Wheldon Infant School & Nursery

Governors

The governance arrangements of Wheldon Infant School and Nursery are provided below.

As Governors, we are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Our role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and learning is fun.

Governors have a very significant role to play in ensuring that, along with the Headteacher and colleagues, they move the school forward in a coherent, cohesive way.

Our main functions are to:

  •  Help set the aims and objectives for the school
  •  Help to ensure our policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
  •  Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  •  Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support.

The Governing Body structure comprises of:

  • 1 LA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • 3 Parent Governors
  • 4 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Associate Member

Total = 11 Governors

Mrs Helen McMullen is our Headteacher.

Mr John Hanson is our Chair of the Governing Body, He is a local lead governor for Wakefield Local Authority.

Please address any correspondence to:

Mr J Hanson

C/o Wheldon Infant School and Nursery

Francis Street

Castleford

WF10 1HF

Mr John Hanson is a Co-Opted Governor and Chair of the Governing Board. He attends the Pupils & Standards and Resources Committee. He is the lead Governor for Pupil Premium and Health & Safety. His term of office ends on 21/11/2022.

Mr James MacDonald is a Co-Opted Governor and Vice Chair of the Governing Board. He attends the Pupils & Standards Committee; he is the chair of the committee. He is the lead Governor for Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs (SEND). His term of office ends on 19/10/2024. 

Mr David Cooper is a Co-Opted Governor. He attends the Resource Committee and is the chair of the committee. His term of office ends on 21/03/2022.

Mrs Faye Noon is a Co-Opted Governor and attends the Resource Committee. Her term of office ends on 21/03/2022.

Miss Chelsey France is our LA Governor. She attends the Resource Committee. Her term of office ends 12/07/2024.

Miss Julie Cummings is our Staff Governor and attends the Pupils and Standards Committee. Her term of office ends 08/02/2025. 

Mr Mark Oakes-Heppelstone is a Co-Opted Governor and attend the Pupils & Standards Committee.  His term of office ends on 30/01/2023.

Mr Mark Dillon is a Co-Opted Governor and attend the Pupils & Standards Committee. His term of office ends on 02/07/2023.

Mr Richard Hobman is a Parent Governor and attends the Pupil & Standards Committee.  His term of office ends on 13/02/2023.

Mrs Sian Chapman is our Deputy Headteacher and attends the Pupil and Standards Committee.

Mrs Vikki Till is our Apprentice School Business Manager and attends the Resources Committee.