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Welcome to the Governors' section.


The Governing Body of Furze Platt Junior School comprises a group of volunteers consisting of elected Parent and Teacher governors and appointed Community and LEA Governors. We meet once per term, supported by the Clerk of Governors.


We work in partnership with the Head teacher and staff to carry out the following:


  • Set strategic direction for the school and contribute to the school’s improvement plan
  • Ensure accountability and monitor and evaluate school performance
  • Support the Head teacher and staff to provide an excellent education for all pupils


All Governors have links locally and many of us have direct links with the school as current or past parents. We come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and through our work can often offer the school a different perspective on issues.  We are a committed group who work hard to support the school and the Head Teacher as a “critical friend”.


In order to cover all aspects of our role, the Governing Body carries out some activities in 2 sub Committees:


  • the Resources Committee (Finance, Premises, Human resources)
  • the Teaching and Learning Committee (Curriculum, Standards, Special Education Needs/Inclusion, Healthy schools, Extended schools).


These two committees meet once per term prior to the full Governing Body meeting and report on progress of various improvement initiatives.  Each Governor takes a lead on an area within a committee (e.g. Healthy schools) and a liaison role with a teacher subject leader.


Governors are elected /appointed for a 4 year term. Details of all the Governors and their elected/appointed dates can be found below.

If you wish to contact any of the Governors please in the first instance contact the school office or the Head Teacher who will be happy to take your details and arrange for the appropriate Governor to contact you.


Mr Peter Rippon

Chair of the FPJS Governing Body

Governor Objectives 2017-18:

1. To excel in management and scrutiny of pupil data consistent with an outstanding school. 

2. To demonstrate rigorous support and challenge to Senior Leadership Team in the delivery of key OFSTED targets. 

3. To ensure the school values are known and communicated effectively to all stakeholder groups. (All via Parent survey scrutiny/attendance at parent events; Teachers by engagement beyond SLT (via Survey's and event attendance); Pupil engagement through Governors Into School interviews and school council meetings.

4. To ensure that the Governing Body retains appropriate high level of skills and competencies through its succession process. 

5. To support the Senior Leadership Team in reviewing and re-stating the strategic vision and ambitions of the school. 

Current Governor information


Governor Type



Term of Office

Number of Possible FGB Meetings

Number of FGB meetings attended

Leaving Date

Mike Wallace





September 2012




Margaret Powell

Vice Chair of Governors

Local Authority

Teaching & Learning (Chair)

Pay Committee

Staff Recruitment Panel


Pupil Premium


March 2014 – March 2018

3rd Term of Office




Irene Wilson



Teaching & Learning


February 2015 – February 2019

2nd Term of Office




Peter Rippon

Chair of Governors



Resources (Chair)

Teaching & Learning

Pay Committee


May 2014 – May 2018




John Wilson


Teaching & Learning

Governor Training



Associate from May 2017





Mel Wood


Teaching & Learning


Associate from March 2017





Michael Flood





September 2016




Dana Paldi


Parent Teaching & Learning PP Parent from May 2017      

Iain Thomas


Parent Teaching & Learning SEND Parent from May 2017      

Julie Nagiel


Staff Resources   Staff from May 2017      
Derek Moss



Resources Safeguarding September 2017      

Liz Bharj


Clerk to Governors



October 2014




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