Our role as governors is to:

  • Understand our school: analyse pupil attainment and progress, pupil behaviour, attendance and safety, teaching quality and staff development
  • Set our school's strategic direction: champion our vision, values and ethos and set priorities for school improvement
  • Commission action: agree improvement targets and strategies, agree allocation of resource and agree how to monitor and review progress
  • Performance manage our school leaders: appoint the headteacher and support her leadership, hold school leaders to account for progress and ensure financial probity and efficiency

Please see the Department for Education Governors' handbook for a detailed description of our role.

We are:

Please see below.

If you want to find out more or to contact us:

  • The resources committee, learning, inclusion & progress committee, and full governing body meet every half term. Part I mintues, once approved, are available from the school office.
  • We aim to send at least one representative to all key parent school events eg. PTA meetings.
  • Any of us can be contacted through the school office. However, if you have a specific issue relating to your child please use the channels put in place by the school staff to ensure that the matter is dealt with appropriately.

Publication of Governor’s Details and the Register of Interests

Name, Term of Office, type of Governor, Role, Committee Membership

  • Vanessa O’Doherty, 20.11.2014 – 19.11.2018, Co-opted, Chair, HT Performance Management

  • Rev. Kirsty Thorpe 03/10/2013 – 02/10/2017, Co-opted, Vice Chair, Safeguarding Governor, HT Performance Management, Resources Committee
  • Anne Gadsden 03/10/2013 – 02/10/2017 Co-opted, Chair of Learning, Inclusion & Progress Committee, HT Performance Management
  • Rajni (Ruj) Dev 20/11/2014 – 19/11/2018, Co-opted, Chair of Resources Committee
  • Phil Carpenter 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2019, Staff, Learning, Inclusion & Progress Committee
  • Madeline (Maddi) Clemens 02/02/2017 – 01/02/2021, Associate Member, Health & Safety Governor, Resources Committee
  • Jayne Cross 25/06/2014 – 24/06/2018, Parent, Inclusion and pupil premium, Learning, Inclusion & Progress Committee
  • Sacha Thompson 07/09/2015 – 06/09/2019, Parent, Governor Training, Learning, Inclusion & Progress Committee
  • Rachel Ainsworth 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020, Co-opted, Resources Committee
  • Robert Hussey 08/12/2016 – 07/12/2020 Associate Member, Resources Committee
  • Collette Mather 1.9.2016 – Staff – Head Teacher.

Relevant Business Interests incl. being a governor elsewhere, Personal Relationship (if any) with members of school staff eg spouse, partner, relative

There are no declarations of any business interests or material interests arising from relationships between Governors or relationships between governors and School Staff, including spouses, partners and close relatives for the above named Governors.


Name                                            Number of meetings  possible                                Number of meetings attended 

Vanessa O’Doherty                                               16                                                                    14

Julie Brookes                                                          17                                                                   16

Anne Gadsen                                                         12                                                                     12

Jayne Cross                                                            12                                                                    11

Sacha Thompson                                                   14                                                                     13

Phil Carpenter (from 1.10.2015)                             11                                                                     10

Rajni Dev                                                                 11                                                                    10

Kirsty Thorpe                                                           11                                                                     8

Maddi Clemens                                                        11                                                                     7

Rachel Ainsworth (to 31.12.2015)                            6                                                                       5

Rachel Ainsworth  (Assoc Member 1.1.2016)         4                                                                       3

Collette Mather (Assoc Mermber)                          12                                                                      12












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