The Governing Body is the strategic decision-making body of the school. Its role is to:

  • set the schools overall strategic direction, and to then work with leaders to communicate this vision, ethos and strategic direction to the whole school community and develop a culture of ambition;
  • provide a balance of challenge and support to the school’s leaders, understanding the strengths and areas for improvement at the school;
  • understand the impact of teaching, learning and assessment on the progress of pupils currently in the school;
  • ensure that the school manages its finances effectively and that the school is properly using the pupil premium, primary PE and sport premium;
  • be transparent and accountable, including in recruiting staff, its governance structure, attendance at meetings and contact with parents.

Governors are volunteers who bring their outside experience into school to act as ‘critical friends’. Membership of the Governing Body is drawn from different parts of the community including parents, staff and co-opted members with specific skills.  The Governing Body meets six times throughout the school year.

All Governors may be contacted by writing to them directly using the school address or by contacting the school on Telephone: 01527 68430. 

Meet the Governors

Local Governing Body (2021-2022)

NameAppointedTerm EndTermTypeAreas of Responsibility
Andrews Evans
Chair of Governors
13/10/202012/10/20244 yrsTrust Local GovernorFull Governing Body, Curriculum, Safeguarding
Mat Alsop
Vice Chair of Governors
16/09/202015/10/20244 yrsTrust Local GovernorFull Governing Body, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel, Finance, Premises, Personnel, Health and Safety, Science
Kate Alsop09/10/201908/10/20234 yrsTrust Local GovernorFull Governing Body, Chair of Finance Committee, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel, Pupil Premium, Numeracy
Dominika Plenzler15/11/201814/11/20224 yrsTrust Local GovernorFull Governing Body, Finance, Premises, Personnel, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel, Careers
Helen Smith09/10/201908/10/20234 yrsParentFull Governing Body, Chair of Curriculum Committee, Finance, Premises, Personnel, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel, SEN, LAC
Emily Skyte20/01/202119/01/20254 yrsParentFull Governing Body, Curriculum, Finance, Premises, Personnel
Amy Evans 19/09/2019 18/09/2023 4 yrs Staff GovernorFull Governing Body, Curriculum
Curriculum Lead
Rebecca Evans12/06/202011/06/20244 yrsStaff GovernorFull Governing Body, Finance, Premises, Personnel
Head of Year 5
Mark Brazier
Headteacher
N/AN/AN/AHeadteacher
Ex Officio
Full Governing Body, Curriculum, Finance, Premises, Personnel
Pauline Begley
School Business Manager
Associate Non-votingFull Governing Body, Finance, Premises, Personnel
Pete Clifton
Deputy Head Teacher
Associate Non-votingFull Governing Body, Curriculum
Rachel Smith
Assistant Headteacher & SENCO
Associate Non-votingFull Governing Body

Record of Pecuniary and Material Interests (2021-2022)

NameRelevant Business Interest to include
Name of Organisation
Nature of Business
Nature of Interest
Other educational establishments governedRelationship with this or other school’s staff to include:
spouse
partners
relatives
Mat AlsopNoneNoneSpouse to Kate Alsop (Governor)
Kate AlsopNoneNoneSpouse to Mat Alsop (Governor)
Dominika PlenzlerNoneNoneNone
Andrew EvansOwner of an independent retail businessNoneNone
Helen SmithNoneGovernor at Holyoakes First SchoolNone
Emily SkyteNoneNoneNone
Mark BrazierNone None Spouse to Kate Brazier (Staff)
Amy EvansHusband is a director of Electronic Recycling Ltd.None None
Rebecca EvansNone None None
Pauline BegleyNone NoneNone
Pete CliftonNoneNoneNone
Rachel SmithNoneNoneNone

Record of Attendance (2021-2022)

NameMeetings AttendedOut of a possible
Andrew Evans11
Mat Alsop11
Kate Alsop11
Dominika Plenzler11
Helen Smith11
Emily Skyte11
Mark Brazier11
Amy Evans11
Rebecca Evans11
Pauline Begley11
Rachel Smith11
Pete Clifton11

Previous Governors

Wendy Rigby resigned 01/09/21. Full governing body attendance (2020 – 2021) – 2/6

Pattie Hill resigned 01/12/20. Full governing body attendance (2020 – 2021) – 0/2

Sue Amor resigned 31/08/20. Full governing body attendance (2019-2020) – 5/6

Tim Jones resigned 31/08/20. Full governing body attendance (2019-2020) – 6/6

Jim Preston resigned 31/08/20. Full governing body attendance (2019-2020) – 5/6

Mark Semens resigned 27/01/20. Full governing body attendance (2019-2020) – 1/3

Governor Records

Instrument of Governance