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Church of England Primary School

Rooted and Grounded in Love

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St Peter and St Paul's

Church of England Primary School

Rooted and Grounded in Love


The Role of the Governing Body


Our Governors play an important role in a variety of ways including:

  • They ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure money is well spent.

Other roles include:

  • Appointment of staff
  • Forming school policies
  • Setting standards for behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe

Governors 2020-21


List of Governors 

Elaine Jennings (Chair)

Alison Mashiter-Coates (Foundation Governor & Vice Chair)

Sara Clarkson (Headteacher)


Mark Thornley (Parent representative)

Ian Cumberlidge (Parent representative)

Lindsay Wilken (PCC Diocesan)

Anne-Marie Chandler (Staff representative/Deputy Head)

Lindsey Slater (PCC Diocesan)

Gillian Mack (PCC Diocesan)



Resources Committee– Elaine Jennings, Sara Clarkson,  Lindsey Slater,  VACANCY (Vicar), Anne-Marie Chandler, Lindsay Wilken, Ian Cumberlidge, Mark Thornley, LEA Rep


Curriculum Development and Planning – Elaine Jennings, Sara Clarkson, Lindsey Slater, Alison Mashiter-Coates, , Anne-Marie Chandler, Lindsay Wilken, Mark Thornley

 LEA Rep


Ethos Group representatives Vacancy (Vicar), Lindsey Slater

Safer Recruitment Governor (Recent resignation needs to be filled)

Safeguarding (including Online Safety) : Alison Mashiter-Coates



Governor Categories and Dates of Office

Attendance at Meetings 2019-20




Declaration of Interests

Full Governors 

Curriculum, Development, Planning CommitteeResources Committee
Mrs S ClarksonHeadteachernone/  /  /  
Mrs E Jennngs (Chair)Foundationnone/  /  /  

Mrs L Thornley

(Vice Chair)

LEAnone/  /  /  
Rev. C HoldenFoundationnone/  A  /  
Mr L WilkenFoundationnone/  A  /  
Mrs A Mashiter-CoatesFoundationnone/  /  -- 

Mr G Lowe

Foundationnone/  /  /  
Mrs A ChandlerStaffnone/  /  /  
Mr I CumberlidgeParentnone/  -  /  
Mr M ThornleyParentnoneA  /  A  
Mrs L SlaterFoundationnone/  /  /  
Mrs G MackFoundationnone/  /  /  



/  Present

A Apology

X Absent

N  Not in post

_  Not on this Committee



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