Governing Body

The school Governing Body has three key roles:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, including their wellbeing and safety.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and to ensure that money is well spent.

The Governors hold two full Governing Body meetings each term. Parents are welcome to attend any meetings as observers.

The Governing Body is made up of: two elected Parent Governors, one elected Staff Governor, one LA appointed Governor, the Headteacher and four Community Governors co-opted by the Governing Body. The Governing Body are committed to maintaining high standards in the school.

The School Governing Body (2023-24)

The Chair of Governors is David Kemp (Oct 2019 - Dec 2027) -  83% attendance in the last year

The Vice Chair is Mark Slater  (May 2010 - May 2026) - 100% attendance last year.

Headteacher – Kate Bushaway  - 100% attendance last year.

Staff Governor - Julie Begley (Sept 2022 - Aug 2024) 100% attendance last year.

Parent Governors  - Jenny Aaron (Oct 2023 - Sept 2027), David Kemp (Oct 2019 - Dec 2027)

Co-opted Community Governors are Mark Slater, David Kemp, Dave Walsh (Sept 2010 - Aug 2026) - 100% attendance last year, Lesley Geill (Jan 2019 - Jan 2027) 100% attendance last year, Declan Burke - (Oct 2013 - Aug 2025) 83% attendance, Emma Barlow - 83% attendance last year (Sept 2017 - Sept 2025)  

Katie Higson (Deputy Headteacher) is an associate Governor. She does not have any voting rights. All other Governors have full voting rights.

Pay Committee members are David Kemp, Mark Slater and Dave Walsh.

Governors do not have governance roles in other schools.

Published copies of any full Governing Body minutes are available in school.

Business/Financial Interests

One Governor has declared a possible business interest.

Financial Benchmarking

Please follow this link to compare our school's financial spending with other similar schools.

If you wish to comtact one of our Governors please do so through the school office.

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Online Safety

Below are links to useful websites for keeping children safe on the internet: