What is a Governing Body?

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All governance boards (often referred to as Governing Bodies), no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and 

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Structure of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up from the various stakeholder groups that the school serves. These are parents, staff, the local community and the Local Authority. Governors are elected from amongst the parent body and staff group and are appointed to represent the broader community and Local Authority. 

The size and composition of the Governing Body is determined by the school’s ‘Instrument of Government’. This also determines the term of office served by the governors.

  Category Appointed by Term of Office Term of Office
From: To:
Rebecca Williams Headteacher Ex Officio    
Phil Cairns (Chair) Co-opted Governing Body    
Neil Gallacher (Clerk)   Clerk    
Helen Dungey Parent Parents 01-Jan-22 31-Dec-25
Simon Eades Parent Parents 01-Jan-22 31-Dec-25
Hugo Sharp  Co-opted Governing Body 15-Sep-22 14-Sep-26
Catherine Carver-Hill (Vice-Chair) Co-opted Governing Body 15-Sep-22 14-Sep-26
Angela Knock Co-opted Governing Body 15-Sep-22 14-Sep-26

To contact one of the Governors please email


Governing Body Code of Conduct

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