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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section.

On this page:

  • The Role of the Governing Body
  • Our Governing Body
  • Meetings of the Board of Governors


The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body has three primary areas of responsibility:

1. Strategic Direction

It sets the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school. The Head Teacher’s input is also key to this role, where we look at how the school is performing, where and into what we would like to see it develop, and consider what we need to do to ensure that those aspirations are achieved.


2. Critical friend

In addition, governors hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the performance management of staff. This is the 'critical friend' role, which runs through Governing Body meetings, committees and other interactions.


3. Financial Management

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

In order to maximise efficiency, our Governing Body allocates many specific duties to 3 committees:
- Curriculum & Standards
- Finance & Staffing
- School Environment
These committees hold regular meetings through the year and report back to the full Governing Body meetings.


Individual governors are also responsible for supporting various aspects of the curriculum and perform Governor Visits on a regular basis. These Governor Visit findings are also reported to committees and the full Governing Body.

Our Governing Body




Appointed by

Date of Appointment


End of Term

Business & Pecuniary InterestsSub Committee Member


Mrs. Ann Embury

Local Authority

Governing Body


4 years


NoneFinance & Staffing, Curriculum & Standards

Curriculum & Standards Committee Chair

Mr. Mark Jackson







Head Teacher

Mr. Ken SpensleyFoundationGoverning Body01/06/20234  years31/05/2027NoneEthos 
Mr. Robert CallaghanStaffGoverning Body19/10/20214  years19/10/2025StaffCurriculum & StandardsClass Teacher
Mr. Alistair RiddleCo-OptedGoverning Body11/03/20214 years10/03/2025NoneFinanceActing Chairperson
Mrs Danielle DavisParentGoverning Body01/04/20224 years01/04/2026None  
Mrs Hayley SladeParentGoverning Body23/11/20224 years23/11/2026None  
Mrs Polly GabbParentGoverning Body15/05/20234 years15/05/2027None  


Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Clare Byrd

Meetings of the Board of Governors - Attendance


GovernorFGB Meetings Attendance 2022-2023FGB Meetings Attendance 2023-2024
Mr M Jackson6/65/5
Mr R Callaghan6/65/5

Mrs A Embury

Mr K Spensley5/64/5
Mr A Riddle


Mrs D Davis6/64/5
Mrs H Slade4/44/5
Mrs Polly Gabb2/24/5