Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

Headteacher: Mrs Caroline Butterworth
Telephone: 01924 303525
Address: Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS

Diocese of Leeds

‘ Together we learn: Together we live

Together we grow: Together we give’.

Our Governors 2023-2024

The Governing Body of Sandal Castle Primary school is made up of dedicated individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We are all volunteers who give our time to monitor and evaluate school practices to ensure management of the school are spending the budget wisely to ensure the best outcomes for all of the children. We also have to make sure that the school is meeting all statutory requirements.

Our Chair of Governors is Rowena White, who can be contacted via school.

Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Rowena White

Sandal Castle Primary Governor Roles and Responsibilities

Financial Benchmarking

The Resources and Finance committee analyse and evaluate school income and expenditure and compare this with other similar schools in England

The values and roles of the Governing Body are driven by the DfE Competency Framework for Governance, January 2017.

Governance Handbook

Competency Framework

There are a number of other ways we support and monitor the school other than attending meetings. One of our favourite things to do is visit the school on learning walks and attend performances. In particular we are always impressed by the exceptional behaviour and positive attitudes of the children and it is really rewarding to see how much they enjoy learning. We also attend training provided by school and the Local authority to update and improve our knowledge and skills so we can fulfil our roles as governors effectively.

Effective School Governance Award

After a rigorous assessment day, the Governing Board of Sandal Castle have been awarded the Effective School Governance Award.

The Effective School Governance Award provides schools with a framework to develop and demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of their governing board. The award framework for self-evaluation is based on nine elements that address the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management. Through the process of action planning, collecting evidence and external verification, schools can validate the impact and effectiveness of their governing body in driving school improvement.