About The Governing Board

The School has a Governing Board comprised of:
  • Chair of the Governing Board
  • Headteacher
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 4 Parent Governors
  • 3 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor


The Governing Board also has two Committees/Working Parties and they are as follows:
  • Finance & Personnel Committee (Chair: Mr Tony Crawshaw)
  • Achievement Group (Chair: Ms Ann Ruddy)
What Does A School Governing Board Do?
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Acting Chair
Ms Ann Ruddy
Acting Chair / Parent Governor
Term of Office: 11/03/2020 - 10/03/2024
No Business Interests
Mrs Cath Pollard
Term of Office: 1/9/2019 to date
Business Interest: Employed by Tredington Primary School

Kelly Weston
Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office:  21/01/2020 - 20/01/2024
Business Interests: Governor at another Gloucestershire school

Mr Tony Crawshaw
Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 13/02/2020 - 12/02/2024
No Business Interests
Mr Dickon Connolly
Parent Governor
Term of Office: 26/02/2020 - 25/02/2024
No Business Interests
Ms Emma Taylor
Parent Governor 
Term of Office: 26/02/2020 - 25/02/2024
No Business Interests
Local Authority Governor

Staff Governor
Parent Governor

Co-opted Governor
Mrs Judith Jones
Clerk to Governors