School Governors

What do School Governors do?

Governors are like a Board of Directors.  With leaders in the school they are responsible for how the school is run. 

Governors are appointed to:

  • ensure a clear vision and direction of the school;
  • ensure that the school achieves the best it can for all its pupils;
  • make decisions about the school’s budget and account for how money is spent.

They are accountable to parents & carers, the local community and the Local Authority.

The minutes of governors’ meetings are kept in school but are available to interested parents/carers.

Who are governors?

The Board of Governors includes:

    • community representatives, including business men and women and those with educational experience;
    • staff of the school, including the headteacher;
    • a local authority representative;
    •  parents and carers

Who are the governors of our school?

Co-opted governors (community representatives) 

  • Steve Lucas (Chair of Governors) 
  • Mrs Julie Bather (Vice chair) 
  • Dr Alan Sykes
  • Mr Alan Banes  
  • Mr Alan J Davies 
  • Mrs Clare Doherty 
  • Mr J Roger Eaves 
  • Mr Ian S Rhodes 
  • Mrs Julie Ward 
  • Vacancy

Staff Governors

  • Miss Hannah Binns (Headteacher) 
  • Mr Steve Cross

Local Authority Governor

  • Vacancy

Parent Governors

  • Mrs Emma Pritchard 
  • Mr Dean Newark 

How does the Board of Governors work?

The Board of Governors meets at least once a term.  It also has a number of committees that focus on different aspects of the school’s work and meet termly.  The four main committees are:

  • Curriculum Committee: Focuses on the intentions and implementation of the curriculum, particularly teaching.  Its chair is Mrs Julie Bather 
  • Resources Committee: Focuses on the school’s finances, staffing, premises and other resources. Its chair is Mr Steve Lucas
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee: Focuses on how well pupils achieve and how well the school plans for improvement. Its chair is Dr Alan Sykes

For more information about governors’ roles, terms of office, attendance at meetings and declarations of interest, click on the following links: