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The purpose of having a governing body is to:


  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.



All schools have a governing body which is generally composed of people from four different groups:
1) The school staff
2) The Local Authority
3) Parents
4) The Local Community


Each governor is chosen by the group they represent. All Governors have voting rights except for Associate members.

Working together, governors support the school, particularly in making key decisions about its overall vision for children’s education. As a group, we never lose sight of the school’s most important people: the children. We want the best for them trying always to keep what will improve their future life chances at the front of our thinking. In the sections below, you can find a brief description of why each volunteer wanted to be a school governor.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Rod Petman. He can be contacted through the school office.



Individual governors have specific links with areas of the school’s work and its priorities for improvement. The 'link areas' of each governor will be published on this site as soon as they have all been finalised.

Governors also help to appoint the school’s staff. The work of the governing body is shaped by four committees:


Full governing body meeting, which is held each term, is the most formal of our meetings. The Chair of Governors, Rod Petman manages these meetings.


Pupils and Personnel committee whose work focuses on the school’s pupils and its staff, including matters of health, safety and welfare, is chaired by Steve Rowley.

Finance and General Purpose Committee oversees the school’s budget with a focus on getting value for money for the services provided for pupils. The committee is chaired by Chris Manton.


Strategic Committee helps to shape the school’s overall vision and its goals for improvement; it also supports all aspects of curriculum policy. The chair of this committee is Pam Tulley.


Governors Annual Statement

Please see the governors blog below for an ongoing reflection of the work carried out by governors.