The Role of a Governor

School governors lead schools, they don’t manage them. They are there to give a long-term strategic direction to how the school is run; to be critical friends to the school; and to ensure the school is accountable for its actions. Governors discuss and have input on:

  • School policies, such as discipline, dress, sport, bullying and homework
  • Long term plans and the future of the school
  • How the school budget will be spent
  • How the school will try to reach performance targets
  • Appointment and dismissal of staff
  • Complaints from pupils, staff and parents
  • Repair and maintenance of school buildings
  • Use of school premises outside school hours

The governing body often appoints sub-committees of governors to look at specific issues such as the school’s finance, staffing, curriculum and premises.

Register of Pecuniary Interests

From 1 September 2015 it is a statutory requirement for all maintained schools to publish their register of interests online. Please note that there are currently no interests declared, this is reviewed at each meeting of Governors and the register will be updated immediately with any change.

Our Governors

  • Mrs Vera Codling (Chair) – Co-opted from 23.05.18 to 23.05.2020
  • Mrs Elaine Pickering (Vice Chair) – Co-Opted Community Governor from 01.04.15 to 01.04.2019
  • Miss S McConnell – Parent Governor from 15.2.17 to 15.02.2021
  • Mrs Victoria Fenwick – Staff Governor from 03.06.14 to 03.06.2019
  • Mr Michael Yallop – Co-opted Governor from 01.09.15 to 10.06.2019
  • Mr Jonathan Kitson – Parent Governor from 12.5.17 to 09.09.2020
  • Mrs Kelly Hope – Parent Governor from 12.5.17 to 12.5.2021
  • Mrs Susan Hamilton – Associate Governor from 01.11.2018 to 31.10.2022
  • Mrs Deborah Patterson – Associate Governor from 01.11.2018 to 31.10.2022
  • Mrs Judith Russell – Parent Governor from 12.05.17 to 12.05.2021
  • Mr Doug Watts – Associate Governor from 01.11.2018 to 31.10.2022

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