Governing Body Structure

Our current structure of the governing body is as shown in the table below.  However, please go to the Meet the board section to find more details about the members of the board.







Associate Members


Michael Platt (Chair & Safeguarding) Caroline Aspey John Shannon (Head) Jan Malone
Danielle Preston Blair Fotheringham Vacancy  
Jude Ankers   Malcolm McIntosh Clare Cunningham  
Stuart Ryder  Ruth Young    
John Morris      
David McClelland      

Co-opted Governors are people appointed by the board and who, in the opinion of the board, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of all students who are registered at the school. When a vacancy occurs, parents are informed by a letter from the Headteacher and nominations are invited.

Staff Governors are elected by their fellow members of staff. We normally have two governors who are on the teaching staff and one governor who is a member of the support staff.  The Executive Headteacher and Headteacher are also governors.

Associate Members are volunteer members of the governing body but they are not governors and they are not recorded in the instrument of government. However, they can attend full governing body meetings but may be excluded from any part of a meeting where the business being considered concerns a member of school staff or an individual pupil.  The governing body will decide if it wants associate members and how many. There is no limit. Associate Members do not have voting rights.

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