The Governing body plays an extremely important role at Prince William School.
All governing boards have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
(Department for Education 2017)
All school Governors attend full governors meetings usually held once a term. Governors are also members of one of a number of sub-committees, for example Finance and premises. Governors are also expected to be a visible presence at school events supporting the students and staff through their achievements and successes.
|Catherine Burbage (chair)|
|Richard Fincher (vice-chair)||Trust-board appointed|
|Debbie Twigger||Trust-board appointed|
|Emma Tansley||Trust-board appointed|
|Iona Colvin||Trust-board appointed|
|Charlotte Krzanicki||Parent governor|
With two children at various stages in the school, I’ve been involved with PWS through some turbulent times. I became a governor in January 2016 because I wanted to help support and contribute to the development of a local secondary school which offers all children the best education it can. I became Chair of the Local Advisory Board (previously the Local Governing Body) in September 2018. I am so pleased to see the rapid improvement of the school since a secure management structure was implemented, which has only been possible because of the commitment, professionalism and determination of all involved.
In my professional life I am a Communications Manager at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, covering strategic planning, incident and crisis communications, campaigns, media, and engagement, and am also involved with cross-departmental projects on change, culture, wellbeing and professional development. At home I enjoy running, swimming and walking in the lovely Northamptonshire countryside, and am trying to get to grips with riding a bike better too!
I’ve lived in Peterborough, Northampton, Oundle and the surrounding villages for the past 25 years, working as a journalist, editor and publisher of magazines. Prior to that I was in the Navy for a short stint, and latterly my roles involve running a specialist media business and sitting on the board of a wholesale company.
I’ve had to get up to some degree of speed in a wide range of disciplines and as I get older it’s clearer than ever that learning doesn’t stop. For me, getting a good grounding in HOW to learn and equally how we work successfully with others is a real passion. In many cases it’s those subjects that we have to chew away at which eventually give us the most benefit.
The role of governor is thought-provoking, challenging and engaging; more than I imagined, but also more rewarding as the school progresses onwards.
I have been involved in teaching vocational subjects for many years and am pleased to be a governor with responsibility currently for SEN.
I believe that all children should have the same opportunities in life and aim to ensure the gap between disadvantaged and advantaged children narrows. I have been a governor at Prince William since October 2017.
I have been a governor at the school since 2012 and am alumni to the school.
For the past 15 years, I have worked as an Architect, both in the UK and Australia and now run my own practice locally.
I am a career consultant working at the University of Leicester. My particular responsibility is to support students from under-represented groups make the most out of their time at university in order to close gaps in engagement and graduate outcomes between these groups and the wider university population. I also enjoy an outreach aspect to my role and deliver careers and employability workshops in schools and colleges across Leicester. I have a teaching background and am truly inspired by the transformation impact of education.
I am looking forward to becoming a critical friend to the school and supporting in achieving the vision set out for the future.