Our Governing Body is comprised of a group of committed individuals who monitor and advise on all aspects of school activities for the school. Our overall responsibility is to help and support the Headteacher and staff in the running of the school and to make sure the school provides a good quality education for all the children. It focuses on raising standards of achievement by promoting excellent teaching and learning to enable all pupils to achieve their maximum potential.
Our governing body:

    • plans the school’s future development, monitoring and evaluating progress
    • helps to set and reviews the school’s policies
    • is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
    • recruits the Headteacher and works closely with them
    • makes decisions on the school's budget, allocation of resources and staffing
    • makes sure the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught
    • decides how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
    • makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs.

Each Governor is elected for a period of four years by the Parochial Church Council, the District Council, the Parish Council, the Parents, the Teachers and the Diocesan Education Committee.

Our current members are shown below. They are there to support you and would like to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns.

Below is a list of individuals who make up our current Governing Body.


Reverend Canon Ruth Pyke  

Ex Officio- Chair of Governors


Mrs Sharon Brown Head Teacher
Mrs Carol Arrowsmith Local Authority-Vice Chair
Mrs. Alison Gower Foundation DBE Appointed-Vic Chair

Health and Safety

Mrs Vanessa Martin Foundation DBE Appointed-Safeguarding
Mr James Wild Foundation PCC Appointed-Health and Safety
Miss Olivia Erby Foundation PCC Appointed-Finance
Mrs Donna Stratton Foundation PCC Appointed
Mrs Susan Sanders Foundation PCC Appointed
Mrs Amy Martin Parent
Vacant Parent
Mrs Elizabeth Wallace Staff
Mrs Belinda Hamblin Associate -Safeguarding
Mr David Hart Associate - Finance
Mrs Sue Jagelman Associate-Advisor
Mrs Jo Cockerton Associate
Mr Bryan Turner Associate
Mrs Carol Dolling Clerk to the Governors - to contact the Governing Body please contact the clerk ( or ring the school (01763 848281).

DBE = Diocesan Board Education

PCC = Parochial Church Council

The Governing body can also be contacted by email via the school office.