The Governing Body

Chair: Nicky Bamford

Vice Chair: Alan Mitchell

Clerk: Vacant

Staff: Harriet Phillips and Kirsty O’Shea

Parent: Andy Finch

Co-opted: Rebecca Arnold and Morgan Rimmer

Foundation: Rev. Jo Reid and Gemma Caswell-Treen

Chair of Governors

Nicky Bamford Responsibilities: General oversight, Chair of curriculum.

Vice Chair

Alan Mitchell Responsibilities: Acting in absence of Chair, Curriculum and SEND

Parent Governor

Andy Finch Responsibilities: Chair of Finance & Premises and Health & Safety

Co-Opted Governor

Rebecca Arnold Responsibilities: Finance & Premises

Co-Opted Governor

Morgan Rimmer Responsibilities: Service Governor, Finance & Premises

Foundation Governor

Rev. Jo Reid Responsibilitie: Local Vicar and Curriculum

Foundation Governor

Gemma Caswell-Treen Responsibilities: Curriculum, Safeguarding and Pupil Well-being

Staff Governor

Kirsty O’Shea Responsibilities: Curriculum.


Code of Conduct Latest FGB minutes Latest Finance & Premises minutes Latest Curriculum minutes
The role of the governing body is vital as it provides strategic management and acts as a “critical friend”, supporting the work of the headteacher and other staff. Governors work with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education and together with the headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, they set the school’s aims and policies. The school has a delegated budget from the local authority to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment, and the governing body is responsible for managing this budget. You do not have to be an expert on education to be a school governor, but will hold valuable skills set to bring to the collective, and we value the experience that all governors bring to the table. We currently have vacancies for Co-Opted and Foundation Governors as well as Clerk to Governors…  Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body. They are people who in the opinion of the governing body have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. Nominations are invited from parents, carers, other family and community members who have valuable skills and experience to bring to the governing body.  Co-opted governors can be appointed to other sub-committees and have full voting rights.  Interested?  Then we would like to hear from you.   School Business ManagerKerry Heath, contactable via e-mail: or telephone 01264 850346.

               Scheme of Delegation & Instrument of Government