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Our Governors are representatives of the local community, parents, school staff and the Local Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school whilst working in a voluntary capacity.


Name and RoleTerm of Office End Date
Mrs A Sydenham - Headteacher Governor19/10/2026
Mrs J. Francis - Local Authority Governor14/09/2025
Mrs S. Mejer - Elected by Staff of the School31/08/2025
Mr B. Goddard (Vice Chair) - Elected by Parents24/02/2026
Mrs G. Eccleston - Elected by Parents28/04/2024
Mrs J. Clay - Elected by Parents01/04/2026
Mr S. Bennett (Chair) - Co-Opted Governors19/10/2025
Mr S. Millward Thomas - Co-Opted Governors 05/01/2024
Mrs E. Wallis - Co-Opted Governors 18/05/2026


The Governing Body is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role of the Governor’s is to act as a ‘critical friend’ offering support and constructive advice. Each Governor’s term of office is four years. The full Governing Body meets at least once each term, additionally there are sub committees which meet more frequently:  


Strategic Leadership       
Headteacher’s Performance Management
Grievance, Complaints and Pupil Discipline 
Finance and Personnel, Salaries and Grades, Premises and Health and Safety 
Curriculum, Standards and Attendance

We also have link Governor’s for the following areas:  

Literacy, Numeracy, EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage), SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Children In Care and Attendance.