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Our governors set the strategy and long term vision of the school, monitor its performance and standards. Governors come from all sorts of backgrounds and the board is made up of those with many years of experience as well as newer parents of the school. If you wish to get in touch with the school, you can find more details on the Contact Us page.


In the first instance, we encourage you to speak to your child’s class teacher about any issues you might have, but in some cases, you may feel the need to contact the Head Teacher or Governing Body.


We are very open to hearing your thoughts, feedback, concerns or issues.


Director of the Trust; Vincent Foy

GovernorRoleAppointed byFromToRelevant Business and Pecuniary InterestsGovernance role in other educational institutionsRelationship between governor and school staffAttendance at full committee - 2022/23Attendance at full committee - 2023/24
Andrew DeeksLocal GovernorEx-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold)30/10/202231/10/2026NoneNoneNone4/62/3
Andy MathiasLocal GovernorElected by parents20/03/202319/03/2027NoneNoneNone3/33/3
Charlotte CarrLocal GovernorElected by parents02/12/202202/12/2026NoneNoneNone4/42/3
Chris NewittChair of GovernorsElected by parents30/03/202303/10/2025NoneNoneNone6/63/3
Cressida DolphinFoundation GovernorAppointed by foundation/Trust08/02/202207/02/2026NoneNoneNone6/62/3
Hannah LardnerLocal GovernorElected by parents02/12/202202/12/2026NoneNoneNone5/53/3
Kerry BadgerStaff GovernorElected by school staff16/10/202316/10/2027NoneNoneNoneN/A3/3
Laura NewellHead of SchoolEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal01/09/2022 NoneNoneNone6/63/3
Pam PhilipsLocal GovernorAppointed by GB/board22/05/202221/05/2026NoneNoneNone5/63/3
Sarah FolkesFoundation GovernorAppointed by foundation/Trust09/08/202208/08/2026NoneNoneNone6/61/3
Vincent FoyLocal GovernorAppointed by GB/board01/12/202012/12/2024NoneNoneNone6/63/3
Stacey WittsStaff GovernorElected by school staff14/10/201931/08/2023NoneNoneNone3/6N/A
Caroline Harris Chair of GovernorsAppointed by GB/board10/10/202229/03/2023NoneNoneNone4/4N/A