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Role of the Board of Governors


Schools and Academies have a Governing Body who represent the public and stakeholders and have an active interest in the school.


At Christ Church C. of E. Primary School our Governing Body comprises of representatives from Trinity/Christ Church, staff, parents and the local authority.  The duties of the Governing Body are to:

  • set strategic leadership direction, policies and objectives
  • oversee the financial management of the school in particular setting the school budget
  • appoint, challenge and support the headteacher in moving the school forward and ensuring every child gets the best possible education
  • hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.


The Governing Body is made up of eleven members


  • 3 Foundation Governors
  • 4 Parent Governors
  • 2 Staff Governors
  • 1 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor


Foundation Governors:


  • Rev. David Horsfall (Ex Officio)
  • Mr. Ivor Leigh (Vice Chair)
  • Mr. Chris Johnson


Parent Governors:


  • Mr. Mark Grimwade
  • Mrs. Debs Frazer
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy


Staff Governors:


  • Mrs. Sue Beckett (Headteacher)
  • Mrs. Julie Kent


Co-opted Governor:


  • Mrs. Elaine Goodban (Chair)


Local Authority Governor:


  • Vacancy


Clerk to Governors:


  • Mrs. Liz Knapper (School Business Manager)


The Board of Governors hold Governing Body meetings (at least 3 times a year) and sub-committee meetings (Teaching & Learning Committee and Resources Committee) regularly.


Governors serve for a minimum of 4 years. 


The Governing Body



The Governing Body Attendance Records