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Purpose of the governing body 

The governing body is the key strategic decision-making body in the school, setting the strategic framework and ensuring it meets all its statutory duties. Raising achievement is at the heart of a governing body’s strategic role; every child has the right to attend a good school. 

The governing body has the following core strategic functions: 

 Establishes the strategic direction by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school

  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets

  • Meeting statutory duties

 Ensures accountability by: 

  • Appointing the Executive Headteacher and Head of school

  • Monitoring progress towards targets

  • Performance managing the Executive Headteacher and Head of school

  • Engaging with stakeholders (including parents & pupils)

  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

 Ensuring financial probity by: 

  • Setting the budget

  • Monitoring spending against the budget

  • Ensuring value for money is obtained

  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Our Governors

Mr Geoff Hicks - Foundation DBE & Chair of Governors
Mrs Jo Symons - Co-Opted Governor
Mrs Lauren Collin - Parent Governor


Mrs Anne Rushton - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Cassie Burrell - Staff Governor
Mrs Louise Eastbrook - Interim Head of School
Mrs Lisa Spelling - Clerk to the Governors
Mr Michael Bradbrook - Foundation PCC & Vice Chair of Governors
Rev Julie Willmot - Foundation Ex-Officio
Mrs Holly Tilley - Parent Governor


Mrs Nichola Scholey - LA Governor


Mr Philip Brown - Executive Head of School