Composition of the Board
As established in our Instrument of Government, we have twelve governors:
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 Priestley||Staff (ex officio)||not applicable||not applicable|
|Susan Pattinson||Staff (elected by staff)||
(re-elected January 2019
|Reverend Stewart Fyfe||Foundation (ex officio)||not applicable||not applicable|
|Liz Lindwall||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||16 March 2017||March 2021|
|Alan Woodward||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||16 March 2017||March 2021|
|Debbie McCall||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||3 May 2017||May 2021|
|Linda White||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||17 July 2017||July 2021|
|Marie Louisa Raeburn||Parent (elected by parents)||31 October 2017||November 2021|
|Neil Hughes||Local Authority (appointed by)||28 January 2019 (approved at Eden Local Committee)||January 2023|
|John Walton||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||17 February 2020||January 2024|
|Tom Cripps||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||17 February 2020||January 2024|
|VACANT||Parent (elected by parents)||from Autumn 2018|
Others holding office during the past twelve months:
|Sarah Rogers||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||December 2012, re-appointed 16 March 2017||July 2019|
|Ruth Painter||Local Authority (appointed by)||4 July 2018||November 2018|
|John Paul Turnbull||Parent (elected by parents)||February 2013; (resigned June 2015, but resumed July 2015); re-elected March 2017||
|Becky Day||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||November 2015||
|Marion Rucker||Parent (elected by parents)||January 2016||
|Helen Gill||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||November 2014||January 2017|
|Neil Cruickshank||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||December 2013 (re-appointment)||July 2016|
Associate Governor (non-voting)
July 2016 (end of term of office)
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!