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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,  Mr Graham Clarke, Mr Zane Powles, Ms Natalie Nicholls, Mrs Vicky Gilbert and Mr Adam Johnston. We currently have one parent Governor vacancy.  A letter will be going out to all parents/carers in January regarding this 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.

Governor "Pen Portraits"

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 Headteacher, a total of 9.  Governors are elected to represent the diversity of the community in order to bring a range of skills to effectively support the school. Each Governor, except the Headteacher, is elected for a 4 year term of office.

The full Governing Body meets at least once a term, or more frequently if required.  Agendas include School, Governor and Local Authority initiated items. In addition to the Full Governing Body meetings, the Resources and Standards and Curriculum sub-committees also meet at least termly.  The Standards and Curriculum Committee monitors and reviews the teaching, learning and assessment standards within school. The Resources Committee meets to recruit and select staff and to approve and oversee expenditure. Other committees are convened as required e.g. Appeals, Complaints and Pupil Discipline. 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 on a termly basis.


Our Governors are an active and committed group who support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team in order to ensure the continuous improvement of the school.



Governors with assigned responsibilities for 2020-2021


  • Mr Simon Smith - Attendance

  • Mrs Vicky Gilbert -  Pupil Premium, LAC/PLAC SEND

  • Ms Natalie Nicholls - Literacy / Phonics

  • Mr Adam Johnston - Mental Health and Well being

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

  • Mr Zane Powles - Behaviour




Name Category

Term of



Term of





Mrs Sarah Mellors Headteacher 01/09/2016  

Resources Committee.  Standards and Curriculum Committee.

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

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 Parent 03/12/2018 02/11/2020  
Mr Adam Johnston Co-opted 09/12/20 09/12/24 Resources Committee
Mr Lee Drake Parent 12/11/2012 08/07/2019  
Ms Natalie Nicholls Co-Opted 14/05/2020 14/05/2024

.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 14/05/2020 14/05/2024

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Mrs Vicki Gilbert Parent 14/05/2020 14/05/2024

Resources Committee and Standards and Curriculum Committee 

Name Pecuniary Interests

Governance Roles

In Other institutions

Material Interests

Attendance 2019-2020 Academic Year

(3 main meetings & Committee meetings)

Mrs Sarah Mellors None None None 100%
Mr Zane Powles None None None 75% from start date
Mrs Vicky Gilbert None None None 100% from start date

Mrs Karen Spencer

None None None 100%
Ms Natalie Nicholls None None None 100% from start date
Mr Graham Clarke None None None 60% from start date
Mr Simon Smith None None None 100%
Mrs Sara Smith None None None 66% up to leaving date
Mrs Mary Surfleet None None None 100% up to leaving date

Mrs Sarah Henry

None None None 0% up to leaving date

Mrs Lucy McLachlan


None None None 100% up to leaving date


We have all our Governors each year complete a "Declaration of Interest". For the school year 2020/2021 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.