View Page Gallery

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 are currently no vacancies 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


Mrs. Tina Kirby

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

17.01.19 to 16.01.23

Headteacher’s Appraisal Panel/Admissions Appeals Panel/Pay Appeals Panel for Staff

Miss Thelma Lewis

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

24.02.17 to 23.02.21

Pupil Premium/SEND/Pay Committee

Mr. Paul Marsden

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

18.01.18 to 17.01.22

Health & Safety

Mr. Cos Benincasa

LA Governor

Local Authority

19.01.19 to 18.01.23

Pay Committee/Pay Appeals Panel for the Headteacher

Mr. Angus McClellan (Vice-Chair)

Parent Governor


Elected by Parents

20.09.18 to 19.09.22

Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel/Admissions Appeals Panel/Pay Appeals Panel for Staff/Health & Safety/Link for training

Dr. Dorothy Yen


Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

10.03.16 to 09.03.20

Pay Committee (Chair)/Pay Appeals Panel for the Headteacher

Alison Benincasa (Chair)

Partnership Governor

Governing Body

18.01.18 to 17.01.22

Governor responsible for liaison with LA in the event of allegation (Child Protection) against Headteacher/Admissions Appeals Panel/Pay Appeals Panel for Staff/Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel/Child Protection/ Safeguarding/Looked

After Children

Mr. Andy Mason

Partnership Governor

Governing Body

23.05.19 to 22.05.23

Health & Safety


Mrs. Louise Wotherspoon

Staff Governor

Elected by Staff

21.03.18 to 20.03.22


Mrs. Joanne Davies


Staff Governor

Automatically a governor as Headteacher




The school has one committee as follows:-


Pay Committee


The Pay Committee has delegated responsibility to follow the Pay Policy with reference to staffing and financial budget plans. If the Committee feels it to be appropriate, any matter may be passed to the full Governing Body for ratification.


Ensure the aims of the Pay Policy are achieved in a fair and equitable manner within statutory and contractual obligations.

Ensure the criteria of the Pay Policy is used appropriately in determining the pay of each member of staff in the annual review.

Recommend to governors the annual budget needed for the payment of staff.



Downloads Date  
Attendance Register 2018 2019 04th Oct 2019 Download