Governors

Welcome to William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools Governing Body

The Governors of William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools  have the responsibility for education of the children in our schools. The Local Governing Body, whose membership includes the school's Headteachers, provides strategic leadership to the school and takes key decisions in areas such as finance, staffing structure and appointments and premises as well as monitoring educational performance. 

Our members are drawn from parents, staff and the local community so that we bring a wide range of experiences and views to our debates. Although we are all volunteers we take our duties very seriously and consequently have a genuine impact upon the school and the education provided to William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools children. There are typically three Full Governing Body meetings per year. There are also several sub-committee meetings and members regularly attend training events.

Governors welcome enquiries from all sections of the community about membership. We always embrace people who are committed to the ethos of the school and who are willing to work with us to improve the quality of the leadership that we provide. Enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to learn and contribute are the most important qualities. We can be contacted through the school.

Positive feedback is always welcome (so we can repeat successful things more often) but we also want to learn about things we can improve. We can readily be contacted through the school. If the matter is sensitive then a sealed envelope can be forwarded to the Chair or Vice Chair via the school office.

Governor Details and Register of Interests

Name

Type of Governor

Role

Committees

Date of Appointment

End of Term of Office

Interests including business and any relationships with school staff

Number of meetings attended in 2019 -2020

Total Possible 2

Number of meetings attended in 2018-19

Total Possible 3

Fiona Chesters

Co-opted Staff

Writing

Outcomes of Pupils

Personal Development

01/09/13

31/8/21

None

2 FGB

3 FGB

Joyce Mahon

Co-opted Staff

Safeguarding

Personal Development

Quality of Teaching

9/3/17

8/3/21

None

1 FGB

2 FGB

Kate Docherty

CHAIR

Co-opted

Children in Care and Safeguarding

Leadership and Mangement

Outcomes of Pupils

9/3/17

8/3/21

Headteacher Rivacre Valley Primary School

2 FGB

2 FGB

Moira Atkins

Staff

Executive Headteacher

All committees

1/9/13

Ongoing

None

2 FGB

3 FGB

Mark Allen

Staff

Headteacher William Stockton

All committees

1/9/15

Ongoing

None

2 FGB

3FGB

Samantha 

Fletcher

Staff

Federation Deputy Head Teacher

All committees

02/09/2019

Ongoing

None

1 FGB

N/A

Davina Hein

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jody Darlington

Parent Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please meet the Governors of William Stockton and Wimboldsley Federated Schools

 

                                                     

                      Name: Ms Kate Docherty                                      

                   Type of Governor: Chair of Governors                                      

My name is Kate Docherty, I am the Headteacher at Rivacre Valley Primary School. I have been a Headteacher since 2005.

Rivacre Valley is a 1.5 form entry primary school serving an area of high deprivation. FSM entitlement is 42%.

I am also a Local Leader in Education and have been deployed by the LA to work with schools on their journey towards good / outstanding. I am also an active member of Ignite Teaching Alliance School to School support and have supported several schools via this route.

I joined the Governing Body at William Stockton and Wimboldsley in March 2017. I am currently Chair of the Governing Body.

                        

                 

                                                                            

                                                                                                                                      

                                 Name:     Joyce Mahon                 

          Type of Governor: Co-opted 

My name is Joyce Mahon, I am the Safeguarding Officer at William Stockton. I have been in post for a total of 15 years, prior to this I was the Learning Mentor at Wolverham Primary School for 2 years. I was part of the initial Learning Mentor Training in 2003.  I have a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning and a Degree in Inclusive Education, I achieved these at the young age of 50! I have worked in education for over 35 years and have always had a special interest in special needs and safeguarding. My role involves a great deal of emotional support and counselling for both pupils and families. I find my role challenging but rewarding. I am committed to my role on the Governing body.

 

 

          

                                     Name:Mrs F Chesters                                                        

                       Type of Governor: Co-opted staff                                           

                                                                                                 

My name is Fiona Chesters and I have been a Teaching Assistant at Wimboldsley for over 10 years. I also hold the role of Welfare Assistant and have been trained in Mental Health First aid as well as a number of other welfare based qualifications. In addition I produce the weekly newsletter and any press releases and design and production of promotional/display material.  I am a staff governor and on both the Outcomes of pupils and Personal Development committees.

.                                                                  

20210716_185752 (1).jpg
Davina Hein - Parent Governor

 

                               

 

                                                                               

 

                                   

 

        Name: Mrs M Atkins                                               Name: Mr M Allen

        Type of Governor: Staff                                          Type of Governor: Staff

                 Role: Executive Headteacher                      Role: Headteacher (William Stockton)

                                                                                           Pupil Premium

My name is Moira Atkins, I have extensive experience of classroom teaching and senior leadership roles in five schools of contrasting catchments and sizes across Cheshire; including two successful primary Headships in schools in challenging areas.  As Head teacher I have effectively transformed the reputation and category of each, with a focus on raising standards and school improvement. I have worked with schools across Cheshire and in other authorities as a Professional Partner for New Head teachers as  Local Leader in Education, a Cheshire West School Improvement Advisor and a School to School partner for Ignite Teaching School Alliance. Through these roles I have assisted many schools on their journey to Good and Outstanding. I haved worked in schools in Australia, France, Ghana, Jersey and London on Literacy Teacher Training, the Curriculum, Action Research Projects and ‘Solutions Oriented School’ business. I am trained ‘Inclusion Quality Mark’ assessor and Pupil Premium Reviewer. I have professional qualifications in ‘Leading Educational Change’ (Masters level), Postgraduate Advanced Diploma and Certificate in Primary School Management, The Primary Executive Headship Qualification and the National Professional Qualification for Headship and I am  currently undertaking the Future Leaders Executive Educators Programme and am serving Ofsted Inspector.

My name is Mark Allen, I am the Headteacher of William Stockton Primary School.  I have been Headteacher at Wimboldsley Primary School and  I was instrumental is setting up of the Federation of William Stockton and Wimboldsley Primary Schools.   I have previously been Deputy Headteacher at William Stockton Primary School. 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

William Stockton Primary School

Heathfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 8DH

0151 3551650

Our Calendar

Date for your diary

Our Federated Partner School

Wimboldsley Primary School

Reading

Our Twitter Feed