Governors

Meet The Governors

Below is a list of our dedicated and hardworking Governors. They support and challenge the school in all that they do. Please do not hesitate to contact them should you need to.
Mark Tallents Parent Governor Chair of Governors
Heather Pilkington Staff Governor Head Teacher
Zoe Gillan Parent Governor
Seth Johnson Parent Governor
Tracey Lane Staff Governor
Tessa Lentel LA Governor
Tara Murphy Parent Governor
Elisabeth Skinner Co-opted Governor Vice Chair
Debby Thacker Community Governor
Lynsey Willis Co-opted Governor Vice Chair
Sandra Hunkin Clerk to Governors

The Governors generally meet once every short term as a Full Governing Body (up to six times a year). Governors also sit on one of the two committees:

  • The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)
  • The Special Operations Committee (SOC)

Governor profiles and meeting attendance are provided below

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Mark Tallents:
  • Chair of Governors
  • Linked to Destination 5  (Future Proofing ) – in ‘Moving on Plan’    and Destination 1 and 2 linked to Maths
  • Strategic Operations Committee  and Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Parent Governor.    No declarations of interest recorded
Heather Pilkington:
  • Staff Governor.    Head Teacher
Zoe Gillan:
  • Health & Safety Governor
  • Linked to Destination 4  (Physical Activity ) –  in ‘Moving on Plan’
  • Strategic Operations Committee
  • Parent Governor.     No declarations of interest recorded
Seth Johnson:
  • Parent Governor
Tracey Lane:
  • Teaching and Learning  Committee
  • Staff Governor.  No declarations of interest recorded
Tessa Lentel:
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Governor – Linked to Destination 1 (Achievement and Attainment) – ‘Gaps’ in ‘Moving on Plan’
  • Teaching and Learning Committee Chair
  • Local Authority (LA) Governor.    No declarations of interest recorded
Tara Murphy:
  • Parent Governor
Elisabeth Skinner:
  • Writing – Linked to Destination 1 (Achievement  and Attainment) – Destination 2 Quality of teaching  and Destination 3 Subject Leadership – Writing’ ‘ in ‘Moving on Plan’
  • Co-Vice Chair
  • Teaching and Learning  Committee
  • Co-opted Governor.   No declarations of interest recorded
Debby Thacker:
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Community Governor
Lynsey Willis:
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Governor   and  Safeguarding Governor
  • Linked to Destination 1 (Achievement and Attainment) – ‘EYFS’ in ‘Moving on Plan’. Destination 2 – Quality of Teaching and Destination 3 Subject leadership.
  • Co – Vice Chair
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Co-opted Governor.   No declarations of interest recorded
Attendance record for Governor meetings:
Academic Year

Sept 2016-July 2017

4 Oct 2016 7 Feb 2017
Mark Tallents (COG)
Heather Pilkington (HT)
Zoe Gillan DNA
Seth Johnson -n/a-
Tracey Lane DNA
Tessa Lentel
Tara Murphy -n/a-
Elisabeth Skinner
Debby Thacker -n/a-
Lynsey Willis DNA
Sandra Hunkin
Teaching and Learning Committee Attendance
Academic Year

Sept 2016-July 2017

7 Nov 2016 11 Jan 2017
Tessa Lentel (Chair)
Heather Pilkington (HT)
Tracey Lane DNA
Elisabeth Skinner
Mark Tallents
Debbie Thacker -n/a-
Lynsey Willis
Sandra Hunkin DNA

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Prior Years:  Past Governors which we thank for their hard work and support

  • Emily Booth – Parent Governor until July 2016.
  • Sara Bennion – Head Teacher until Spring 2016
Attendance record for Governor meetings: Prior Years
Academic Year

Sept 2015-July 2016

Names of Governor 13 Oct 2015 8 Dec 2015 9 Feb 2016 19 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016
Mark Tallents (COG)
Sara Bennion (HT) n/a*
Heather Pilkington (HT) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Emily Booth DNA
Zoe Gillan
Tracey Lane DNA DNA
Tessa Lentel
Elisabeth Skinner DNA
Lynsey Willis

*Sara Bennion (HT) left to take up another Headship in Spring Term 2016

 

Academic year Sept  2014-July 2015
Names of Governors 23 Sep 14 23 Nov 14 27 Jan 15 24 Mar 15 19 May 15 30 Jun 15
Mark Tallents (COG) DNA
Sara Bennion (HT)
Emily Booth DNA
Zoe Gillan DNA DNA DNA
Tracey Lane DNA DNA DNA DNA
Tessa Lentel
Elisabeth Skinner
Lynsey Willis DNA
Brian Ratcliffe

 

Teaching and Learning Committee Attendance – Prior Years

Academic Year

Sept 2015-July 2016

Names of Governor 10 Nov 2015 12 Jan 2016 8 Mar 2016 3 May 2016 4 Jun 2016
Tessa Lentel (Chair)
Sara Bennion (HT) n/a
Heather Pilkington (HT) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mark Tallents
Tracey Lane DNA DNA
Elisabeth Skinner
Lynsey Willis