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Our governing body is made up of parents, teachers and other staff, LEA and church representatives, people co-opted from the local community, and the Head teacher.  Governors are volunteers and their term of office usually lasts for four years.  The Head teacher and school governors are responsible for the overall educational and financial health of the school and will make decisions about

  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims, policies and school budget;
  • Appointing staff, including the head teacher;
  • Maintaining the school’s premises and improving the environment;
  • Composition of overall school development plan and ensure progress towards achieving the targets in the school development plan is monitored;
  • Ensuring the National Curriculum is taught and standards of achievement are maintained and raised;
  • Making sure that the school provides for all its pupils including those from ethnic minority backgrounds and with special needs;
  • Ensuring the school encourages pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development.


The Governors 

The Chair of the Standards and Effectiveness Committee is Prof. Andrew Taylor

The Chair of the Resources Committee is Mr Neil Drake

Name End of term of Office Governor Type
Prof Andrew Taylor  16.07.22 Co-opted
Neil Drake  22.01.22 Co-opted 
Roger Kenworthy  24.05.19 Foundation
Stephen Dey 22.01.22 Co-opted 
Charles Kaye  20.7.19  Foundation
Clare Thomas  N/A Headteacher
Alison Heeley  4.10.21 Teaching Staff
Rachael Anderson (Chair)  13.06.19 Parent
Tamara Jackson  19.1.20 LA Governor
Rev Martin Short N/A Ex-Officio
Andy Matthews 12.10.21 Co-opted
Phil Crowther (Vice Chair) 19.9.21


Lesley Conway 20.7.22


Suzy Bailey-Hawke 9.10.22



Click here to see Register of Business Interest.

Click here to see attendance at Governors meetings 2018 - 2019

Click here to see attendance at Governors meetings 2017 - 2018

Click here to see who our Governors are and read a little bit about each one.