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Our Governors

The role of the school governor and governing bodies

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they help to set the school’s aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Overseeing the appointment of leadership staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Monitoring school buildings so they are welcoming and safe
  • Monitoring the school’s aims and policies

Our Governing Body is made up of members of local community as well as parents.

Who can be a school governor?

You do not have to have children at the school to be a governor. Some governors are elected by parents, others are appointed by the governing body itself or the local authority. You have to be over 18, and pass formal checks for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required.

What’s really important is that you:

have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education

  • can work as part of a team
  • you can give commitment to the school

Advice, support and training for the role is given by the school and local authority.

How do I become a school governor?

Getting involved in your children’s school and becoming a governor is interesting and rewarding.  We are always on the look-out for volunteers with specific skills – particularly in finance and fund-raising. 

Please take a look at our Parent Governor leaflet below.

If you need any further information, please contact

Our Governors

Chair of Governors

  • Carl Field – Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

  • Jeremy Pestell – Co-Opted Governor

Additional Governor Committee Members

  • Kathy Dwyer – Headteacher
  • Claire Lynch – Staff Governor
  • Jason Andrews – Co-Opted Governor
  • Paige Bedward – Local Authority Governor
  • Tonia Simms – Co-Opted Governor
  • Mark Steele – Co-Opted Governor
  • Vacancy – Co-Opted Governor
  • Vacancy – Parent Governor
  • Vacancy – Parent Governor

CLerk to Governors


You can get to know our Governors by viewing their profiles in the documents below.

Attendance record of the governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year can be seen in the documents below.

Meeting Minutes