Whilst we are very proud of our school, we know that no one gets things right all of the time.  We are committed to working with you to provide the absolute best for all of our children and this includes responding quickly and proportionately to concerns that you raise.  We believe that learning is a lifelong endeavour, and we have systems in place to monitor any concerns and complaints received so that we can evaluate how quickly we resolved matters and how effective the resolution was and use this to improve our practices.   


Every school has a full governing body and is supported by the Clerk to Governors.


We are:

  • A group of people drawn from the school and the local community
  • Responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of the school and the provision of high quality education
  • Responsible for promoting effective ways of teaching and learning when setting school aims and policies. This responsibility is delegated to the Headteacher who has the responsibility for the day to day management of the school

The Governors fulfill three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The full scheme of delegation can be found here:

Scheme of Delegation Document

We work by?

  • Appointing governors to Lead roles within the governing body.  Governors are responsible for carrying out the Terms of Reference for their Lead Roles which work alongside the Governor Action Plan and Safeguarding Framework
  • Meeting twice per term, three times in the Autumn term
  • Ensuring our meetings are open to the public
  • Making our meeting agendas available to the website.  Full minutes of each meeting available on request (Part II minutes are not available to the public and cannot be shared outside of the governing body)


Agenda for Pay and Performance Committee 14/07/17

Governors now meet on Wednesdays.

Please click on the date to view the agenda from each meeting.


Governor dates Autumn term

6th September 2017  - FGB

4th October 2017 - FGB

15th November 2017 - FGB



Governor dates Spring term

24th January 2018 - FGB

28th March 2018 - FGB



Governor dates  Summer term

9th May 2018 - FGB

27th June 2018 - Pay and Performance

11th July 2018 - FGB


Governor Attendance 2017 - 2018

Governor Attendance 2016 - 2017


Our Governors are:

C Higley

Catherine Higley

Headteacher and Safeguarding Officer

Richard DeCrausaz

Richard DeCrausaz

Chair of Full Governing Body and Lead Governor for E-Safety.

Mike Lacey

Mike Lacey

Vice Chair of Full Governing Body, Lead Governor for Finance, Chair for Pay and Performance Committee

J Nock

Kelly Bridle

Clerk to the Governing Body

A Buckeridge

Adam Buckeridge

Lead Governor for Teaching, Learning and School Improvement

M Langmead

Mervyn Langmead

Lead Governor for Health and Safety

Stephanie Slade

Stephanie Slade

Lead Governor for Teaching, Learning and School Improvement (KS1)

 Etelka Moon

Etelka Moon

Lead Governor for Safeguarding

Lauren Rider

Lauren Rider

Lead Governor for Teaching, Learning and School Improvement (EYFS)

Robert Wootton

Robert Wootton

Lead Governor for Health and Safety

Leigh Winsbury

Leigh Winsbury

Lead Governor for Teaching, Learning and School Improvement (KS2)

Jamie McKenzie

Jamie McKenzie

Lead Governor for SEN, member of the Pay and Performance Committee

Julia Lock

Julia Lock

Lead Governor for personnel, member of the Pay and Performance Committee


For additional information about members of the Governing Body please click here.


Our Clerk can be contacted at: