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Welcome to our Governors' Section

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

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Chair of Governors: Mr J Armstrong

Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs C Davidson

The Governing Board works with the Headteacher and the staff at the school to make sure that the school provides a good quality of education for all of its pupils. Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher to set the strategic direction of the school. Governors are not expected and should not make day to day decisions about how the school is run, that is the role of the Headteacher and senior staff. Governors have three main roles: to provide strategic direction for the school; to act as a critical friend to the Headteacher and to ensure accountability.

A formal meeting is held once a term for the full Governing Board. There are separate committee meetings where smaller groups of governors meet to discuss personnel and finance, environment and the school curriculum.

There are various types of governors drawn from different areas of the community. Our Governing Board is made up as follows:
Name Appointment Term of Office Role Pecuniary Interest
Mrs W Smith Headteacher      Headteacher None 
Mrs K Ayres Staff Governor 2-9-19         17-07-23  Welfare and Mental Health Governor None
Mr J Armstrong L.A Governor 13-6-18         14-7-25      Chair, Development Governor, Maths Governor, Safer Recruitment Governor and Year 6 Governor None
Mrs C Smith Co-opted Governor 26-9-19
 
25-9-23        
Safeguarding Governor, SEND Governor and Year 5 Governor  None
Ms C Thomas Co-opted Governor 16-7-18 15-7-22 Safeguarding Governor, Safer Recruitment Governor, Health & Safety Governor and Year 3 Governor  Employed by Barleyhurst Park and Melrose Pre-School
Mrs N Kumarasamy Co-opted Governor    12-05-25 Finance and Staffing Committee Co-Chair, Pupil Premium Governor, Sports Premium Governor and Year 1 Governor None 
Mrs C Davidson Parent Governor 26-11-18            25-11-22            Vice Chair,
Teaching, Learning & Standards Committee Chair, English Governor, Nursery and Early Years Governor and Year 2 Governor
None
Ms J Dyer Co-opted Governor 22-6-18 14-07-25 Finance and Staffing Committee Co-Chair, GDPR Governor and Year 4 Governor None
Vacancy Parent Governor