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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Our Governing Body


The Governing  Body has a very important role in the way that our school is run.  We are very lucky to have a team of Governors who come from various walks of life and who bring with them a range of skills which, along with both staff and parents  enables us to work together to give the children the very best broad and balanced curriculum that we can.


We are responsible for working with the Headteacher, Staff, Local Authority and Diocese to ensure that each child receives the best possible education which allows them to achieve their full potential. The headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school while the Governors have a strategic role- often called a ‘Critical Friend.’ Our role  is to ask questions, challenge and support the Headteacher and to set the school’s aims and policies as well as to oversee the Financial Budget to make sure that money is well- spent. The Governing Body also ensures that the school complies fully with statutory Safeguarding procedures.


In accordance with the Government’s requirements the Governing Board has three core functions for our school, as set out in the 2014 Department for Education’s Handbook:


  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement.
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates.
  • Management of the school’s delegated budget.


In keeping with statutory guidance from the Department for Education we decided to re-constitute the Governing Body in 2015. This has enabled us to change the number and types of governors and to appoint new governors based on the skills they have which could enhance our Governing Body.


Meet Our Governors


The Governing Body consists of:


  • 1 Headteacher
  • 2 Foundation Representatives
  • 4 elected Parent Representatives
  • 3 Co-opted Representatives
  • 1 elected Staff Representative
  • 1 LA Representative


There are 12 Governors in total. The quorum is 6 Governors.


The standard term of office for a governor is 4 years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the year.


The Chair of Governors – Mrs Anna Ladd – can be contacted through the school office or directly via email at


The Vice Chair of Governors – Mrs Anne Button – can be contacted through the school office or directly via email at 


There are pen portraits of our governors here

Our Governing Body


 NameDate of AppointmentRegister of Interests
 Co-opted Representatives  
 Alex Holt01/09/15 None
 Anna Ladd30/09/17 None
 Fiona Cook25/09/23 
 Local Authority Representative  
 Jennifer Everingham21/03/22None
 Foundation Representatives  
 Rev Sharon Kaye27/09/21None
 VacancyTo be appointed by the Diocese 
 Head Teacher  
 Helen Stottex-officioNone
 Parent Representatives  
 Anne Button01/10/19None
 Helen Perkins24/04/24None
 Pete Sammons01/10/19None
 Carl Stanton24/04/24None
 Staff Governor Representative  
 Kirsty Tatam-Hall25/09/23None
 Associate Governor   
 Ann Weir29/09/14Recorded


Governance of the school is divided into:

  • Full Governing Body meetings which take place 4 times a year
  • Subcommittee meetings where much of our work takes place meet three times a year and have specific remits.


Teaching and Learning

This committee monitors all work around attainment, progress and learning. It ensures that the curriculum is broad and balanced. Subject leaders present to Governors about their subject throughout the year.


Chair– Pete Sammons
Helen Stott,  Kirsty Tatam-Hall, Rev Sharon Kaye


Resources  (Staffing, Finance, Buildings)

This committee ensures that school spending is within budget and all money is spent strategically. The budget is set and reviewed throughout the  year with the Local Authority Finance Officer. Staffing and Buildings as well as Health and Safety come within this committee’s remit.


Chair - Alex Holt
Anne Button, Helen Perkins, Carl Stanton and Helen Stott
In attendance - Yvonne Dyal (HR Manager), Rebecca Healey (Office Manager)



This committee monitors and looks at all aspects of Pastoral work – behaviour, attendance, health and safety, safeguarding and spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision. Policies such as Child Protection, Inclusion and  Health policies are also dealt with in this committee.


Chair– Anna Ladd
Jenny Everingham, Fiona Cook and Ann Weir


Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee

This committee meets several times per year and is responsible for setting and reviewing objectives annually.


Anne Button, Jenny Everingham and Pete Sammons


Pay and Performance Committee

This will be reviewed by the Resources Committee.


Pay Appeals Committee

This committee is responsible for making sure that a fair process following the correct procedure has been followed.

Jenny Everingham, Anna Ladd and Pete Sammons


Link Governors


Child Protection & SafeguardingAnna Ladd, Welfare
SENDJennifer Everingham, All committees
Early Reading and PhonicsPete Sammons, Teaching and Learning
AttendanceWelfare, Attendance Officer
ComplaintsAlex Holt, Resources
Children Looked AfterWelfare, Safeguarding Team
EYFS, Literacy and MathsTeaching and Learning
EqualitiesAll committees
Government Grant FundingResources
Health and SafetyResources Chair
School CouncilAnn Weir
Eco CommitteeAnne Button
Anti-RacismJenny Everingham and Pete Sammons