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The Governing Body is responsible for the overall management of all that takes place in school. 

They work closely with the head teacher and staff to develop plans and policies to ensure that the school complies with legal requirements and is continually striving to improve in all areas. 

The Governing Body comprises 15 members, including the head teacher; they meet at least 4 times during each school year. 

There are three committees: Finance, Premises and Staffing ("FPS"); Standards; Pastoral. 

  1. The FPS Committee deals with all financial matters, premises, health and safety and staffing issues.
  2. They meet every term (4 times during each school year). The Standards Committee meets 3 times a year to oversee all issues concerning curriculum, data, target setting and school improvement.
  3. The Pastoral committee take the lead on the health, safety and well-being of pupils and staff, promoting community cohesion and ensuring inclusion for all, regardless of race, gender or disability. They meet 3 times during the school year.

Governors are elected or appointed by different groups within the school community to represent all those involved or who have an interest in the school, depending on the category of governor. All governors serve a four year term of office, although they can apply to be re-elected or re-appointed after this time.

 If you would like to contact the Governors to share your ideas about our school their general email address is:


Below are the details of the Governing Body, their responsibilities and committees they attend.

The Headteacher and Chair of Governors can choose to attend any of the committee meetings as they feel necessary.

Chair of Governors

Mrs Karen Dunmall 


Co-Vice Chairs

  • Yvette Kydd
  • Marc Tite

Parent Governors

Parent governors are elected by parents or guardians of pupils of the school: 

  • Marc Tite - Chair of Finance Committee
  • Lucy Foster - Pastoral
  • Yvette Kydd - Standards
  • Anna Godley - Finance & link Governor for Children in Care
  • Lucy Foster - Safeguarding


Foundation Governors

Foundation governors are appointed by the Diocese of Bristol:

  • Karen Dunmall - Chair of Governors, Finance & Premises, Standards, Child Protection
  • Rev Canon David McGladdery - Pastoral
  • We currently have one vacancy in this position please contact our chair of governors if you would be interested in standing.


Co-opted Governors

Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body for particular skills and expertise:

  • Clare Duggan - Deputy Head
  • Isla Johnson - Standards 

Staff Governors 

Staff governors are elected by staff of the school:

  • Rae Harris - Head Teacher, Finance & Premises, Standards, Pastoral
  • Sharon Simmonds - Standards, Pastoral 
  • Clare Duggan - Pastoral   


LEA Governor

Local Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority:

Yvette Kydd - Chair of Standards, Finance & Premises, Pastoral


Clerk to Governors

Jo Willis


Register of Governors’ Interests

The current members of the governing body have no pecuniary interests to declare, nor any relationships to school staff.


Governor Attendance at meetings


Governors who have resigned within the last 12 months:

  • Jo Willis - July 2021
  • Ian Harvey - July 2021
  • Jenny Taylor - July 2021
  • Karen White - January 2022


Minutes of Meetings: