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  What governors do

  Governors have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of schools, their pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the schools and making sure money is well spent.


  Governors are not involved in the day to day management of a school. They are “eyes on, hands off”.

  They provide strategic oversight of the processes, policies and practices of the schools to ensure that that they are statutorily compliant and to monitor and      evaluate their impact.  

  To achieve this governors will:

  • support and challenge leaders

  • have knowledge of the pupil experience

  • have a comprehensive understanding of how the schools work

  • have the benefit of the pupils at the heart of all their decisions

  • strive to engage with parents

  • ensure governors are well trained


  Governing Board structure

  The Full Governing Board (FGB) meets nine times a year. It has a Pay Committee which reports to the FGB. 

  To support the work of the governing board there are the following lead governor roles:

  • Finance, Premises and H & S

  • Curriculum

  • Inclusion and SEND

  • Pupil Premium

  • Safeguarding

  • Catering

  Governor Details

  Cath Jennings - Chair & Co-opted Governor

  Sally Wilson - Vice-chair & LA Governor

  Tim Gurney - Headteacher & Ex-officio Governor

  Brian Border - Co-opted Governor

  Mark Woolacott - Parent Governor

  Tim Williams - Co-opted Governor

  Melissa Gunton - Staff Governor

  Mark Thompson - Co-opted Governor

  Sarah Bale - Co-opted Governor

  Jill Larcombe - Clerk to Governors

  To contact the Governing Board please email or

  The Chair and Clerk are not based in school but can be contacted through the school offices

  Governor Attendance & Interests

  2021 - 2022

  Governor Code of Conduct 2022 - 2023

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