The Governing Body provide a vital role in the strategic leadership and accountability of the school.

Some of the key functions include:

– setting aims and objectives for the school
– setting targets and agreeing policies for achieving those aims and objectives
– monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards those aims
– be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher


The work of the Governing Body is undertaken by various committees and working groups, meeting throughout the year in addition to the termly Governors Meetings.  The main committees are:-

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Resources
  • Pay

Below you will find their names along with their responsibilities:

Name Type of Governor

Appointed By/Elected By

Responsibility Committees served on Date of Appointment Date term of Appointment ends  Relevant Pecuniary Interests Meeting Attendance for academic year
Dr Melanie Bottrill

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body Co-Chair of Governors Resources 15/03/2017 14/03/2025 None 6/6
Joe Lewis Parent Governor Parents

Co-Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee

Curriculum and Standards


12/03/2018 11/03/2022 None 9/9
Natasha Crofton Parent Governor Parents     09/07/2021 08/07/2025   0/0
Eleanor Prestage


N/A   All 01/09/2016 N/A None 9/9
Kimiko Edmunds

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body Chair of Resources Committee Resources 20/04/2019 27/04/2023 None 6/6
Matt Harry

Co-opted Governor 

Governing Body Vice Chair of Governors 



28/04/2019 27/04/2023 None 6/6

Scott Hartley 

Co-opted Governor  Governing Body   Curriculum and Standards 20/11/2019 19/11/2023 None 3/6
Sue Whittaker Co-opted Governor Governing Body     06/07/2021 05/07/2025 None 1/1

Charlotte Houseman

Staff Governor  Staff   All 08/03/2019 07/03/2023 None 9/9

Josie Olsen

Associate Governor

Deputy Headteacher 

N/A   All 21/11/2016 20/11/2024 None 8/9