Composition of the Board
As established in our Instrument of Government, we have capacity for twelve governors:
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 Priestley||Staff (ex officio)||not applicable||not applicable|
|Susan Pattinson||Staff (elected by staff)|
(re-elected January 2023
|Barbara Wallis (chair)||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||June 2021||June 2025|
|Neil Hughes||Foundation, appointed by Local Authority||4 June 2019||June 2027|
|Tom Cripps||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||17 February 2020||January 2024|
|Georgina Griffiths (vice chair)||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||January 2023||January 2027|
|Karen Winder||Parent||June 2021||June 2025|
|Sylvia Evans||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||December 2021||December 2025|
|Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||January 2022||January 2026|
|Revd Stephen Tudway||Foundation, Ex-officio||Joined January 2023||n/a|
|Naomi Callaghan||Parent||July 2023||July 2027|
|Christena Pelmore||Associate member, Resources committee||September 2023||September 2027|
Our Clerk to the Governors is Andrew Clement.
Others holding office during the past twelve months:
|Debbie McCall||Foundation (appointed by Diocese)||3 May 2017||December 2022|
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!