This page explains the role of the school governors. Schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have governing bodies made up of staff, parents, local authority, the community and foundation (the Diocese).

The governing body has an elected chair-person and vice-chair but it is the role of the chair-person to ensure all governors understand their collective responsibility for any decisions, to ensure meetings are run and minuted correctly and decisions taken as necessary. The chair works closely with the headteacher where issues and concerns are discussed and to decide, for example, what needs to be referred to the governing body.

Minutes of the last meeting can be downloaded below:

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – 11th July 2018, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – May 2018, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – March 2018, 7pm

Pie charts Analysis March 2018 

Governors’ response to survey 18

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – November 2017, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – 18th September 2017, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – 10th July 2017, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – 22nd May 2017, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – 23rd March 2017, 7pm

Minutes of the Full Board Meeting – 1st February 2017, 7pm

Governor Vision Survey Oct 18

Who we are

Governor Visits Into School To Observe Lessons

I saw that the Teaching Assistants were well placed to assist pupils who were less able to get on with the task independently. It was clear that the Teachers and TA’s have a good understanding of the differing ability levels of the children, and are able to offer appropriate support so that all may complete the task.

Karen Gordon

The children displayed a genuine interest in the books they had chosen to read. Another class were building electrical circuits; all were participating very enthusiastically. Both classes were extremely well behaved.

Andrew Clark



The lessons I observed showed that the teachers work hard to ensure that the children are enjoying their learning.  They succeeded in all the lessons I saw.

Rosemary Charsley


Governor Visit To See How The School Helps Children With

Special Educational Needs                                   

The pupils are supported and encouraged to achieve, irrespective of their additional needs; and the staff are dedicated to each pupil’s wellbeing, providing a secure and understanding learning environment.

Hazel Middleton


English Subject Group Meeting To Plan For “Friendship Week”

I found the meeting quite inspirational – the enthusiasm for the subject was clearly visible.  The staff were always aware of how the suggested activities could be fitted into the curriculum and be achievable for all children.

Visit To Fitzwilliam Museum

The day was very well planned and organised, and we all succeeded in covering the day’s activities with time spare to visit the gift shop. My small group of pupils were outstandingly well behaved and I greatly enjoyed getting to know them better.

Hazel Middleton

Thomas Baker Co-opted Governors 28/09/2016 – 27/09/2020 40%
Rosemary Charsley
Foundation Diocese 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019 Attends ALL Committees 100% None
Andrew Clark Foundation PCC 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019 Pupil & Curriculum

Christian Distinctiveness

100% TA employed by the school
Virginia Di Noia Staff Elected by Staff 01/10/2016 – 30/09/2020 Pupil & Curriculum 67%
Rev Andrew Holford Foundation Ex Officio Ex officio Pay & Personnel

Christian Distinctiveness

50% Governor at St Mary’s Infant School
Ivan Holm Parent Elected by Parents 21/09/2016 – 20/09/2020 Resources 60%
Helena Law Co-opted Governors 09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019 Resources 67% TA employed by the school
Susan Luckett
(Vice Chair)
Local Education Authority Local Authority 05/03/2015 – 04/03/2019 Pay & Personnel

Pupil & Curriculum


Sue Lyon
(Deputy Head)
Co-opted Governors 09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019 Pupil & Curriculum


Christian Distinctiveness

100% Deputy Head
Hazel Middleton Co-opted Governors 09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019 Pay & Personnel

Pupil & Curriculum

Karen Gordon Parent Elected by Parents 23/11/2015 – 22/11/2019 Resources 100%
Michael Weeks Co-opted Governors 09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019 Resources 67% Councillor NHDC
Emma Wilkinson Co-opted Governors 09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019 Pay & Personnel
(Chair)Pupil & Curriculum
Inderjit Dhaliwal Co-opted Governors 09/01/2015 – 26/05/2016 Pupil & Curriculum
Steven Hawkins Parent Elected 15/10/2012 – 24/02/2016 Pay & Personnel