School Name

Wildground Federation

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School Name

Wildground Federation


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The Role of the Governing Body
The Governing Body are a team of volunteers who provide support and guidance to the Senior Leadership Team and Staff and is collectively responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school and for monitoring the schools performance.


The Governing Body has three main roles:

  • Strategic The Governing Body sets the general direction of the Infant and Junior School, looking at how they should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets & priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims & school objectives.

  • Critical Friend The Governing Body must work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the two schools. The Governing Body must feel able to question and challenge, real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.

  • Accountability A school is a business and its stakeholders are the pupils. The Governing Body must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the pupils. It must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the schools. The Governing Body is answerable to parents and the wider community.

Name Position Governor Type Current Term of Office Start & End Dates Term of Office Business & Pecuniary Interests Responsibilities
Debbie Sawyer Chair Co-Opted 7/10/17 - 6/10/21 2 None

Chair of Governors;

Exec HT Performance Panel (Chair)

Pay Committee

SEN Link

Communications Link

Ben Walmsley Vice Chair Parent 23/11/17 - 22/11/21 1 None

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

Curriculum Link

Anneka Schofield DTG Parent 25/1/18 - 24/1/22 1 None

Development & Training Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Curriculum Link

Amanda Mullett Exec HT Exec HT 7/10/13 - N/A Ongoing as Exec HT Staff Executive Headteacher
Fiona Western   Co-Opted 10/10/17 - 9/10/21 5 None Nursery Link
Carol Moody   Co-Opted 7/10/17 - 6/10/21 2 None

Exec HT Performance Panel

Pay Committee (Chair)

Health & Safety Link


Julia Stevens   Co-Opted 24/05/18 - 23/05/22 1 Staff Staff Link
Hannah Mitchell   Co-Opted 23/11/17 - 22/11/21 1 None

Pay Committee

Finance Link

Janice Chainey   LA Governor 12/7/18 - 11/7/22 1 None

Curriculum Link

SMSC & RR Award Link

Jessica Spacagna   Staff Governor 12/10/18 - 11/10/22 1 Staff Pupil Link
Vacant Position   Co-Opted        
Vacant Position   Co-Opted        
Marika Johnson   Clerk 8/11/18 - ongoing   Admin Staff Clerk to Governing Body
Deb Summers   Associate Member     Staff Head of School Infants
Lisa Taylor   Associate Member     Staff Head of School Juniors
Becky Dann   Resigned 4/1/18 - 4/9/18     Clerk to Governing Body resigned September 2018 
Miki Hillyar   Resigned 7/10/17 - 17/7/18 2 Staff Resigned from Staff Governor position in July 18
Stephanie Hambridge   Resigned 7/10/17 - 26/3/18 2 Staff Resigned from Co-Opted Governor position in March 18
Ianto Davies   Resigned 10/2/16 - 25/1/18 2 Married to Governor Resigned from Parent Governor position in Jan 18
Kate Davies   Resigned 7/10/17 - 2 Married to Governor Resigned from Co-Opted Governor position in Jan 18


When governors are appointed to a governing body, they are entitled to keep their appointment for a whole Term of Office which is 4 years.  Within this table, the Current Term of Office Start & End dates refer to the latest term that the governor is serving.  The Term of Office column signifies the Current Term of office that the governor is serving within.  E.g. if a governor has been identified in this table as being in Term of Office 1, then the Start and End dates are representative of their initial appointment as a governor.  Where the Term is a number greater than 1, they have already served the number of previous terms in blocks of 4 years prior to the start date shown in this table.  (i.e. if they are in their 3rd term of office, they have already served 8 years (2 * 4 year terms) as a governor previous to the dates shown here)

Wildground Federation Governing Body encourages interest from members of our community in finding out more about the work we do.  Please see page Governors Information for more details on the background of each Governor and Governors Attendance for information on attendance figures at meetings over the last academic year.  If you are interested in joining Wildground Federation Governing Body, please see our Governors Vacancies page.


Please contact: Debbie Sawyer, Chair of Governors on