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23rd September 19
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Meet the Governors

Governor Status Nominated Role

Mrs A. Telling, Chair

Foundation Governor

Pupil premium, Assessment, Attendance, Geography

Mr M Lawrenson, Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

Health & Safety, Link Governor

Mrs. S. Richmond

Foundation Governor


Mrs S Camm

Foundation Governor

Child Protection, Safeguarding & SEN
Mrs R Nightingale Foundation Governor Numeracy
Mrs K Pickering Foundation Governor Literacy

Mr. D. Mussell



Mrs S Fielding

Local Authority Governor

Online Safety, Computing & Prevent

Mr M Towler

Parent Governor

LASGB, Music & Link

Mrs K Lindsay

Parent Governor


Mrs R Fitzpatrick

Parent Governor

Early Years

Miss S Taylor

Staff Governor


School governors form the largest volunteer group in the country. They are people from all walks of life, who care about children's education and are prepared to work as a team to support their school and local community.
 Governors 'govern' the school and are not responsible for day-to-day management issues. Staff and Parent Governors are elected, not as delegates, but as individuals to provide a view that is representative of a parent's or member of staff's perspective.

Did you know?  Supporting the headteacher, the Governing Body fulfils 3 main roles:

Strategic: Setting policy; Planning for the future; Managing change.

Monitoring and Accountability: Ensuring the school fulfils it's educational and financial targets and has appropriate plans in place to meet  performance objectives.

Supporting (Critical Friend): Praising and celebrating achievement. Challenging and seeking improvement.
Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school, willing to ask questions and act as a critical friend. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team. The headteacher works closely with the governing body as its principal professional advisor.  Governing body policy decisions will then be implemented by the headteacher in the day-to-day running of the school.



There are four governor meetings each term, one of the Full Governing Body and three smaller committees. The three committees are:

  • Resources
  • Curriculum, and
  • School Effectiveness.

The Resources Committee looks at the school's finances, staffing, buildings and health and safety.

Membership: Mr Telling, Mr Lawrenson, Mrs Camm, Mr Towler, Mrs Nightingale, Mrs Fielding & Mr Mussell

The Curriculum Committee considers how we cover the curriculum each year, including relevant policy updates.

Membership:Mrs Telling, M Lawrenson, Mrs Richmond, Miss Taylor, Mrs Pickering, Mrs Fitzpatrick & Mr Mussell

The School Effectiveness Committee, or SEC, meet to analyse data from results across the school.

Membership: Mrs Telling, Mr Lawrenson, Mr Towler, Mr Mussell

All Governors are invited to the Full Governing Body meetings, with the smaller committees being made up of governors chosen for their personal strengths and areas of interest.

To see a full list of the members of the school's Governing Body and attendance information, please follow the links below.