On behalf of all the governing board of Wales Primary School can I welcome you to this section of the website.

Governors join the board from a variety of sources, some by invitation because of their specific skills and knowledge, and others by election (parent governors).

Some of you may wonder what governors do. First of all, everyone is a volunteer.  Contrary to rumour there is no payment for this work.  Governors can claim certain expenses, but in my long history with the governing body no-one has ever claimed a penny.

The governing board has three core functions:

  • Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the school’s educational performance;
  • Ensuring that the school budget is effectively managed and that money is well spent.

Obviously, there are many challenges contained within these three areas, but training is available in the myriad of skills needed by a governor.  We have a sub-committee structure dealing with Finance, Developing Excellence and Staffing, all chaired very effectively by people with specific skills and experience in these areas.

If anyone needs some advice on what the practical issues of governance are I will be happy to help.  I am in school most days of the week, but always on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at home time.  Otherwise I can be contacted through the school office.

Equally, if you have any special skills or expertise that you think might be helpful to the governing board please let me know.  We have the opportunity to co-opt people onto the governing board in such circumstances.

I would like to send my best wishes to all of you and your children.  We will all be doing our best to ensure that they achieve the best that they are capable of in our happy and supportive environment.

Paul Johnson


Chair of Governors

Wales Primary School

Wales Primary School Governor Register Of Interests AUTUMN TERM 2017/2018
Governor Name Attend.

Full GB



Appt. Date Appointed by





Vice Chair?


Committee membership


Governance at other school?


Familial/business relationship to staff where you are a governor? Business and pecuniary interests
Adam Bramall 1/1 3/3 01.09.16 Governors All committees None None None`
Paul Johnson 1/1 2/3 01.01.13 Co-opted Y (GB) All committees None None None
Peter Blanksby 1/1 1/2 07.11.16 Local Authority Developing Excellence; Staffing/Pay None None None
Tim Justice 1/1 2/2 01.01.13 Co-opted Y(SP) Finance/Premises; Staffing/Pay None Partner employed at the school None
Clare Sharpe 1/1 2/2 05.02.13 Parents Developing Excellence; Staffing/Pay None None None
Ray Boocock 0/1 1/1 01.01.13 Co-opted Y(FP) Finance/Premises None None Supply and installation of window blinds
Anna McDonald 1/1 1/2 01.09.16 Staff Developing Excellence

Finance and Premises

None None None
Nick Parr 1/1 1/1 01.02.17 Parents Staffing/Pay None None None
Richard Morris 1/1 0/2 01.02.17 Parents Y(GB) Developing Excellence; Finance/Premises None Wife is SMSA and TA in Y4 None
Jim Erskine 1/1 1/1 01.02.17 Parents Finance/Premises None None None
Jackie Williams 1/1 1/1 10.7.17 Co-opted Y (DEP) Developing Excellence None None None
Gavin Cousins 1/1 2/2 10.7.17 Co-opted Staffing/Pay; Finance/Premises None None None
Michael Wright 1/1 0/1 10.7.17 Co-opted Staffing/Pay None None None


Governors Code of Conduct sep17

Wales Governing Board Self Evaluaion



Modern Governor