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The Governing Body is accountable for the school’s performance and takes a key and active role in shaping the school’s future.  The Governing Board provides strategic leadership and accountability in school and has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

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.

Governance Structure

The Governing Body meets as a whole once a term to consider the work of two main committees, to fulfil statutory duties related to policies and procedures and to work together in forward planning for the school.   The Resources Committee and School Improvement Committee meet at least once a term and these groups have very specific roles and responsibilities. 

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

Governing Body Membership

NameTypeRoleTerm of Office Ends
Mr K CooperCo-opted GovernorChair October 2023
Mr M BoyleLA Appointed GovernorVice ChairMarch 2024
Mrs N English Foundation Governor February 2022
Mrs C CraggsCo-opted GovernorOctober 2021
Miss L LazellCo-opted GovernorJune 2024
Mrs N DunnEx OfficioDioceseMay 2022
Mr P BoydParent GovernorJune 2025
Mrs S FrameParent GovernorJune 2025
Mrs R SwalesStaff GovernorJune 2025
Miss K HuddartEx-OfficioActing Headteacher n/a

Governor Pen Portraits

Governor Attendance & Business Interests 2020-21

Committee Structure 2020-21

Terms of Reference 2020-21

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