Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
The governing body is responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education. Together with the head it sets the school’s aims and policies, and makes decisions on how to spend the budget. Being a governor is an opportunity to have your voice heard and to influence education in the county.
There are people like you making important decisions about how every school is run. They are the school’s governors. Governors come from all sections of the community: parents, staff at the school, the world of business, representatives of local councils and churches – in fact, anyone. There is always a need for enthusiastic and committed people to serve as governors. You don’t have to be an ‘expert’ – only able to get on with others and to work as part of team. You’ll also need some spare time to go to meetings and read papers. There are plenty of free training courses available to help governors with their responsibilities.
We have one Chair of Governors and one Vice Chair alongside 2 Parent Governors, 1, Co-Opted Governor, 2 Staff Governors, 3 Trust Governors, 1 Associate Member and 1 Trustee from ALP
The Governing Body operates as a Full Governing Body each meeting with an additional Finance and Resource Committee .
|Position||Name||Term of Office||Attendance this academic year*||Pecuniary Interests|
|Co-Chair of Governors||Mrs Juliet Lawson|
|Headteacher||Mrs Maria Pace||1st January 2016 – ongoing||6/7|
|Trustee Governor||Mr Niraj Shah||08/10/2020 - 07/10/2021||0/7|
|Associate Governor||Miss Julie Weyer (Assistant Headteacher)||01/09/2021 - 30/08/2025||6/7||Staff Member|
|Support Staff Representative||Angela Doonan|
|Co-Opted Governor||Mrs Lynne Wambeek (Assistant Headteacher)||01/09/2021 - 30/08/2025||7/7||Staff Member|
|Parent Governor||Mr Paul Hudson|
|4/7||Parent and PTFA Member|
|Parent Governor||Mrs Shelley Gormley|
|6/7||Parent and PTFA Member|
|Co-Opted||Mr Marcus Gold|
|Co-Opted Governor||Ms Anna Trevers||25/11/21-24/11/25||5/7|
|Clerk to the Governing Body||Mrs Emma Lad||7/7||Employed by Governor Services|
Governors LEFT in past year
Vice- Chair Co-opted
|Parent Governor||Mrs Kate Ippolito|
Stepped down Summer 2020
|Parent Governor||Mr Chris Hambleton|
Stepped down Autumn 2020
|Co-Opted Governor||Mr James Innes||6/9/2018 - Stepped Down July 2020|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Martin Lawson||01/09/2017 - Stepped down 30/08/2021|
|Co-Opted Governor||Miss Ellen Millington||01/09/2017 - Stepped down 30/08/2021|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Magnus Spence- Jones|
Due to COVID-19 Minutes from previous Governing body meetings are available on request from the school office.
*Attendance Rate is calculated for the academic year and is shown as meetings attended/meetings expected.