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Structure and Remit of Governing Body and Committees


The role of the governing body is strategic. The Department for Education’s Governance Handbook identifies three core functions for governing bodies:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Members of the governing body are appointed based on their skills in order to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school.


Committee Committee Remit Chair’s Name
Finance Committee

To provide guidance and assistance to the Headteacher,

Senior Management Team and the Governing Body,

in matters relating to budgeting and finance in line with financial regulations

John Dalby
Curriculum Committee

To consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters

relating to the school’s curriculum, including statutory requirements

and the school’s teaching and learning policy. In respect of the Nursery

and Reception years this means the Early Years foundation stage curriculum.

Elaine Bates



To contact any member of your Governing Body, please contact the school on the main school number in the first instance.

Parent/Staff Governors

Parent Governors are elected from within the parent body of the school when there is a vacancy. Any vacancies will be advertised on the school website.



Full Name Governor Type

Governor Role

& Committe Membership

Term of Office (from/to) Governor type
Elaine Bates Local Authority Curriculum Committee - Chair. SEND / LAC Link Governor 30.01.14 - 29.01.18 Local Authority
Emma Stephens Parent Govenor Pay Committee Building and Finance Committee Safeguarding and Prevent Link Governor

16.01.17 -


Jan Nettleton Co-opted Governor Curriculum Committee Building and Finance Committee 01.09.15 - 31.08.19 Governing Body
Jane Rogers Staff Governor Finance Committee Building and Premises Committee - Chair 02.12.13 - 01.12.17 Staff
John Dalby Co-opted Governor Finance Committee - Chair Headteacher Perf Mgt Review Building and Finance Committee 01.09.15 - 31.08.19 Governing Body
Katie Williams Parent Governor Curriculum Committee 27.01.14 - 26.01.18 Parents
Liz Hardy Headteacher Curriculum Committee Finance Committee Building and Finance Committee Ex Officio Ex Officio
Sally Gee Co-opted Governor Pay Committee - Chair Finance Committee 01.09.15 - 31.08.19 Governing Body
Mary Metcalfe Co-opted Governor Chair of Governing Body Pay Committee Finance Committee Headteacher Perf Mgt Review 01.09.15 - 31.08.19 Governing Body
Nick Turnbull Parent Governor Curriculum Committee 02.02.15 -01.02.19 Parents