Governing Body

Governors play an important role in the strategic direction of the school guiding and supporting the school’s work and encouraging further improvement. They are often referred to as ‘critical friends’, monitoring and evaluating performance, supporting and questioning the senior management team and ensuring that the annual School Improvement Plan meets the needs of pupils, and is delivered comprehensively.  As critical friends of the schools, governors should be able to recognise and celebrate success as well as ask questions.

Governors have three core functions:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Board also has a responsibility to account to everyone who has an interest in the performance and standards achieved by the school: pupils, parents, the Local Authority and HM Inspectors.

The Governing Body is comprised of:
Richard Hunt (Co-opted) Chair of Governors

Lisa Nicolson (Headteacher)
Vanessa Churchman (Local Authority)
Emma Evans (Parent)
Pam Fenna (Co-opted)
Warwick Hammerton (Staff)

Terry Smith (Parent)
Alois (aka Lou) Temel (Co-opted)

Jill Wareham is the Clerk to Governors and can be contacted for all Governor business on

Governors meet as a full governing body approximately monthly throughout the academic year.

Individual governors are responsible for areas and subjects across the school and undertake regular monitoring activities which are reported back to the full governing body; this negates the need for committees.

In the documents below you will find

  • Governors roles and responsibilities
  • attendance for the previous year
  • details of business/personal interests
  • the scheme of delegation
  • Governing body minutes

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