Governing Body Activities


The Governing Body have had a busy year supporting the Ofsted inspection, the recruitment of a new Head teacher and some staff re-structuring to enable a move to 4 full time classes.

We were pleased to be recognised by Ofsted as follows:

"Governors demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of the school. They are proud of their work and offer an appropriate level of support and challenge to leaders. They are able to articulate the school’s overall effectiveness well and have been instrumental in devising development plans and responding to any identified weaknesses." Ofsted Report 2017

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

November 2017

This term we decided to trial doing all of our governor monitoring visits within one week and pretty much all managed it.  We took the opportunity to spend time in classes looking at our link governor focus area, in my case EYFS and Phonics and had discussions with the class teacher about progress and developments.  Governors also spent some time observing the new system of split breaks and lunchtimes which have been implemented to allow children more space when playing.  Governors have written up their reports for further discussion with the Head and we will discuss any themes, opportunities to recognise good work and areas for further review at our Standards and Curriculum meeting in January

July 2017

After an exceptionally busy year for Governors it was great to be able to observe some of the end of year events and to see the opportunities for those children who find it hard to shine academically, to show off their confidence and talents on the stage in our KS2 musical production.

As always the end of year Church service was tinged with sadness as we said goodbye to some long-serving and some more recent members of staff who have made such a huge contribution to the school - and to our great headteacher who goes on to pastures new. Again it brought tears to many eyes to see our confident and  mature Year 6 cohort share their leaving memories and we wish them every success as they move onto their new schools.

September will bring new leadership, some new staff, 4 full time classes and 22 new Reception pupils, so it's looking like another busy year ahead.


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 - Richard Ancliffe,  Vice-Chair  -  Donna Hand & Peter Buckley

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

Associate Governor

Philip Brammer



Parent Governor

Jenny Lamb





Parent Governor

Peter Buckley



Pupil Ownership/

Accountability for Learning

Co-opted Governor

Tara Hanley-Jones


Safeguarding & Child
Protection, SEN

Co-opted Governor

Donna Hand



Foundation Governor

Rev Don Alcock

No end date

RE & Collective Worship

Foundation Governor

Richard Ancliffe


RE & Collective Worship

LEA Governor

Hilary McDonald


EYFS / Phonics


Staff Governor

Jessica Derham



Angela Alkureishi


Training & Development