Our Governing Body

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTSLook at the information below about governor interests, or click HERE for a PDF version.

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors.

 Whinstone Primary School Governing Body 2017-2018 


Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern.  The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives.  It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.

Note 1.              Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.

Note 2.              Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).

Examples (potential conflicts):

The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees. Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.

The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct.  Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up.  Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.

NAME, Category & Responsibility Term of Office
Mike Poppitt                  Head Teacher 01/09/2003
Jane Thompson

Chair of Governors

01/05/2015 – 30/04/2019
Stephen Ransome

Vice Chair of Governors

01/05/2015 – 30/04/2019
Laura Mills 30/09/2014 – 29/09/2018
Emma Burns    01/05/2015 – 30/04/2019
Tom Bowman 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2019
Richard Craig 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2019
Rob Ford                       05/02/2016 – 04/02/2020
Claire Williams-Reader 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2019
Brenda Mann            22/11/2017 – 21/11/2021
Chris Burnett 25/09/2014 – 11/12/2017