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The Governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, the Governors set the school’s aims and policies.


 Key roles of Governors

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To ensure accountability for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure value for money.
  • To support and challenge and undertake the role of ‘critical friend’.


They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent.
  • The employment relationship with staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and other activities.
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies.
GovernorCategory Roles & ResponsibilitiesStart-End DateAttendance 2022/23

Charlotte Dawes

ClerkClerk to GovernorsN/AFull
Phil AntonFoundation GovernorHealth & Safety, FinanceJune 2023-27Full
Aneata BooteFoundation GovernorRE, ComplaintsJune 2023-27Full
Rachel ClarkFoundation Governor

Finance, History &

Geography Link Governor

June 2023-27Full

Emma Daniell

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors,
Early Years Governor

Sept 2021-25Full

Danny Evans

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors,
SEND, English Link Governor

Sept 2021-25Full

Monica Gamble



Sam GodfreyParent Governor

Safeguarding, Attendance,

Filtering and Monitoring

Oct 2023-27N/A (new to role)
Lord HertfordFoundation GovernorMaths Link GovernorOct 2023-27N/A (new to role)

Sheila Mellor

Associate MemberDeputy HeadteacherN/AFull
Paul MellowsFoundation GovernorScience & Computing Link GovernorJune 2023-27Full


Declarations of interest


GovernorNature of interest Notes

Charlotte Dawes

Nothing to declare 
Phil AntonNothing to declare 
Aneata Boote

Business or finance


Relation owns plumbing business that has carried out works at the school (Oct/Nov '23)
Rachel ClarkPersonal or close family relationshipSon attends the school

Emma Daniell

Warwickshire County Council


Personal of close family relationship

Husband is a councillor (May 2021-May 2024)


daughters attend the school

Danny Evans

Nothing to declare


Monica Gamble

Nothing to declare 

Sheila Mellor

Nothing to declare 

Paul Mellows

Nothing to declare 
Sam Godfrey

Business or finance interests


Personal or close relationship


Other governance role

Employee of Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust

(from July 2009) Director of Safeguarding 


Daughter at the school


Brooke Western Trust - Safeguarding Trustee (Nov '23)

Lord HertfordBusiness or finance interestsOwns the land around the school

Updated March 2024