St. Margaret's C.E. Junior School


The role of the Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to promote high standards of educational achievement. We do this by:

• Providing a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school
• Supporting, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school
• Ensuring accountability for the standards achieved and the quality of education

Standards of Governance

Governors are aware of the obligations and responsibilities that their roles bring and are constantly looking to improve the quality, standards, efficiency and effectiveness with which they fulfil these responsibilities.

Please see the attached documents for full details about roles & attendance.

Governing Body

 Name Term Ends



 Responsibilities (& Declared Interests)
Mr D Hugill

With role

Headteacher Leadership & Outcomes / Leadership & Finance / Health & Safety
Mrs J Arundel

Apr 2022


Leadership & Finance Committee Clerk / Health & Safety

Dr C Freeman* Dec 2022 Co-opted

Chair of Governors / Leadership & Outcomes / Governor Training / Leadership & Finance 

*On board of Potteries Education Trust

Ms G Eld Oct 2024 Co-opted

Child Protection / Safeguarding / Looked After Children / Prevent

Mr M Herbert  Jan 2023 Co-opted

Compliance / Health & Safety

*On board of Staffordshire University
Mrs J Elliott

Oct 2024


Leadership & Finance Committee

Mr R Whittaker

Dec 2021

Local Authority

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum / Leadership & Finance /

Pupil Voice
Mrs L Morris Jan 2021 Foundation Chair of Leadership & Finance Committee / Compliance / Health & Safety
TBA - new Vicar   Foundation Christian Distinctiveness / PSRHE / RE / British Values
Mrs K A Hargreaves

Mar 2023

Parent Teaching, Learning & Curriculum / Sports Premium
Mrs A Snape Mar 2022 Parent

Vice Chair / Pupil Groups (SEND & Pupil Premium)


 You can get in touch with our governors at the following email address:


            Co-operation • Compassion • Respect • Equality • Forgiveness • Peace