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School Name

Whitecote Primary School

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School Governors


Chair:                                                  Mr Peter Riley

Headteacher:                                     Ms Frances Batty                ex-officio


Parent Representatives:                  Ms Tracey Nicholson

                                                            Mr Paul Briscoe



Staff Representative:                       Miss Vicki Routledge


Co-opted Representatives:             Mr Peter Riley

                                                            Mrs Sue Hawkshaw

                                                            Mrs Rachel Tobbell

                                                            Mrs Cath Broadhead

                                                            Mrs Jennifer Armit

                                                            Mrs Anessa Rush

                                                            Mrs Helen Burling



LEA Representative:                           Vacancy

Governors with specific responsibilities

*    Complaints - Peter Riley
*    Child Protection/Looked After Children - Peter Riley

*    Equalities - Rachel Tobbell
*    Training - Suzanne Hawkshaw
*    Pupil Premium - Anessa Rush
*    Literacy - Vicki Routledge
*    Maths - Rachel Tobbell
*    Sports Funding - To be advised

*    Parental Engagement - Suzanne Hawkshaw

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

*    Key Stage 1 - Rachel Tobbell
*    Lower Key Stage 2 - Anessa Rush
*    Upper Key Stage 2 - Jennifer Armit


Governors' Declaration of Interests


Suzanne Hawkshaw- works for LCC governor support services


Peter Riley- works for Academic Appointments supply agency


All other 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 Batty

Peter Riley

Rachel Tobbell 

Anessa Rush

Vicki Routledge 

Cath Broadhead 

Helen Burling



Frances Batty

Peter Riley 

Suzanne Hawkshaw 

Jennifer Armit

Paul Briscoe 

Helen Burling


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 2018
  • To narrow the progress gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children across school
  • To increase the proportion of pupils working beyond age related expectations in English and mathematics
  • To improve the use of in-class marking and checks to ensure that all pupils are challenged
  • Use assessment data rigorously to ensure that all groups of leaders make good or better progress from their starting points
  • 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.



Peter Riley

Chair of Governors