"The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners." (SIAMS)


Governor's quotes

Rev. C Broad - "As Rector of the Parish of Woodchurch, it is a joy and a privilege to be welcomed into the Christ centred, caring, learning community which is Woodchurch C of E Primary school and serve on the board of governors. Our local community is well blessed to be served by this school in which every child is encouraged and offered the opportunity to reach their full potential becoming the unique and flourishing person God has made them to be."

Mrs Edwards - "As stated in the mission statement we plant the seed and then nurture and develop the spiritual and holistic qualities of the individual to enable them to achieve their full potential."

Mrs Jeffrey - As a school we want every child to flourish and reach their full potential and we are privileged and blessed to be able to do this within a loving Christian environment.

The Chair of Governors Diocese is Mrs A Cretney - Appointee until 31.12.19 (c/o Woodchurch C.E. Primary School, Church Lane, Woodchurch, Wirral CH49 7LS)

The term of office for all governors is 4 years with the exception of the Headteacher.

  • LA - Governor – Local Authority
  • PCC –Parochial Church Council
  • DBE – Diocesan Board of Education

The information contained in this document is correct at the time of printing but it must not be assumed that there will not be any changes before or during the year.

The Governing Body

School governors are members of their school’s Governing Body, known as a corporate body. A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the Governing Body’s decisions and actions provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.

Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the Governing Body except where the whole Governing Body has delegated a specific function.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the local authority, the community and other groups.

Governor Responsibilities

The Governing Body is responsible for all of the decisions made at the school. It ratifies all policies and procedures and has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting targets for children’s achievement and progress
  • Managing the school’s finances
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Appointing staff
  • Reviewing staff performance and pay
  • Developing the vision for the school

The Governing Body meets regularly, at least once per term. When a governor has served their term or has resigned, elections are held to appoint a new governor. Election information is displayed in the school as and when vacancies arise.

What is a parent governor?

Parent governors are an important part of our Governing Body. It is an interesting and rewarding role and a wonderful opportunity to have a voice in your child’s education. We welcome and support all new parent governors. Parent governors are elected by parents from our school community as and when vacancies occur. We will advertise when a vacancy occurs; in order to stand for election prospective parent governors need to be nominated by another parent.

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