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Meet the Governors

Our Governing Body works closely with the Headteacher and staff of the school to ensure the best possible provision and outcomes for the children at World’s End. Their main functions are to:

 

  • Set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for its educational performance, and
  • Ensure financial resources are well spent

 

Governors meet every half term; their meetings take place at the school in the evening and usually last for around two hours. Committees of the Governing Body – Finance and Pay & Staffing Committees – also meet regularly throughout the year.

 

Individual governors have specific responsibilities to do with aspects of the school or its curriculum and report back to the full Governing Body. The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Jones; the Governor with responsibility for Special Educational Needs is Mrs Northey; Mr Smart is Chair of the Finance Committee.

 

The Governing Body was reconstituted in 2014 and comprises 15 governors: one local authority governor, one staff governor, two parent governors, ten co-opted governors, plus the Headteacher. The co-opted governors come from a range of backgrounds and bring with them valuable skills in areas such as finance, commerce and human resources, as well as knowledge of the local community and education.

 

Chair : Mrs F Northey

Vice Chair :  Mr M Smart

Clerk : Ms N Chapman

Mrs G Wilford     (Headteacher)
I joined the Governing Body as a Staff Governor in 2007 and with the re-constitution I was co-opted onto the Governing Body and now in my role as Headteacher, I am automatically eligible to be a member of the Governing Body. Over the years as a governor I have seen many exciting changes but the commitment to ensuring that all the children get the best education they can, and to support the school in improving even further, has remained unchanged. Our current Governing Body is a fantastic group of people to work with; they have enthusiasm for the role and a real commitment to helping to make our school the best it can be. One of my roles is to produce a Headteacher’s Report for the Governing Body’s half termly meetings, which gives them up-to-date information on our school: numbers of pupils on roll, SEN information, attendance, health and safety, the curriculum, parent and community activities, and staff training. My reports also cover standards in school, and an update on progress towards the objectives we have been working on in the School Development Plan.

Mrs J Taylor     (Staff)

I have been involved at World’s End Infants for many years.  My journey started in January 1991, as a mother, when my son Robert started Nursery.  Three years later my daughter Rachel came and both spent many happy years at this school.  As a parent I was actively involved in the school as a volunteer helper and as treasurer of the PTA.  Also in 1991 I became a registered childminder and enjoyed that role for 9 years until in 2000 I was lucky enough to be offered a job as a Teaching Assistant at Worlds End Infants.  Later in 2006 I qualified as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant which is still my current role today.  I  teach in Year 1 and Year 2 classes, covering teachers while they plan and prepare for lessons.  Also I support Year 1  by taking small groups for writing and reading intervention.  I have been a governor for over 13 years and am as passionate now as I was then.  Over the years I have seen many exciting changes to our school and been fortunate to serve alongside such friendly, caring governors who like myself, want nothing more than to provide the best education for every child who attends Worlds End Infant School and Nursery.

Mr O Killeen     (LA)​

Mr A Nath     (Co-opted)

I was approached to join the Governing body back in 2015 and have enjoyed my time learning about the school and the important role of being a Governor, overseeing the development of the school and its pupils.

 

I live in Quinton and work as a Pharmacist in the Lloyds Pharmacy on Faraday Avenue. I really enjoy my job helping the local community with their healthcare needs and I see my role as school Governor as another way of giving back to my area.

 

I have been selected as the Governor responsible for sports within the school and look forward to working with all the staff and pupils ensuring that Worlds End Infant school makes best use of the allocated Sports Premium. I am also currently on the Governor Mark committee working to ensure that the school is governed to a nationally recognised standard.

 
Ms S Herbert      (Co-opted)
Ms B Lynch             (Co-opted)

I have been a governor at World’s End Infant and Nursery School for over 10 years and I have loved every minute of it. I have enjoyed seeing the school grow and develop and I was very proud when I saw our wonderful new extension.

 

In my working life I travel the country providing training to companies, social workers, nurses, students and schools about how to take care of their mental and emotional health. That is why I am interested in the wellbeing of the children at World’s End and why I am the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Governor.

 

I have many hobbies including reading, writing poetry and travelling. I have recently visited Jamaica, Ghana and Iceland.

 

I am grateful to World’s End for all the pleasure the school has given me over the years including seeing the children taking part in Christmas plays and carol services, and making many friends in school and on the Governing Body. I hope I have been able to give something back to the school and the children

Mrs S Powell           (Co-opted)

I became a Parent Governor in 2010 while my youngest daughter attended World’s End Infant School. Since then I have continuously served as a co-opted governor, and am now the Numeracy governor.

 

I originally worked in banking and finance and enjoyed many different roles working for TSB, NatWest and the Royal bank of Scotland.

When my eldest daughter started Nursery I trained as a teaching assistant. I now work at World’s End (mostly in the Nursery) and thoroughly enjoy every day.

 

I am passionate about ensuring that all of our children get the best possible education from their time at World’s End Infant and Nursery School.

Ms E O’Halloran       (Co-opted)

My involvement with World’s End Infants began when my eldest child started Nursery in September 2007. I became interested in the school curriculum and how this would influence my children. As they moved through the school I became actively involved as a volunteer for school trips, helping to prepare for special events and other support roles within school. I was approached about putting myself forward as a Parent Governor by my daughter’s teacher in 2009. I saw this as an opportunity to further my knowledge and involvement in the school.

 

In September 2011 I became a lunchtime supervisor within the Nursery here. I thoroughly enjoyed this role and found that working with children is what I wanted to do as a career. In September 2013 I enrolled at a local adult education centre for a Level 2 Childcare course, which led to me being employed within the school as a Teaching Assistant for the Visually Impaired Resource Base. I continued my studies working towards a Level 3 qualification in 2014, which I have just completed.

 

Over the years I have seen the school expand from a 2 form to 3 form entry and I feel very privileged to be able to work here alongside the staff, children and governors.

Mrs R Leak              (Co-opted)

I was privileged to be invited on to the Governing Body at World’s End Infants in September 2014. It is a real honour to have the opportunity to contribute to maintaining the fantastic standards in the school. Like every other governor I am passionate about seeing World’s End Infant children fulfil their potential.

 

I work three days a week at St. Boniface Church, Quinton, overseeing our work among children and families. I am often invited in to lead assemblies and the children similarly have opportunities to visit the church throughout the year. Part of my time at St. Boniface is used to support and develop literacy initiatives for families in the community. I am also studying part time for a degree in Speech and Language Therapy at Birmingham City University.

Mrs S Jones            (Co-opted)  

I have worked at the University of Birmingham for over 30 years as a secretary in several departments.  My work is mainly with students who are 18 and over.  My first experience of World’s End Infants School was in September 2000 when my eldest daughter Beth joined the Nursery.  Two years later my daughter Sophie also joined the Nursery.  They were both very happy, really enjoyed school and got a lot out of their time at World’s End Infants.  In 2004 an opportunity arose for a Parent Governor and I applied.  I was really pleased when I was asked to join the Board of Governors in September 2004 where I remained a governor until February 2012 when work commitments meant I could not devote the time I wanted to, to the School.  When I changed jobs in 2014 I was able to rejoin the Governors in September 2014 as a Community Governor.  Over the years I have had many happy times watching the children and the School blossom and continue to grow but still keeping the children at the heart of everything they do.  There have been many changes over the years and all for the better of the School.  I love being part of World’s End Infant School.

Mr M Smart               (Parent)

Having attended both World’s End Infant and Junior Schools myself (1979 – 1985) I keep fond memories of those years and it was a good feeling when my children recently joined.

 

I am an honest and trustworthy individual and always give my full commitment to any role I take on. I am a local business owner and chair local network groups to generate business between local companies. In my spare time I enjoy watching local football teams W.B.A. and Halesowen Town, I enjoy the gym and spending as much social time with my children (and wife) as I can.

Being elected as a parent governor was a proud moment for me. I will always give my full support and do whatever is asked of me to help maintain and improve the school, and give all the children of World’s End a great start in their education.

Mrs F Northey         (Co-opted)

I have worked my whole career for Birmingham City Council in the field of education, spending most of that time, over thirty years, working in the Quinton area.

My involvement in Quinton has given me a wide knowledge of the local area, the families and varied amenities and activities available in the local community.

I have wide and varied interests and activities outside education, many of which I access in the Quinton area. I enjoy the responsibility of taking on lead roles within the various organisations I am connected with.

My association in education continues as a Governor at World's End Infant and Nursery School.

As a mother with a child, and now a young adult, on the autistic spectrum, I have always had an interest in children with special needs. I have gained a great deal of knowledge into the care and education of special needs children through my daughter and my career, which has led me taking on the role as SEN Governor.

As a governor I intend to continue to be committed to the children, parents and staff at World's End Infant and Nursery School.

Mrs S Calder-Terry           (Parent)

My involvement with World’s End Infant and Nursery School began when my daughter Isabella joined the Nursery in 2014. Our family had moved into a house opposite the school!

 

Isabella joined Reception full-time in September 2015 so I decided to become involved as a parent governor to help provide Isabella with the best education I could and this is a good way for me, as a parent, to feel involved.

 

At the time I put forward my candidacy I was pregnant with my second child, Alexander. I went back to work full-time in December 2015, after maternity leave. I am employed as a Payroll Manager for an accountant and am responsible for payroll and pensions at somewhere in the region of 300 small or medium local employers.

 

I love my job and love working in an office as part of a small team but when I was at school I wanted to become a teacher. I gained my A-levels and was able to enrol at Birmingham University where I studied English language and Literature and gained an Honours Degree in 2000. I started a temporary job in the summer of 2000 within a large payroll department of a global company and this has become my career.

 

I am hoping to do an excellent job as parent governor, working hard at my role as Governor whilst recognising the importance of the role. We all want the best education and foundation for our children and I am hoping that I can complement and enhance an already hardworking Board of Governors. I hope my son has the same opportunities and support when he is old enough to apply for a place at what is an excellent school.

[Vacancy]               (Co-opted)    

 

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