School Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The Governing Body meets at least 6 times per year and more if necessary. We sometimes set up committees or working groups to look at particular issues (such as pay, performance management, buildings development). A small group (Headteacher, Governor responsible for Finance and the School Finance Officer) meet to keep an eye on school finances between our termly governor meetings. All governors are informed about what happens at these monthly finance meetings.

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact us care of the School Office or email us at




Name of Governor

Governor Category

Elected or Appointed

Start of current Term of Office

End of current Term of Office

Position of Responsibility

Business Interest Pecuniary Interest

Andrew Harrington





Chair of Governors

 None Declared

Kelly Harrington

Parent Appointed 10.11.2023 10.11.2027


None Declared

Pat Morgan

Co-opted Appointed 01.09.2015 31.08.2027

Vice Chair

None None

Stephanie Buck

Parent Appointed 21.06.2023 20.06.2027   None None

Sophie Dodgson

Co-opted Appointed 26.06.2023 25.06.2027   None None

Debra Foxley-Smith

LA Governor Elected 12.11.2021 12.11.2025   None None

Adam Lock

Parent Elected 18.10.2021 18.10.2025   None None

Ann Lock






None None

Jasmine Turner






None None

Caroline Yarwood




No end date   None None

Lyndsey Colman




No end date


None Decared




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