Governors

Governors are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education”
(The Governors Handbook)

The Role of a School Governor

Our Governing Board takes its role of providing confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance seriously.   

The Governing Board has three core functions: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Our governing board meets as a full body every half term.

Our finance committee meet meet every half term.

Roger Widdecombe is our Chair of Governors, our Vice Chair is Terri Harvey. 
Key roles and responsibilities are distributed amongst the board.  Details can be found below. 

Full name 

Date of appointment 

End date 

Date they stepped down (where applicable) 

Category  

Appointed by 

Relevant business and pecuniary interests 

Roles and responsibilities 

Attendance record at the governing board and committee meetings  

2018-2019 

This academic year 

Richard Coombs 

12/12/2019 

11/12/2023 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Efficient and effective school development priorities 

NA 

FGB – 1/1 

Moira Gage 

12/12/2019 

11/12/2023 

Local Authority 

Governing Body 

None 

SEND 

Pupil Premium 

FGB – 5/6 

C&S – 2/2 

FGB – 3/3 

Alison Godfrey 

01/01/2019 

NA 

Headteacher 

Ex-Officio 

None 

Headteacher 

FGB – 5/5 

R – 4/4 

C&S – 1/2 

FGB – 3/3 

Terri Harvey 

07/05/2019 

06/05/2022 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Safeguarding 

Finance 

FGB – 5/6 

R – 4/4 

C&S – 0/2 

FGB – 1/3 

Sam Keyte 

01/02/2017 

31/01/2017 

 

Staff 

Staff 

None 

Pupil Voice 

FGB – 6/6 

R – 3/4 

C&S – 2/2 

FGB – 3/3 

Sue Lewis 

24/05/2018 

23/05/2018 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Pupil Voice 

FGB – 6/6 

R – 4/4 

C&S – 1/2 

FGB – 2/3 

Ben Maughan 

11/10/2016 

10/10/2020 

Parent 

Parents 

Wife is an independent music tutor at the school 

Data 

FGB – 5/6 

C&S – 2/2 

FGB – 3/3 

Brenda Moody 

24/05/2018 

23/05/2021 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Curriculum 

Learning and achieving together school development priorities 

FGB – 5/6 

Resources – 3/4 

C&S – 2/2 

FGB – 3/3 

Lucia Silver 

26/11/2017 

25/11/2021 

Parent 

Parents 

None 

Sports Premium 

Happy and healthy school development priorities 

FGB – 3/6 

R – 1/4 

C&S – 1/2 

FGB – 3/3 

Felicity Storey 

11/10/2016 

Resigned 

 

08/07/2019 

Parent 

Parents 

None 

NA 

FGB – 2/5 

C&S – 0/1 

NA 

Harriet West 

11/06/2015 

Term ended 

 

10/06/2019 

Parent 

Parents 

None 

NA 

FGB – 2/5 

C&S – 0/0 

 

Roger Widdecombe 

07/05/2019 

06/05/2022 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Premises 

Health and Safety 

Happy and healthy school development priorities 

FGB – 6/6 

R  – 2/4 

C&S – 1/2 

FGB – 3/3