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"Building Resilience Not Reliance" An inclusive community committed to excellence in personalised learning and well being

Our Governors

The Governing Body

The full Local Governing Body meets bi-termly to receive a report from the Headteacher addressing key aspects of the school’s performance in relation to the Ofsted Framework and has an over-arching focus on Safeguarding and the Welfare of students as well as their academic progress.

It also ensures compliance with financial and health and safety regulations.

Current members of the Governing Body (2019-2020) are as follows:

Governors Role Type End of Office Responsibilities
Ian Ibbotson Chair Co-opted 12.03.2023

Leadership and Management/Staff Well-being

Sarah Hatley Vice Chair Parent


(extended due to COVID 19)

Quality of Education/ curriculum link to departments
Kath Dawes Co-opted 23.05.2022 Communication/ECO Schools
Alex Arnell Co-opted 15.10.2023 Health & Safety
Annette Burn Staff 10.102023
Ken Battye Co-opted 16.07.2023 Safeguarding/Behaviour & Attendance/Pupil Well-being and Pupil Development 
Eddy Wharton Voting Head Virtue of Post Duration of Tenure Head Teacher
Jane Motherby Staff 17.11.2020
Robert Alexander Co-opted 07.02.2022
Penny Leach Parent 12.03.2023 Enterprise
Joanne Bickerton Co-opted 03.09.2019 - resigned

They may be contacted through the school office 01482 564646 or via Governance Services on 01482 613573.  The clerk to the governing body is Maria Bannister


Governors Curriculum Statement:

The Education Reform Act 1988 requires by law that schools provide pupils with a curriculum that :-

  • Is balanced, broadly based, relevant and differentiated;
  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children;
  • Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

These are central to the beliefs of the Governors of the school.

At this school, the Governors aim to provide a curriculum appropriate to the needs of all of its pupils. On entering the full-time education and throughout their time in school, children will follow the programmes of study that ensure that all subjects of the National Curriculum are covered. In addition to National Curriculum subjects Religious Education is also taught.

It is the Governors’ aim that all children achieve their potential in every aspect of school life in an atmosphere of partnership and support.

Governors Attendance Data 2019-2020

Register of Pecuniary Interests 2019-2020