Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine

Governor Information and Duties

Governing Body

The Governors are the formal strategic body who meet at least once each term to set priorities for the school and agree on the long term plans including the school budget. They agree the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school including policy and procedures, with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and pastoral care. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Specific duties include agreeing the school budget, setting staffing levels, ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered whilst ensuring that management of the school premises is given high priority which includes monitoring the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors.

The Governing Body is made up of parent governors, elected by the parents of pupils at the school, staff governors including the Headteacher, Local Authority appointed Governors and Community Governors.  The team is made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds but who all share the passionate belief that Waterloo Primary School should be a happy and successful school where every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Instrument of Governance Waterloo Primary School

Governor Code of Conduct Waterloo Primary School

Name, Role, Area of Responsibility and Term of Office Declaration of Business  InterestRelationship to School

Mrs Sarah Michelle Robinson

Chair of Governors

September 27th 2021 - September 26th 2024

Link Governor for Maths

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredChild in school

Miss Trudi Louise Hirsch

Co Opted Governor

27th September 2021- 26th September 2024 

Link Governor for Pupil Premium

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredNone

Mrs Helen Shaw

Co Opted Governor

November 22nd 2017 - November 21st 2021

Link Governor for Health and Safety / Art / Design Technology 

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredNone

Vacancy as of September 2021

Parent Governor x 2



Miss Emily Grocott

Staff Governor as of September 2021

27th September 2021 - 26th September  2024

Link Governor for 

Appointed by Governing Body


None DeclaredMember of Teaching Staff

Miss Elizabeth Young

Co Opted Governor

27th September 2021 - 26th September  2024

Link Governor for Safeguarding / SEN / LAC

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredNone

Mrs Debbie McLaughlin

Vice Chair of Governors Oct 2020 - 2Oct 2024

Chair of Standards Committee

Co Opted Governor

1st July 2018 - 30th June 2022

Link Governor for EYFS / Science

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredNone

Mr David Metherell

Parent Governor

1st May 2019 - 30th April 2023

Link Governor for PE / IT / GDPR

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredChildren in school

Mr John Battersby

22nd January 2018 - 21st January 2022

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Co Opted Governor

Link Governor for History / Geography / Pupil Voice

Appointed by Governing Body

None DeclaredNone

Ms Rebecca Carolan

Chair of Wider Curriculum Committee

Local Authority Governor

1st May 2019 - 30th April 2023

Link Governor for Music / Attendance

Appointed by Local Authority and approved by Governing Body

None DeclaredFamily member works in school

Mrs Ruth Baldwin


None DeclaredHeadteacher

Mrs Sarah Maciver

Associate member

None DeclaredDeputy Headteacher

Ms Melanie Burton

Associate Member

None DeclaredNone

Mrs Helen Owens

Clerk to Governing Body

None DeclaredSchool Business  Manager 
Resignations 2018 - 2021Mrs Angharad JennJuly 2018
 Miss Jade NormanDec 2018
 Mrs Emma GrahamJuly 2019
 Miss Stephanie RichardsonJuly 2020
 Mrs Clare Gaudie Sept 2020
 Mrs Lisa MurphyApril 2021


Governor Committee Dates 2021-2022


Autumn Term


Full Governors AGM


Monday 28th September 

Resources Committee5pmMonday 12th October 
Standards Committee5pmMonday  9th November 
Full Governors5pmMonday  16th November


Spring Term


Resources Committee5pmMonday 8th February 
Standards Committee5pmMonday 25th January 
Full Governors5pmMonday 15th March 


Summer Term


Resources Meeting5pmMonday 21st June 
Standards Meeting5pmMonday 10th  May 
Full Governors5pmMonday  24th May 


Governor Attendance At Meetings Sept 2020 - July 2021


NameFull GovernorsResources CommitteeStandards Committee
Mrs Sarah Robinson    3/3                         3/33/3
Mrs Debbie McLaughlin1/1n/a1/1

MissTrudi Hirsch


Mrs Lisa Murphy1/1n/a1/1

Mrs Helen Shaw



Mrs Isobel Lacy


Mr John Battersby1/1 n/a

Miss Liz Young


Mr David Metherell1/11/1n/a
Miss Rebecca Carolan1/1n/a1/1

Mrs Ruth Baldwin