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Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Governor NameGovernor TypeRoles/ResponsibilitiesTerm of Office Start DateTerm of Office End DateInterest Declared
 Paula HolbrookChair of GovernorsBehaviour, Governor Monitoring, Vision & Strategy, Safeguarding and Finance17/05/202316/05/2027No business, financial or material interest
Sherryll Hitchman Head TeacherHead Teacher07/08/201906/08/2027No business, financial or material interest
 Rev Tim Phillips VicarTraining Lead09/04/202208/04/2026No business, financial or material interest
  Emma Garratt  Foundation Governor  Foundation, PHSE, RSE, R.E., Maths, Science, Educational Outcomes and Finance13/05/202112/05/2025Parent Governor at Ibstock Junior School
  Wayne Reid  Parent Governor Health & Safety, Website, Data Protection and PE & Sports Premium08/11/202207/11/2026No business, financial or material interest
  Fiona Greening  Staff GovernorWellbeing28/09/202027/09/2024No business, financial or material interest
  Claire Wilsher  Co Opted GovernorEYFS, Pupil Premium, SEND and Educational Outcomes24/02/202223/02/2026No business, financial or material interest
Tilley BancroftParent Governor and Deputy ChairMarketing, Art and DT, Music and Anti-Bullying16/03/202315/03/2027No business, financial or material interest
Helen HeathCo Opted GovernorEnglish, Phonics, History and Geography19/09/202330/09/2027No business, financial or material interest
  Jo Lawrence  Clerk to Governors   No business, financial or material interest

Our Governors

So what precisely do we do?  We meet as a full governing body at least four times a year, as a small school and governing body we do not have sub committees – all governors attend all meetings with the Chair of Governors chairing all meetings. We attend training sessions organised by FWTSA or GDS on new initiatives.  Our main role is to develop the strategic framework within which the school operates and to help determine the character, aims, ethos and values of the school.  We govern by developing policies against which the school operates. 

A school functions best when the governing body, Head Teacher and staff work together as a team in pursuit of common values.  This doesn’t mean that governors just rubber stamp decisions made by the Head and staff.  Yes, the governors do support the school, but our relationship is one of “critical friend” so we also ask challenging questions to enable the school to improve.   We monitor and evaluate the work of the school, offering constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas and a second opinion on proposals.  We do not interfere in the day to day running of the school, but we do visit on a regular basis, observing lessons, taking assemblies or just to join in with activities, which may be sporting, artistic or scientific, but we do not comment on the quality or methods employed by the teaching staff- that is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

The school finances take up a lot of our time.  Most of the funding is provided by the government comes directly to the school and we often have to make some tough decisions and prioritise our spending in order to achieve the best for our pupils.  There is never enough!

Governors’ work can be challenging and demanding at times but it is also very rewarding.  If you would like to know more, perhaps with a view to becoming a governor yourself then please don’t hesitate to contact any of the governors or the school directly.

Financial Information

No members of staff have a salary of £100,000 or over. 

Governor Meeting Attendance