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The Main Roles of the Governing Body are:


To Provide a Strategic View

The governing body should help to set, and keep under review, the broad policies and procedures within which the Headteacher and staff should run the school.

 In all its work, the governing body should focus on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.


Monitoring and Challenge

The governing body is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the schools effectiveness, asking challenging questions and pressing for improvement. The headteacher is responsible for leading the school providing high quality education and for the day-to-day management of the school.


To Ensure Accountability

The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school and decide on  strategic direction. The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. It is not the role of governors to rubber-stamp every decision of the headteacher.


Supporting the School

Governors are expected to act as a champion for the school in the local community. Governors are expected to remember the importance of confidentiality, whilst representing specific sections of the school community.


Governor Types and Terms of Office

New Constitution from 31st July 2015 

(1 x Local Authority , 1 x Head , 1 x Staff, 6 x Co-Opted, 3 x Parents )

Name Type Term Ends Pecuniary Interest
Joan Grant Head n/a Member of school staff
Vacancy Local Authority 01.09.23  Employed by a national company based locally
Michelle Ashcroft Staff 11.10.21 Member of school staff
Sarah Sanders Co-opted 11.10.21 Employed at SureStart
Smitesh Patel Co-opted 08.12.19 Employed at Airport
John Fleming Co-opted 03.10.22 Employed at MHA 
Daniel Bousfield Co-opted 18/03/24   Teacher in Stockport 
Jenny Cummings Co-opted 18/03/24   Outreach worker
Jan Jesson Parent 28.06.20 Children at school.  Qualified Accountant
Sarah Edwards Parent 17.11.2021  Child at school . Employed by a charitable trust.
Julie Dawson Co-opted 28.06.20 None (Chair)
Wendy Ashworth Parent 28.06.20 Child at school. Employed by an airline.
Jane Murphy Clerk n/a