School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the most significant volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.  


What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools, the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.


Our Governing Body is made up of the following:

1 x Headteacher Governor

3 x parent governors

1 x staff governor

1 x Local Authority governor

2 x Foundation (Trust) governors

5 x co-opted governors


Our current Governing Body

Cath York - Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor

Margaret Metcalfe – Co-opted Governor

Tracey Taylor - Headteacher Governor

Rachel Minto - Staff Governor

Michael Constable - Parent Governor

Kirsty Hart - Parent Governor

Chris Wall - Parent Governor


Andy Todd – Foundation Governor

Vacancy – Foundation Governor


Roger Goodwin – Co-opted Governor

Judith Knowles – Co-opted Governor

Vacancy – Co-opted Governor

Vacancy – Co-opted Governor




Clerk to the Governors - TBC



Committee Structures:



Finance & Staffing

Judith Knowles

Cath York

Chris Wall

Tracey Taylor

Michael Constable

Andy Todd

Premises & Health/Safety

Cath York

Judith Knowles

Tracey Taylor

Margaret Metcalfe

Roger Goodwin

Kirsty Hart

Michael Constable

Rachel Minto


Headteacher Performance Management

Cath York

Margaret Metcalfe

Kirsty Hart