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About us

The governing body is responsible, with the headteacher, for such important matters as the curriculum, behaviour, the school buildings, finance, policies and the appointment of new staff.  The three major tasks of the governing body are;

  • to provide a strategic overview;
  • to act as a critical friend to the headteacher;
  • to ensure accountability.

The members of the governing body bring a wealth of experience to our school. Through governors’ meetings and regular visits to the school, the governors have an intimate and first-hand knowledge of the workings of our school and make a valuable and crucial contribution to the continued improvement.

Copies of Governors’ Meetings Minutes are available on request, please contact the school office.

The Governing Body consists of 14 members across 3 sub committees:


Members comprise of the following categories:

The Headteacher

A Staff governor (elected by staff)

A Link governor (appointed by WSCC)

3 Parent governors (elected by parents)

2 Foundation governors (includes an Church ex-officio)

4 Co-opted governors



1 Foundation governor

1 Co-opted governor


Our committees are:

Curriculum and Ethos

Safeguarding and SEND