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Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please contact Jenny Calverley (Clerk to Governors) on 01442 391324. 

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Our Instrument of Government is:


  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 5 Co-opted Governors

School governors work on a voluntary basis and are central to the life of the School. The Governing Body is made up of parent governors, teacher governors, County Council appointments, and co-opted members. The governors meet on a regular basis to discuss such things as finance, curriculum, personnel issues and issues relating to the use of the school premises. At all times the Headteacher and the Governors work closely together. The day to day running of the school is devolved to the headteacher.

Our Governors, their Committees and Category

NameCommitteeCategoryTerm of OfficeRegister of Governor's Interests
Daniel BarronFinance / Premises & Strategy & Performance CommitteeHeadteacherOngoingNo conflicts
Jon ChapmanFinance / Premises & Strategy & Performance CommitteeChair to Governors and Finance & Premises Committee
Co-Opted Governor
01.09.19 - 31.08.22Spouse works at Gade Valley School.
Stephanie Smith - Vice ChairmanStrategy & Performance CommitteeParent Governor and Strategy Performance Chair 01.09.17- 31.08.21No conflicts
Annie KavanaghStrategy & Performance CommitteeStaff - Teaching Governor 01.04.18 - 31.03.22No conflicts
Gerard van der WesthuyzenStrategy & Performance CommitteeStaff / Associate Governor01.09.20No conflicts
Brenda SimsonFinance / Premises CommitteeCo-Opted Governor 07.07.15 - 31.07.22No conflicts
Roger TaylorFinance / Premises CommitteeLocal Authority Governor 07.07.15 - 31.07.22No conflicts
Jonathan TwidleStrategy & Performance CommitteeParent Governor01.09.21-31.08.25No conflicts
Gill HurtFinance / Premises CommitteeCo-Opted Governor02.09.21 - 01.09.25No conflicts
Jenny CalverleyClerk to Governors  School Business Manager at Gade Valley School





Attendance Record for Governing Body Meetings 2020/2021


Governors in office during the relevant period and still serving



Date of Meeting







Mr Daniel Barron







Mr Jon Chapman







Mr Roger Taylor







Mrs Rebecca Smith







Mr David Smith







Ms Louise Smith







Mrs Stephanie Smith







Mrs Brenda Simson







Miss Annie Kavanagh