The Role of the Governing Body

The school has an active Governing Body comprised of parents, staff, church and community representatives. The Governors have four main roles – strategic planning, support and monitoring, finance, and upholding the Christian ethos of our school..

Strategic Planning

We plan with the staff leadership team for the strategic development and improvement of the school;, in both physical terms, with regard to the development of the site and facilities, and in terms of the development of the school’s ethos and the curriculum.

Support and Monitoring

We support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school. This is sometimes referred to as the role of a ‘critical friend’, in that we ask clear, useful and challenging questions about the way things are done and the reasons for them being done that way. This also involves setting the policy framework for the school and monitoring the implementation of policies as managed and carried out by the Head Teacher and staff, as well as holding the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education provided.


We hold the school to account for the handling of its finances, which includes both planning for long term spending and setting and monitoring the annual budget and funds.

Christian Ethos

We have Foundation Governors who have a particular responsibility for supporting and developing the Christian character of the school as a Church of England School. All members of the Governing Body are aware of and nurture our Church School distinctiveness.

We meet at least four times a year as a Full Governing Body and we have two main committees: Resources, which covers finance, premises, health and safety and staffing; and Ethos, which is concerned with church school distinctiveness, values and  behaviour. In addition to the two main committees there is a small panel of governors which oversees the Head Teacher’s development, and also working parties which are set up to address certain areas as and when necessary. Monitoring and data analysis of the school’s performance is ongoing and is a constant focus for the Governing Body as a whole, as is the curriculum, pupils’ outcomes, SEND, safeguarding and challenge.

Our Governors

Our Governing Body is made up of Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester), Parent Governors (elected by parents and carers), Staff Governors (elected by the staff), the Head Teacher, a Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Governing Body) and a Clerk. The term of office for elected governors is 4 years.  Our governors are listed below with the exception of Louise Clifford, Amy Cholefko, Barbara Fellowes and Alex Davis – we are working to get their photographs added to the area below.


For Register of Interests


Ms Fiona Gordon
Local Authority Governor & Safeguarding
Co-Chair of Governors Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Anne Bryson
Foundation Governor
Co-Chair of Governors. Resources Committee Chair
Mr Chris Taylor
Parent Governor
Vice-Chair and Resources Committee
Mrs Julia Akerman
Foundation Governor
Resources Secretary and New Governor Support
Mrs Maddy Hulse
Staff Governor
Ethos Committee
Lara Bloom
Ethos Governor.
Ex-Officio Governor- Priest in Charge St John the Baptist Huntley.
Mr Alex Davis
Parent Governor
Resources Governor. H&S Lead
Mrs Naomi Mason
Clerk to the Governing Body