Governing Body


Governors are appointed, elected or co-opted for a fixed term. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the staff, parents, community and members nominated by the local authority. The Headteacher is also a governor.

The Governing Body supports, guides and works in partnership with the Headteacher to focus on the school’s strategy for excellence and continuous improvement. Our Governing Body is comprised of a diverse group of local people with a range of experiences and expertise. The full Governing Body meets at least four times a year with much of the work of the being carried out in termly sub-committee meetings. These include:

  • Resources and Planning Committee which oversees buildings and grounds, Health and Safety, finance, staffing issues and the overall development and forward planning of the school
  • Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee which meets to discuss aspects of what is taught in school and results

We have an active governing body who work closely with the Headteacher and staff and their responsibilities include: the general conduct of the school; the appointment of staff; the school environment and the welfare of the children and staff; the curriculum; setting and monitoring the school’s budget; contributing to the School Development Plan; and monitoring the overall effectiveness of the school.

The Governing Body 


Type of governor

Membership of sub-committees/specific role

Katie Brettell


Chair of Governors; Resources and Planning, Standards, Teaching and Learning; Safeguarding Governor, SEND Governor (temporary)

Steve Bishop


Standards, Teaching and Learning

Alison Graham



Blair Austin


Resources and Planning; Health and Safety Governor

Sarah Woodham


Standards, Teaching and Learning; Resources and Planning

Louise Reece-Jones


Resources and Planning (Chair)

Carol Summerfield


Vice-Chair, Standards, Resources and Planning, Pupil Premium Governor, Teaching and Learning (Chair)

Brenda Downie



Kirsty Whitehead Co-opted Standards, Teaching and Learning

Rev Richard Winslade


Looked After Children Governor

Kerry Young



Sue Young


Standards, Teaching and Learning

Associate Members of sub-committees only

Jenny Davison


Resources and Planning

Graham Goodman


Resources and Planning

The Register of Governor Interests is available here

The Register of Governor Attendance is available here


How to contact the Governing Body

Letters or emails should be addressed to the Chair of Governors and sent to the School Office who will pass them on to the Chair of Governors.

The Clerk to the Governors is Laura Forgham.