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February 2017

Governors are the biggest group of voluntary workers in the UK. The role of this Governing Board is to ensure that children who attend our school receive a great all round education in an environment which is suitable for this purpose. The School works hard to ensure that the children reach their full potential, are equipped for the next step in their education journey and to becoming good citizens.

The Statutory Core Duties of a Governing Board are:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The Governing Board has nine Governor Members:

* three Parent Governors

* the Headteacher

* one other School Staff Governor

* one Local Authority

* three Co-opted Governors

Co-opted Governors are chosen by the Governing Board for their particular knowledge or skill(s).

In addition to the above members we have two Associate Governors. One has a focus on School Development but cannot vote. The second Associate Governor acts as a ‘Financial Consultant’ to the Governing Board. He does not attend full Governing Board meetings and cannot vote.

The Members Profile and the Structure Chart in this Governors section will give you more information regarding the Governing Board members; their remit and how The Governing Board is organised.

This Governing Board does not have any committees; Governors have specific roles / links to enable them to monitor the effectiveness of the School Development Plan on all the factors relevant to the School and the education provision for the children. All Governors attend all the meetings. The Governors Annual Statement will give you an outline / summary of our previous Academic years work.

This academic year we will be succession planning to ensure a smooth transition when two key governors leave the Board. We also have an increase in workload in firstly, identifying the best Multi Academy Trust (MAT) for our school to join then secondly, undertaking the relevant due process that this will require. The Governing

Board has made the decision to have a shared Chair of Governors. Colin Fenny is the ‘traditional’ Chair of Governors and Mary Kelly is the Strategic Development Chair: currently focusing on MAT issues and acting as a guide to Colin.

Our School has been graded 'Good' by Ofsted and we are working to gain an 'Outstanding’ rating. We are quite rightly very proud of our great School and Nursery.

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from pupils, parents / carers, staff or just even a chat!

Mary Kelly and Colin Fenny Chair Of Governors. Email us at

General email address for the Governors:

Or leave a message / letter at the School Office for me or any Governor.


The Clerk to Governors is Stephen Loach email at:

Or leave a message / letter at the School Office for me or any Governor.


Please click on the link below to view our Governors and their roles:


The Governing Body Members Profiles

School Governor Role Description

Vice Chair of Governors Role Description

Chair of Governors Role Description

Chart to Demonstrate Governing Body Structure

Governors Allowances Expenses Policy 2015-2016

Link Governors School Visits Policy

Governors School Visits Policy (Non Link Visits)

Governors Year Planner / September 2017 - August 2018

Governor Handbook

Governors Annual Statement 2015

Governors Annual Statement 2015-16 Academic Year.

Governing Body Meeting Agenda Planner

Governing Body Delegation Planner