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Meet the Governors

4 parent governors




Derek Ferguson elected December 2018 (Chair from sept 2020) 

Nicola Gossage elected December 2018

John Huxley elected September 2019

Martin Fairhurst elected September 2019

1 Local Authority gov

Lou Freeman 

September 2020

2 staff gov  HT


Sam Price

Hayley Pratley

September 2016

elected September 2014

3 co-opted gov


Saskia Bakker appointed December 2018

Maggie Barlow October 2019

Emma Buckingham September 2020

2 foundation gov


Rev Richard Thorniley

Jo Somers September 2020


Total 12 governors

Clerk to governors: Rhona Cresswell


Governor Responsibilities

Appeals committee [Staffing]

Chaired by Rev Richard Thorniley


Governor visits

Sam Price



once per month


Heads Performance Review Committee

Chaired by Rev Richard Thorniley.

Nicola Gossage

Gill Deakin SIA

Liaison with Church Lench School Friends

Nicola Gossage

Minutes of FGB meetings to be emailed by Clerk

Disability Equality


Chaired by Sam Price, Lou Freeman


Early Years

Maggie Barlow 


Pupil Premium  Jon Huxley 

E safety-Governor/ ICT

Martin Fairhurst 


Health and Safety


Nicola Gossage

Hearings Committee [for children]

Chaired by Rev Thorniley, Sam Price


Martin Fairhurst

 PE and funding  Nicola Gossage


Derek Ferguson


Saskia Bakker

 Wider Curriculum  Jo Somers 
  Assessment Derek Ferguson

RE+Collective worship

Reverend Richard Thorniley/ Jo Somers 

Safeguarding children

Emma Buckingham/ Derek Ferguson 


John Huxley 

  PSHE/ Anti Bullying  Emma Buckingham 

Special Needs, gifted and talented

Saskia Bakker

Staff Pay Policy Committee


Nicola Gossage, Reverend Richard Thorniley


Governor Attendance Summary 2021-22

The school is governed by twelve governors including the Head Teacher and one member of staff.
The Governing Body act as a link between the Local Education Authority, the parents, the Church, the local community, and the school.
The governors are responsible for establishing the aims and policies of the school, implementing the school budget and ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught.
Their aim is to support the school and its staff in all aspects of school life.



We keep all of the governor minutes in school. If you need to contact us regarding these please call the school office. Thank you

Contact us


To contact the School Governing Body please email the school office FOA Chair of Governors or Clerk to Governors