'The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.' SIAMS Inspection Report

School governors are people from the school’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. Persons under 18 may become Associate Members. There is no upper age limit.

Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

"A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the Head Teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.  This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to access progress and determine appropriate action. Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a critical friend who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the Head Teacher and the school." School Governor Recruitment Toolkit

We are grateful to our Governing Body for their ongoing support and guidance. The Governing Body is Chaired by Julia Brown and she is supported by Vice-Chair, Ali Paterson.

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Julia Brown  Co-opted Governor
Lee Butcher Co-opted Governor
Dan Carter Parent Governor
Kate Dudley-Smith Co-opted Governor
Charlotte French Co-opted Governor
Sara Nixon Foundation Governor              
Ali Paterson LA  Governor
Jenny Sim Staff  Governor
Emma Aylesbury Parent Governor
Louise Tyler Co-opted Governor
John Wayland Head Teacher
Rev Paula York Foundation Governor


It is a statutory responsibility for schools to publish information on governor attendance at full governing body and committee meetings. This information is shown below with governors identified by their initials.

 FGB meeting attendance 2018-19  
  25.09.18 13.11.18 22.01.19 12.03.19 30.04.19 09.07.19
JB y  y y    
LB n  n y    
DC y  y y    
KDS n  y y    
CF y  y y    
SN y  y y    
AP y  y y    
JS y  y y    
LT y  y n    
JW y  y y    
PY n  n n    


Curriculum Committee meeting attendance 2018-19  
  19.09.18 31.10.18 16.01.19 06.03.19 01.05.19 26.06.19
LB y  y n y  
CF y  y  y  y  
SN y  y y y  
AP y  y y y  
JS y  y y y  
JW y  y y y  


Finance Committee meeting attendance 2018-19  
  20.09.18 01.11.18 17.01.19 06.03.19 25.04.19 27.06.19
JB y y y  y  
DC n  y  y  
SN y  y y  y  
JW y  y y  y  
EA na na na na  


Premises, Health & Safety Committee meeting attendance 2018-19  
  17.09.18 12.11.18 18.01.19 04.03.19 29.04.19 24.06.19
LB y  n  n y y  
KDS y  y  y y y  
AP y  y  y y y  
JW y  y  y y y  


Pay & Personnel Committee meeting attendance 2018-19  
  19.10.18 TBC TBC
JB y    
DC y    
LT y    
JW y    



Ethos Committee meeting attendance 2018-19  
  21.11.18 26.02.19 08.05.19
JW y  y  
CF y  y  
PY y  y  
SN y  y  




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