Governing Body Activities


As a new school year starts we have a vacancy for Parent Governor, following the resignation of one of our existing governors.  Linda had been a governor for a number of years adding huge value to our sports provision and PE activities, but has sadly decided to step down now her children have moved on to secondary school.

Information has been sent out by email to all parents/carers, explaining the role of governor and the application process and is also attached below

Governor vacancy.doc

We are always interested to hear from any parents, carers or community members who would like to get involved with the Governing Body - just let school reception know and we will get in touch about next steps.  Registering your interest does not mean you have to commit fully as we also welcome Associate Members who have a passion to support on specific focus areas and activities.

For information on what it means to be a Governor, please follow the link below.

Governor Insights from the Chair

October 2016

Since returning from the summer holidays we have been busy with committee meetings around Finance & Health &Safety and Standards and Curriculum as well as our Full Governing Body meeting.  We have agreed a new School Development Plan with a strong focus on ensuring children progress more rapidly in writing across the school and that additional focus is also given to maths across KS2.  A key priority for the whole school this term is to review and redefine our vision and values to ensure they are driving all school stakeholders to work together to achieve the same aims.

June 2016

This term we will be continuing to review progress against our school development plan and looking at cohort performance data in detail, to understand how children are performing against the new curriculum expectations.  We also took time last week to complete a review of my performance as Chair, to update our Governor skills audit and to start our process of Governing Body Self Evaluation, identifying where we are doing well and where we need to continue to put more focus.

February 2016

Focus this term and at our recent Governing Body meeting has been around how we budget for the year ahead to ensure the best teaching and support for all pupils as well as considering how we can extend our collaboration with other schools to broaden our outlook, learn from others and look for economies of scale in areas such as staff CPD.



The Governing Body:

  • Is accountable for the performance of the school
  • Plans the school's future direction
  • Selects the Head Teacher
  • Makes decisions on the school's budgets and staffing
  • Ensures that the National Curriculum is taught
  • Decides how the school can encourage pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • Makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs

Our Governing Body - Chair of Governors - Hilary McDonald,  Vice-Chair  -  Richard Ancliffe

Every Governor takes on responsibility for specific focus areas that are either a statutory requirement or are critical priorities on our school development plan.  The dates when governors term of office end are noted under their name and their Link Governor responsibilities are detailed underneath their photograph.  Further information about the Governing Body including how roles are appointed, Associate Governors, Committee Membership and Register of Interests are detailed in the following link  Further Information about the Governing Body

Parent Governor

Philip Brammer



Photo to follow






KS2 Writing

Parent Governor

Jenny Lamb




KS2 Maths

Parent Governor



Co-opted Governor

Tara Hanley-Jones


Safeguarding & Child
Protection, SEN

Co-opted Governor

Donna Hand


KS1 Writing

Foundation Governor

Rev Don Alcock

No end date

RE & Collective Worship

Foundation Governor

Richard Ancliffe


RE & Collective Worship,

Pupil Ownership

LEA Governor

Hilary McDonald


EYFS Writing

Pupil Ownership

Staff Governor

Jessica Derham



Guy Verling


Training & Development