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We have a vacancy for a Parent Governor on our Governing Body.

As a governor you could make a profound difference as an individual but also as part of the governing body team to help the school.  It is a very important role and you would work with the Head Teacher to create a vision and plan for the school.  The school would greatly welcome your interest, input and support.

Please contact the school office if you would like to find out more information.

Our Governing Body is made up of 9 people.  We have:

  • 1 LA appointed member
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Staff member
  • 4 Co-Opted members
  • 1 Headteacher

LA (appointed by the GB and are the responsibility of the local authority)

Parent Governors (elected by parents/carers of registered pupils on the school roll)

Staff (appointed by the GB – includes the Headteacher and a member of staff on payroll)

Co-opted Governors (appointed by the GB)

What does the Governing Body do?

Our governing body is responsible for overseeing the work of the school and for providing direction and guidance for the future. Its responsibilities cover the overall management of the school, helping to determine its aims, objectives and policies in accordance with all the relevant legislation. The governing body:

  • is accountable for the performance of the school
  • plans the school’s future direction
  • makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing
  • makes sure that the school fulfils its curricular and legal obligations
  • decides how the school can encourage pupils spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs
  • acts as a critical friend to supports the school’s management team

The full governing body meet once each half term. As well as their collective responsibilities, governors are also members of committees with specific responsibilities:

  • School Improvement: responsible for determining and monitoring the yearly budget and the occupation, use and upkeep of the school premises. For fulfilling the school’s curricular and legal obligations and evaluating the school’s performance and future plans.
  • Personnel:  responsible for all staffing issues, employing new staff, the school’s pay policy, performance management.

To ensure consistency, the governing body makes decisions as a ‘body’, never as individuals.


Our School Governors:


Name Type of Governor Committee Term of Office Responsibilities Meeting
Mr Neil Richardson Headteacher All committees  Ex officio governor None FGB – 4 of 4
Pers – 3 of 3
SI – 4 of 4
Mrs Sheila O’Shaughnessy Associate Member School Improvement  20/01/2015-13/10/2023 None

FGB – 4 of 4
SI – 4 of 4


Mrs Louise Young


Staff   14/10/2019 – 13/10/2023  

FGB – 4 of 4


Claire Wiltshire Hunt Parent School Improvement 01/09/2020 – 31/08/2024   FGB – 3 of 4
SI – 2 of 2
Mrs Deborah Collins Clerk          
Vacancy Co-Opted  


Vacancy Co-Opted          
Vacancy Co-Opted          
Vacancy Parent          

There are no pecuniary interests to be declared.

Learn more about the members of our Governing Body

No Longer Serving:

Name Type of Governor Committee Term of Office Ended/Resigned Registered Interests Attendance at Meetings
Mrs Pegah Mohammadkhani Parent School Improvement Summer 2020   FBG – 0 of 3
Miss Emma Hall Staff School Improvement Summer 2018 None FGB  – 3 of 4
Dr Martin Smart LEA  School Improvement  Summer 2018  Teaching & Learning, Curriculum FGB – 4 of 4
Mrs Coralie Turner Staff School Improvement Summer 2019 None FGB 2 of 2
Mrs Iuliana Stirbu Parent  School Improvement Summer 2020 None FGB – 2 of 3
SI – 4 of 4
Mrs Yvonne Davis Headteacher All committees  August 2020 None FGB – 3 of 3
Pers – 2 of 2
SI – 4 of 4
Mrs Sheila Jones Co-Opted Personnel November 2020 None FGB – 0 of 1
Pers – 1 of 1
SI – 1 of 1
Mr Nick Brown Co-Opted Personnel November 2020 None FGB – 2 of 2
Mr Tony Oulton LEA All committees July 2021 None FGB – 2 of 4 Pers – 2 of 4
SI – 2 of 4
Mrs Anne Clarke Co-Opted All committees August 2021 None FGB – 4 of 4
Pers – 4 of 4
SI – 4 of 4