Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do. 

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

The Full Governing Body meets at least once every term. Currently governors also attend one or both of the committee meetings on a termly basis. Our sub-committees are; Curriculum (C) and Finance, Premises and Personnel (FPP). 

Fortnightly meetings are held between the Headteacher and Chair of Governors to discuss school matters and monitor aspects of school, such as the budget, between the termly finance meetings.

All governors are kept well informed about the leadership of the school and are consulted about key strategic decisions, where appropriate. 

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

All of our governors sign and adhere to the NGA Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

 The Governing Body

Mrs Carole Eaton - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor 

Mrs Louise Chadwick


Mrs Amanda Pilling

Co-opted Governor 

Mr Tristan Yeardley

Staff Representative 

Mrs Kelly Daubney

Co-opted Governor 

Mrs Peggy Haughton - Vice Chair of Governors / Chair of Curriculum committee

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Anna Parkin

Parent Elected Governor

Mr Jack Coyle - Chair of FPP Committee

Parent Elected Governor

Mr Olumide Orisafeyijimi

Local Authority Governor

** Parent Governor - Vacancy**

Mr Lee Smith 

Associate Member

Mrs Rhona Biondi

Associate Member

(Please note: Associate Members do not have voting rights on any committee)


Read the Constitution of the Governing Board for term dates and vacancies. 

Governor Pecuniary Interests Declaration

Members of the Governing Body are required to declare pecuniary interests and relationships with school staff. Please see this declaration document for further information.  

Governor attendance at Meetings

Regular attendance at meetings is crucial to ensure the effectiveness of the Governors.

Governor Meeting Attendance record for 2018/2019 meetings

Governor Meeting Attendance record for 2019/2020 meetings 

Governor Meeting Attendance record for 2020/2021 meetings 

Governor Meeting Attendance record for 2021/2022 meetings

Governor Meeting Attendance record for 2022/2023 meetings


Governor roles

Safeguarding Carole Eaton
SEND Kelly Daubney
Training Carole Eaton
Buildings / Health & Safety Jack Coyle

Vulnerable pupils

Peggy Haughton 
Core Curriculum Peggy Haughton 
Wider Curriculum Amanda Pilling
Early Years Amanda Pilling
Pupil/Staff voice Tristan Yeardley
Sustainability Anna Parkin
Communication Anna Parkin
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) Olumide Orisafeyijimi
GDPR Carole Eaton



A link to the schools financial benchmarking information can be found here.

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