Board of Governors

Message from the Chair, Mrs Zanna Patchett .......

The Governing Body at Wolverton draws on an excellent blend of parental experience and specialist knowledge and skills to support the school in a number of ways. We:
  • Ensure that the school's performance continually improves through regular monitoring and    evaluation
  • Work closely with the Headteacher and leadership team to provide strategic direction for the school
  • Play a key role in the development, review and approval of policies
  • Oversee the financial management of the school
Our Governors discharge their responsibilities diligently acting together to ensure that Wolverton Primary School meets its legal requirements in a manner consistent with our Guiding Principles. Most importantly, we are here because we care for our school and want it and all our children to succeed. Our governors are always willing to listen to all members of the school community.
We meet four times a year as a full governing body. We have one stand alone resources committee which meets once a term.
Our Governors serve a term of four years on the full board. Occasionally the need also arises for various working parties, eg. fundraising committee, parental questionnaire working party.
 None of our Governors have declared any of the following which may influence their governing role:

- Business Interest

- Financial Interest

- Governance role in another school 


At a meeting of the board of governors on 3 March 2014 a revised composition was adopted, which complies with Statutory Guidance on the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003. To activate this requires a new instrument of government to be approved by the LA by 31 August 2014. A draft instrument was approved at the meeting of the board of governors on 3 March 2014.

Mrs Kate Butler 18 Dec 2018 – 17 Dec 2022
Mr Dave Davies 14 Oct 2019 – 14 Oct 2023

Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible for election for parent governorship. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election the board of governors can appoint parent governors. Parents who are elected members of the LA or work at the school for more than 500 hours per year are ineligible for election

Mr Mark Goossens 9 July 2019 – 8 July 2023

Appointed by the board of governors from nominations received from parents and such others in the community as it considers appropriate (may not be appointed if eligible as a staff governor, if an elected member of the LA or employed by the LA in connection with education functions).

Mrs Zanna Patchett 1 Sept 2018 – 31 Aug 2022
Mr Jez Pinfold 9 May 2016 – 30 April 2020
Mrs Pippa Brook 29 Nov 2016 – 28 Nov 2020
Mrs Tazeem Dearnley 10 Jul 2018 – 9 July 2022

Appointed by the board of governors and are people who in the opinion of the governors have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Mrs Lousie Clarke 12 Jul 2019 – 11 Jul 2023

Nominated by the LA but appointed by the board of governors. The LA can nominate any eligible person as a LA governor, but it is for the governors to decide whether their nominee meets their eligibility criteria.

Mrs Pam Clinton 22 Nov 2011 – ongoing

Staff governors are elected by the staff.

Mrs Marjorie Dean 2 September 2014 – ongoing

Mrs Jane Thirlaway 1 April 2005 - ongoing


Below are minutes of our full board and sub-committee meetings.