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'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'

Current Board of Governors

Composition of the Board


As established in our Instrument of Government, we have capacity for 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 appointed by the Diocese


As far as the foundation governors are concerned, the Local Authority and the Diocese will welcome nominations either from individuals 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 2023

January 2027
Barbara Wallis (chair)Foundation (appointed by Diocese)June 2021June 2025
Neil HughesLocal Authority (appointed by)4 June 2019 June 2023
Tom Cripps Foundation (appointed by Diocese)17 February 2020January 2024
Georgina Griffiths (vice chair)Foundation (appointed by Diocese)January 2023January 2027
Karen WinderParent (elected by parents)June 2021June 2024
Sylvia EvansFoundation (appointed by Diocese)December 2021December 2024
Anna LeaFoundation (appointed by Diocese)January 2022January 2026
Reverend Stephen Tudwayex-officioJoined January 2023not applicable


Our Clerk to the Governors is Andrew Clement.


Others holding office during the past twelve months:



Stepped down:

Debbie McCallFoundation (appointed by Diocese)3 May 2017 December 2022

Governors' Skills


The National Governance 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 board members.


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