Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.
Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.
Our legal duties include:-
setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- approving the school budget
- reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher
The Governing Body meets collectively once every term. We also have a number of committees, who meet at least termly and focus on a specific area of school life - Teaching & Learning (curriculum, personnel, recruitment), Finance and Premises (budget monitoring, health & safety, asset management) and Performance Management.
There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are:
- Community governors,
- Local Authority (LA),
All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening and for the time being have been held online via Teams. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also have face to face and online meetings with the Headteacher and other members of staff to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
Mr Peter Armstrong (Chair of Governors/Sport Premium) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Jacky Galloway (Vice Chair/SEND Governor) email: email@example.com
Mr Richard Mottershead (co-opted Governor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Julie Menzel (Co opted Governor) email: email@example.com
Mr Mark Owen (Co opted Governor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Paul Flynn (Staff Governor) email: email@example.com
Mr Phil Bloor (Co opted Governor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss C Paphitis (Staff Governor) email: email@example.com
Mrs Kate Rigden (Parent Governor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Shourjo Sarkar (Parent Governor) email: email@example.com
Ms Stacey Arnold (Co opted Governor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Chris Green-Buckley (Parent Governor) email: email@example.com
Cllr Rob Chilton (LA Governor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org