Category Archives: Governors Blog


The latest from your governing board at Whitkirk Primary

This governor blog has been written by our Vice Chair – Matthew Pattison.   Many key events have take place in school in the last few weeks and the governing body feel that it’s time to share some of these … Continue reading

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Whitkirk School Governor Monitoring & Learning Day – 24th February

As governors of our school it is our responsibility to challenge the school leaders and triangulate what we hear by seeing things for ourselves and speaking to pupils, staff and the leadership team.   As individuals we visit the school … Continue reading

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April Blog

This months blog is written by Matthew Pattison; I went to Whitkirk Primary School in March to observe a key stage one maths class, which turned out to be much more exciting than I imagined! I’m the lead governor for … Continue reading

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Ashley Wyatt – My first 6 months in the role

Hello – My name is Ashley Wyatt and I am the Local Authority Governor at Whitkirk. I have been a Governor for about six months now, and I really enjoy visiting the school. When I worked in the health service … Continue reading

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Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit!

This month our blog has been written by Martin Colley (Co-Opted Governor) It’s 1st February and some participate in traditional superstition of saying this on the morning of the first day to give them good luck for the month ahead. … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions!

This month our blog has been written by Izaak Brading (Parent Governor)   Well here we are again, folks – the start of a new year. The time when we’re usually bursting with motivation and promises to not repeat the mistakes … Continue reading

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The proof is in the pudding

This month our blog has been written by Matthew Pattison (Parent Governor)   As I start to write this blog, I’m sat in the school main hall waiting for my daughter after the Key Stage 2 Christmas play. I can’t … Continue reading

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“What does a Governor actually do?”

This month our blog has been written by Huan Quayle (Vice Chair of Governors) It’s my turn to write the Governor’s blog this month and I thought it would be useful to have a go at answering the question: “What … Continue reading

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Welcome to our first Whitkirk Primary Governor Blog

Welcome to Whitkirk Primary’s first Governors Blog, I am Jonny Ross, and I was delighted to be elected your Chair of Governors this year.   Thank you to Ron Firstly on behalf of the governing body we would like to … Continue reading

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