Governing Body

The Governors Vision Statement

The Governing Body’s vision is to inspire excellence, champion potential and empower learning, every student matters and thrives. It’s simple and founded on a desire to make a difference. We aim to enable every student to flourish by encouraging their unique strengths and interest. We recognise that every student is always our starting point. In addition, to academic achievement, our focus is to ensure every student’s social emotional and personal development is achieved, giving them the tools to become effective adults. 

Governors Strategic Plan 2022-23

• To ensure that students experience a Quality of Education that is ‘good’ or better

• To recover learning lost due to the pandemic

• To lead or become part of a collaborative family of schools

• To work with the LA to ensure school finances are healthy and sustainable 

We have recently introduced an email to enable parents to contact Governors with any queries or relevant questions.

The Governors’ email address is

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Mr Richard BarkerFoundationFull GovernorsSeptember 199631.08.22 – 31.08.26Chair of Governors
Resources Governor
HR Governor – Pay & Appeals
Compliance Governor
Mr Christopher WeatherstonFoundationFull Governors01.11.1130.09.19 – 30.09.23Vice Chair of Governors
HR Governor – Pay Appeals
Mrs Jan LevensonAssociateFull Governors18.04.1718.04.22 – 18.04.23Education
Alternative Provision
No voting rights
Mr Simon GoodwinStaff01.04.1601.04.16 - OpenResources Governor
HR Governor – Pay & Appeals
Mrs Amy BarrStaffSWHS Staff21.10.1921.10.19 – 21.10.23Pastoral Governor – CLA & SEN
Mrs Jen QuayleCo-OptedFull Governors11.03.1911.03.19 - 11.03.23 Faculty Link Governor Technology
Faculty Link Governor Performance
Link Governor Personal Development
Dr Martin CrossmanParentSWHS Parents01.01.1701.01.21 – 01.01.25HR Governor – Pay & Appeals
Faculty Link Governor Science
Mrs Barbara BrasseyParentSWHS Parents01.01.1701.01.21 – 01.01.25HR Governor – Pay & Appeals 1
Faculty Link Governor English
Mrs Michelle PercivalParentSWHS Parents10.02.2210.02.22 - 10.02.26Mental Health First Aider
Mr Terry ParkinPartnershipFull Governors1991/206.06.21 - 06.06.25Resources Governor
HR Governor – Pay Appeals
Cllr. Phil GilchristLA NominatedLocal Authority1985/623.06.22 – 23.06.26HR Governor – Pay Appeals
Faculty Link Governor Maths
Prof. Mel AinscowAssociate GovernorFull Governors04.02.2104.02.21 – 04.02.23Education
No voting rights
Mrs Jaqueline RuthParentSWHS Parents01.01.2101.01.21 - 01.01.25Faculty Link Governor Humanities & Languages
Mrs Lynn Davies
Foundation Full Governors1991/228.09.20 – 20.09.22Pastoral Governor
HR Governor
Safeguarding Governor
Mr Gareth Davies
Co-OptedFull Governors11.03.1911.03.19 – 20.07.22
[Term Ended]
Mr Tom Murphy
Associate GovernorFull Governors16.01.1825.01.22 – 21.07.22Pastoral Governor – Pupil Premium
No voting rights

Nominated Governors

Special NeedsA. Barr
SafeguardingC. Weatherston
Looked After ChildrenA. Barr
Pupil PremiumT. Murphy

Faculty Linked Governors

EnglishB. Brassey
MathsP. Gilchrist
ScienceM. Crossman
Humanities / LanguagesJ. Ruth
PerformanceJ. Quayle
TechnologyJ. Quayle
Personal Development Link GovernorJ. Quayle
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