'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.

The following table displays the statutory information the school must share about the governing body. The final column includes information relating to governors' business interests, additional governance roles in other educational establishments and personal relationships with staff/governors.

NameRoleTermAppointed byAdditional information
Julia Brown  Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors None
Lee Butcher Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors Parent of pupil
Lucy Swales Parent Governor 4 years (from November '21) Elected Parent of pupil
Kate Dudley-Smith Staff Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Elected None
Charlotte French Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors Parent of pupil
Rev Morna Simpson Foundation Governor 4 years (from March '21) Diocese None
Emma Aylesbury LA Governor TBC  4 years (from July '22) LA None
Peter Handcock Co-opted Governor 4 years (from November '22)  Governors None
Joe Ramsden Parent Governor 4 years (from November '22)  Governors None
Pete Collins Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Dec '20) Governors None
John Wayland Head Teacher 4 years (ongoing) Governors Parent of pupil
 Vacant Foundation Governor   Diocese  


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.

GB meeting attendance 2022-23       
   27.09.22  22.11.22 Meeting 3 Meeting 4 Meeting 5 Meeting 6
JB Yes          
LB Yes          
EA Yes          
KDS Yes          
CF Yes          
PC Yes          
JW Yes          
MS No          
GD Yes - - - - -
LS Yes          



 GB meeting attendance 2021-22
  28.09.21 28.11.21 25.01.22 08.03.22  26.04.22  14.07.22 
JB  Yes   Yes   Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
LB No  Yes No  No  Yes   No
EA Yes No Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
DC Yes  - - - - -
KDS  Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes  Yes  Yes
CF Yes Yes  Yes   Yes  Yes   Yes
PC  Yes   Yes  Yes  No  No   Yes
AP  Yes  Yes No   Yes  Yes  Yes
JS  Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes  --
JW Yes  Yes   Yes   Yes  Yes   Yes
MS No   No   Yes   No  No   No
GD - No No  No Yes   No
LS  No   Yes   No  Yes  No




Pay & Personnel Committee meeting attendance 2021-22
  05.11.21 (HTPM)   
JB  Yes  
JW  Yes  
PC  Yes  






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