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 view the table and documents below for full details about governor roles & attendance.

NameGovernor TypeResponsibilities (& Declared Interests)Term StartsTerm Ends
Mr David HugillHeadteacherLeadership & Outcomes / Leadership & Finance Committee / Health & SafetySep 2015With Role
Mrs Jane ArundelStaffLeadership & Finance Committee Clerk / Health & SafetyJune 2022June 2026
Dr Charles FreemanCo-optedChair of Governors / Leadership & Outcomes / Governor CPD / Leadership & Finance Committee / *On board of Potteries Education TrustJan 2023Dec 2026
Ms Geraldine EldCo-optedChild Protection / Safeguarding / Online Safety / Looked After Children / PreventOct 2020Oct 2024
Mr Mike HerbertCo-optedLeadership & Finance Committee / Compliance / Health & Safety / *Non-Exec Director of Stoke-on-Trent Railway Enterprise Centre LtdJan 2023Dec 2026
Mrs Jane SellmanCo-optedLeadership & Finance CommitteeMarch 2022March 2026
Mr Roger WhittakerLocal AuthorityPupil Premium, SEND & pupil voice / Leadership & Finance CommitteeJan 2022Dec 2025
Father Tommy MerryFoundationChristian Distinctiveness / PSRHE / RE / British Values / *Director of ILAT Group of SchoolsMarch 2022With Role
Mr Will BrattParentCompliance / Sports Premium November 2023October 2027
Mr Johnathan KempParentTeaching, Learning & CurriculumOctober 2022October 2026

Should you wish to get in touch with our governors, please email the school office: Alternatively, email:

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Governors Attendance 2021-22

Governors Attendance 2022-23

Governors Attendance 2023-24

Minutes of governors’ meetings are available on request.

Financial Benchmarking

Please click on the link to view the schools financial benchmarking service.