School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.  Our Governing Body is organised into two committees:  Learning and Resources.  Our Full Governing Body meets at least three times a year and our two committees meet each term – six times a year.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

List Of Governors

NameCategoryAppointed ByTerm Of OfficeCommittee(s)Responsibility(ies)
Lee MarlandParentElection08.02.12 -07.02.16Learning, ResourcesChair
HT Performance Management
Overall Effectiveness
Leadership & Governance
Simon CartwrightCommunityGoverning Body01.10.14 -30.09.18Learning, ResourcesVice-Chair
Chair Resources
HT Performance Management
Rebecca HughesCommunityGoverning Body18.06.12 -17.06.16Learning, ResourcesChair Learning
Teaching, Learning & Assessment
HT Performance Management
Jane CartlidgeHeadteacherAutomaticLearning, Resources
Anna CranidgeStaff - SupportElection28.03.12 -27.03.16Learning, Resources
Claire MarchandStaff - TeachingElection27.11.13 -26.11.17Learning
Joe MayhewParentElection01.01.14 -31.12.18Learning, ResourcesOutcomes
HT Performance Management
Jayne MurphyCommunityGoverning Body02.07.14 -01.07.18Learning, ResourcesSafeguarding / Inclusion
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Safer Recruitment
Blake StimpsonCommunityGoverning Body22.09.14 -21.09.18Learning, ResourcesCommunity

Register Of Interests

NameBusiness Interests(Governor of) Other Educational EstablishmentRelationships with members of school staff/pupils
Lee MarlandNoneNoneParent
Simon CartwrightNoneNoneParent
Rebecca HughesEmployed by Syresham Primary SchoolNoneParent
Jane CartlidgeNoneNoneNone
Anna CranidgeNoneNoneNone
Claire MarchandNoneNoneParent
Joe MayhewNoneNoneParent
Jayne MurphyNoneNoneParent
Blake StimpsonNoneNoneNone

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