Local School Committee

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The school Governors are unpaid volunteers, who oversee the life and work of the school. They meet at least twice each term and receive reports from the Headteacher and members of staff - this keeps them informed about what is happening day to day in school and whether the objectives of the school improvement plan are being achieved. Governors are regularly in school and wear a lanyard to identify themselves, they welcome comments and contact with parents. 


Purpose of the Local School Committee

The Local School Committee is a corporate body. This means it has a legal existence separate from that of its individual members. As long as governors have acted honestly, without ulterior motive, and reasonably, within the law and regulations, the Local School Committee cannot be held to accountable as individuals for any liabilities incurred by the Local School Committee.


Being a school governor is a voluntary position with committee members, these days, now being considered as part of the school Leadership and Management team, subject to Ofsted Inspection. Whilst governance is strategic, management relates to operational functions. Governance has three core strategic functions:

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

(DfE Governance Handbook)


In practice, this means that governors are involved in decisions with respect to finance, resources and premises whilst analysing pupil performance data, including progress and attainment, as well as attendance, etc. All aspects of the role involve scrutiny, monitoring and evaluation.


If you wish to contact a school governor please use the "contact us" facility on the website or ask at the school office, who will be happy to forward your query. Correspondence for the personal attention of the Chair of Governors or Clerk of Governors should be addressed "care of" the school.


Chair of Governors

Mrs Linda Crocker


Clerk to the Governors

Mr Patrick Aikman


The Local School Committee (LSC) meets at least once a term. The dates for the academic year 2023-2024 are:

  • Wednesday 27th September

  • Tuesday 21st November

  • Thursday 25th January

  • Wednesday  13th March

  • Tuesday 30th April

  • Wednesday 19th June


Signed minutes and agenda of future LSC Meetings are available from the school office upon request.

  Below is a list of current members and their main roles.‚Äč


Information about our Governors

Linda Crocker - Co-opted Governor - Chair

Committee Membership: Spiral Trust Education Committee

Current term of governance: 23.1.19 - 22.1.26

Pecuniary Interest - None

Link Governor Area: H&S/Premises/CLA

Leanne Williams -  Headteacher

Current term of governance: 1.12.21 - 30.11.25

Pecuniary Interest - None

James Reeve - Vice Chair

Current term of governance: 1.9.19 - 31.08.24

Pecuniary Interest - None

Link Governor Area: Safeguarding Governor

Joan Hooker - Community Governor

Current term of governance: 1.9.21 - 31.8.26

Pecuniary Interest - None

Link Governor Area: English/Humanities

Melanie Nevill - Parent Governor

Current term of governance  15.11.22 - 14.11.26

Pecuniary Interest - None

Dave Newsome - Community Governor

Current term of governance  01.09.23 - 31.08.28

Pecuniary Interest - None

Neil Boss- Co-Opted Govener

Current term of governance 24.01.24 - 23.01.28

Dan Roughan - Staff Governor

Current term of governance: 10.9.21 - 9.9.26

Pecuniary Interest - None

Patrick Aikman - Clerk

Governors who have held office in the past 12 months:

Katie Holmes - Parent Governor

Sarah Burbridge - Community Governor

Clare Moroney - Parent Governor

Lucy Eckley - Co-opted Governor

Nicola Funnell - Staff Governor

Luke Harrison - Parent Governor

Emma Vetesse Masters - Co-opted Governor

Lesley Woods - Co-opted Governor

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 Business Manager via email on


LSC Code of Conduct

Spiral Partnership Trust - Members and Directors

Governor Attendance 2022-23

  • Clerk 6/6
  • L Crocker 6/6
  • A Dewhurst 5/6
  • L Harrison 3/6
  • J Hooker 6/6
  • E Masters 4/6
  • M Neville 4/6
  • J Reeve 6/6
  • D Roughan 5/6
  • L Williams 6/6
  • L Woods 4/6

Governor Declarations of Interest