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Current Board of Governors

Composition of the Board


As established in our Instrument of Government, we have twelve governors:


  • two parents (elected by the parents)
  • two staff members (one of whom is always the Headteacher, the other is elected by the staff)
  • one foundation governor (appointed by the Local Authority)
  • one foundation governor (who is always the officiating minister for the parish)
  • six foundation governors (who are appointed by the Diocese)


As far as the foundation governors are concerned, the Local Authority and the Diocese will welcome nominations either from invididuals themselves or from the current board.  Where appointed or elected, board members participate for the term of office set out in the Instrument of Government (four years) unless otherwise indicated.

The current Board


The Board of Governors is currently:



Term of office ends

Duncan PriestleyStaff (ex officio)not applicablenot applicable
Susan PattinsonStaff (elected by staff)

October 2014

(re-elected January 2019

January 2023
Debbie McCall Foundation (appointed by Diocese)3 May 2017May 2022
Neil HughesLocal Authority (appointed by)4 June 2019 June 2023
Tom Cripps Foundation (appointed by Diocese)17 February 2020January 2024
Barbara Wallis (chair)Foundation (appointed by Diocese)June 2021June 2024
Karen WinderParent (elected by parents)June 2021June 2024
Sylvia EvansFoundation (appointed by diocese)December 2021December 2024
Anna LeaFoundation (appointed by diocese)January 2022January 2025


Others holding office during the past twelve months:



Stepped down:

Reverend Stewart FyfeFoundation (ex officio)not applicable December 2021
John WaltonFoundation (appointed by Diocese)17 February 2020 October 2021
Linda WhiteFoundation (appointed by diocese)17 July 2017 October 2021
Katie MetcalfeFoundation (appointed by Diocese)June 2021 Aug 2021
Tom HollisParent (elected by parents)28 June 2020 May 2024
Liz LindwallFoundation (appointed by Diocese)16 March 2017 March 2021
Alan WoodwardFoundation (appointed by Diocese)16 March 2017 December 2020

Governors' Skills


The National Governors Association offers a template for auditing the skills of the governing body.  This helps the board to identify its strengths and weaknesses, and to address them through training and recruitment of new governors and associate governors.


We updated our skills audit in December 2018 and added two new members in April 2019.  The results - presented anonymously - can be seen here.


We will update this audit on a regular basis - when governors change or when governors feel their skills have developed!