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Governors Information and Duties



School Governors are members of the school's Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance.

The Governors have two Committees:

The committees and Full Governing Body meet at regular intervals through the school year.

Members of the Senior Leadership Team also attend committee and Full Governorsโ€™ meetings and the governors may invite any other person to attend their meetings where there is a clear rationale and purpose for their attendance. For example report to governors on specific areas.


The normal channels for parent consultation with school are through the Headteacher or their representative, although in most cases parents should contact the Form Tutor or Head of House in the first instance. Governors can make themselves available for consultation with parents if required but it is normally advisable to ensure that matters requiring the attention of the governors are first taken up through normal channels within the school.


Governors details and register of interest can be found in the featured content.

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs D Board

Jo Lawson

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

Mohammed Ashraf

Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)

Jane Gibson

Staff Governor

Sue Sheffield

LA Governor

Mai-Britt Cooper

Co-opted Governor

Paul Seymour

Co-opted Governor

Alan Smallwood

Co-opted Governor

Mary Patrick

Co-opted Governor

Jamie Crofts

Co-opted Governor

Carol Kelsey

Co-opted Governor

Stephen Rice

Co-opted Governor

Natalie Williams

Co-opted Governor

Abhinav Sharma

Co-opted Governor

Richard Parnham

Associate Governor

'Over time, governors have effectively held leaders to account for the quality of
provision. Staff are particularly appreciative of their and leadersโ€™ support with staff
well-being and workload.'

Ofsted - November 2022

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