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Meet our Governors

"Governors share the determination and ambition of the headteacher. Visits to the school, links with subject leaders, use of performance data and regular meetings where standards are the focus, help governors to know the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Governors use this information to ask challenging questions of senior leaders to check that actions are making a positive difference to the pupils."

OFSTED 2015 


Chair of Governors - Mrs. Lauren Robertson

Vice Chair of Governors - TBC at next meeting


Foundation Governors
Mrs. May Inn Carroll - Pastoral & Nurture
Mr. Frank McGuire - Maths & Pupil Premium
Rev. Rebecca Crowe - RE & Ethos
Mrs. Lauren Robertson - ICT 
Mrs. June Frances Warlow - SEND & Inclusion 


Parent Governors
Mrs. Tish Harrison
Mr. Daniel Campbell


Staff Governors
Miss D. Rapson - Headteacher


Local Authority Governor
Mr. Richard Grimmer - Humanities


Clerk to Governors
Miss Lisa Adams


Our governors can be contacted via the school office. If you would like to know more about the role of the governor, read the document below or contact us at school, we'd be happy to help.



What do governors do at Birchwood C of E Primary School?

Together with our Headteacher, they are responsible for making sure our school provides good quality education.


They are involved in lots of the decision making that ensures the smooth running of the school but also its development.


New initiatives are often discussed and planned by the governors. In this way the governors are critical to the success and future improvement of the school.


What skills do governors need?

No formal qualifications are necessary but our school is keen to attract people in the community who can bring energy, experience, commitment and fresh ideas.


Being a governor can be very rewarding!

Despite the fact that governors are volunteers, they can get a great deal from the work and time they put in. It gives them a chance to:

  • make a difference to how well schools are run
  • see how their efforts help raise standards
  • do something positive for the next generation
  • serve the local community
  • help realise their own potential by learning new skills
  • enjoy working in a team


How much of your time is needed?

Our Governing Body meets at least once a term, usually after school or in the early evening. In addition, governors need to attend committee meetings, school events and appropriate training. Governors are encouraged to visit our school during the day to see us in action, and to get to know the staff and pupils. Governors usually serve for four years.


Our school is part of a local partnership, the Chair and Headteacher meet on a termly basis with their counterparts from these schools. Support & training is always an agenda item at these meetings.


What support will you receive?

Support, training and guidance are available from our school. If you would like to find out more about being a governor please contact the school office for an informal chat.

Governor Information (term of office and appointing body)