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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 Interests Sub Committee Member


Mrs. Sally Jones


Governing Body


4 years


None Environment

Environment Committee Chair

Mrs. Ann Embury

Local Authority

Governing Body


4 years


None Finance & Staffing, Curriculum & Standards

Curriculum & Standards Committee Chair

Mr. Mark Jackson






Staff All

Head Teacher

Rev. Scott Watts Foundation Governing Body 01/09/2017     None Ethos  Vice-Chair
Mr. Ken Spensley Foundation Governing Body 01/09/2017 4  years 31/08/2021 None Ethos  
Mr. Robert Callaghan Staff Governing Body 20/10/2017 4  years 19/10/2021 Staff Curriculum & Standards Class Teacher
Mr. David Rees Parent Parent Election 16/10/2018 4 years 15/10/2022 None    
Mr. Gareth Atkinson Co-Opted Governing Body 18/10/2018 4 years 17/10/2022 None   Chair of Governors
Mr. Alistair Riddle Co-Opted Governing Body 11/03/2021 4 years 10/03/2025   Finance  

Mr. S Wood

Resigned 8/9/2020

Governing Body


4 years



Staffing & Finance

Finance Committee Chair


Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Christina Freeman 

Meetings of the Board of Governors - Attendance


Governor FGB Meetings Attendance 2020 Committee Meeting Attendance 2020
Mr G Atkinson

5 / 5

Rev S Watts

2 / 5

Mr M Jackson 5 / 5 100%
Mr R Callaghan 5 / 5 100%

Mrs A Embury

4 / 5 100%
Mrs S Jones 3 / 5 100%
Mr K Spensley 4 / 5 n/a
Mr D Rees 3 / 5 n/a
Mr A Riddle


Mr S Wood 1 / 5 100%