Our Christian Value for this half term is Thankfuness


Welcome to the Governors' section!

Introducing the Governing Body


Chair of Governors:           Mr Culain Morris
Head Teacher (acting) (ex-officio):  Mrs Nicola Gorry 
Clerk to the Governors:     Mr Mark Simmons

Foundation Governors (appointed by either the Parochial Church Council or Diocesan Board of Education):


Mr Culain Morris (Chair)
Mr Andrew Page
Rev. Mike Catling 
Mrs Dawn Blakeway
Mr Paul Cooper-James
Mr Ralph Tingle
Local Authority Governor:
Mr Richard Bernard


Parent Governors:
Mr Steve Cass
Mr Dan Pearson

Staff Governor:
Mrs Emma Stead

REGISTER OF INTEREST : None. Updated at the AGM on 18.9.17 - see document below for details
For more information on the role of the Governing Body please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office or go to the Herefordshire Council Website (Education & Learning)
Our Role


We aim to fulfil our role as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school by:
  • supporting and challenging staff by celebrating achievement and by holding the school to account for any weaknesses in order to continually improve outcomes for all children
  • helping shape the direction of the school
  • fulfilling our statutory obligations


Our Structure.


Our Full Governing Body meets at least once a term.


All members of the Governing Body sit on at least one of the two main committees which meet twice a term. These are:


1. Finance, Premises & Personnel. This Committee monitors all school spending to ensure good financial management. It sets budgets for the year and oversees any capital spend projects.

Life & Learning. This committee  covers:

Life - The Committee’s areas of interest include the provision of R.E. in school, parental involvement, healthy schools, behaviour, community cohesion and special educational needs, the nursery and extended schools.

Learning - The Committee looks at the full range of the Curriculum offered by the school and monitors all pupil progress and achievement.


There are also committees that meet as and when required so to deal with matters such as Admissions, Recruitment, Performance Management, Staff Dismissals, Pupil Discipline, Complaints and Appeals.


Our Priorities


Over the next 12 months, the Governing Body will be working hard with staff at school to:
  • Develop consistency and systems throughout the school
  • Increase the number of children reaching 'Greater Depth'

Who are the Governors?