The Governing Body of Staveley Junior School

What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.


Meet the Governors: 

Pauline Corfield Vacancy Vacancy Sue Parkes Leanne Stevens
Chair of Governors Co opted Governor Co opted Governor Headteacher Governor Staff Governor
Kerry Wilkinson David Churm Greg Proffitt Vacancy Vacancy 
Co opted Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor  Parent Governor Local Authority Governor
Chair of T& L Committee Chair of L & R Committee       

Who are the governors?

The governing body comprises: the Head Teacher, one Staff Governor, four co-opted Governors,  three Parent Governors  and one Governor nominated by the Local Authority. No matter which governor you ask about their work in school, they will always say the children are at the heart of any decision they make.

If you have any concerns about your child or any school related issues, first of all please speak to your child’s teacher or the Headteacher. If you still have concerns you can contact the Governing Body via the school office, by emailing the school or by phone on 01246 472 325.

If you would like access to the minutes of Governor or committee meetings, please contact:

Katie Westwood
Clerk to Governors
01246 472 325

What do we do?

We have three main areas of responsibility:

  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure the money is well spent.
  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

Staveley Junior School has a committed Governing Body. We are interested in knowing as much as possible about the school; its history and current context. We are all volunteers, and we give our time because we care about the school and the community. We have a wide range of skills, backgrounds and interests. We make decisions that help the school to provide the best possible education, in its widest sense, for all the children in our school.

How are we organised?

We meet three times a year as a full Governing Body. The two committees; Teaching & Learning and Leadership & Resources meet three times a year too.