Home Page

Meet the Governors

School governors are the largest volunteer workforce nationally with over 300,000 school governors in England.

The governing body carries out its functions with the aim of taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This includes:

  • setting up a strategic framework for the school
  • setting aims and objectives for the school
  • agreeing policies and targets for achieving the objectives
  • reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress
  • ensuring accountability to stakeholders

School governors are members of their school's governing body which is a "corporate body". A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the governing body's decisions and actions, provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.

Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific function to that individual or where regulations specify that a function is to be exercised in a particular way.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community, such as parents, the Staff, the Local Authority, the Community and other groups. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean that governors of a particular category "represent" that group on the governing body. For example, Parent Governors do not act as a representative of the parents at the school and do not report back to them.


The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. 


Find out all about our School Governors.

Name: Category: Officer role: Committee Member: Chair Person of Committee: Any particular responsibilities: Date of appointment:

Date stepped down:

Appointed by:



Governance in other educational establishments: Material interests arising from relationship between Governor or school staff:

Term of office

Alison Tynan Elected staff Governor NA Learning Committee NA NA

25th November 2020


Re-elected 1st Dec 2016

  Staff NA  

 4 years


Chris McDonald Headteacher Headteacher

Learning Committee

Resources Committee


1st  September 2013

  Governing Body NA NA 2050



Co-Opt Governor

Chair of Governors

4th Nov




NA Safeguarding/Online Safety / English / PE link governor  4th November 2020   Parents NA  



Bernie Olyott Co-opt NA Learning Committee NA   5th October 2017   Governing Body NA Parent of child in school

 4 Years

Eddie Hussin Co-opt NA



NA History / Geography / Art link governor 5th October 2017 2nd Nov 2020 Governing body NA    4 Years
Lynnie Hinnigan LA

Vice Chair of Governors

5th Oct 2017

Resources Committee  NA GDPR / RE / PHSE Link governor 19th July 2017   LA NA    4 Years
Ann Sidaway Parent NA   NA  

12th November


  Parents  NA   4 Years
Manisha Srivastava Parent NA   NA   12th November 2018 3rd Feb 2021 Parents NA   4 Years
Linda Farrelly Co-opt NA Learning Committee NA Safeguarding    



NA   4 years
David Kirby Associate Deputy Head

Learning Committee



NA   1st October 2018   Staff NA   2050
Dominic Gilvarry Associate NA Learning Committee NA   27th February 2019   Other NA   4 Years
If you would like to contact any of the governors please send in a sealed envelope for their attention and our administration staff will pass this onto them.
Governing Body Attendance Matrix

Governor Attendance Sept 2019 - July 2020