Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre


The Governors of Wyedean School are proud of the opportunities offered to our young people to develop the values and skills essential for their future. We are determined to appoint highly dedicated teachers to the staff who have the interest of every student at heart. It is our wish that all students achieve their full potential with academic qualifications whilst developing the personal qualities of initiative and self-confidence. Parents and staff are represented on the Governing Body, working closely with the Principal and Leadership Team to set the aims and targets for the school and provide a broad and balanced curriculum. We recognise that support at home is an essential part of learning for young people and we are always ready to receive the views of parents and hope some can consider standing for election as Parent Governors when the situation arises. You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome when visiting the school. You can contact any member of the Governing Body via the Governor Support Officer: cassettarip@wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk

Our Vision
The pursuit of excellence in all of the school's activities is demonstrated by an uncompromising and highly successful drive to strongly improve, or maintain, the highest levels of achievement and personal development for all students over a sustained period of time.

All leaders and managers, including those responsible for governance, are highly ambitious for the students and lead by example. They base their actions on a deep and accurate understanding of the school’s performance, and of the staff and students’ skills and attributes.

Andy Lord
Chair of Governors

Governors' Responsibilities
School governors make important collective decisions and the Governing Body is responsible to parents and the community. The Governing Body should:

Members of the Governing Body
The Governing Body membership is drawn from groups who have an interest in the school. Terms of office are normally four years (excluding the Principal). Provided they are eligible, a governor may serve again. Below are details of the members who have served on the Governing Body over the last 12 months.

GovernorsDate of Appointment
Academy/Community (appointed by the Governing Body) 
William Fox10/11/12 - 20/07/15
Alan Henderson12/07/12
Andrew Walsh01/09/14
Andy Lord - Chair25/01/14
Lesley Moore10/03/14
Mark Leeming08/12/15
Maggie Thomas08/12/15
Shirley Lightbound31/08/14 - 20/07/15
Parent (elected by parents)
Lisa Lovering - Vice Chair01/11/14
Robin Macharg08/12/15
Sarah Mclellan08/12/15
Victoria Obermaier08/12/15
Paul Stephens01/03/14
Jenny Stephenson01/12/15
Mel Davis15/01/14 - 01/09/15
Rob Ford01/09/15
Staff (elected by staff)
Gareth Creed01/11/14
Gaynor Goodman12/05/15
Stuart Motson13/11/12
Sarah Phillips20/01/14
Co-opted (elected by Governing Body)
Bryan Roberts15/02/14

The Governing Body has a number of sub-committees. The committees meet at least termly. All governors are members of at least one committee. In addition, some staff attend on an advisory basis. The Committees are:

Partnership and Wellbeing (P&W)
ChairAlan Henderson
MembersGareth Creed, Robin Macharg, Sarah Mclellan, Lesley Moore, Lisa Lovering, Victoria Obermaier, Paul Stephens, School Council Representative
StaffMartin Jenkins, Rob Wagland

ChairBryan Roberts
MembersRob Ford, Robin Macharg, Sarah Mclellan, Sarah Phillips, Paul Stephens, Maggie Thomas, Andrew Walsh
StaffDave Burgess, Rob Wagland

ChairAndrew Walsh
MembersGareth Creed, Rob Ford, Gaynor Goodman, Alan Henderson, mark Leeming, Lisa Lovering, Bryan Roberts
StaffRob Wagland

ChairLisa Lovering
MembersGareth Creed, Rob Ford, Gaynor Goodman, Alan Henderson, mark Leeming, Lisa Lovering, Bryan Roberts
StaffRob Wagland

Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA)
ChairAndy Lord
MembersGaynor Goodman, Mark Leeming, Andy Lord, Lesley Moore, Stuart Motson, Victoria Obermaier, Sarah Phillips, Maggie Thomas
StaffSarah Dalton, Rob Wagland, Sarah Wilson

Link Governors: Year Links
KS3Year 7, Year 8, Year 9Lisa Lovering
KS4Year 10, Year 11Alan Henderson
Sixth FormYear 12, Year 13Lesley Moore

Learning Area Links
EnglishVictoria Obermaier
MathsAndy Lord
Creative Subjects: Art, Citizenship, Dance, Drama, MusicMark Leeming
Science, PE, PsychologyPaul Stephens
Social Studies, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Studies, SociologySarah Mclellan
Applied Learning, Technology & Business, Business Studies, Design Technology, Information Communication, Technology, Media StudiesRobin Macharg

Area Links
Support StaffAndrew Walsh
SENAlan Henderson
Parent ForumLise Lovering
Pupil PremiumLisa Lovering

Attendance at meetings over the last academic year
GovernorsFull Governing BodyP&WResourcesStaffingStretegyYLA
Total 8Total 5Total 4Total 7Total 10Total 6
William Fox7-1 (of 1)-6 (of 7)5
Alan Henderson85-68-
Andrew Walsh6-378-
Andy Lord7---106
Lesley Moore74--3 (of 3)4
Shirley Lightbound7-3494
Lisa Lovering73---5
Paul Stephens722---
Mel Davis6----6
Tim Wingrove83-1--
Clive Pemberton*7-46106
Gareth Creed74-7--
Gaynor Goodman1 (of 1)2 (of 2)
Stuart Motson7----6
Sarah Phillips8-4--6
Bryan Roberts6-356-