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The Role of the Governing Body


Our Governing Body meets regularly to help with strategic planning for the school.  The Governing Body is made up of people from various occupations and backgrounds, including those that live within our local community and have children within the school.  They contribute a diverse range of skills and knowledge to successfully support and lead the school's development. They do not manage the school; that is the job of the headteacher and the leadership team.  However, they do work in close partnership with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the overall aims and objectives for the school and agreeing, monitoring and reviewing policies, targets, priorities and performance. 


Below is a list of our current governors: 

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Specific Role:

Mr Ashraf Mulla

LA Governor


Chair of Governors


Chair of Resources Committee


Health and Safety 


Mrs Kathryn Welford

Co-opted Governor


Vice Chair 


Chair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee


Early Years 


Mrs Joan Hoyle


Co-opted Governor


Resources Committee



Mrs Gail Gerrard


Co-Opted Governor

Looked After Children 


Safeguarding and Child Protection


Standards and Effectiveness Committee


Mrs Safina Fayaz


Co-opted Governor


Resources Committee




Mrs Kathy Coates-Mohammed






Mrs Pat Barker


Staff Govenor

Governor Training


Resources Committee 


Mrs Tahmina Khatun


Co-opted Governor




Resources and Standards and Effectiveness Committee


Miss Gemma Tipping Co-opted Governor

Pupil Premium


Sports Premium


Standards and Effectiveness Committee





There are a range of committees that Governors sit on. The main two committees are the: 

  • Resources Committee
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee

These meet regularly throughout the year to shape decisions to feed back to the Governing Body as a whole.


Resources Committee

This committee helps to shaped and closely monitors the impact of policies relating to staffing and financial procedures. They oversee school budgets and help to guide and make major decisions about how the school's resources are used and how staffing is organised.  Alongside the Standards and Effectiveness committee, they maintain a close overview of how Pupil Premium and Sports Premium funding is spent and ensure that the impact is closely monitored.


The Chair of this Committee is Mr Ashraf Mulla.


Standards and Effectiveness Committee

This committee has oversight of how the curriculum is taught within school and closely monitors how different cohorts and groups of children in school are provided for and the achievements that they make.  They consider:

  • how the national curriculum is taught.
  • how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and social development
  • how the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs


The Chair of this Committee is Mrs Kathryn Welford.


There are other committees that meet if or when needed, such as a Complaints Committee. The Chair of Governors has the power to call on available governors to make up these committees.


Governors are required to declare any Business Interests. Please click on the link below to view the Business Interest Register.


Copies of minutes of meetings are available from the school office. 


Governing Body Attendance Records

Governor's Annual Report 2014 - 2015