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Governors - Meet the Governing Body

Name of Governor Category of Governor
Gill Horne  Acting Head Teacher
Andy Smith (CHAIR) Co-Opted

Mark Clarkson (VICE CHAIR) (SAFEGUARDING GOVERNOR)                                     

Andria Scantlebury Co-Opted
Nicola Bradley Co-Opted
Sally Strong Staff
Jackie Geary Co-Opted
Christine Talbot Co-Opted
Paul Kruzycki Co-Opted
Vacancy x2 Co-Opted
Sarah Kushin Parent
Sharon Webster Parent
Michelle Linsell Parent



Governor's who have left within the last 12 months (updated 05.05.2017) - John Clayton (Parent Governor) - last term of office from 28.04.2015 - 05.07.2017.  Karen Price (Co-Opted) - last term of office from 31.08.2014 - 02.05.2017 .  Graham Price (Authority) - last term of office from 01.09.2014 - 02.05.2017.  Anthony Sargeant (Co-Opted, previously Chair of Governors) - last term of Office from 31.08.2014 - 09.11.2016.  Debbie Lincoln (Co-Opted) - last term of office from 31.08.2014 - 09.11.2016.


The Governing Body regularly conduct a review of Governors' skills and maintain a Skills Audit which is available on the School Website

More information on the structure and number of Governors' is included in the 'Instrument of Government' at the bottom of this page


The Governing Body is made up of:


Parent Governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school

Staff Governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school

Co-Opted Governors: appointed by the governing body to represent community interests

Authority Governors: appointed by the local authority


The purpose of having a governing body is to

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.


The Finance and General Purpose Committee (F&GP) meet every month and the Full Governing Body meet once every Term. Committees (Curriculum, Health & Safety) meet regularly throughout the year (at least every term)


Current Committee Chair's

Curriculum Chair -               Andy Smith

Health & Safety Chair -        Nicola Bradley

F&GP Chair -                       Andy Smith

Safeguarding -                    Mark Clarkson





Instrument of Government



Code of Practice for Governing Body 17-18



   Governing Body Self Audit 2018-19


 Crownfield Junior School Governing Body Meeting Attendance

17 - 18

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