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Meet the Governors

The Governing Body
Since September 2014, the law requires that governors are appointed on a skills basis,  to ensure they are prepared for the rigours and demands that the role of a governor entails. There is training available on many subjects such as governor induction, financial training etc from both the Local Authority and other organisations to support the skills needed to be effective in the role.  
Governors need to have knowledge and understanding of how the school operates and to do this they are expected to  attend training events, meetings and visits to the school as and when required.

It should be noted all governing body members are voluntary members and give their time freely.

The role of the governing body:-

  • Is to provide a strategic overview of the school by establishing a vision and setting purpose and aims of the school.
  • Is to monitor and evaluate the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the head teacher, progress towards targets set and the effectiveness of school improvement strategy.
  • Is to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money well spent. 


When do we meet?

The law requires that the full governing body meet at least three times a year, one meeting each term, but as matters arise governors can be required to attend further full governing body meetings.
To ensure we fulfil the role of the governing body we find the most effective way is to meet as sub committees before meeting as a full governing body.
These are :-

  • Accountability Panel 1 -  Strategic Development of the school and pupils. 
  • Accountability Panel 2 -  Finance and Personnel issues.


These committees meet each term before the full governing body meeting so that proposals made at committee stage can be put forward and discussed and adopted.

We also have other working parties such as the pay and appraisal committee, which meets annually that further support the work we do.


Governor Information Grid







The William Gladstone C of E Primary Academy












If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optionally be filled. Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled.












Term Start

Term End



Co-opted governors





Mrs Samantha Dennis

19 Oct 2017

18 Oct 2021



Mr Paul Smith

26 Jan 2018

25 Jan 2022



Vacancy (1)










Staff governors





Mr Stephen Pool

01 Sep 2018

31 Aug 2022








Local Authority Governors





Councillor Stuart Wallace

30 Sep 2016

29 Sep 2020








Parent governors





Ms Catherine Davies

30 Sep 2016

29 Sep 2020



Vacancy (1)















Mrs Sarah Clarke










Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed





The Reverend Alex Brompton

19 Oct 2017

18 Oct 2021



Vacancy (1)
















The William Gladstone C of E Primary Academy

Attendance – Full Governing Body Meetings




Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent


Autumn 18

Spring 19 Summer 19


Governor Type


Alex Brompton




Catherine Davies




Samantha Dennis




Stuart Wallace




Stephen Pool




Sarah Clarke

Head Teacher




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