Full Governing Body - updated November 2017
Miss D Whiteley LA Governor (Chair)
Mr S. Rodgers  Co-opted - community (Vice Chair)
Mrs C. Wood  Head Teacher
Mr S. Cressey Parent Governor
Mr S Talbot Parent Governor
Mrs R. Starratt Staff Governor
Mrs M. White Co-opted – Staff
Mrs L. Armitage  Co-opted – Staff
Mrs G. Holden Co-opted - Staff

Canon Robertshaw

Emma Pescod

Co-opted – community

Co-opted - community

Mrs V. Baldwin Co-opted – community
Dr L. Fleming Co-opted – community
Mrs A. Barnes Associate Member
Mrs L. Caunce Parent Governor - resigned September 2017
Mrs C. Mills Parent Governor - resigned July 2017
Mr M. Galloway Co-opted – community - resigned January 2017

Follow this link for more information about our governors


There are seven sub committees, these are:

Teacher Appraisal

Finance and Staffing

Curriculum and Standards

Health, Safety, Grounds and Premises

Complaints / Pupil Discipline

Staff Dismissal

Dismissal Appeals


The following links provide further details on our Governing Body

Attendance register for full Governing Body meetings can be found here


Members of the sub committees

Governors register of business interests 



The Governors meet twice per term to discuss matters of school and LA business. Sub-committee meetings are also held regularly.

The role of the parent Governor

Parent Governors play a vital role at the school, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint – through their children, they have a first hand experience of the delivery of the curriculum, and how the school is perceived.  This enables them to bring a different perspective to the strategic management of the school.

Parent governors are representative parents rather than representatives of parents. 
To effectively fulfill the role, parent governors should:

  • Make themselves known to the parent body
  • Listen impartially to concerns raised by parents
  • Guide parents regarding appropriate lines of action and procedures
  • Present a balanced view of issues, representing different sections of the community

Powers and Duties

The legal responsibilities of the Governing Body include helping to establish the aims and policies of the school. They have a duty to ensure the effective running of the school by assisting with the School Development Plan, the Annual Budget, the selection and promotion of staff, and health and safety issues.  

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation of the school.


School Policies
These are formulated by the whole staff, in conjunction with the Governing Body in relation to the National Curriculum, Religious Education, Behaviour, Special Needs, Safeguarding and internal procedures. They are reviewed and amended regularly. Copies of policies can be requested from the Head Teacher at any time.
It is the policy of the Governing Body that curriculum aims are set in accordance with LA guidelines and that teacher expectations are of a high standard.