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Lady Elizabeth Hastings'

CE VA Primary School

Friendship * Reverence * Courage



Our Governing Board consists of parents, staff, appointees of the Local Authority and members co-opted from the local community and church.


How do I contact the governors?

In order to contact the governors you will need to get in touch with the school in the first instance and they will make the contact on your behalf. You will not be able to contact the governors directly, but the school will treat your contact in confidence where appropriate and act as a mediary. If you need to make a complaint about the school and involve governors you will need to follow the school's complaints procedure.


The role of governors 


Governors serve for four years and the best way to sum up the role of the Governing Board is ‘eyes on, hands off’ and it is carried out through three main approaches:

  • being strategic – for example target setting, agreeing the ethos of the school, setting the priorities in the School Development Plan (SDP), ensuring that the standards of teaching and learning are as high as possible, setting the budget to support the SDP and approving policies
  • being a critical friend – including understanding school self-evaluation, monitoring and evaluating school performance, delegating decisions, recognising and celebrating the achievements of the school, being prepared to ask challenging questions in a supportive way, thereby securing improvement and being an ambassador for the school in the local community
  • being accountability – this includes being prepared to account for the school's overall performance and to explain its decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest, ensuring that all statutory obligations are met and reporting to parents and others on the work of the school including the achievements of the pupils.


The Chair and Vice-chair are elected annually by the governors at the first meeting of the autumn term. The full Governing Board and its two committees: Resources and Teaching and Learning, meet every half term. Minutes of these meetings are available from the school office. The Headteacher produces a written report for the governors each term .


Our Governors are fully involved in the school's self-evaluation and use their knowledge gained to challenge the school,understand it's strengths and weaknesses and shape it's strategic direction. 





Mrs Michele O'Donnell


Chair of Governors:

Rev Tricia Anslow (Ex-officio)



Mrs Val Howse 


Teacher Governor:

Miss Rebecca Langley


Parent Governor:

Mr Gareth Clough

Mr Matt Firth

Mr. Nick Middleton


LA Governor:

Mrs Jane Clayton


Other Foundation Governors:

Mrs Marjorie Carver

Mr Robert Seldon

Mr James Naylor