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Who's Who

Who is a member of the Governing Body?



Chair of Governing Body

Esme Smith – Co-opted Governor


Vice Chair of Governing Body

Paul Curtin – Co-opted Governor


Clerk of Governors

Ron Hanley


Main Governing Body

Esme Smith – Co-opted Governor

Kayleigh Reading – Headteacher

Kathryn Fowkes – Co-opted Governor

Ellie Youngs – Associate Member

Rachel Harman- Staff Governor

Helen Hooley- Observer

Louise O'Neil- Other

Robert Brazier – Parent Governor

Paul Curtin – Co-opted Governor

Rebecca Bradley - Co-opted Governor

Stuart Pocock - Co-opted Governor

How do I contact the school governors?


If you need to contact the Governing Body, please send an email to the admin office email account ( FAO Chair of Governors or pop a letter into the school office labelled FAO Chair of Governors and we will make sure that all messages are passed directly to the Governing Body.

What does a school governor do?


Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.


Being a school governor is a commitment to attending governing body meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. They are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher and senior leaders.


Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers, for example anyone with experience of finance, law, premises management or human resources. A governor with business know-how can transform the running of a school.


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