Governing Body

The governing body has a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Core functions are:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure is money is well spent

The governing body is constituted both to provide the range of knowledge and skills required to support and challenge the school effectively and to draw in the expertise of different stakeholder groups, for example parents and staff.

The work of the governing body is focused through three committees.

Terms of reference

For terms of reference which set out the formal responsibilities of the governing body click the links below:

If you have any questions about the work of the governing body, would like to see non-confidential minutes or would be interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governors, click here for contact details.  


Full Governor list

Students from the School Council contribute to the work of the committees joining meetings to provide feedback and take part in discussions. Governors also regularly invite staff to provide reports on particular aspects of the school's performance and to discuss the progress of improvement plans.

Members of the governing body are listed here.

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resources and staff well being

The Resources and Staff Well-Being Committee’s role is to make sure the school is making the best use of its main resources – money, staff and premises. 

Chair: Mrs Caroline Bullock

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learning, standards and skills

The Learning Standards and Skills Committee’s role is to scrutinise academic performance and make sure that:

  • the school provides all its pupils with an appropriate curriculum;
  • all groups of students have high levels of achievement, and;
  • staff enjoy professional development which will enable them to deliver the best quality of education.

Chair: Mr Ian Middleton

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community COHESION

The Community Cohesion Committee's role is to make sure the school engages with and meets the needs of key stakeholders including students, parents, business and the wider community.  

Chair: Mr Mark Hindley

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