Governors

The Governing Body is made up of 12 governors including the Headteacher. Some are elected by parents, some are appointed by the Local Education Authority and some are co-opted by the Governing Body because of their interests, skills or experience. In addition, there are two staff representatives who are elected by the staff of the school.

The school does not have committees.  All governors attend all meetings – 10 per year – so that they have a good understanding of all aspects of the school and school life.

The Governors work in partnership with the Head and the staff of the school. As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their main responsibilities are:

  • establishing the aims and policies of the school
  • to agree and allocate the school’s budget
  • to agree the school’s curriculum policy including the provision of religious education, special needs and Sex and Relationships education
  • the appointment of staff
  • the school’s organisation and discipline policy

Instrument of Governance  

 

Governors Attendance

Name

Office held

Appointed by

Category of Governor

Term of Office

Relationship to Staff

Business Interest

Attendance 2017 2018

Attendance 2018 2019

Attendance 2019 2020

Mrs Sheila Sutton

Chair of Governors

Governors

Co-opted

21/01/2019-

20/01/2023

None

None

 10/10

10/10

10/10

Mrs Jill Jaques

Vice-chair

Governors

Co-opted

15/07/2019 –

16/07/2023

None

None

 

 

9/10

Mrs Anna Szymoniak

 

Parents

Parent

15/12/2019-

16/12/2023

None

None

 

 

6/7

Mrs Claire Tilley

 

Parents

Parent

 15/10/2019 – 16/10/2023

None

None

 

 

9/9

Cllr Caroline Dickinson

 

Governors

Local Authority

13/03/2021-

13/03/2024

 None

 

 

 5/5

9/10

Mrs Diana Bird

 

Governors

Co-opted

29/11/2019 – 30/11/2023

None

None

 9/10

9/10

10/10

Mrs Mary Foster

 

Governors

Co-opted

 22/11/2017 – 22/11/2021

None

Staff member

 9/10

9/10

9/10

Mrs Rebecca Bainbridge

Headteacher

Governors

Headteacher

 

 

Staff member

 6/6

10/10

10/10

Mrs Gwen Burn

 

Governors

Co-opted

21/01/2019 –

20/01/2023

 

Staff member

 10/10

10/10

10/10

Mrs Angela Jones

 

Staff

Staff

12/01/2022 – 11/10/2026

 

Staff member

 5/5

10/10

10/10

Miss Jane Gibson

 

Governors

 Co-opted

12/10/2021

11/10/2025

None 

None 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Mandy Lambert

Clerk to the Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Hilary Dodd

 

Governors

Co-opted

11/03/2020

12/03/2024

 

 

 

 

4/4

Mr Ken Pullan

Joint vice – chair

 Local Authority

 Local Authority

 01/9/2017 

31/8/2021

 None

None 

 8/10

9/10

 6/10

Mrs Sarah Burn

 

Parents

Parent

 7/12/16 –

6/12/20

Daughter in Law of Member of staff

None

 8/10

6/6

1/2

Mr Peter Cole 

Vice-Chair of Governors

Governors

Co-opted

21/01/15 –

20/12/19

 

Married to member of staff

None

 10/10

5/6

3/4

Mrs Kimberley Stooke

 

Governors

Co-opted

 16/3/15 – 24/11/18

None

 None

 8/10

2/3

 

Mrs Liz Speddy

 

Governors

Co-opted

 21/1/15 –

20/1/19

None

None

 10/10

3/3

 

Mrs Karen Fenny

 

Parents

Parent

14/2/17 – July 2018

None

None

 4/9

 

 

Mrs Jayne-Portray Young

 

Staff

Staff

21/02/14

21/02/18

None

Staff member

2/3

 

 

Mr Stephen Hanscombe and Mrs Annie Croft

Co – Headteachers

Governors

Headteachers

Ongoing

08/01/2018

None

Staff members

2/3