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Walpole Cross Keys Primary School

On this page you will find information regarding the Walpole Cross Keys Primary School Governing Body. Please scroll through the pages and drop down menus to learn more.

The Role Of The Governing Body 

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the Academy Trust. Whilst the headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.

It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Main Governors’ meetings are held once a term including Full Governing Body meetings and Curriculum meetings which monitors and evaluates the standards of learning and teaching and the impact that the school makes on children’s achievement and attainment.  The Governing Body monitors how the school ensures that we achieve our national and locally set targets and the targets that we set ourselves.

What We Do

The governors of Walpole Cross Keys Primary School hold regular meetings in which we discuss and make decisions concerning the curriculum, school policies and many other issues that directly affect the well-being of the children at the school.

Governors are happy to answer questions of a general nature about the school or the Governing Body, but any questions or concerns about individual children must first be raised with the relevant class teacher and then, if not dealt with to your satisfaction, with the Head.

Parent Governor places will become vacant from time to time and the school will inform you when this happens. Application forms will be sent out and should there be more applicants than spaces available, an election will be held.

Being a school governor involves having a privileged insight into the running of the school and any prospective governor must understand the need for confidentiality. The Governing Body will also expect that any new governor would be willing to attend a short training course. Please consider whether you might make a good governor.

Agreed Governing Body minutes can be viewed on request by appointment.

Our Governing Body

The governing body consists of:

  • Trust appointed chair
  • Elected staff governors
  • Elected parents
  • Executive Headteacher
  • Trust appointed governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.

The Chair of Governors is Leslie Bambridge , who can be contacted via the school office or on the following email: chairofgov@walpolecrosskeysprimary.co.uk

Cllr Lesley Bambridge (Trust)  Chair - Lesley has worked in senior management  for a variety of businesses, specialising in PR, advertising and marketing. This has included working in the education sector.  Lesley is an experienced school governor and is a trustee for three charities.  She is Chairman of the King's Lynn Child Contact Centre and serves on the St Margaret's with St Nicholas Parish Trust.  She is also an elected Councillor for a King's Lynn Ward.

Joanne Borley (Trust) Executive Headteacher - Over 23 years experience in the Primary sector, Jo has been a Primary Headteacher for the last 14 years in a variety of schools. She is currently Executive Headteacher of Clenchwarton, West Lynn and Walpole Cross Keys Primary Schools.  

Jackie Calaby (Staff) - Representing the staff, Jackie has been a Teaching Assistant at Clenchwarton Primary for many years and she is a mother of three.

Michelle Adams (Staff) - Has been working as a Teaching Assistant at West Lynn Primary School for many years. I have two children, both in Primary School within the Trust and I have a background of working with children who have complex needs.

Cllr Alexandra Kemp (Trust) - Currently a County Councillor for Clenchwarton and King's Lynn South. Alexandra was formerly a Lecturer in Further Education and National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Assessor.

Ricki Wenn (Trust) Vice Chair & Safeguarding - Ricki is a parent governor who has three children in the school.

Susan Robinson (Staff) - Susan is the Assistant Head and a class teacher at Walpole Cross Keys Primary School.

Hannah Henson (Parent) - Hannah is a parent governor who has children at West Lynn Primary School.

Andrew Atkins (Trust Appointed)

Casey Catchpole (Trust Governor)

Sarah Swinburn (Trust Appointed)

Stella Kaye (Clerk) - Currently working as a school governors clerk, for several local primary schools, since 2010. She attained the Accredited Clerk Award in 2014 and is a member of the Western Area Clerks Association. Stella also works as the Parish Clerk for Tilney All Saints Parish Council and is a member of the local primary school Friends of School Association.

Should you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please do so by letter addressed to The Chair of Governors and hand it in at the main office.

Our Governors - Picture Board

Governor Documentation 

Please click on the links below to view the up to date Governor Documentation: