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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Our current Governors are:


Mrs Sarah Mellors (Headteacher), Mr Simon Smith, Mrs Karen Spencer, Mrs Lucy McLachlan, Mr Graham Clarke, Mr Zane Powles and Mrs Vicky Gilbert. We currently have one Co-Opted Governor vacancy.


Please find below details of how our Governing body 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.

Our Governing Body


The Governing Body together with the Senior Management Team of Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, lead the school, by setting the vision and establishing the right culture to ensure your child has the best possible opportunities to learn and develop as a young person.

Our Governing Body comprises 8 elected people plus the Head teacher, a total of 9.  There are different groups of governors elected from different parts of the community and each governor except the Headteacher is elected for a 4 year term of office.

The full Governing Body meets once a term with an agenda including governor initiated and Local Authority items.  There are two  committees, Resources and Standards and Curriculum.  These meet termly, or half termly depending on business requirements.  For example, the Resources Committee meets to recruit and select staff and to approve and oversee expenditure. Standards and Curriculum Committee monitors the teaching, learning and assessment through the school. Other committees can be convened as requires e.g. Appeals, Complaints and Pupil Discipline. Our Governors are an active group and really make a difference to the school. A named Governor is responsible for overseeing Premises, Health and Safety and liaises with the Head teacher and Office Manager to carry out these duties. This is reported back to the full Governing Body.



Governors with assigned responsibilities for 2019-2020


  • Mr Simon Smith - Attendance, Pupil Premium

  • To be re-assigned - Literacy / Phonics

  • Mrs Lucy McLachlan -  SEND and EYFS

  • To be re-assigned - Maths

  • Mr Graham Clarke - Safeguarding and Premises, Health and Safety


These will be finalised in the Spring Term Full Governing Body meeting in March 2020.



Name Category

Term of



Term of





Mrs Sarah Mellors Headteacher 01/09/2016  

Resources Committee.  Standards and Curriculum Committee.

Mr Simon Overall


Co-opted 14/3/2016 08/07/2019


Mr Gary Maddison

(Ex-Vice Chair)

Co-opted 2/9/2018 08/07/2019


Mrs Karen Spencer

Staff 02/11/2019 01/11/2023

Standards and Curriculum Committee.

Mrs Lucy McLachlan   03/12/2018 02/12/2022 Standards and Curriculum Committee.
Mr Lee Drake Parent 12/11/2012 08/07/2019  
Mr Simon Smith Chair of Governors (as of 8.7.19) Co-Opted 25/06/2018 24/06/2022

Resources Committee.  Standards and Curriculum Committee.

Mrs Sara Smith Parent 25/06/2018 23/03/2020  
Mrs Mary Surfleet Co-Opted 25/06/2018 09/12/2019


Mrs Sarah Henry

Co-Opted 03/12/2018 09/12/2019


Mr Graham Clarke

Vice Chair of Governors  as of 09/12/19

LA 09/12/2019 08/12/2023

Resources Committee.

Mr Zane Powles Co-Opted TBC  


Mrs Vicky Gilbert Parent TBC    


Name Pecuniary Interests

Governance Roles

In Other institutions

Material Interests

Attendance 2018-2019 Academic Year

(3 main meetings & Committee meetings)

Mrs Sarah Mellors None None None 100%
Mr Simon Overal None None None 33% (left during year)

Mr Gary Maddison


None None None 73% (left during year)

Mrs Karen Spencer

None None None 72%
  None None None  
Mr Lee Drake None None None 33% (left during year)
Mr Simon Smith None None None 83%
Mrs Sara Smith None None None 33%
Mrs Mary Surfleet None None None 100%

Mrs Sarah Henry

None None None 40%

Mrs Lucy McLachlan


None None None 83%


We have all our Governors each year complete a "Declaration of Interest". For the school year 2019/20 no governors declared a business interest and all governors signed to agree to the code of conduct.  One Governor declared a marital relationship to a member of staff.