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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Who are we?

Who are we? 1 Liz Watson: Chair of Governors
Who are we? 2 Dave Colley: Vice Chair of Governors
Who are we? 3 Mandi Wilson: Headteacher
Who are we? 4 Jane Friend: Governor
Who are we? 5 Barbara Cotton: Governor
Who are we? 6 Clare Gill: Governor
Who are we? 7 Gemma Haynes: Governor
Who are we? 8 Laura Poulter: Governor
Who are we? 9 Tim Smith: Staff Governor

Statutory Governor Information Dec 2016


Mandi Wilson (Term of office: 08.05.12-08.05.20)

LA Representatives:

Mrs Barbara Cotton (Term of office: 01.09.10-01.09.18)

Performance Management, CLA, Equalities

Parent Representatives:

Mrs Clare Gill (Term of office: 19.07.17-18.07.21)

Mrs Gemma Haynes (Term of office: 19.07.17-18.07.21)

Mrs Laura Poulter (Term of office: 21.12.17-20.12.21)

Co-opted Representatives

Mr David Colley (Term of office: 11.02.14-06.12.21)

Performance Management, Child Protection, Health & Safety

Ms Elizabeth Watson (Term of office: 07.12.17-06.12.21)


Mrs Jane Friend (Term of office: 08.10.15-08.10.19)


Vacancy (with Financial experience) X1

Staff Governor Representative

Mr Tim Smith 



Mr James Garden (Term of office: 24.09.17-24.09.21)


Debra Missett (Term of office: 31.07.17 - 30.07.21)



The role of a governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school. It does this through;

  • providing a strategic overview
  • acting as a critical friend
  • ensuring accountability


The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and staff. Rather than manage, governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

Governors work as a team. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. It is only the full governing body which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility.

Forthcoming dates for governor meetings:


Full Governor Meetings

Thursday 5th October 2017 5pm
Thursday 7th December 2017 5pm
Thursday 22nd March 2018 5pm
Thursday 19th July 2018 5pm


Committee Meetings

Teaching & Learning 4pm Monday 20th November 2017
Pupil Support 4pm Monday 13th November 2017
Resources 4pm Thursday 16th November 2017
Finance  5pm Thursday 16th November 2017
Pupil Support  4pm Tuesday 6th March 2018
Teaching & Learning 4pm

Monday 12th March 2018

Resources 4pm 2018 TBC
Finance 5pm 2018 TBC


Good schools have strong governance

The National Governors' Association has produced this short film with ITN to showcase what outstanding school governance looks like. For more information and to find out how to join the NGA visit our website: