Church of England VA Primary School

The role of our Governors

The Governing Body has a vital role in the leadership of our school. The governors work together with school leaders to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is spent in line with school priorities

Governors act in the role of ‘critical friend’ to support and challenge the school.

The Governing Body’s role is strategic; it does not get involved with the day to day running and operational management of the school; responsibility for this is delegated to the Headteacher.

Minutes of meetings and further information are available from the school office.  

Please see below for a list of individual governor roles and responsibilities.

Governing Board Roles 

ChairLianne Mills 
Vice chairSteven Cockburn  
ClerkRuth Foster 
Community, Friends and ClusterSteven Cockburn 
Critical Incident GovernorSteven Cockburn, Lianne Mills 
Safeguarding, Attendance and BehaviourCharlotte Cunningham  Lianne Mills 
Finance, Pupil Premium and Sports PremiumSteven Cockburn, Angela Consterdine 
GDPRNew Governor TBC at next meeting 
Health & Safety and Educational VisitsSteven Cockburn  
Early YearsAngela Consterdine 
SEND/G&T and LACLianne Mills  
Vision and Ethos inc. Collective WorshipRev. Darleen Plattin, Andrew Nash, Linda Church  
RSHERev. Darleen Plattin, Linda Church 
Wellbeing inc Pastoral roleJane Hood Andrew Nash  
YrR Class LinkAngela Consterdine 
Yr1 Class LinkLinda Church 
Yr2 Class LinkRachael Holmes, New governor TBC 
Yr3 Class LinkLianne Mills 
Yr4 Class LinkSteven Cockburn  
Yr5 Class LinkCharlotte Cunningham  
Yr6 Class LinkAndrew Nash  

Governor information documents