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.  

Our current governors are:

Lianne Mills (Chair)

Foundation Governor

Luke King (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor

Catherine Wright (Headteacher)


Rachael Holmes (Acting Headteacher)

Staff Governor

David Beake (Senior Teacher)

Co-opted Governor

Linda Church

Foundation Governor

Paul Bassham

Parent Governor

Leatitia Dobson

Parent Governor

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

Governing Board Roles 

Governor information documents