Governing Board 

Effective governance is based on six key features:

Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.

Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.

People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.

Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and reponsibilities.

Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

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.

We currently have two sub-commitees: Finance, Audit and Premises (FAP) and Curriculum and Assessment (C&A)

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




File icon: pdf SLT & Governors Register of Interests [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Register of Interest & Attendance Record July 19 [pdf 126KB] Click to download

Meet your Governors below:

David Phillips

Community Governor & Chair

Member of Finance, Audit and Premises Comittee


Mike Furness

Community Governor, Recruitment Governor


Scott McClean

Parent Governor & Vice Chair

Member of Finance, Audit and Premises Comittee

Amy Morrell

Safeguarding, SENCO & Looked After Child (LAC) Governor

Member of Curriculum and Assessment Comittee

John Swallow

Parent Governor

Member of Curriculum and Assessment Comittee


Mark Kostanjsek

Parent Governor



Whiston Junior and Infant School Governing Body


Governor Type


Contact details

David Phillips

Chair of Governors & Audit Governor

Alan Bradbury

Community Governor (on special leave at present)






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 & FAP committee



Kate Davies CEO  


Amy Morrell Safeguarding SENCO & Looked After Child (LAC) Governor and C&A committee  


Mark Kostanjsek Parent Governor  


John Swallow Parent Governor & C&A committee  


Helen Lilleyman 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

Scott McLean

Parent Governor  

Governor's Privacy Notice and Data Protection

Whiston J&I School is the data controller for governor information


The categories of governor information that we process include:-


  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (such as name, date of birth, contact details and postcode)
  • Governance details (such as role, term of office, photographs and training attended)
  • Pecuniary Interests (Information about pecuniary or business held by you or your family members)


How we use governor information:-


  • Maintain a governor database
  • Contacting governors regarding meetings and communicating relevant documents.
  • Contacting governors regarding training opportunities


Who we share your personal information with:-


  • We have a statutory obligation to publish governor details on our website and the national ‘Get Information About Schools’ (GIAS) website
  • The Teams within the Local Authority such as RoSIS (Rotherham School Improvement Service – Governance development team and support)



Keeping your personal information secure:-


We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidently lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.  We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it.  Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.


Governing Board Meetings 2019 - 20

Autumn Term:


Full Governing Body 5.30pm


Spring Term: 


Full Governing Body 5:30pm


Summer Term:


Full Governing Body 5:30pm

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


File icon: pdf Governance_Handbook_-_January_2017 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2017 WHJI new_governor_induction_pack [pdf 513KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Competency_framework_for_governance_ [pdf 675KB] Click to download