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Meet the Governors

Thinking about becoming a Governor?

If you would be interested in joining the governing body or wish to contact the governing body for any other matter, please contact the clerk Mrs Jane Hudson at 


Ms Joan Morters


LA Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Appointed December 2017

Reappointed May 2021

Term expires May 2025



Mrs Danielle Smith


Governor by virtue of office





Mrs Claire Smith

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Appointed January 2015

Reappointed June 2024

Term Expires June 2028

Lead Governor for Curriculum



Mrs Cathryn Webb

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

Appointed February 2017

Reappointed February 2021

Term Expires February 2025

Governor for Additional Needs, Safeguarding and Pupil Premium




Miss Ellie Ashton

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governors

Appointed September 2023

Term Expires 2027



Miss Tiffany Christian

Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governors
Appointed November 2023
Term Expires 2027

Mrs Jackie Bennett

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

Appointed September 2020

Term Expires September 2024

Reappointed June 2024

Expires June 2028

Governor for Website

Mrs Joanne Waters

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governors

Appointed January 2022

Term expires 2026






Mrs Jane Hudson

Clerk to the Governors




Governors who have resigned within the last year

Mr Harry Fletcher

Resigned June 2024




Mr John Tyrrell

Co-opted Governor

Resigned September 2023





Mrs Lyn Hunter

Parent Governor

Resigned March 2023






Our aim is to secure and support progressive leadership within the school, to encourage pupils to be the best they can be. To provide high quality teaching and safeguarding, that ensures sustained progress and learning for life.


School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.


Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.  


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


If you wish to make a complaint please follow the complaints procedure as on the website.

Constitution of the Governing Body

Learning for life - to be the best we can possibly be