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


Governor Type

 Responsibilities (& Declared Interests)





Mr D Hugill Headteacher Leadership & Outcomes / Leadership & Finance / Health & Safety Sep 2015 with role
Mrs J Arundel Staff

Leadership & Finance Committee Clerk / Health & Safety

Apr 2018

Apr 2022

Dr C Freeman* Co-opted

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

*On board of Potteries Education Trust

Jan 2019

Dec 2022

Ms G Eld Co-opted

Child Protection / Safeguarding / Looked After Children / Prevent

Oct 2020

Oct 2024

Mr M Herbert Co-opted

Compliance / Health & Safety

*On board of Staffordshire University
Jan 2019

Jan 2023

Mrs J Elliott Co-opted

Leadership & Finance Committee

Sep 2020

Oct 2024





Mr R Whittaker Local Authority

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum / Leadership & Finance /

Pupil Voice
Dec 2021

Dec 2025

Mrs L Morris Foundation Chair of Leadership & Finance Committee / Compliance / Health & Safety Oct 2020 Oct 2024
TBA - new Vicar Foundation Christian Distinctiveness / PSRHE / RE / British Values    
Mrs K A Hargreaves Parent Teaching, Learning & Curriculum / Sports Premium Feb 2019 Mar 2023
Mrs A Snape Parent

Vice Chair / Pupil Groups (SEND & Pupil Premium)

Mar 2018

Mar 2022


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


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