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Welcome from the governing body

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. 

School governors are responsible for:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation
and making sure its money is well spent


School governors

The governing body thought it would be useful to give some background to our work in school, where we fit into school life and our role within the school.

We currently have 12 governors on the board, including parents, governors from the community, the local authority, a member of staff and the head teacher.

Full governing board meetings are held six times a year and there are two committees, Finance and Buildings and Quality of Education.  The terms of reference for these committees can be found below.

For further information please email the Clerk.




Stanford Junior School Governing Body



Term of office

Mary Aston

Co-Chair, Co-opted governor, Chair of Finance Committee

20.09.18 -19.09.22
Jennifer Book

Parent governor

 15.12.17 - 14.12.21

Billy Bryan

Vice Chair, Co-opted governor, Chair of Quality of Education committee 22.05.18 - 21.05.22

Paul Davis

Headteacher governor

03.09.14 - 03.09.18

David Johnson

Local authority governor

14.05.19 - 13.05.22

Phil Hardy Co-Chair, Co-opted governor

14.05.19 - 13.05.22

Laurence Hill

Parent governor 15.12.17- 14.12.21
Alyson Kennedy-Walker Parent governor

26.11.20 - 25.11.24

Orla May

Parent governor 26.11.20 - 25.11.24

Shane Murray

Staff governor

22.09.20 - 21.09.24

Juliet McCaffery

Associate governor

18.09.18 - 18.09.22

Governors serving in the last 12 months

Nathalie Stephenson Parent governor 24.01.17 - 24.01.21
Esther Randall Parent governor 22.11.16 - 22.11.20
Alex Scott Co-opted Governor 19.11.19 - 20.04.20
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