Welcome to our Governors' page....
Our Chair of Governors is Rebecca Pooley. You can contact the governors via this email address: email@example.com or via the contact form at the bottom of this page. You can also send letters for the governors to the school, who will pass them on.
What do the governors do?
Governors form the Governing Body of a school which has three roles; to be strategic, act as a critical friend and be accountable.
To be strategic, governors need to:
Critical Friend Role
In this role, the governing body:
To be accountable governors:
An update from the Governing Body...
The Governing Body at MPL has undergone a statutory reconstitution. The main difference is that there are now fewer governors than there were previously. Below is a list of current members and their main roles.
|Information about our Governors|
Rebecca Pooley - Co-opted Governor - Chair.
Responsibilities: Pupil council and House Captains. UKS2 Link
Previous work experience in Sales and HR
Current term of governance: 1.9,2015-31.6.2018 (Chair since Autumn 2015,Vice Chair 2011-2015,Governor since 2010)
Kerry Thomas - Parent Governor - Vice Chair
Teaches in both primary and secondary schools and was Training and Development Manager in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 10 years, and works at MPL.
Current term of governance: 1.9.2014-31.8.2018 (Governor since 2010, Vice Chair since Autumn 2015)
Joan Hooker - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Computing and Learning
Is retired following a career in the IT industry, her three daughters all attended MPL.
Current term of governance: 1.9.2013-31.8.2017 (Governor since 2009)
Judith Roback - LEA Governor
Responsibilities: Leader in learning and achievement and SIP, SEN/PPG, EYFS Link
A retired Head Teacher who has worked in State and Private Primary Schools.
Current term of governance: 10.9.2016-10.9.2020 (Governor since 2012)
James Reeve - Co-opted Governor - Chair
Responsibilities: Leader in resources, Finance
Chartered Accountant with extensive finance leadership experience in Commerce and Industry
Current term of governance: 1.9.2015- 31.8.2019 (Governor since Autumn 2015)
John Dibdin - Head Teacher
Nicola Funnell - Staff Governor for Staff & TA's
Has worked at MPL school for the past 9 years, teaching throughout the year groups.
Governor since Spring 2017
Suzanne Dolan - Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Safeguarding, Child Protection & Children Looked after, LKS2 Link
Works for the BBC on a long running serial drama. Responsible for driving sustainable values & working practices across the production & the management & welfare of all children cast members.
Current term of governance: 31.8.2016-31.8.2019
Wendy Gill - Clerk
Wendy Gill is employed by the governing body as a Clerk – taking minutes of meetings and carrying out administrative tasks.
Governors who have held office in the past 12 months:
Tracy Lichtenstein - Parent Governor 1.7.14 - 13.7.16
Kirsty Macnish - Staff Governor 2015 - 31.12.16
Peter Thorn Co opted Governor 1.5.13- 30.4.17
Laveen Ladharam Co opted Governor
Terence Sweetman Co opted Governor
These governors also sit on various committees as required by the constitution e.g. Hearings, Appeals, Pupil Discipline, Pay and Head Teacher’s Performance Review. Each governor is required to attend training for the roles and responsibilities that they have. Although they are not MPL governors, the school Deputy Head - Hannah Dovey attends all governing body meetings and the School Business Manager attends when discussions around resources are required.
How do I become a governor?
Vacancies for Governors do arise from time to time so if you would like to be considered, please contact the school office.
Please use this form to contact our governors if you would like to.