Governors

Who are the governors and what is their role in school?

The governors are a group of local people who have put themselves forward to take a role in the running of the school. Governors are different from volunteers in that they have statutory responsibilities to fulfil and are an integral part of the school's leadership. The role of governor is unpaid and people put themselves forward to serve their community. Governors do not need to be experts in education - in fact, it is a real benefit to have other, complimentary, experience on the governing body.

Governors are responsible for (among other things) agreeing school policies, setting and monitoring the school budget and for securing positive outcomes for pupils. The governors delegate the day to day running of the school to the headteacher who, in turn, delegates certain responsibilities to other senior leaders and staff. However, the headteacher is ultimately accountable to the governors for the performance of the school.

Governors are there to both support the school and to challenge it to be the best it can for the sake of its pupils and community. We hope you find the information in this section useful and informative.

Sarah Wade and Hannah Rogers - Co-Chairs of Governors

Structure of the Governing Body

The governing body reconstituted in May 2015. The following membership structure has been agreed:

 

      • Two parent governors
      • One local authority governor
      • One staff governor
      • One headteacher
      • Seven co-opted governors
      • One clerk to the governors

Structure 

The governing body has agreed the following structure to conduct its work:

Full Governing Body  

Meets at least 6 times per academic year and carries out all of the governing bodies business in line with Standing Orders document:  

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

Each governor has a number of areas of the school to which they are linked. They focus on monitoring and reviewing these areas with the relevant staff within the school, and then report back to the Full Governing Body. Focus areas include Pupil Premium, Curriculum, SEND, Finance, English, Maths and Safeguarding.

Pay Panel Undertaking the performance management of the headteacher and ratifying staff pay decisions.
Complaints / Exclusions /  Staff Grievance Panel This panel will be assembled if required in line with the terms of reference.

 

Governing Body Membership

 

Governor Register Academic Year 2023 - 2024

 

Current members of the Governing Body:

 

Name

 

 

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed -

Expiry

Position on Governing Body,

Responsibilities and extra information

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

Abby Cotton

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

28.11.2025

27.11.2025

Data & Maths

None

None

Parent Y2

Vicky Helps

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

16.03.2022

15.03.2025

SEND

None

None

 

Mrs Hannah Rogers

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

18.05.2021

17.05.2024

Co-chair of Governors

Finance,

Pupil/Sports Premium   

None

None

Parent Y4 & Y2

Mrs Sarah Wade

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

18.05.2021

17.05.2024

Co-chair of Governors

Child Protection

None

None

Parent Y5

Mr Chris Curtis

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

 13.07.2023

12.07.2026

Health & Safety

None

None

Parent Y2

Miss Victoria May

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

27.03.2023

26.03.2026

 

None

None

Employed as Deputy Headteacher

Teacher Y4

Dr Emily Hellewell

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

13.07.2021

12.07.2024

EYFS & Curriculum

Parental Engagement

None

None

Parent Y6 & Y3

Mrs Susan Weaver

Local Authority

Appointed by the Local Authority

08.12.2021

07.12.2024

EYFS, Curriculum & Enrichment

None

None

None

Mr Tom Hutchings

Headteacher

Ex Officio

01.09.2017

 

None

None

Employed as the Headteacher

Mrs Sharon Godfrey

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

10.10.2020

 

No voting rights

Has property adjacent to school grounds

None

Employed as a Senior Administrator (Job Share) Treasurer of Cherry Garden  PTA

Mrs Deb Barnard

Clerk to Governors

Appointed by Governing Body

20.12.2013

(reviewed annually)

N/A

None

None

Employed as a Senior Administrator (Job Share)

 

 Persons who have been a member of the Governing Body within the last 12 months

 

Name

 

 

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed -

Expiry/Resigned

 

Position on Governing Body & Additional

Responsibilities

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

 Mrs Rachel Ramsey

 

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

 

13.07.2021

Resigned September 2023

Finance, Pupil/Sports Premium   & Data

None

None

Parent Year 6

(left July 2023)

Miss Hannah Ward

Staff Governor

Elected by staff members

 

01.11.2020

31.10.2023

 

None

None

Employed as Teacher Y6

 

Governing Body Attendance

 

2022-23 Academic Year

 

 

20.09.22

 

11.10.22

28.11.22

 

12.12.22

 

23.01.23

 27.02.23

27.03.23 

 22.05.23

 27.06.23

 13.07.23

Quorate

5

5

5

5

 5

1.      Abby Cotton

-

-

Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

2.      Vicky Helps

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

3.      Katie Hunt

Y

A

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4.      Hannah Rogers

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5.      Sarah Wade

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6.      Emily Hellewell

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

7.      Chris Curtis

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Y

8.      Rachel Ramsey

Y

A

A

Y

A

Y

A

A

A

9.      Susan Weaver

Y Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10.      Hannah Ward

Y

A

Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

11.   Tom Hutchings

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sharon Godfrey

Associate

Y Y Y Y

Y

A

A

Y

Y

A

Vicki May

Associate

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Governors

Who are the governors and what is their role in school?

The governors are a group of local people who have put themselves forward to take a role in the running of the school. Governors are different from volunteers in that they have statutory responsibilities to fulfil and are an integral part of the school's leadership. The role of governor is unpaid and people put themselves forward to serve their community. Governors do not need to be experts in education - in fact, it is a real benefit to have other, complimentary, experience on the governing body.

Governors are responsible for (among other things) agreeing school policies, setting and monitoring the school budget and for securing positive outcomes for pupils. The governors delegate the day to day running of the school to the headteacher who, in turn, delegates certain responsibilities to other senior leaders and staff. However, the headteacher is ultimately accountable to the governors for the performance of the school.

Governors are there to both support the school and to challenge it to be the best it can for the sake of its pupils and community. We hope you find the information in this section useful and informative.

Sarah Wade and Hannah Rogers - Co-Chairs of Governors

Structure of the Governing Body

The governing body reconstituted in May 2015. The following membership structure has been agreed:

 

      • Two parent governors
      • One local authority governor
      • One staff governor
      • One headteacher
      • Seven co-opted governors
      • One clerk to the governors

Structure 

The governing body has agreed the following structure to conduct its work:

Full Governing Body  

Meets at least 6 times per academic year and carries out all of the governing bodies business in line with Standing Orders document:  

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

Each governor has a number of areas of the school to which they are linked. They focus on monitoring and reviewing these areas with the relevant staff within the school, and then report back to the Full Governing Body. Focus areas include Pupil Premium, Curriculum, SEND, Finance, English, Maths and Safeguarding.

Pay Panel Undertaking the performance management of the headteacher and ratifying staff pay decisions.
Complaints / Exclusions /  Staff Grievance Panel This panel will be assembled if required in line with the terms of reference.

 

Governing Body Membership

 

Governor Register Academic Year 2023 - 2024

 

Current members of the Governing Body:

 

Name

 

 

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed -

Expiry

Position on Governing Body,

Responsibilities and extra information

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

Abby Cotton

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

28.11.2025

27.11.2025

Data & Maths

None

None

Parent Y2

Vicky Helps

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

16.03.2022

15.03.2025

SEND

None

None

 

Mrs Hannah Rogers

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

18.05.2021

17.05.2024

Co-chair of Governors

Finance,

Pupil/Sports Premium   

None

None

Parent Y4 & Y2

Mrs Sarah Wade

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

18.05.2021

17.05.2024

Co-chair of Governors

Child Protection

None

None

Parent Y5

Mr Chris Curtis

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

 13.07.2023

12.07.2026

Health & Safety

None

None

Parent Y2

Miss Victoria May

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

27.03.2023

26.03.2026

 

None

None

Employed as Deputy Headteacher

Teacher Y4

Dr Emily Hellewell

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

13.07.2021

12.07.2024

EYFS & Curriculum

Parental Engagement

None

None

Parent Y6 & Y3

Mrs Susan Weaver

Local Authority

Appointed by the Local Authority

08.12.2021

07.12.2024

EYFS, Curriculum & Enrichment

None

None

None

Mr Tom Hutchings

Headteacher

Ex Officio

01.09.2017

 

None

None

Employed as the Headteacher

Mrs Sharon Godfrey

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

10.10.2020

 

No voting rights

Has property adjacent to school grounds

None

Employed as a Senior Administrator (Job Share) Treasurer of Cherry Garden  PTA

Mrs Deb Barnard

Clerk to Governors

Appointed by Governing Body

20.12.2013

(reviewed annually)

N/A

None

None

Employed as a Senior Administrator (Job Share)

 

 Persons who have been a member of the Governing Body within the last 12 months

 

Name

 

 

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed -

Expiry/Resigned

 

Position on Governing Body & Additional

Responsibilities

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

 Mrs Rachel Ramsey

 

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

 

13.07.2021

Resigned September 2023

Finance, Pupil/Sports Premium   & Data

None

None

Parent Year 6

(left July 2023)

Miss Hannah Ward

Staff Governor

Elected by staff members

 

01.11.2020

31.10.2023

 

None

None

Employed as Teacher Y6

 

Governing Body Attendance

 

2022-23 Academic Year

 

 

20.09.22

 

11.10.22

28.11.22

 

12.12.22

 

23.01.23

 27.02.23

27.03.23 

 22.05.23

 27.06.23

 13.07.23

Quorate

5

5

5

5

 5

1.      Abby Cotton

-

-

Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

2.      Vicky Helps

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

3.      Katie Hunt

Y

A

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4.      Hannah Rogers

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5.      Sarah Wade

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6.      Emily Hellewell

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

7.      Chris Curtis

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Y

8.      Rachel Ramsey

Y

A

A

Y

A

Y

A

A

A

9.      Susan Weaver

Y Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10.      Hannah Ward

Y

A

Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

11.   Tom Hutchings

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sharon Godfrey

Associate

Y Y Y Y

Y

A

A

Y

Y

A

Vicki May

Associate

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Governors

Who are the governors and what is their role in school?

The governors are a group of local people who have put themselves forward to take a role in the running of the school. Governors are different from volunteers in that they have statutory responsibilities to fulfil and are an integral part of the school's leadership. The role of governor is unpaid and people put themselves forward to serve their community. Governors do not need to be experts in education - in fact, it is a real benefit to have other, complimentary, experience on the governing body.

Governors are responsible for (among other things) agreeing school policies, setting and monitoring the school budget and for securing positive outcomes for pupils. The governors delegate the day to day running of the school to the headteacher who, in turn, delegates certain responsibilities to other senior leaders and staff. However, the headteacher is ultimately accountable to the governors for the performance of the school.

Governors are there to both support the school and to challenge it to be the best it can for the sake of its pupils and community. We hope you find the information in this section useful and informative.

Sarah Wade and Hannah Rogers - Co-Chairs of Governors

Structure of the Governing Body

The governing body reconstituted in May 2015. The following membership structure has been agreed:

 

      • Two parent governors
      • One local authority governor
      • One staff governor
      • One headteacher
      • Seven co-opted governors
      • One clerk to the governors

Structure 

The governing body has agreed the following structure to conduct its work:

Full Governing Body  

Meets at least 6 times per academic year and carries out all of the governing bodies business in line with Standing Orders document:  

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

Each governor has a number of areas of the school to which they are linked. They focus on monitoring and reviewing these areas with the relevant staff within the school, and then report back to the Full Governing Body. Focus areas include Pupil Premium, Curriculum, SEND, Finance, English, Maths and Safeguarding.

Pay Panel Undertaking the performance management of the headteacher and ratifying staff pay decisions.
Complaints / Exclusions /  Staff Grievance Panel This panel will be assembled if required in line with the terms of reference.

 

Governing Body Membership

 

Governor Register Academic Year 2023 - 2024

 

Current members of the Governing Body:

 

Name

 

 

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed -

Expiry

Position on Governing Body,

Responsibilities and extra information

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

Abby Cotton

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

28.11.2025

27.11.2025

Data & Maths

None

None

Parent Y2

Vicky Helps

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

16.03.2022

15.03.2025

SEND

None

None

 

Mrs Hannah Rogers

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

18.05.2021

17.05.2024

Co-chair of Governors

Finance,

Pupil/Sports Premium   

None

None

Parent Y4 & Y2

Mrs Sarah Wade

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

18.05.2021

17.05.2024

Co-chair of Governors

Child Protection

None

None

Parent Y5

Mr Chris Curtis

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

 13.07.2023

12.07.2026

Health & Safety

None

None

Parent Y2

Miss Victoria May

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

27.03.2023

26.03.2026

 

None

None

Employed as Deputy Headteacher

Teacher Y4

Dr Emily Hellewell

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

13.07.2021

12.07.2024

EYFS & Curriculum

Parental Engagement

None

None

Parent Y6 & Y3

Mrs Susan Weaver

Local Authority

Appointed by the Local Authority

08.12.2021

07.12.2024

EYFS, Curriculum & Enrichment

None

None

None

Mr Tom Hutchings

Headteacher

Ex Officio

01.09.2017

 

None

None

Employed as the Headteacher

Mrs Sharon Godfrey

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

10.10.2020

 

No voting rights

Has property adjacent to school grounds

None

Employed as a Senior Administrator (Job Share) Treasurer of Cherry Garden  PTA

Mrs Deb Barnard

Clerk to Governors

Appointed by Governing Body

20.12.2013

(reviewed annually)

N/A

None

None

Employed as a Senior Administrator (Job Share)

 

 Persons who have been a member of the Governing Body within the last 12 months

 

Name

 

 

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed -

Expiry/Resigned

 

Position on Governing Body & Additional

Responsibilities

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

 Mrs Rachel Ramsey

 

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

 

13.07.2021

Resigned September 2023

Finance, Pupil/Sports Premium   & Data

None

None

Parent Year 6

(left July 2023)

Miss Hannah Ward

Staff Governor

Elected by staff members

 

01.11.2020

31.10.2023

 

None

None

Employed as Teacher Y6

 

Governing Body Attendance

 

2022-23 Academic Year

 

 

20.09.22

 

11.10.22

28.11.22

 

12.12.22

 

23.01.23

 27.02.23

27.03.23 

 22.05.23

 27.06.23

 13.07.23

Quorate

5

5

5

5

 5

1.      Abby Cotton

-

-

Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

2.      Vicky Helps

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

Y

3.      Katie Hunt

Y

A

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4.      Hannah Rogers

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

5.      Sarah Wade

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

6.      Emily Hellewell

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

7.      Chris Curtis

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Y

8.      Rachel Ramsey

Y

A

A

Y

A

Y

A

A

A

9.      Susan Weaver

Y Y

A

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10.      Hannah Ward

Y

A

Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Y

11.   Tom Hutchings

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sharon Godfrey

Associate

Y Y Y Y

Y

A

A

Y

Y

A

Vicki May

Associate

Y Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y