Our Governors


The school has a Governing Body which is responsible for many aspects of school life, including the finances and the curriculum. The governors meet several time per year and oversee the running of the school.

The Governing Body consists of the Head, the staff representatives, parents and other members representing public service, commercial enterprise and the local community.


Co-opted Governors

Mr Alan Johnstone (Chair of Governors)

Mr Charles Reade (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mr Mark Tarala (Chair of Personnel, Policy & Resources Committee)

Mrs Shirley Witchalls

Mrs Amanda Higgins (Deputy Head)

Mrs Vivien Chapman

Mr Chris Bloor


Staff Governors

Mrs Claire Claydon (Headteacher)

Mrs Anne Baxter (Chair of Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee)

Parent Governors 

Mr John Wills

Mrs Karen Cooke 


Local Authority Governor  

Mr David Dixon


Clerk to Governors  
Mr Angus Kerr

Email: ajhkerr@hotmail.com


Our Chair of Governors and Clerk to the Governors can be contacted via the school office.


In May 2014 we introduced a regular 'Governing Body Update' section into our monthly school newsletters. You can download examples of these updates below. 

Governor_extract_from_May_2014_newsletter.pdf (Size:0.42MB)

Mr_Johnstone_June_2014_newsletter.pdf (Size:0.77MB)

Mrs_Schenk-Cooper_July_newsletter_2014.pdf (Size:0.25MB)

Mrs_Baxter_September_2014_newsletter.pdf (Size:0.19MB)

Mr_Bloor_October_2014_newsletter.pdf (Size:0.27MB)

s_Family_Maths_Review_December__2014.pdf (Size:0.12MB)

Mr_Reade_January_newsletter_2015.pdf (Size:0.11MB)

Mrs_Witchalls_February_newsletter_2015.pdf (Size:0.14MB)

Mr_Dixon__Mid_Year_Governor_Awards_March_2015_Newsletter.pdf (Size:0.45MB)

Mrs_Cooke_April_Newsletter_2015.pdf (Size:0.15MB)

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