Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is part of Endeavour MAT, which has its own website to explain the overall strategic Trust structure. At local level however, each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB).
A message from John Webster, Chair of Local Governing Body:
It is both a responsibility and a privilege to be Chair of Governors. WGSG is special because its focus is broader than purely academic performance. Staff, students, parents, and governors work together in different ways to ensure that students achieve all that they are able, both academically and in terms of personal development.
Within the Endeavour Trust, the role of our local governing body is strategic, to oversee the direction and policies of the school, to monitor its standards and be responsible to the Trust Board for its conduct and performance. We also support the work of our excellent Head Teacher and her senior leadership team, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school.
Our Governors have different backgrounds, providing different perspectives, but having a common interest in helping WGSG build on its strengths. We learn more about our school through staff briefings and visits and conversations with staff, students, and parents. All the Governors have a deep commitment to the continued success of the school, ensuring that our students achieve their full potential, within a caring, harmonious, and supportive environment.
Being a governor is an important role; training is provided. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Clerk to the Governors via the school office.
John Webster chairs the LGB at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls. To contact John Webster, please email firstname.lastname@example.org marking your message for his attention.
Membership of the Local Governing Body
Term of Office
John is married to Jenny, with three grown-up daughters, two of whom are currently living in Botswana. John is now retired from 12 years as a Civil Servant making competition work in the CMA after 25 years in banking, working on the dark side! Initially an economist, he moved to financial analysis as a management accountant.
In his retired life, John remains the under-gardener at home. He is active as a Licenced Lay Minister (formally a Reader) in the Church of England and volunteer for Prison Fellowship, facilitating on a course focussed on restorative justice at HMP Rochester. John had been looking for the right role as a school governor and hopes to add value to Wilmington Girls Grammar School.
|Joy Price (Vice Chair)||
Joy has been a Governor for the last 10 years at WGSG and previously for 8 years at her daughters’ primary school as a parent governor where she was Vice Chair and then Chair for 4 years. She was a staff governor at WGSG for many years and is now a community governor. Prior to joining the governing board for WGSG Joy was the Finance Trustee of a local children’s’ registered charity for 15 years.
Joy has worked in the Education Sector for the last 19 years both in primary and secondary and is currently Director of Data and Information for Endeavour MAT. Prior to this Joy worked for 15 years in IT as project manager and systems designer of finance and information management systems. Joy is the governor with responsibility for health and safety and works with the Chair of Governors on safeguarding and parent and student voice
|Mrs Lawson has focused her educational career around instilling in young people a love of learning and a demand to explore the ‘big questions’ that life throws at them. As a self-confessed philosophical geek she is never happy with the simple answer and always strives to open up the students to the world of alternative possibility. Mrs Lawson is determined that Wilmington Grammar School for Girls continues to meet the demands of an ever-changing world, by equipping its students with the resilience and determination to overcome the obstacles that life can throw, whilst supporting them to grow as intellectually independent thinkers capable of coping within an increasing stressful world.||N/A||Ex-officio|
Mrs Ojo joined the Governing Body in 2010. She was a Local Authority Governor for many years and is now a Community Governor. Mrs Ojo is a qualified accountant with many years experience in local government finance. She is one of two Governors with the responsibility of financial monitoring and more recently student careers.
Laura has worked as a teacher at WGSG since 2016. She is currently Head of Physical Education and PSHE. She is mum to two boys who keep her busy in her spare time. Laura was elected as staff governor in February 2021 and is keen to support the school in providing all students with the best possible education whilst ensuring each individual reaches their true potential.
Manjit joined the Local Governing Body as Parent Govenor in November 2022. After graduating with a Business Studies degree, she then acquired a wealth of experience in management, sales and marketing in the Conference & Exhibition sector. Her career has allowed her to travel the world which has broadened her outlook and enhanced her professional ability across commerce.
Manjit is a good empathetic communicator being able to understand and bring forward multiple ideas to help achieve a wider goal for the partners she has worked with.
Manjit has a dedicated interest in her role a Parent Govenor, she hopes her skills and experience will enable her to contribute new ideas towards the WGSG vision to improve the outcomes of the students, staff and overall management of WGSG.
Nishita joined the Governing Body on 15th November 2023.
|John Webster||Destinations and Curriculum|
|TBA||Teaching, Learning and Assessment|
|John Webster & Joy Price||Leadership and Governance|
|TBA||Training and Development, CPD|
|Joy Price||Health and Safety|
|Laura Iles||Pupil Premium|
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is part of Endeavour MAT. For Trust level information please visit:
|Supplemental Funding Agreement - Wilmington Grammar School for Girls||01st Sep 2022||Download|
|Governor Attendance Register 2022-23||01st Sep 2023||Download|
|Scheme of Delegation||01st Sep 2023||Download|
|LGB - Standing Orders||01st Sep 2023||Download|
|LGB - Terms of Reference||01st Sep 2023||Download|
|WGSG Governor Register of Business Interests 2023-2024||13th Nov 2023||Download|