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Who are the Governors?

The Governing Board is made up of 10 volunteers, drawn from different parts of the school community, to ensure that a sufficient diversity of views and experience is represented:

  • Parent governors are selected by election and are drawn from parents and carers of pupils at the school.
  • Staff governors are selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school.
  • Local Authority governors are appointed by the governing body, following an application to become a school governor to the LA.
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body because they have particular skills or experience.

Apart from the Head Teacher who will be a governor for as long as they are at the school, all other governors serve for a term of four years. A governor may serve for more than one term.

All of our volunteer governors are listed below. 


  • Kate Watkins
    Chair of Governors & Safeguarding Governor
  • Claire Craddock
    Sports Premium Link Governor
  • Matt Kirk
    Health and Safety Link Governor
  • David Naughton
  • Anna Bateman
    Pupil Premium Governor and Wellbeing Link Governor
  • Andy O'Connor
    Stakeholder Engagement Link Governor
  • James Muscat-Sharp

Previous Governors:

Emily Farrell - Parent Governor Resigned 23/03/2023

Gift Hamisi - Co-opted Governor Resigned 19/10/2022

Kerry Jones - Co-opted Governor  Resigned: 11/09/2022

Tamara Nasser-Yafai - LA Governor  Resigned: 23/05/2022

Janice Paine - Co-opted Governor  Resigned: 21/11/2021

Rebecca Martin - Staff Governor  Term Ended: 02/11/2021

Cheryl Goode - Cheryl served the Governing Body as clerk for a number of years, until she sadly passed away in October 2021. She was incredibly hardworking and supportive and her work enabled the Governing Body to fulfil its role.