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The Governing Body is responsible in law, for monitoring the work of the school on behalf of the community. The members are appointed in a number of ways; some are nominated by the Local Authority; parents and staff elect representatives. Two Governors posts are also members of the NTLT.

Other Individual Governors are also co-opted by the Governing Body to match the skills needed to strengthen the Governing Body. Members normally serve for 4 years. Full Governor’s meetings are held half-termly. There are also a number of Sub-Committees that meet as required. Minutes of full Governor's meetings are available for inspection in school.

Structure and remit of the Governing body

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. 

The Governing body has 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

The Chair of Governors is Mr. Keith Oliver and the Vice Chair of Governors is Miss. Pat Hunter

Governing body membership in 2017/ 18




Stephane Bommel

Head Teacher, Standards & Perfomance committee

Liz Patterson

Teaching staff, Standards & Performance committee

Keith Oliver

Chair of Governors, SENCO, Safeguarding, LAC, Young Carers, Child Protection, Headteacher's Performance.

Pat Hunter

Vice-Chair of Governors, Chair of Staffing & Finance Committee, Pupil Premium, History, Geography, Science, Religious Education. Headteacher's Performance. Class Link - Year 4/5

Sarah Welford

Finance & Staffing Committee, Standards & Performance, Safeguarding, LAC, Young Carers, Child Protection. PE, Headteacher's Performance. Class Link - Reception Miss Rutter's Class, Year 1/2  

Victoria Heads

Finance & Staffing, Pupil Premium, Maths.

Chris Stewart

Finance, Staff links, Standards & Performance, 

Christine Williamson

Finance & Staffing, Policies, EYFS. Class Link - Nursery

Mandy Yates

Finance & Staffing, English, Lunchtimes, School Council, Class Link - Year 6

Andrea Gibson

Finance & Staffing, Safeguarding, Community,                   

Class Link - Year 3

Li Xue

Standards & Performance, Finance & Staffing.

Eleanor Whitaker Headteacher's Performance, Standards & Performance, Policies, Mathematics, PSHCE, Class Link - Reception Mrs Robinson's class.
Angie Liddle Standards & Performance, Policies, Class Link - Year 2 

Publication of Governor's Details and Register of Interests September 2017/18

Governor's Details & Interests 2017/18 

Instrument of Government

Governors Allowances