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Governing Body



Welcome to the governing body webpage. Here you will be able to find out more about the role of the governors and how our governing body contributes to school life.


Remit of the Governing Body


The purpose of having a governing body is to:

  • Help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
  • Keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • Be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • Help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff

The governing body consists of 3 Co-opted governors, 1 Headteacher, 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Parent Governors, 2 Partnership Governors and 1 Staff Governor. There is currently 1 Partnership Governor vacancy on the governing body.


The table below shows the current members of the governing body and positions of responsibility.

Governor Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Positions of Responsibility


Miss Thelma Lewis

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

14.01.21 to 13.01.25

Children & Learning Committee/ Pupil Premium/SEND/Pay Committee/Child Protection/Safeguarding/Looked After Children

Mr. Paul Marsden

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

18.01.18 to 17.01.22

Resources Committee / Health & Safety

Mr. Cos Benincasa

LA Governor

Local Authority

19.01.19 to 18.01.23

Resources Committee (Chair) / Pay Committee/Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel/Pay Appeals Panel for Staff

Mr. Angus McClellan (Chair)

Parent Governor


Elected by Parents

20.09.18 to 19.09.22

Elected as Chair on 03.07.20

Children & Learning Committee (Chair) /Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel/Admissions Appeals Panel/Pay Appeals Panel for Staff/Health & Safety/ / Governor responsible for liaison with LA in the event of allegation (Child Protection) against Headteacher

Dr. Dorothy Yen


Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

27.11.19 to 26.11.23

Children & Learning Committee / Pay Committee (Chair)/Pay Appeals Panel for the Headteacher

Mr. Andy Mason

Partnership Governor

Governing Body

23.05.19 to 22.05.23

Resources Committee / Health & Safety/Pay Appeals Panel for the Headteacher

Mrs. Louise Wotherspoon

Staff Governor

Elected by Staff

21.03.18 to 20.03.22

Resources Committee / Children & Learning Committee / Link for training

Mrs. Joanne Davies


Staff Governor

Automatically a governor as Headteacher


 Resources Committee / Children & Learning Committee

Mrs. Katharine Butler

Associate Member

Governing Body

06.07.18 to 05.07.22


Mr. Michael Nelson

Associate Member

Governing Body

12.09.19 to 11.09.23

Child Protection/Safeguarding/

Looked After Children


The school has two committees, Resources and Curriculum and Learning, which feed back into the whole Governing Body.



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