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Whitecote Primary School

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School Governors


Chair:                                                   Mrs Suzanne Hawkshaw   

Headteacher:                                     Ms Frances Stead                ex-officio


Parent Representatives:                  Ms Tracey Nicholson

                                                            Mr Paul Briscoe



Staff Representative:                       Miss Vicki Routledge


Co-opted Representatives:             Mrs Sue Hawkshaw

                                                            Mrs Rachel Tobbell

                                                            Mrs Helen Burling

                                                            Mrs Cath Broadhead

                                                            Mrs Jennifer Armit

                                                            Mrs Anessa Rush




LEA Representative:                           Vacancy

Governors with specific responsibilities

*    Complaints - Suzanne Hawkshaw
*    Child Protection/Looked After Children - Tracey Nicholson

*    SEND - Tracey Nicholson

*    Attendance - Paul Briscoe

*    Equalities - Rachel Tobbell

*    Health and Safety - to be advised

*    Bramley Cluster - Rachel Tobbell and Tracey Nicholson
*    Training - Suzanne Hawkshaw
*    Pupil Premium - Anessa Rush
*    Literacy - Rachel Tobbell
*    Maths - Jennifer Armit
*    Sports Funding - Suzanne Hawkshaw

*    Website Compliance - Paul Briscoe

*    Parental Engagement - Jennifer Armit

*    Pupil Voice - Cath Broadhead
*    Foundation Stage - Suzanne Hawkshaw

*    Key Stage 1 - Tracey Nicholson
*    Lower Key Stage 2 - Anessa Rush
*    Upper Key Stage 2 - Rachel Tobbell


Governors' Declaration of Interests


All governors declared no interests

The Governing Body of Whitecote Primary School have an important role to play in supporting the strategic direction of school. The Governors act as both a critical friend, whilst providing challenge and facilitating debate with School Leaders to ensure children at Whitecote achieve the best possible progress in their learning.


The Governing Body consists of  13 Members:       

  • Headteacher
  • 2 Parents
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 8 Co-Opted Governors


The Governing body is split into two committees, who undertake projects under delegated authority from the main body.


The committees are as follows:


  • Resources (Finance, Personnel and Buildings)
  • Teaching and Learning and Pupil Support


Committee Members


Teaching, learning and pupil support 

Frances Stead

Rachel Tobbell (Chair)

Anessa Rush

Vicki Routledge 

Cath Broadhead 

Helen Burling



Frances Stead

Suzanne Hawkshaw (Chair)

Tracey Nicholson

Paul Briscoe

Helen Burling

Jennifer Armit


2017/18 Priorities


The Senior Leadership Team and Governors have agreed the following priorities for the school:-


  • To close the gap in attainment of KS2 pupils to be in line with national averages at the end of Year 6 by 2019
  • To narrow the progress gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children across school
  • To increase the proportion of pupils working beyond ARE in English and maths through pitch and challenge
  • To improve use of in-class marking and checks
  • Improve use of assessment data so that analysis of data identifies all groups of learners and tracks their progress within and across key stages rigorously
  • To improve attendance levels to be in line with the national average


I am extremely proud of the school, its pupils and staff. Standards at Whitecote have risen over the past few years. The children are well behaved and keen to learn as they feel safe, supported and secure in our School. Parents and Carers understand they have an important role to fulfill in supporting our aims and aspirations for their children.


Thanks for your continued support and contributions.




Chair of Governors