Governing Body

"My favourite thing is Maths and P.E" - Sophie

Our Governors 2019/20

Staff Governors

The staff of the school are represented by three governors. The headteacher is on the governing body by right and the other two members are elected by their peers.

Mrs Hayley Sonnex – Headteacher

Mrs Leigh Goodhew – Staff Governor

Mrs Byer – Staff Governor

Committee Members


  • Andrea Fitzgerald(Chair)
  • Leigh Goodhew
  • Amie Marshall
  • Hayley Sonnex
  • Janet Strode


  • Allan Henderson (chair)
  • Chris Brown
  • Karen Thompson
  • Gill Hipwell
  • Hayley Sonnex

In addition to the sub-committees there are a few ‘designated governor’ roles which involve special training. The people who currently fill these roles are:

Disabilities & Special Educational Needs: Andrea Fitzgerald

Safeguarding: Gill Hipwell

Health & Safety: Karen Thompson

Headteacher Performance Management: Gill Hipwell

Governors are very interested in all aspects of school life and are particularly keen to hear what parents have to say. We try to ensure that at least one governor is available to talk to parents at school events. If you have a comment or a query for the Governing Body please feel free to contact the Chair either by telephone or via email. Gill Hipwell- telephone contact information to be added