Who are the governors?
Our membership is made up of parents, staff, members of the local community and governors nominated by the Local Authority. Current members are listed below.
|Category of Governor||Name||Responsibilities||Term of Office Ends||Sub-Committee|
|Co-opted||Andy Land||Chair of Governors 07545 641784||08/07/2024||Finance & Premises|
|Co-opted||Louise Mansfield||Vice Chair of Governors and link governor responsible for English||02/07/2023||Finance & Premises|
|Co-opted||Neil Pettitt||Chair of Finance & Premises||02/07/2023||Finance & Premises|
|Co-opted||Eleftheria Louca||Link governor responsible for website||02/12/2023|
|Partnership||Emma Hall||Link governor responsible for Mathematics||25/09/2023|
|Partnership||Tony Stewart||Link governor for Science and Extra-Curricular||02/07/2023||Finances & Premises|
|Parent governor||Clare Kenny||Link governor responsible for SEND and Inclusion||25/09/2023|
|Parent||Patricia Colden||Safeguarding governor Policy governor and link governor for Creative Curriculum||11/01/2022|
|Teacher||Holly Cooney||Teacher link governor||13/07/2021|
|Clerk||Siobhan Duffy||Minutes of meetings, governor training|
What do we do?
Governors work with the Senior Leadership Team at the school to promote continuous improvement in the education provided for all the children attending our school. We work together to make decisions on the overall direction of the school and set policies, targets, development plans and more. We also decide how to make the best use of the school budget for the benefit of the children’s education.
As governors we work as a team, deciding on things jointly and sharing responsibilities for the decisions we make.
All our governors have signed up to the Birmingham City Council Code of Conduct for Governors which sets out in detail the purpose of the governing body and how we will conduct ourselves as governors. This document can be found here.
We endeavour to keep everyone up to date with the work of the governing body through the regular school newsletters and copies of the approved minutes of our Full Governing Body meetings are always available on request from the school office.
Full Governing Body
Remit is to meet at least three times per annum or once a term with a Chair & Vice Chair
Finance and Premises Sub-Committee.
Remit is to meet at least three times per annum with a Chair & Vice Chair (according to the Terms of Reference)
Staff, Pupil and Curriculum Sub-committee
Remit is to have two meetings per annum with a Chair & Vice Chair (according to the Terms of Reference)
How can you contact us?
If you would like to know more about the governing body or may be interested in becoming a governor please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the school office.
We hope your children are enjoying their time at Walmley Junior School. However, if you have any questions or comments about how the school is run please talk to Mr Pearson, Mrs Smith or Mrs Harris, or contact the governing body through the school office and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.
Minutes of all Governing Board Meetings are available at the school. Please ask at Reception.
The Governing Body
Chair of the Governing Body (Co-Opted Governor) Vice Chair of Finance and Premises Sub-Committee
As Co-opted Governor (Premises), Andy is Chair of the Full Governing Board. Andy is also a member of the Finance & Premises Sub-Committee, Performance review panel, Admissions & Appeals Panel School Future Working Party. He grew up in Yorkshire but moved to Sutton Coldfield in 2006.
Andy has owned and run a Building Surveying, Project Management and Architecture business based in Birmingham since 2009.
He is a Director and shareholder of NCS Property Consultants Ltd and Strand Developments Ltd.
Partnership Governor and link governor responsible for Mathematics
Emma works as a Solicitor in Local Government and is a former pupil of the school.
Local Authority & Inclusion/SEND Governor
Clare is a member of the Pay Panel and School Future Working Party. Clare is the link governor responsible for Inclusion and SEND and has been a Governor at Walmley Junior School since June 2011.
Clare has taught in a range of schools in Birmingham and currently works as a specialist Modern Foreign Languages teacher at Highclare Preparatory School. She is a member of the NUT and endeavours to share her knowledge of the education system with other Governors during meetings. She has two sons, one of which attends Walmley Junior school and enjoys food, running and reading in her spare time.
Vice Chair & Link Governor responsible for English
Louise is Vice Chair and Link Governor responsible for English. Louise is also a member of Finance & Premises committee, Performance review panel and the Admissions & Appeals Panel.
Louise grew up in the North West but moved to the Walmley area in 2013 and has been a governor since 2015. She is a Senior Associate at law firm Pinsent Masons where she specialises in regulatory and health and safety law. She has a son at Walmley Juniors and a daughter at Walmley Infants.
Stuart was appointed as Headteacher on 2nd February 2014.
Chair of the Finance and Premises Sub-Committee (Co-Opted Governor)
As Chair of the Finance and Premises Sub-Committee (Co-Opted Governor) and also on the Pay Panel and School Future Working Party, Neil has been a Governor at Walmley Junior School since 2005 and has also served as a Governor at Walmley Infant School.
After starting his working life for Birmingham City Council in Education Finance, Neil moved to a large secondary school’s finance department in 1995 where he is now Finance Manager.
Partnership Governor (Science & Extra Curricular) and Vice Chair of Finance and Premises Committee
As the Vice Chair of the Finance and Premises Sub-Committee. Tony is also a member of the School Future Working Party and Performance review panel. Tony has been a Governor at Walmley Junior School since Autumn 2007. Both of his sons went to Walmley and he stayed on as a Governor.
Tony worked in the Jewellery Trade for 30 years for a large PLC then changed career and now is a director of and runs a Carpet, Upholstery and Hard Floor specialist Cleaning Company, Adchem Carpet Cleanse.
Holly is the Staff Governor appointed on 14 July 2017. She is a Middle Leader at Walmley Junior School.
Safeguarding Governor, Parent Governor and Policy Governor
Patricia is our Safeguarding Governor, Parent Governor and is also Policy Governor. She joined the Board in July 2018 and is currently a member of the Pay Panel and Admissions and Appeal Panel. Patricia is a human resources specialist and owner of a Sutton Coldfield based HR consultancy providing support to local businesses to help them develop a best practice and ethical approach to managing their staff.