Information and Duties

Information About the Governing Body

The full governing body meets once each half term and all governors attend. There are also two sub-committees, plus an additional committee, which reviews the Headteacher’s performance. Working groups are set up from time to time to review specific areas, as and when required. The Chair of Governors and Headteacher are members of all committees by virtue of their position.

Governor Newsletters are issued termly to keep parents informed of the school’s achievements, the work of the governing body and any other relevant issues. Copies can be found on this website¬†by clicking here.

Contacting the Governing Body

We welcome letters and value your comments. Letters to the governing body should be addressed to the Chair and handed in at the school office. If you have concerns relating to the day to day running of the school these should, in the first instance, be referred to the Headteacher.

Curriculum and Standards Committee
Paula Moorse (Chair)
  • Ensuring all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is suited to their age, aptitude and ability.
  • Monitoring and evaluating standards, attainment & achievement of pupils.
  • Ensuring children’s safety at school by monitoring Child Protection arrangements.
  • Developing links with parents and the community.
  • Ensuring an accessibility plan is produced outlining how the school’s provision is accessible for pupils.
Debbie Williams
Melanie Hawkins
Sarah Roberts
Clair Phillips
Miriam Bokhove
Rebecca Piper
David Keating


Finance and Resources Committee
Natalie Jerams (Chair)
  • Ensuring the school operates within the requirements of the Local Authority’s Financial Management Scheme and Financial Regulations.
  • Planning, reviewing and monitoring the school budget.
  • Considering and approving recommendations on all financial aspects relating to personnel, curriculum and school premises.
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice regarding staffing matters, as outlined in the Local Authority Manual of Personnel Practice.
  • Monitoring Health & Safety arrangements.
  • Monitoring safer recruitment and safeguarding procedures.
Mary Watkins
Jane Spencer
Stavroula Papageorgaki
Nicky Board
Sarah Roberts
Ray Craig


Pay Committee – Responsible for
Natalie Jerams
  • ¬†Checking performance management arrangements are in line with the Perfomance Management policy
  • Receiving annual report from Headteacher regarding recommendations for the teachers’ pay awards.
  • Receiving report from the Headteacher’s Performance Management group regarding recommendations for the Headteacher’s pay award.
Paula Moorse
Mary Watkins
Miriam Bokhove
Angela Morrow


Headteacher’s Performance Review Group
Natalie Jerams
  • Reviewing Headteacher’s performance and setting annual objectives.
  • Identifying professional development needs/activities with the Headteacher.
  • Making recommendations to the governing body’s Finance and Resources committee in respect of performance point/s of salary.
Mary Watkins
Paula Moorse
HIAS Representative