Naphill and Walters Ash School

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Reasoning

It’s important to consider each other’s points of views and accept differences of opinion. We help to give our children the ability to think through problems and challenges for themselves, and be able to explain their thoughts and actions.
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It’s important to consider each other’s points of views and accept differences of opinion. We help to give our children the ability to think through problems and challenges for themselves, and be able to explain their thoughts and actions.

Responsible

We encourage our children to be responsible, particularly for their actions, learning, belongings and environment.
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We encourage our children to be responsible, particularly for their actions, learning, belongings and environment.

Governors

Message from the Co-chairs of Governors

A school should be an aspirational place. Welcome to Naphill and Walters Ash School. We are ambitious for every child. We value all our children and encourage them to believe in themselves and reach their full potential.

Marc, I and the rest of the Governing Body, work closely with the Head Teacher and all the staff to set high standards and expectations in teaching, learning and extracurricular activities for all our children and the highest standard of behaviour across the school.

Our ambition is that your child leaves Naphill having achieved the very best that they are able to. Partnerships are vital to achieving that ambition and this is where as parents and carers you can help your child.

Our continued feedback from the Head Teacher, staff and from other Governing Bodies is that reading at home is absolutely vital to children’s education. It may appear mundane, but time spent with your child reading or doing homework is never wasted. Reading is a cornerstone of education. From reading comes comprehension, not just in English, but in ALL subjects taught across the curriculum as well as in the wider world.

10 to 20 minutes each day, reading to or with your child, checking their understanding of what they read, encouraging them to explore subjects more deeply. As well as reading, helping them learn spelling and times tables will have a positive impact that will help them make steps towards their aspirations.

 

Kind regards

Paul Riglar and Marc Millar

 

Role of the Governing Body

  • To set the aims and objectives for the school
  • To define the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • To set the targets and plans for achieving those aims and objectives
  • To monitor the progress that the school is making
  • To be a source of support and challenge to the Head Teacher

 

Structure of the Governing Body

There are 14 governors; the Head teacher, 1 staff governor, 1 local authority governor, 4 parent governors and 7 co-opted governors.


There are two committees that meet once a term:

 

  • Finance & Resources
    Responsible for the school budget, staffing, premises etc.
  • Teaching & Learning
    Responsible for curriculum matters.
  • The committees make recommendations to the full Governing Body, (all 14 governors) who also meet once a term to formally adopt the policies and to approve any other decisions taken at committee.

Ms Gwynn
Head Teacher
Kerenza Gwynn serves on the Board of Governors in her position as Head Teacher. Kerenza ...
Mr Millar (Co-Chair)
Parent Governor
Marc Millar was elected as a Parent Governor in October 2016 and serves on the Teaching ...
Mr Riglar (Co-Chair)
Parent Governor
Paul Riglar was elected a parent governor in October 2012, serving on the Finance and Resources ...
Mr Burch
Co-Opted Governor
Martin Burch was appointed as a co-opted governor in Nov 2016.  He is currently the Chair ...
Mrs Ayres
Parent Governor
Stephanie Ayres was elected as a Parent Governor in December 2015.  She is currently the Chair ...
Mrs Munro
Associate Governor
Jenny Munro was appointed as an Associate Governor in Nov 2016. Jenny has attended all meetings ...
Mrs Lavender (Staff)
Deputy Head and Staff Governor
Jo Lavender is the Deputy Headteacher at the school and serves on the Board of ...
Mrs Bickerton (Associate)
Associate Member - Finance Committee
Sarah Bickerton is the School Business Manager at the school and sits on the Board ...
Mrs Bowman
Community Governor - Early Years Learning Governor
Dani Bowman was elected as a Community Governor in 2010 and serves as the Early Years ...