Our Governors

Governors are members of a corporate body, who work together as one for the good of a school. The board of governors has a strategic role to play in the direction of the school. It has responsibility for determining the conduct of the school, its ethos, vision, planning and general development. We have an interest in getting the best for all children and work alongside the head teacher to make this happen. We are not involved in the day to day running of the school, which is the role of the head teacher, but you will see us around the school as we monitor and evaluate progress towards goals.

Our statutory duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the head teacher

Publication of Governor’s Details and Register of Interests

In the interests of transparency, all schools and academies should publish on their website, up to date details of the structure of the governing body and any committees, together with the names of their governors and their particular roles and responsibilities within that structure. This information is required for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months.

Structure of the Governing Body and Committees

The Chair of the Governing Body is: Mrs Kath Simmonds and the Vice Chair of the Governing Body is: Mrs Anne Wilson

The Governing Body’s structure and membership is outlined in the table below and within that structure it has the following committees:​

Current Governing Body’s structure / membership and Pecuniary Interests:

GOVERNORCATEGORYAPPOINTED BY OR ELECTEDTERM OF OFFICE START DATETERM OF OFFICE EXPIRY DATEDATE STEPPED DOWNGOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTUREBUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes belowINDIRECT INTERESTS
Anne WilsonLocal AuthorityElected by GB27/07/201726/07/2021NoNoneNoneNone
Jill ShawHeadteacher01/01/2016NoNoneNoneNone
Julie HubbardCo-optedElected by GB02/10/201901/10/2023NoNoneNoneStaff member
Nicola McNeil-WatsonParentElected by Parents03/11/201802/11/2022NoNoneNoneNone
Sarah HollywoodStaffElected by parents10/06/201509/06/2023NoNoneNoneAssistant Head
Gill KempCo-optedElected by GB21/06/201720/06/2021NoNoneNoneNone
Gareth RosbrookParentElected by parents22/12/201721/12/2021NoNoneNoneNone
Peter CunninghamCo-optedElected by GB02/10/201901/10/2023NoNoneNoneNone
Joanna LyonsCo-optedElected by GB02/10/201901/10/2023NoNoneNoneNone

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS / OBSERVERS

GOVERNORCATEGORYCommitteeTERM OF OFFICE START DATETERM OF OFFICE EXPIRY DATEDATE STEPPED DOWNGOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTUREBUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes belowINDIRECT INTERESTS
Phil BurridgeAssociate MemberFinance, Staffing, Pupil Premium, H&S and Premises04/07/2019
03/07/2021
NoNoneCompany Director for PF
Burridge and Sons who has previously been contracted to work in the school.
None

LEAVERS OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS (2018-19)

GOVERNORCATEGORYAPPOINTED BY OR ELECTEDTERM OF OFFICE START DATETERM OF OFFICE EXPIRY DATEDATE STEPPED DOWNGOVERNANCE ROLE IN ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTANY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF MEMBERS IN THE SCHOOL OR WITHIN THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTUREBUSINESS & PECUNIARY INTERESTS – refer to notes belowINDIRECT INTERESTS
Jim CrinsonCo-optedElected by GB03/10/2018
Michael FurzeCo-optedElected by GB04/10/201704/10/202131/03/2019John Spence High – Foundation GovernorNoneWorked at Keir Services Limited (Works under contract with NTC in New York Primary and others in the borough)None
Phil BurridgeCo-optedElected by GB21/06/201720/06/202104/07/2019NoNoCompany Director for PF Burridge and Sons who has previously been contracted to work in the school.No
Kathryn SimmondsCo-optedElected by GB21/06/201720/06/202124/07/2019NoDaughter works in school as a TANoneNone