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A school's Board of Governors is accountable for the use of public funds, the quality of education provided by the school and its contribution to the wider community.

Our Board of Governors is made up of staff representatives; community representatives; parents; and governors appointed by the Local Authority.

Our governors' duties include:

  • setting the school's strategic direction, policies and objectives;
  • approving the budget;
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives;
  • challenging and supporting senior staff;
  • playing a part in appointing staff.

Anyone aged 18 or over can become a school governor and you don’t need to have a family member attending our school to be a governor here.  No specialist qualifications are needed - enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities, though any practical or professional skills that you can offer the school are, obviously, of great value to us.  School governors make an important contribution to education and to the local community, and can expect to find the experience both professionally and personally rewarding.

For more information about being a Governor, current vacancies and how to apply visit the School Governors' One Stop Shop (SGOSS) website.

Our Governing Body

  Term of Office
Headteacher  
Mrs Juliet Hart N/A
   
Staff Governor (elected by staff)  
Mr Matt Evans 10.10.15 - 09.10.19
   
LA Governor (appointed by the LA)  
Mr Tony Smith (Chair of Governors) 19.03.17 - 18.03.21
   
Parent Governors (elected by parents)  
   
Ms Daisy Powell 23.02.15 - 22.02.19
   
Co-opted Governors (appointed by the governing body)  
Mrs Rashdeep Kelf 16.11.15 - 15.11.19
Ms Afra Kelsall 01.09.15 - 31.08.19
Mr Murtaza Makda 01.09.15 - 31.08.19
Ms Linda Marsden 01.09.15 - 31.08.19
Mrs Lisa Westerman 01.09.15 - 31.08.19
Miss Zoe Marshall 15.11.16 - 14.11.20
   
   
Clerk to the Governors  
Mrs L Lyons