School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.
Governors are one of the most significant volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.
What do governors do?
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools, the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Our Governing Body is made up of the following:
1 x Headteacher Governor
3 x parent governors
1 x staff governor
1 x Local Authority governor
2 x Foundation (Trust) governors
6 x co-opted governors
Our current Governing Body
Viv Lamb - Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor, Safeguarding Governor
Margaret Metcalfe – Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair of Governors
Stephen Thomas - Local Authority Governor
Dawn Ridgway - Parent Governor
Claire Brown - Parent Governor
Rachel Minto - Staff Governor
Kate Lovelock– Foundation Governor
Vacancy – Foundation Governor
Judith Knowles – Co-opted Governor
John Beck – Co-opted Governor
Roger Goodwin – Co-opted Governor
Vacancy – Co-opted Governor
Clerk to the Governors