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Our Governing Body is composed of a group of committed individuals who monitor and advise on all aspects of school activities for the school.

They appoint staff, review policies and priorities, monitor teaching and encourage the work of the school. Some of the governors are parents, some are nominated by the Local Education Authority, some are co-opted from the village, and others represent the staff.

The structure of the Governing Body comprises two sub-committees which meet half-termly. The Curriculum & Standards committee is concerned with Policies, Self Evaluation, and the School Improvement Plan. The Finance, Personnel and Premises committee is responsible for budget setting and monitoring and all issues relating to resources and school management. The full Governing Body meets termly plus one annual meeting to approve the budget.

Chair of Governors: Kelly Liebenberg
Vice Chair: Shelley Ward

Each governor is allocated specific responsibilities as follows:

Full Name Committees (attendance) FGB Attendance Subject App’t Registered Business Interests
Jackie Harvey
(Headteacher)(Retired 31/08/19)
FPP (4/4)

CS (2/3)

3/3 1/09/10
Kelly Liebenberg
FPP (4/4)

CS (1/3)

3/3 Policies 11/03/19
4 years
Director of wholesale flower company

Director of IT consulting company

Shelley Ward
CS- Chair(3/3) 3/3 Safeguarding & Looked After Children 25/05/17
4 years
Louise Aries FPP (2/4) 2/3 Data 01/09/2018
4 years
Philip Blenkinsop
FPP (2/4) 2/3 Premises 13/03/18
4 years
Alan Blower
 FPP – Chair (4/4) 3/3 Finance 22/06/17
4 years
Teresa Davidson
CS (2/3) 3/3 PR and Marketing


4 years
Emma Hedderson
FPP (0/4) 1/3 Health and Safety 06/06/16
4 years
Liz Jakeman
FPP (3/4)  3/3 Health and Wellbeing

Parent Liaison

4 years
Helen Tansley
CS (3/3)  3/3 Curriculum 09/11/16
4 years
Vicky Neale Clerk to Governors

FPP – Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee (including Health & Safety)
CS – Curriculum & Standards Committee

The role of the Governors has evolved over the years but essentially remains the same – to help and support the Headteacher and staff in running the school and continuing to provide the best possible education for our children.