Our Governors

The Governing Body consists of:

  • The headteacher
  • One elected staff governor (position vacant)
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Two elected parent governors
  • Seven co-opted governors
  • One Associate Governor

Governor Information:

Name Type Term Appointed By Nominated Roles External Interests
Jason Taylor
Co-opted 01.09.15 – 31.08.19 Governing Body Child Protection & Safeguarding


Dr. Heather Allison


Angela Keaveney




07.07.14 – 06.07.18


New Governor

Governing Body


Governing Body

Online Safeguarding 
Dr. Meriel Jones Co-opted New Governor Governing Body n/a
Irene James Co-opted 01.09.15 – 31.08.19 Governing Body Arts n/a
Prof. Joe Yates Co-opted 01.09.15 – 31.08.19 Governing Body Sports Premium n/a
Sue Fielding  (Acting Vice Chair) Co-opted 01.09.15 – 31.08.19 Governing Body Training, Link,
Portal, &
Community Cohesion
Brian McNeill QPM Co-opted Governing Body English n/a
Gill Gillison
(Head Teacher)
Staff Governor 20.04.11 – 19.04.19 Ex Officio n/a
Rob Hales Co-opted LEA Governor Pupil Premium n/a
Emm Sephton Associate 01.09.15 – 31.08.19 Governing Body n/a


The Governing Body meets three times each year. Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees which meet at least every term (three times in the year). We have the following committees.

  • Health and Safety – Provides support and guidance on all matters relating to the maintenance and development of the premises and grounds, including Health and Safety (Chair: to be appointed at next meeting);
  • Standards and Effectiveness – Monitors all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress (Chair: Jason Taylor);
  • Finance – Monitors the income and expenditure throughout the year of all delegated and devolved funds against the annual budget plan (Chair: Heather Allison).

Committee Attendance 2017/18:

Name Committee
Governing Body Health & Safety Standards & Effectiveness Finances
Jason Taylor n/a  n/a
 Dr. Heather Allison  n/a
Irene James  n/a  n/a
Prof. Joe Yates  n/a  n/a
Sue Fielding
Brian McNeill QPM  n/a
Gill Gillison  n/a
Robert Hales  n/a
Emm Sephton  n/a  n/a