Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our school's governors and the work of the Governing Body.

Governance Statement 

The Governing Board has three core functions, as set out in the Department for Education’s Governance Handbook.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money

Governance Arrangement

The governing body meet together as a full governing body every term and visit school at least termly to ensure vision is being turned into reality, ethos is being embedded and progress is being made against the strategic plan.

The Governing Body consists of:

  • Four Parent Governors
  • One LA Governor
  • One Staff Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • Four Co-opted Governors

Working Together

Parents, staff, governors and the wider school community – working in partnership to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. To achieve this, and to carry out our role as governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you (so we remain responsive) and ensure that you know what issues the governors are discussing (so that we remain accountable).

Keeping in Touch

The website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to us.

We welcome your views. You can contact us by email via the school website or by dropping a note in at the school office.

Becoming a Governor

Being a school governor is an important role but you do not need to have any particular skills, knowledge or experience to become a governor. What you need to bring is: a commitment to school life; the ability to work with others; patience and enthusiasm; a willingness to learn; a commitment to working openly and democratically; and, most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life. Our governors typically spend about 10 hours a term contributing to school life (attending meetings, undertaking training, visiting school, participating in school events and much more) but some do less and you can do a lot more if you choose.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with any of our governors.

 

Name Type of Governor & Responsibility Committee Membership Start Date End Date
Karen Haworth Head teacher

Teaching and Learning

Annual Budget

Pay Review

01/09/2018  
Jemma Scott

Parent Governor

Governor for Safeguarding

Performance Management of Headteacher

Teaching and Learning

13/12/2019  
Diane Whaite Parent Governor

Teaching and Learning

Annual Budget

 

04/03/2019  

Cllr Jim Hobson

LA Governor

 

  10/03/17 09/03/21
Kristina Penny

Co-opted Governor

Governor for Training and Development

Teaching and Learning

16/12/2019  
Stephen Poole

Co-opted Governor

Health and Safety Governor

Pay Review

Annual Budget

Pay

01/03/2016 10/03/2020
Amy Robinson Co-opted Governor

Annual Budget

Pay

01/05/2018  

Lynne Worden

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Behaviour and Safety Governor

Teaching and Learning

Annual Budget

Pay

08/11/17 07/11/21
Scott Holliday

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair

Teaching and Learning

Performance Management

13/12/2019 13/12/2022
Charlotte Weber Staff Governor Wellbeing 19/10/2020 19/10/2024

 

Governor Documents

Contact the Governing Body

If you would like to contact the Governing Board with any comments, concerns or compliments please address your correspondence in writing to the Chair of the Governing Body, C/O the school (marked private and confidential).