Wentworth CofE Junior And Infant School

Wentworth CofE Junior And Infant School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Churchfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TX


01226 350246

Wentworth C of E (c) Primary School Governing Body

Governor Role Date Appointed Responsibilities
Mr John Ferhilly-Mount Chair of Governors Appointed 2021
Mrs Mary Booth 

Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Appointed 2021 Health Wellbeing and Personal Development team/Parent Voice/website compliance 
Mrs Andrea Barker Head Teacher Appointed 2019 Safeguarding Lead /Leadership and Management / Teaching Learning  & Assessment / Outcomes for Pupils / PFM / Standards in EYFS / The Development of Behaviour, attitudes and Personal Development/ Parent Voice 
Mr Peter Cotton Foundation Governor Board Appointed 2018


Outcomes for Pupils

Safeguarding/SEND/Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged pupils Religious Ethos 

Mrs Gemma Platts Staff Governor  Appointed 2021 Teaching, Learning and Assessment / Pupil Voice/Safeguarding /Curriculum development 
Mr Simon Thorne Foundation Governor  Appointed 2020

Health Wellbeing and Personal Development Team

Community links



The role of the governing body

The role of governing bodies is to help schools provide the best possible education for the pupils at the school. School governing bodies that clearly understand their roles and responsibilities, build productive relationships with school leaders, know their schools well and use the views of parents, pupils and the wider community are best equipped to drive improvement in their schools.

The main aim of the governing body is to maintain and improve the quality of education and the standards of achievement and attainment at the school.


  • Know the school well and its strengths and weaknesses. They have a clear vision and create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel.
  • Know the pupils, their strengths, areas for improvement and vulnerabilities. They are ambitious for all pupils and promote improvement.
  • Know the finances and approve the budget, ensuring that money is spent effectively.
  • Are strategic in making use of targets, budgets, appraisal, the school development plan and other success criteria.
  • Are committed unwaveringly to setting high expectations for the conduct of pupils and staff.
  • Systematically challenge senior leaders so that the effective deployment of staff and resources, including the pupil premium, the primary PE and sport premium, secures excellent outcomes for pupils.
  • Act as a partner to the strategic leadership team [SLT], making use of data and targets, action plans, appraisal and other mechanisms to hold the SLT to account.
  • Know the quality of teaching and all staffing.
  • Ensure that all health and safety and safeguarding requirements are in place and implemented.
  • Understand performance management systems, appraisal process and performance related pay leading to professional development that encourages, challenges and supports teachers’ improvement.
  • Validate their knowledge, making use of external verification and external data.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and diversity for pupils and staff, so that the ethos and culture of the whole school prevents any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour.