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Our Values: Belief, Resilience, Achieve, Nice, Challenge, Happy


The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring that the school provides the best education possible for the children in a safe, happy and secure environment. We oversee school activity at a strategic level and work with Mrs O’Toole and her leadership team to set the school’s direction and identify how the school will develop and improve.

Our main responsibilities are:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children,
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children,
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used,
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.

We meet as a Full Governing Body every term and we also have two committees: one which oversees the school’s finances and one responsible for raising standards and achievement. However we tend to meet much more frequently, and many of our governors spend time in school working with staff and making visits to understand more about the day to day life of the school.

We are often around at Parent’s Evening so if you’d like to talk to us about what we do or have any questions please ask – we won’t bite! A number of our parent governors are also on the playground before and after school so you can talk to us there. Alternatively you can always contact us through the office.


Meet the Governor

Governing Body Meetings 2016-17

Full Governing Body:

  • Mon. 12 September 2016
  • Mon. 12 December 2016
  • Mon. 27 March 2017
  • Mon. 10 July 2017

Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee:

  • Mon. 17 October 2016
  • Mon. 30 January 2017
  • Mon. 20 March 2017 (flexible ref Budget)
  • Mon. 12 June 2017

Raising Attainment and Standards of Pupils (RASP) Committee:

  • Mon. 3 October 2016
  • Mon. 21 November 2016
  • Mon. 27 February 2017
  • Mon. 08 May 2017


Governor Governor type Committee(s) Role(s) Term of Office
Rachel McCollin Co-opted Raising Achievement and Standards for Pupils (RASP) Chair of Governors, Safeguarding 8/12/14 to 7/12/18
Donna O’Toole Head Teacher Finance, Staffing and Premises, RASP  Head Teacher N/A
Richard Hamilton-Martin Co-opted RASP Deputy Head Teacher 8/12/14 to 7/12/18
Damian Summer Staff RASP Class Teacher 03/09/17 to 03/09/21
Sharon Wells Co-opted Finance, Staffing and Premises, Headteacher Performance Management 8/12/14 to 7/12/18
Ed Connaughton Co-opted Finance, Staffing and Premises Health & Safety 8/12/14 to 7/12/18
Tracey Firth Co-opted 25/03/18 to 25/03/22
Bill Howes Co-opted RASP, Headteacher Performance Management 8/12/14 to 7/12/18
Stephen Jones Co-opted Finance, Staffing and Premises 25/03/18 to 25/03/22
Hanna Simmons Parent  RASP  SEN, Attendance 19/05/15 to 18/05/19
Edward Pitt Parent  Finance, Staffing and Premises  Vice Chair, Link Governor 19/05/15 to 18/05/19
Andrew Fulton Clerk

Register of Governors’ Interests

  • Rachel McCollin – Compass Design (school website development).
  • Donna O’Toole – brother (M.Male & M. Howell) does occasional decorating for school and uncle (David Weeden) has provided lockers.
  • Claire Horne – sister (Emma Horne) employed by school as teacher.
  • Richard Hamilton-Martin – wife (Abigail Hamilton-Martin) employed by school as teacher.