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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have 8 governors representing different stakeholders in the school and the community. 
      1 Chair
      3 Co-opted governors;
      2 Parent governors;
      1 Local Authority Governor

      1 Staff governor;

       and the Head

School governance is the most important volunteering role in education and, our Governors are committed to serving the best interests of the Federation.


They set strategies for the Federation, monitor its achievements and provide a link with the community. The Governing Board is made up of school staff, parents of pupils and other members of the community.


The Governing Board hold 6 meeting annually; all meetings involve the full Governing Board; due to small Governor numbers we do not operate in committees. 


We currently have two co-opted Governor vacancies on the Federation Governing Board. 


You can contact members of our Governing Board via our Clerk to Governors, Lauren Shimwell at or 01246 412096 or by the contact details below. 


NameCategoryOfficeRegister or Business & Financial InterestAttendance 2022 to 2023Attendance 2023 to 2024 so far

Rachael Fowlds

Executive Head teacher01.09.16 – no endHead teacher across both schools6/63/3

Laura Birch

Chair of Governors -Parent Governor22.03.24 – 21.02.28None6/63/3

Kylie Crossland

Vice Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor13.11.23 – 12.11.27Teacher at Grassmoor Primary Schooln/a3/3
John AdlingtonLA Governor06.01.21-05.01.25None6/63/3
Claire BroadheadParent Governor12.07.21 – 11.07.25None6/62/3
Teresa SuttonStaff Governor28.02.23 – 27.02.27None5/63/3