Executive Head Mr D Turull                   
Head of School & Goldfinch Class Teacher Mrs L Phillips      
Teaching Staff     Support Staff  
Swallow Class Teacher Miss K Dillon    School Administrator Ms S Claxton
Swallow Class Teaching Assistant Mrs E Patton   Clerical Assistant Ms H Stinchcombe
Goldfinch Class Teachers

Mrs G Smith

Mrs L Phillips

  Lunchtime Supervisors Mrs F Brook, Mrs S Phelps and Mrs K Pritchard
Goldfinch Class Teaching Assistant Mrs J Gomes   Caretaker/Cleaner Miss E Bone/Miss A Monger
Starling Class Teacher Mrs M Ball   Maintenance Mr R Bielby
Starling Class Teaching Assistant Mrs S Phelps      
Kingfisher Class Teacher Mrs P Layland      
Kingfisher Class Teaching Assistant Mrs E Brooks      
Robins Preschool Leader Mrs A Brooks      
Robins Preschool Assistants Mrs C Macey and Mrs S Middle      
Sports Coach Mr I Groves      



The Governing Body

Questions and Answers

Q. What is a Local Governong Body (LGB)?
A. The LGB consists of a group of interested people, some are employed by the school and others are volunteers. The headteacher and the management team run the school on a day-to-day basis, the strategic direction of the school is shared with the governors. The LGB is a committee of the Trust Board.

Q. What are the functions of the Board of Governors?
A. The LGB has the following core functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Supporting the visions, values and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Supporting the Trust Board in appointment of the headteacher 
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Monitoring spending against the budget set by the Trust
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed


Q. What do the Governors do?

A. The formal work and decision making of the LGB is undertaken at meetings held once a term. In addition there are sometimes working parties formed to undertake specific tasks.

Governors have specific interests linked to the School Development Plan and other areas such as health and safety. Governors also visit the school during the school day and make sure that there is evidence of the school delivering its School Improvement Plan. These visits are reported to the LGB.

To contact the LGB:
The list of governors on the school's Board of Governors can be found here.


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All correspondence should be sent to Ms Sarah Claxton, Clerk to the Governors at the school or by email via