Our Governing Body

 GfS Quality Mark

We would like to welcome you on behalf of the Governing Body of Whiteknights Primary School and thank you for taking the time visit the school website.
Our vision for Whiteknights Primary School is for all staff to have the highest expectations of themselves and the pupils in their care and to ensure that all children achieve their full potential in a secure and friendly environment. 

At Whiteknights Primary School we take pride in providing a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum. We celebrate perseverance and resilience, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not frightened to make mistakes. We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and respond to quality feedback.

It is our aim for all children to leave Whiteknights Primary School as independent learners with self-belief, abiding respect for others and the tenacity to pursue their ambitions. We strive to instill a lifelong love for learning and a strong grounding for future success.

As governors, it is our duty to support and challenge in order to ensure that the high standard of education provided by the teachers and staff is maintained and that the quest for improvement continues. 

Our school motto is “Growing Greatness”.  This is the responsibility of all adults on the school premises, who by their work and their manner, should at all times seek to promote this approach.
Excellent governance means that we as governors embrace this ethos too and help the staff in any way we can to uphold it.


Our Governors have three main roles:

1.      The strategic role, which is about:

The vision for the school

Developing aims for the school

Planning so that all pupils can achieve their best outcomes 

2.      School Improvement

Monitor and evaluate the school's work

Visit and engage with the school

Ensure that all meetings are effective and run efficiently  

3.      The Accountability role of the Governing Board

Ensuring the progress of pupils

Challenging School Leadership Team

Being accountable to parents and the community

Ensure financial resources are spent well

 Responsibilities of the governing board include:

Promoting high standards of education and achievement

Planning the school's long-term future

Setting the school's aims and values

Appointing senior staff including the Headteacher

Budgetary allocation control

Deciding on the number of staff employed

Making sure that the curriculum is broad and balanced 

Our Governing members are:

Chair of Governors, Mark A'Bear (Local Authority Governor)

Rhoda Agbamuche(Parent Governor) 

Nina Edwards (Co-opted Governor)

Steve Curtis (Co-opted Governor)

Julie Foster (Co-opted Governor)

Keith Grainger (Co-opted Governor)

Fraser McCarthy ( Co-opted Governor) 

Bridget Reynolds (Staff Governor) 

Alison Attard (Co-opted Governor)

Velraj Kuppusamy (Associate Governor) 

Helen Kean (Parent Governor)

Francois Walker (Headteacher)

Vacancy (Co-opted Governor)

To view Statutory Documents relating to governance - CLICK HERE