School Personnel

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Office, Caretaking & Lunchtime Supervisors

Teachers and Teaching Assistants

 Nursery Staff
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The Governors and Senior Leadership Team believe that our pupils are at the heart of our strategy for the school. We aim to ensure they receive the best education we can provide in a safe and welcoming environment in order to prepare them for their future.


Our Vision

The governors, staff and parents at The William Amory share a common goal – together we aim:

  • Towards ensuring that every child in our care can reach their full potential;
  • Towards giving the children the courage to challenge themselves and be confident in who they are.
  • Towards excellence – whether that be in the classroom, on the stage, the sports field or in a career not yet thought of.

We achieve this through partnerships between children, parents, carers, staff, governors and the wider community.


Strategic Goals

Our Strategy comes from this vision.

 Development: We strive to get every child to their highest levels of personal achievement by providing opportunities for them to explore and develop skills and aspirations.

Be aware of community-wide changes and be mindful of the potential outcomes of these for our pupils.

Curriculum: We wish to encourage a desire to learn the drive to succeed in all our children by providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

Ensure that life skills are part of their experience so that they are best prepared to face their future.

 Wellbeing: We aim to foster and maintain a caring and rich learning environment where children can make mistakes in order to learn from these, to develop resilience and independence on their journey through school.

Resources: We oversee and implement strong financial control to ensure the school teaching and environment reflect the very best of standards we can achieve.


School Governors acting as a “Critical friend” are one of the most effective ways of ensuring that a school strives to exceed it’s best. Our governors do more than take part in regular meetings. The are in school helping out and providing challenge and question where it is needed.

This is done through detailed and timetabled activity, designed to focus on the School Development Plan and working in conjunction with it. At present our members are:

  • Mrs Burton (Chair and member since formation of school. Co-opted);
  • Mrs Rowe (Vice Chair and member since formation of school. Co-opted. Compass Group providing cleaning and catering services for the school);
  • Miss Baskeyfield (staff member and member since formation of school);
  • Mr Wilken (staff member and member since May 2011);
  • Mr Grattage (Co-Opted Governor and member since October 2015. Accountant with no interests relating to the school);
  • Mr Henshaw, (Parent governor from November 2019);
  • Mr Needham (Parent Governor and member since March 2017. JCB with no interests relating to the school);
  • Miss Tomkinson (Parent governor from November 2019).
  • Mrs Fryer (Co-Opted Governor and member since May 2019. Previous teacher and volunteers in school with small groups).

The governor committees are (chairperson in bold):

  •  Teaching and Learning & – 2 nd half of term  (RN, GB, SB, JR, BW, LG)
  • Leadership, Management & Policy – 1 st half of term (MF, GB, SB, JR, BW, LG, RN)
  • Finance, Premises and H&S – meeting termly (JR, SB, GB, BW, LG)
  • Nursery  – meeting termly (GB, BW, JR, RN, LG, SB)
  • Staffing including Pay – meeting twice a year or more (GB, JR,  – appeals panel  LG, RN)

Yet appointed to committees – Mr Henshaw & Miss Tomkinson

Governor Attendance (on full governing body meetings and appointed committee meetings)

Autumn 2019

  • Mrs Burton 100%
  • Mrs Rowe 100%
  • Miss Baskeyfield 100%
  • Mr Wilken 100%
  • Mr Grattage 100%
  • Mr Needham
  • Mrs Fryer – newly appointed – 100%

Spring 2020

  • Mrs Burton 100%
  • Mrs Rowe 66%
  • Miss Baskeyfield 100%
  • Mr Wilken 100%
  • Mr Grattage 100%
  • Mr Henshaw 100%
  • Mr Needham 100%
  • Miss Tomkinson 100%
  • Mrs Fryer 100%

Governors can be contacted via the school office or directly:


The following roles are:

  • Data Governor incl PP and SP – Mr Grattage
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding (Prevent, Online Safety) – Mrs Rowe
  • Chairperson – Mrs Burton
  • Vice Chair – Mrs Rowe
  • English Governor – Mrs Burton
  • Maths Governor – Mr Needham
  • Science and Technology Governor – Vacant
  • Special Educational Needs (SEND) Governor – Mrs Fryer
  • Looked After Children Governor – Mrs Rowe
  • EYFS Governor – Mrs Burton

Subject to change at next Leadership and Management Committee (26th Feb 2020)

Governor Impact

Autumn 19/20


Activity Impact of Activity
Teaching and Learning ·    Interpreting internal assessment data for the whole school

·    Examining progress of pupils using internal assessment data

·    Overview of National results

·    Governors understand that pupils are well within national expectations but that those working at greater depth in writing is below that of reading and writing

·    Pupil progress is good

·    Headline figures demonstrate WAPS is well placed nationally, within the LA and locally.

Leadership and Management ·    Policy Review

·    Understanding the new Ofsted Framework

·    Keeping Children Safe in Education

·    Policies are up to date and current.

·    Governors are kept abreast of current practice and expectations.

·    Governors are aware of their duties with regard to KCSIE 2019

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety ·    Financial benchmarking with particular focus on staffing costs

·    Premises and H&S

·    The school compare favourably with other schools in the LA, like us and nationally with regard to staffing costs.

·    Staffing costs are average (as a percentage) for the area

·    The school’s income is about average for the area

·    The governors approved work on the following – repair to roof in KSI and repair to stairs in KSI.

Staffing ·    Review Staffing Policy

·    Review of headteacher performance

·    Staffing policy and procedures in line with requirements.

·    Headteacher audited for practice. External auditor content with performance.

Link Governors ·    Agreed to wait for Spring ’20 to redistribute Link Governor roles after new recruits. ·


Spring 19/20

Committee Activity Impact of Activity
Teaching and Learning Interpreting external assessment data for the whole school against national standards

Examining progress of pupils using external assessment data

Leadership and Management Policy Review

Reviewing role of link governor and practices

Review the middle leadership structure of the school

The governors have understood and recognize the middle leadership structure and the reason for the restructuring of existing system.

We are working to develop the link governor role as a result of governor recruitment

Finance, Premises and Health & Safety Financial review
Staffing None this term
Link Governors