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     There is currently one vacancy for a parent governor.


    If you are interested in becoming a governor, contact Hannah Kelly (Clerk to Governors)  at for more information

    Welcome to our Governors’ section.


    Governors to the work of the governing board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

    • setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
    • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
    • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


    All governors are volunteers to their posts. They are a group of people interested in education who support the school and Headteacher, to ensure the best possible education for your child. Among their responsibilities are curriculum, staffing, premises, finances, equal opportunities and health and safety. The Governors meet regularly and are continuously involved in the life of the school.

    The Governing Body completed the process of reconstitution on June 30th 2015.  Under the transition arrangements, all members of the Governing body had to start new terms of office. Governors serve for a term of 4 years.


    Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor:


    Our school’s governing body consists of 15 people who include:


    Our chair of the Governing Board: Mr André Bovington:


    Five Parent GovernorsParent governors are elected by the parents and carers of school pupils.


    Our Parent Governors are:

    Mr Philip Auton (GDPR governor)

    Mr Gavin Deichen

    Ms Charlotte Barber

    Mr Andrew Young (Sports governor/Chair of Finance & Staffing)

    We have one vacancy 


    Seven Co-opted GovernorsCo-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. Co-opted governors are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


    Our Co-opted Governors are:

    Mr Andre Bovington (Chair)

    Mrs Andrea Jordan (Safeguarding & SEN governor)

    Ms Valerie Swanson (EYFS governor)

    Mrs Alisa Catt

    Mrs Jane Dyer

    Miss Libby Powell

    We have one vacancy 


    One Local Authority GovernorLocal authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set.


    Our Local Authority Governor is:

    Mr Iain Harkess


    One Staff GovernorWho is elected by fellow members of staff.


    Our Staff Governor is:

    Mrs Rachel Bass


    HeadteacherMrs Donna Mylechreest is automatically elected to a position on the governing body.


    The governors are supported in their role by a Clerk to Governors who is currently

    Mrs Hannah Kelly. (


    Please click on the documents below for further information:

    Welcome to our Summer Term. We have a PTA Meeting at school on Thursday 11th April at 3.30pm. All parents welcome.