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The Governing Body is made up of Governors who are unpaid volunteers from various walks of life and are appointed to work in partnership with the school's senior leadership team.  The Governing Body does not have subcommitees, instead meeting as a whole each term.


Governors statutory guidance requires The ‘board of governors’ to operate at a strategic level, leaving the Headteacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.


To do this Governors visit school frequently, examine reports, review policies and compare data and best practice with other schools. The Governors ask questions and challenge practices to support school improvement.


The Governors focus strongly on three core functions:

  • setting the vision and strategic direction of school;
  • holding the Headteacher to account for its educational performance; and
  • ensuring financial resources are well spent


If you wish to discuss any issues raised in the Full Governing Body minutes please contact our Chair of Governors, Mr Chris Carson on 

Our Governing Body

Name RoleStart of TermLength of Term
Chris Carson

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Louise RussellParent Governor15/11/202114/11/2025
Will FranklinParent Governor10/10/202209/10/2026
Lacey TourneyStaff Governor05/05/202204/05/2026
Allan Maher Ex-officio Staff Governor01/04/2023 
Giles TullyCo-opted Governor07/11/202106/11/2025
Mary JenkinCo-opted Governor24/11/202223/11/2026
Sue Wright Co-opted Governor01/11/202231/10/2026


Allan Maher is also the Headteacher, and therefore governor of Nash Mills CofE Primary School.


There have been no other interests declared; business, financial or material from other members of the Governing Body.

Governor Reports to Parents

Please see below annual reports from the Governing Body