In May 2023, Prior’s Mill CE joined the Melrose Learning Trust. As a result, the governance structure of Prior’s Mill CE Primary School changed, with members of our previous governing body remaining to form a new Local Governing Body.

Information about Melrose Learning Trust, including details of the members and directors and the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation, is available using the following link:

The Governing Body for Prior’s Mill CE Primary School is a hard working and committed group of people who give their time voluntarily to oversee the management of the school and to ensure that an excellent quality of education is provided for our children. Governor term of office is four years.  The Governors meet regularly throughout the year and are made up of a range of representatives from the local community.  We are fortunate to have a strong skill set amongst our board including local professionals with experience in safeguarding, HR, and business leadership.  In addition, we have people with strong educational backgrounds including headship and teaching and others who have previously worked in school settings. Our Foundation Governors together with the rest of the Governing Body ensure our Christian distinctiveness is at the core of all we do.  Our Parent Governors are key members of the Governing Body as their knowledge and understanding of the school community is invaluable in helping us develop and grow.

Our Chair of Governors:

Mr Kevin Cooper
C/O Prior’s Mill CE Primary School, Clifton Avenue, Billingham, TS22 5BX

If you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body, please approach the school office in the first instance.

Governing Body Membership

Mr K CooperDirector Appointed GovernorChairOctober 2023
Mr M BoyleDirector Appointed GovernorVice ChairMarch 2024
Mr R LinsleyHeadteacher
Mrs N EnglishDirector Appointed GovernorJanuary 2026
Mrs C CraggsDirector Appointed GovernorJune 2025
Mr P BoydDirector Appointed GovernorJune 2025
Mr T FarrellDirector Appointed GovernorOctober 2027

Governor Pen Portraits

Governor Attendance 2021 -22

Governor Business Interests 2022-23

Governor Attendance 2022 – 23

Local Governing Body Business and Pecuniary Interests 2022 – 23