How the school is managed
Like most Steiner Waldorf schools, Wynstones adopts a co-operative approach to management.
Broadly the roles of the various components are:
- The College of Teachers works as an advisory, reference group
- The Chair of Lower School (pupils 6 – 14): Management responsibility for the curriculum, teaching and learning, standards and attainment
- The Chair of Upper School (pupils 14 – 18): Management responsibility for the curriculum, teaching and learning, standards and attainment
- A Mandate system enlists the individual members to undertake an area of responsibility in the school
School Council - The Trustees
Wynstones is an educational charity and the independent trustees making up the School Council have final responsibility for the well-being of the school.
The School Council is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the school. The Council’s role is not day-to-day management of the school which is delegated to the Education Leader/Chair of College. Our overall commitment is that: 'The Council, supporting the work of staff, the well being of pupils and the interest of parents, holds itself accountable to the Association to see that Wynstones (a) achieves its desired aims, and (b) avoids unacceptable actions and situations. We further go on to set expectations for Trustees including a Council Job Description, Code of Conduct, Chair’s Role, and Governing Style. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee you will be expected to work with these expectations.
We have recently been developing our ways of working on Council which are documented in the Wynstones Governance Manual.
Council of Trustees
|Ned Skelton (Chair)|
|Chair of College||Adam Clark|
|Finance Manager||Rose Palmer|
|Accounts Assistants||Francesca Stevens, Joanna Taylor|
|PA to the Chair||Sian Green|
|Communications & Marketing Manager||Samantha Peel|
|Examinations Officer||Jenny Vowles|
|Careers and References||Petra Englebriecht|
|Event Hire||Rose Palmer|
|Cleaning Manager||Gill Turner|
|SEN Co-ordinator||Suzanne Cataldo|
|Learning Support||Shelagh Silmon-Clyde|
|SEN Upper School||Rachael Lomas|
|Eurythmy Therapy||John Browning|
|Art Therapy||John Playfoot|
|Speech Therapy||Sibylle Eichstaedt|