Governors Vision and Aims
Annual Governance Statement 2017

Governor Roles & Responsibilities  Name Designation Term of Office Appointing Body
Headteacher Katherine Clough 01/09/2005
Chair 0f Governors – Performance Management – Early years & Foundation – Inclusion – SEN – Safer Recruitment  Clare Powell Co-opted

1/9/15 to 31/8/19

(24/9/12 to 23/9/16)

Full Governing Body
Natalie Gosher  Parent Governor  30/10/2017 to 29/10/2021  Parent Body
Resources Committee Chair & Performance Management  Ashley Portlock Parent Governor

29/9/17 to 28/9/21

(01/09/13 to 31/08/17)

Parent Body
Religious Ed & Whistleblowing Sallie Connery Foundation Governor

08/08/11 to 07/08/15 Diocese of Peterborough
Curriculum Committee Chair               Alice Palmer Staff Representative 24/4/14 to 23/4/18 Staff
James Ferguson Parent 30/10/17 to 29/10/21 Diocese of Peterborough
 Pupil Premium & PE  Catherine Clarke  Parent Governor 16/11/14 to 15/11/18 Parent Body
 Maths & PHSE  Paula Green Foundation Governor  01/07/15 to 30/06/19 Diocese of Peterborough

Parent Forum

Rachel Oles Co-opted

24/9/12 to 23/9/16 Co-opted by Full Board of Governors
 Vice-Chair of Governors Health & Safety 

Child Protection & Safeguarding

 Janet Cox Co-opted

 1/9/2015 to 31/8/2019 Co-opted by Full Board of Governors
Sharon Haddy Associated with voting rights 3/2/2016 to 2/2/2020 Co-opted by Full Board of Governors
Clerk Wendy Willie  15/12/14  Board of Governors
Former Governors who have resigned in the last year Jonathan Stone :   12/12/15 to 29/1/17

Martin Brown:   1/9/15 to 31/8/17

Antoinette Hornby : 18/11/13 to 31/8/17

Debbie Power :  16/11/14 to 23/9/17

School Governors Handbook 2017 

Please click here to be taken to our Governors Documents Page which has information regarding Governor business interests and attendance at meetings.

Governing Body Statement of Behaviour Principles 2017

Governor Committees

Resources and Premises Committee: Responsibility – Finance & HR, School premises & Health and Safety

Chair: Ashley Portlock, members: Katherine Clough, Sharon Haddy,  Catherine Clarke, Sallie Connery and Janet Cox

Curriculum Committee:  Responsibility – overseeing school curriculum and curriculum policies

Chair: Alice Palmer, members: Katherine Clough, Sharon Haddy, Clare Powell, Rachel Oles, Paula Green


Strategy Group: Responsible for driving school development

Katherine Clough, Sharon Haddy, Alice Palmer, Ashley Portlock, Janet Cox, Clare Powell, Sallie Connery,

Parent Forum Link – Rachel Oles

Governor Profiles

Paula Green – Governor Profile
Sallie Connery Governor Profile
Ashley Portlock Governor Profile
Alice Palmer Gopvernor Profile
Janet Cox Governor profile
Governor Profiles – Clare Powell
Governor Profile – Rachel Oles

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