Governing Board 

School governors are responsible for making decisions about how the school is run. They meet at least once a term at school. They have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

School governors are:

  • Parents
  • Staff at the school
  • Community representatives (business people) called co-opted

Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the governing body, but they speak as individuals. They have equal status in the work of the governing body with voting rights.

At the moment, we only have one sub-commitee: Finance, Audit and Premises (FAP).

REGISTER OF INTEREST: Please see the attachment below for the register of interest and attendance record. This will be updated termly.


Whiston Junior and Infant School Governing Body


Governor Type

Contact details

David Phillips

Chair of Governors & Audit Governor

Alan Bradbury

Community Governor

Brendan Frazier

Safeguarding, SEND and Looked After Child (LAC) Governor & FAP committee


Joanne Archer

Parent Governor


Craig Roberts

Staff Governor & FAP commitee


Mike Furness

Vice Chair & Recruitment Governor


Kate Francis

Staff Governor


 Tina Angell

Head Teacher

Scott McClean

Parent Governor


John Henderson CEO


Amy Morrell Parent Governor


Mark Kostanjsek Parent Governor


John Swallow Parent Governor


Phil Wood Clerk to Governors


GOVERNOR VACANCIES: are advertised on the Parent notice board outside the school and in newsletters.

Finance, Audit and Premises (FAP) Committee

David Phillips

Chair of Governors

Brendan Frazier

Parent Governor  

Craig Roberts

Staff Governor  
Tina Angell Head Teacher

Governing Board Meetings 2017 -18

Autumn Term:


Curriculum and Assessment (C&A) Committee  5.00pm


Finance, Audit and Premises (FAP)  Committee 4.45pm & Full Governing Body 5:30pm



Spring Term: 


Finance, Audit and Premises (FAP)  Committee 4.45pm & Full Governing Body 5:30pm


Summer Term:


Finance, Audit and Premises (FAP)  Committee 4.30pm


Full Governing Body 5:00pm

The Governance Handbook - January 2017

Governing boards are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders.

Lord Nash

The Governance Handbook has been re-named to make clear that it applies to all those involved in governance. It now refers throughout to the ‘board’ to emphasise that it applies equally to the governing body of a small maintained school as it does to the board of a large MAT.

This advice is about governing bodies in schools maintained by local authorities and boards of trustees in academies. It explains the main purpose  of effective governance as:

1. The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

2. All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

  •  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  •  Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance