SEND Link

31/5/16-31/5/18

Standards

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

ü

N/A ü X

Richard Byrne

Parent

1/10/17-30/9/20

Chair of Govs

Resource

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

ü

X

N/A

ü

ü

ü N/A ü

Veronica Coatham

Foundation

ICT Link

13/10/17-12/10/20

Chair of Resource

N/A

N/A

ü

N/A

ü

X

N/A

ü

ü

X N/A ü

Susanne Davies

Parent

Maths link

1/10/17-30/9/20

Standards

N/A

N/A

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

X

X

ü

N/A ü ü

Rev. Debra Dyson

Foundation

RE/worship/CD

5/11/12- N/A

Standards

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

ü

N/A ü ü

Vic Morris

Foundation

Safe-guarding

4/4/15-4/4/19

Standards

ü

N/A N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

ü

N/A X ü

Sue Sly

Foundation English Link

3/11/15-2/11/19

Chair of Standards

Nursery/ Ospreys

ü

N/A N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

ü

N/A ü ü

Keith Stevens

Local Authority

Finance

4/4/18-3/4/21

Resource

Pay

ü

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

ü N/A X

Lawrence Tall

Foundation

H+S

20/1/16 -

20/1/20

Resource

ü

N/A

ü

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

ü

ü N/A X

Graeme White

Foundation

6/2/18-6/2/21

Resource

X

N/A

ü

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

ü

X

ü N/A ü

Vicki Williams

Staff

1.9.17

Standards

ü

N/A

N/A

ü

ü

N/A

X

X

ü

N/A ü ü

Catherine Young

Head

1.9.17

All

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü ü ü
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