Reaching for success together
About Wellesley Park
Wellesley Park Primary is an above average sized primary school of 340 children set in beautiful landscaped grounds serving the town of Wellington, close to Taunton in Somerset. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. There are very few pupils who speak English as an additional language and most of its pupils are White British.
The school provides registered childcare for children aged 2-4 years on site.
Wellesley Park received a long awaited visit from Ofsted in October 2015 and secured a very positive report – an incredible result considering it was less than three years since the school was placed in Special Measures. During that time the school has gone through a huge transformation – led strongly by LLE Lindsay Gabriel as Headteacher and her restructured leadership team.
HMI judged the school to be good across the board with Early Years coming very close to outstanding. The inspectors were keen to highlight that the “rich and interesting activities are making a strong contribution to pupils’ good learning” adding that “exciting learning experiences interest children and ensure their progress is rapid”.
The school meets the government’s current floor standard which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Opportunities for a full range of extra-curricular clubs and sports including fencing, karate and drama contribute well to pupils’ growth in self-confidence and development of life skills…pupils gain a broad range of experiences and flourish.
– Ofsted 2015
|Name||Type of Governor||Appointment made by||Appointment Date||Date stepped down||Business and pecuniary interests||2016/2017 % attendance whilst in office||2017/2018 % attendance whilst in office|
|June Anderson||Support Staff||Support staff||Mar-14||Finance Officer at Wellesley Park||100%|
|Fiona Doidge||Teacher||Teaching staff||Sep-14||Employed as Teacher at Wellesley Park||56%|
|Sian Evans||Ex-Officio (Head of School)||Trust||May-16||Head of School at Wellesley Park||56%|
|Dave Farrow (Chair)||Trust||Trust||07-Feb-17||Wife works part-time at Wellesley Park as TA||100%|
|Lindsay Gabriel||Associate (Executive Headteacher)||Trust||May-16||Executive Principal of Priorswood Primary and Wellesley Park Primary||44%|
|Hilary Kimber||Parent||Parents||Dec-15||Husband runs Wellesley Park’s Forest School||78%|
|Caragh Colegate||Community||Governing Body||07-Feb-17||12-Jul-17||None||83%|
|Dave Farrow||Community||Governing body||May-14||07-Feb-17||Wife works part-time at Wellesley Park as TA||100%|