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Wendell Park Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park
Partnership

Governors

Governors

The governors' job is to ensure that all children at Wendell Park receive the best education possible.

They set the strategic direction for the school, overseeing the school budget to make sure money is well spent and by monitoring and evaluating the school's performance.

The Governing Board

Wendell Park currently has ten governors who, between them, represent the Local Education Authority (Hammersmith and Fulham), parents and carers, the staff of the school (teaching and non-teaching) and the local community. The full governing board meet at least once each term.

If you would like to find out more about the work we do and feel you have skills or experience that could assist the governing body in carrying out its duties, or if you’d like to contact a governor for any other reason, please contact us via the School Office.

And if you want to help in other ways the Friends of Wendell Park Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which focuses on organising events and fundraising,

The Governing Board's role

The role of the governing body is:

  • to influence any long-term goals and vision for the school
  • set aims and objectives for the school
  • set policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set targets by which progress towards those aims and objectives can be measured
  • review and monitor progress in achieving the aims and objectives
  • work with the headteacher to ensure that teaching is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards
  • take general responsibility for the school and its budget
  • act as “critical friend” to the school and headteacher, offering support, advice, a second opinion and help, and also challenging, asking questions and offering constructive feedback
    promote the interests of the school and its pupils in the community

What do individual governors actually do?

Governors attend a meeting of the full governing body at least once per term.

In addition, governors sit on at least one committee. Committees also meet at least once per term.

At Wendell Park School, our two committees are:

  • Resources
  • Curriculum, Achievement and School Community Committee.

Governors often make visits to the school, attend school events and may accompany staff and pupils on outings

Governors assist the Executive headteacher in appointing staff. Governors take the lead in appointing the Executive headteacher

Governors attend training courses to develop their effectiveness in the role.

The Governing Body  - Terms of reference and Structure

To view the Committee structure, terms of reference and schemes of delegation document for 2022-23, please see below:
Terms of reference Structure and Membership 2022-2023.pdf

Governing Board Action Plan

Governor Action Plan

Instrument of Governance

Our Instrument of Governance can be viewed below

Instrument of Governance

Rebekah Wilson - Co-opted Governor (Chair of the Governing Board)

Chair of the Governing Board

Date appointed: 02.02.21

Term of office: 4 years

I joined Wendell Park’s governing body in February 2017. I have lived in Shepherd’s Bush since 2007 and have two children at the school. I work in the research team at the Local Government Association, where I collect and analyse data relating to a range of public services and policy issues, including help and support for children, young people and their families. I previously worked as a researcher at the National Foundation for Educational Research and also Coram, a charity working with vulnerable children. I have a MA in the Sociology of Education from the Institute of Education and a PhD in Gender from the London School of Economics. 

Julian Hillman - Local Authority Governor 

Date appointed: 19.07.22
Term of office: 4 years

I have worked in various forms of social work for 40 years and I retired from my last job with Mencap in 2012. I have been a member of the local Council and have lived in Hammersmith since 1978. I sit on the board of various local charities. I have two grandchildren in the school. 

 

Madga Wood - Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of the Curriculum, Achievement and School Community Committee)

Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Curriculum, Achievement and School Community Committee

I chair the Curriculum, Achievements and School Community Committee and take a special interest in the breadth of the curriculum and rich learning experiences it provides for all children at Wendell Park School. I have worked in education for twenty years, creating digital products and classroom resources. My current role is Chief of Learning at the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, where we promote the importance of digital skills and computational thinking in children's education around the world. I'm a local resident near to Wendell Park School and very happy to contribute to the community as a school governor.

Date appointed: 26.03.19

Term of office: 4 years

Karen Carberry - Co-opted Governor

Date appointed: 25.11.20

Term of office: 4 years

I am a Consultant Family Therapist for Orri - Intensive Day Treatment for Eating Disorders in London, and also Clinical Supervisor of Hope Bereavement Service in Leeds. I have an extensive background in delivering mental health services to children in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and their families. I have also managed family support services in partnership with schools, and have worked as a school counsellor.

I am the Link Governor in the area of 'personal development, behaviour and welfare’ and sit on the Curriculum, Achievements & School Community Committee. 

Laurence Beard - Co-opted Governor (Vice-Chair of Governing board)

Date appointed 29.06.17

Term of office: 4 years (renewed until 28.06.25)

I have lived in west London for 30 years and have two school age children. I have spent my career investing into companies for pension funds. This involves analysing how organisations are governed, their short and long term plans, and how successful they are in meeting their targets. I try to bring this perspective to the Board's discussions. I was asked to join the Board of Governors as a co-opted governor in 2017 and my role includes being part of the Resources committee.

Francesca Cairns - Staff Governor

Date appointed 17.11.2020

Term of office: 4 years

I started work at Wendell Park in September 2019 as the whole school French teacher. I have taught in a number of primary schools in the Borough (and also in Hampshire), as a class teacher and originally as a SENCO support. I have lived in Hammersmith for the last 30 years with my husband and four sons, with six years spent in Brazil (I also speak Portuguese) and France. I am passionate about giving each and every child the chance to succeed to the very best of their abilities and have found the Wendell Park school community to be a very special one. 

David Collins - Executive Headteacher

Date appointed 01.09.2021

Term of office: ongoing

Carole Bouldy-Cullerier - Parent Governor

Date appointed 09.03.2021

Term of office: 4 years

Tom Conlon - Parent Governor  

Date appointed 09.03.2021

Term of office: 4 years 

I am a local resident and my daughter attends the school.  We are delighted with the experience my daughter has had at Wendell Park and I was eager to support the school as governor.  My career has led me to take senior marketing and business development roles in professional services, mostly focused in the legal sector.  Currently, I raise capital for an asset manager that invests in litigation opportunities.  I hope this experience of sourcing funds and marketing combined with being a parent at the school will support the school and governing board in continuing to thrive in what has been a challenging period for everyone.

Rebecca Dale - Parent Governor

Date appointed 09.03.2021

Term of office: 4 years

I went to primary and secondary school locally and was very pleased to move back to this area, where many of my family live, 12 years ago.  I am a civil servant since 2008.  I also bring international experience including having lived and worked in Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda and the USA.  I have worked for charities, non governmental organisations, academic institutions and the United Nations.  I am passionate about high quality primary education which supports children to grow and thrive socially, emotionally and academically.  I am very keen to continue to ensure that all families are welcomed and thrive at Wendell Park.  I have such respect for the school, teachers, staff, pupils and parents and all who help run it.  I am very keen to be part of the team supporting Wendell Park through the next four years as we support our children, school and community to recover and rebuild from COVID. 

Sameem Malek - Co-opted Governor

Date appointed 14.09.2021

Term of office: 4 years 

There must be something in the air around this fabulous school.  I have lived in this borough for most of my life and my journey with Wendell Park School began when I started here as a student in the early 1970s.  Moving onto secondary school, university, marriage and motherhood, I enrolled all three of my children to attend the same primary school.

I have volunteered as a Parent Governor at Wendell Park and also at my daughter's secondary school.  My children are all no longer in full time education so I have sought to continue supporting schools as a different type of governor.  My interest in education stems from my occupation as a secondary school Mathematics teacher for over 20 years.  

I am currently a Staff Governor at my place of work and was delighted to be offered the opportunity to re-connect ties with Wendell Park this year as a co-opted Governor.  I look forward to working alongside the Wendell Park School community. 

 

Governor Attendance Records and Changes

Governor Attendance and Changes - 2021/22

 The above document can be downloaded below. Governor Meeting Attendance Info and membership changes 2021-2022

Governor Attendance - 2020/2021

Governor Attendance 2020/2021

 
 

Register of Interests 

Annually we update the Register of Governors Interests, these can be viewed below

 

Register of Governor Interests

Governor Changes and Appointing Bodies

 

Information about historic board membership can be found on:Get Information About Schools