Our School Governors play a crucial part in ensuring that the school is run in line with government guidelines and for the benefit of the local community. The main aim of the Governing body is to maintain and improve the standards of education for all pupils of all abilities. The Governors' role is to oversee the development of the school and to work alongside the Head Teacher providing support. The Governors are drawn from the community, parents, and school staff, all of whom play a crucial part in the running of the school. In addition to half-termly full governing body meetings there are additional Committee meetings. The Resources and Premises committee is responsible for finance. staffing and health and safety of the school buildings and grounds. The Children and Learning committee is responsible for ensuring that the education of all children, including those with Special Educational Needs is appropriate and challenging, and that children's progress is carefully monitored and that interventions are put in place where necessary. 

Our Chair of Governors, Mr Kevin Davies, can be contacted via the school office.

We are delighted that Ofsted rated the leadership and management of the school as “Outstanding” in March 2015:

“Skilled governors consistently and effectively challenge and support leaders. This has helped to secure outstanding teaching and achievement.”  

We have 12 governors serving on our Governing Body, representing different sections of the community. Associate Governors have voting rights at the Committee stage only but not at Full Governing Body stage. Our current governors are as follows:


Governor Type

Name of Governor


Term of office expires



Pecuniary Interest

Co-opted VACANCY            
Co-opted Mrs Georgina Howarth   14 May 2027        
Co-opted Mr Darren Cornwall   16 Oct 2026 Health and Safety      
Co-opted Mr Stephen Corcocan   16 Oct 2026 EAL and Diversity      
Co-opted Mrs Sue Tadman   16 Oct 2026 SEND and Curriculum     None: November 2022
Parent Miss Paula Goddard   29 Oct 2026        
Parent Mrs Susanna Woods   31 Oct 2025 Staff Wellbeing, PE Premium      
Foundation Rev Alwyn Pereira   Ex Officio Christian Distinctiveness     None: December 2021
Foundation VACANCY            
Headteacher Mrs Dorothy Patton   Ex Officio       None: September 2022
Staff Mrs Miriam Thorley   1 April 2025       None: August 2022
Local Authority

Mr Kevin Davies

  17 March 2025

Chair of Governors, Finance

    Governor at St. Michael's Junior School: September 2022  


Schools have been asked by the Department for Education to report on Governor diversity on their website. The last diversity audit was completed in May 2023.

  • GENDER - Female 64%; Male 36%
  • ETHNIC INFORMATION: Any other ethnic group 9%, Mixed white/Asian 9%, White British 82%


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