Stondon Lower School

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Governor Information

Powers and Duties of the Governing Body

Parliament has given a range of duties and powers to Governing Bodies under the Education Acts including all of the following:

The Functioning of the Governing Body

Our Governing Body consists of volunteers who represent the parents, staff, community and local authority, see below.

We work in partnership with the Head Teacher to set the vision for the school. We support, challenge and hold to account the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team to improving children's outcomes and raising standards. In addition we review the financial performance of the school ensuring money is well spent.

In supporting the school we are linked to key areas, which include safeguarding, standards, finance, Pupil Premium, Special Education Needs as well as supporting the School Development Priorities for the year. In addition we have Pay, Discipline and Grievance, Pupil Exclusion, Appeals and Head Teacher Appraisal committees that we serve on.

Our School Development Priorities are:

  1. Quality of Leadership and Management
  2. Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  3. Personal Development, Welfare and Safety
  4. Outcomes for Pupils
  5. Early Years Foundation Stage Outcomes

Below are details of our Governors, along with their areas of responsibility:

Governor posts held

Mrs Deb Hathway

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

Mr Lee Fitzpatrick

Vice Chairperson

Parent Governor


LA Governor

Mrs Angela Phillips

Co-opted Governor

Ms Jacqueline Gibson

Clerk to Governors

Miss Sarah Woodham

Head Teacher

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Kate Hebblethwaite

Parent Governor

Mr Simon Greenhalgh

Community Governor

Mr Chris Body

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Debra Ellison

Co-opted Governor

Chemene Game

Co-opted Governor

Helen Martin

Staff Governor


Stondon Lower School