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Local Governing Body

 School governors are volunteers who help to run the school and form part of a 'Governing Body'.  They are involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school including buildings and budgets, staffing and setting standards of discipline.  Governors supprt headteachers and ensure that the school is being well managed.

Anyone over 18 can be a school governor and they don't have to be a parent of a child at the school.  The most important qualities are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.  As a parent, it can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child's school.  As a governor you will be expected to attend full governing body meetings each half term and you will also be expected to join one or two sub-committees which will cover different areas like finance and curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, talk to the current chair of governors.  When there is a vacancy for a Parent Governor a letter will go out to inform all parents of the vacancy and you will have a chance to be elected to the governing body.  It is also worth talking to your employer as many employers recognise the importance of the role and may offer paid leave for governor duties.


The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The governing body has three main functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational perfomance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Governor name


Date of appointment

Term of office

Appointed by

Stepped down / left date

Business & financial interests

Governance roles in other education institutions

Relationships with Governors / school staff

Code of Conduct Attendance record at meetings
Pat Precious Trust appointed Governor 5 February 2018 4 Years Foundation DBE or PCC appt     None None Signed 86%
Sarah Disney Executive H/T   Whilst In Post NCC       Head Teacher Signed  
Ben Cooke Trust Appointed Governor 01/11/2020                
Chris Price Parent Governor             None    
Shaun Childerhouse Parent Governor 01/11/2020           None    
Helen Jeffries

School Business Manager

01/11/2020           None    
Emma Lindop Staff Governor                   
Sarah Porter Chair of Governor                  
Mike Dwyer

Chair of   Governors / Co-opted Governor

01/11/2020     28/02/2023     None    

This document is currently not complete and as we receive the information we need we will add to it. 

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to Chair of Governors, C/O Caston C of Primary Academy, The Street, Caston, Norfolk, NR17 1DD.