Governing Body

Governing Body

The role of Governors is to oversee the strategic development of the school and to advise and support the school leadership team. Governors are tasked with supporting and challenging the headteacher and the leadership team, to monitor progress towards improvement priorities and to make decisions around staffing and the school budget. Their role is not one of day to day management of the school: that is the role of school leaders.

Our Governors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and include those appointed from the member of the local community and parent and staff Governors. As such they are volunteers who are prepared to give significant amounts of time and energy to supporting the development of the School.

Governors sit on at least one committee and this will depend on their particular area of expertise or interest.  Each committee is tasked with monitoring specific area of the work of the school and they also recommend policies to the Full Governing Body for ratification and report back on specific issues that they have discussed.

Should you need to contact any member of the governing body please contact the Head’s PA via email, alternatively you can contact the Chair of Governors on

Status Name Date appointed Stepped Down Term of office to Committee Responsibility Attendance (2017-18) Business and Pecuniary Interests
Appointed Stephen Hirst (Chair) 8 Oct 2019 Resources Safeguarding 14 out of 15 Click Here
Headteacher Jon Bell Resources 17 out of 20 None
Appointed Trudi Baker 7 Dec 2020 Learning Data, ASP(online) 12 out of 15 None
Appointed Brian Cook 7 Dec 2020 Resources Data, Budget, Projects 13 out of 14 Click Here
Appointed Katy Riddington (Vice Chair) 4 Oct 2021 Resources (Chair) SEND+LAC, Social Spaces 12 out of 13 None
Appointed Anne Geers 15 Oct 2017 4th Oct 2021 Learning Pupil Premium 11 out of 12 None
Parent Governor Stephen Bishop 7 Dec 2017 6 Dec 2021 Learning Health & Safety 8 out of 10 None
Staff Governor Peter Dillon 6 Dec 2021 Learning (Chair), Resources 18 out of 19 None
Staff Governor Jacqui Rymer 22 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2020 Learning 8 out of 8 None
Appointed Vacancy
Parent Governor Vacancy
Parent Governor Vacancy
Appointed Roz Goodwin 22 Feb 2018 N/A None
Staff Governor Claire Jones 2 Dec 2017 N/A None

Governor Profiles Standing Orders for the procedural workings of the Governing Body 2017_18 Standing Orders for the procedural workings of the Governing Body 2018_19