A Word from the Governors


Dear Parent/Carer

On behalf of the Governors at Wibsey Primary I would like to welcome you and your child to the school.  We hope that your child will have a happy, safe and successful time during the coming years.  Wibsey Primary is renowned for its caring ethos.  Our recent good Ofsted report commented on the overall good behaviour of the children and made particular reference to the ways in which children are cared for and developed.

The Governors are part of the Wibsey team dedicated to providing your child with the best possible start.  However, educating your child is a partnership between the school, yourself and the community which will help your child grow and develop into a responsible adult.

The Governors meet once every half term to discuss matters regarding the school.  We support the Headteacher and staff by providing the resources and equipment to deliver the curriculum as a whole and by looking at, and challenging improvement in all aspects of the schools work.  We are also committed to improving the facilities here at Wibsey in order to enhance your child’s excellence and enjoyment and make learning a fun experience.

Yours sincerely

Lisa Knowles

Chair of Governors

Governing Body and Committee membership

NameFinance and General PurposesTeaching and Learning
Nigel Cooperxx
Michelle Clarksonxx
Lisa Knowlesxx
Karen Yatesxx
Joanne Wardx
Andrew Margerisonx
Joanne Poole
Liza Danial

The Governing Body and Committees do not currently  have any Associate Governors, all Governors are either staff, parent or co-opted.

Register of Interests of Current Governors serving, and those who have served at any point in the last 12 months, on the
Board of Governors at Wibsey Primary School 2020-2021.
Full NameType of Governor

[including Associate Members] /

Appointed by
Appointment / Term of Office End date if ApplicableCommittee membership , voting rights of Associate Members
any special roles or chairing responsibilities
Other educational institutions
at which a governor
Business Interests and Date notifiedAny material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)Meetings attended over previous academic year out of a total number of applicable meetings
Current GB Members
Michelle ClarksonCo-opted
Governing Board
28/4/202227/4/2026Teaching & Learning Committee
Finance & General Purposes Committee

None5/6 GB meetings
4/6 F&GP
4/5 T&L
Nigel CooperHeadteacherEx OfficioFinance & General Purposes Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee
NoneDirector of Futures Learning Partnership

Spouse employed by AO.com6/6 GB meetings
5/5 T&L
4/4 F&GP
Parent/ Parental Election06/12/201805/12/2022Teaching & Learning CommitteeNoneNone

None4/6 GB meetings
5/5 T&L
Lisa KnowlesGoverning Board21/04/201922/04/2023Finance & General Purposes Committee
Teaching & Learning Committee

Mother employed at Grange Technology College4/6 GB meetings
5/6 F&GP
Joanne WardLA06/02/202005/02/2024Teaching & Learning CommitteeNoneNone

None5/6 GB meetings
Governing Board21/04/201922/04/2023Finance & General Purposes Committee

Teaching & Learning Committee

Deputy Head
Wibsey Primary

Brother is Director at DSH Electronics
6/6 GB meetings
5/5 T&L
5/6 F&GP
Joanne PooleCo-opted7/7/20226/7/2026
Andrew MargerisonStaff Governor1/6/202231/5/2026Finance & General Purposes CommitteeNoneNoneNone
• Governors are reminded that completion of this form does not remove the requirement upon them to disclose orally any interest at any specific meeting and to leave the meeting for that agenda item.

Governor Information

Wibsey Code of Conduct 2022-23

Teaching Learning Terms of Reference 2022-23

F GP Terms of Reference 2022-23

Complaints Committee Terms of Reference 2022-23

Pupil Discipline Committee Terms of Reference 2022-23