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Meet the Governors

‘Senior leaders, including governors, have successfully built upon the outcomes of the previous inspection,  particularly in raising the quality of teaching and the curriculum.’  

Ofsted, September 2011 

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher


    Our Governors

    Our current Governing body is made up as follows:




    AppointedTerm endsOther information
    Mrs Pauline AitkenAssociate04/01/202104/01/2025 
    Mr John CounselFoundation24/07/202023/07/2024 
    Mr Mark EllisCo-opted16/09/201615/09/2024 
    Mr David LemonCo-opted01/04/201931/03/2023 
    Dr Alan NorleyLocal authority01/05/201930/04/2023Chair
    Mrs Carrie PageCo-opted24/06/202023/06/2024 
    Mr Spencer PhillipsCo-opted22/03/201921/03/2023 
    Mrs Sam SimpsonParent23/11/201822/11/2022 
    Mr Roger SpicerFoundation28/09/201726/11/2021 
    Mrs Sue SweetHeadteacherN/AN/Aex-officio
    Mrs Paula ThorneParent09/11/2020


    All of our governors attend Full Governing Board (FGB) meetings which take place five times a year.  In addition to this governors have a link to individual classes and sit on one or more of the following sub committees:



    • Education
    • Finance, Buildings and Grounds
    • Pastoral


    Our Committees

    Membership of these committees is currently as follows:



    Finance, Buildings

    and Grounds

    Mrs Pauline Aitken XX
    Mr Mark Ellis X 
    Mr David LemonX  
    Dr Alan NorleyXX 
    Mr Spencer PhillipsChair  
    Mrs Sam Simpson  Chair
    Mrs Paula Thorne   
    Mr Roger Spicer Chair 
    Mrs Sue SweetXXX
    Mr John CounsellX  
    Mrs Carrie Page  X


    Our Classes

    Our linked classes for the year 2020/21 are as follows:

    YearClassTeacherLink Governor
    ReceptionWindsorMiss SercombeMrs Paula Thorne
    Year OnePotterMrs HigginsonMrs Pauline Aitken
    Year TwoNightingaleMrs PantaneyMr Mark Ellis
    Year ThreeAttenboroughMiss HirstDr Alan Norley
    Year FourHolmesMr RobertsMrs Carrie Page
    Year FiveBrunelMrs DormanMr John Counsell
    Year SixDarwinMr LemonMrs Sam Simpson


    Our Roles

    Some of our Governors have specific responsibilities for statutory duties such as Safeguarding, SEND and Health and Safety. The current responsibilities are:


    RoleGovernor (Clerk)
    ChairDr Alan Norley
    Vice-chairMr Mark Ellis
    ClerkMrs Jacqui Wapshott
    SEND GovernorDr Alan Norley
    H&S GovernorMr Mark Ellis
    Safeguarding (inc. Child Protection)Mrs Sam Simpson
    Mental Health and WellbeingMrs Sam Simpson


    If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please speak to one of the existing governors or get in contact with the school.

    Governor Register of Interests, Responsibilities, Terms and Attendance