School Governors

The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim.

The governors work as a team with the head teacher in the whole strategic planning and management of the school. Their responsibilities include consideration and agreement of the aims and policies of the school, discussion and approval of the targets for improvement, appointment of staff, setting and monitoring the budget, monitoring the performance of the school and reporting to the parents and community on how they have accomplished their tasks.

Governors are the link between the school and the community and representatives of all those with an interest in the well-being and reputation of the school are needed.  They are a vital part of our team.

The constitution of the Governing Body is shown below:

  • Head x 1

  • Parents x 3

  • LA x 1

  • Staff Governors x 1

  • Co-Opted x 5

  • Associate x 1

The full governing body meets once a term, with its committees also meeting as often as required.

Gorsewood Primary School Governor Details
Governor Position Category Responsibilities Term Exp
Mark Dennett Chair LA Training & Support, Mathematics 14.11.2020
Matthew Willcot Vice Chair Co-Opted   14.11.2020
Carole Howard Governor Co-Opted Safeguarding, Creative 14.11.2021
Christine Owens Governor Co-Opted Literacy 15.11.2020
Kirsty Waite Governor Parent   05.11.2021
James Axon Governor Parent   02.07.2021
Nicola Carney  Governor Co-Opted SRE 14.11.2021
Janette Gregg  Governor Staff  Mathematics, Safer Recruitment N/A
Emma Jackson  Governor Associate Literacy N/A
Adrian Ayres Governor Staff  SEN, Health & Safety 05.11.2021
David Jameson Governor Co-Opted Wellbeing 18.01.2020
Joanne Harding Governor Co-Opted    


Gorsewood Primary School - Governors Stepped Down
Governor Date      
Leigh Thompson 15.11.2017      
Lesley Cox 14.03.2018      


Gorsewood Primary School Governor Committees
Governor Curriculum Premises Finance Pupil Discipline Personnel Personnel Appeals Staff Dismissal Staff Dismissal Appeals
Christine Owens Y Y Y Y Y   Y  
Mark Dennett  Y Y Y Y   Y   Y
Carole Howard Y Y Y Y Y   Y  
Kirsty Waite Y Y            
Matthew Willcott  Y Y Y          
Nicola Carney  Y Y       Y   Y
Janette Gregg  Y Y Y   Y   Y  
Emma Jackson  Y Y            
Adrian Ayres Y Y            
David Jameson           Y Y Y
Joanne Harding                


Gorsewood Primary School - Governance,  Business & Financial Interests
Governor Interest Declared Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date
Christine Owens No      
Mark Dennett  No      
Carole Howard Yes Cavendish Academy Governor Nov 2019
Kirsty Waite No      
Matthew Willcott  No      
Nicola Carney  No      
Janette Gregg  Yes Crown Discount Furniture Sister In Law (Director) Nov 2019
Emma Jackson  No      
Adrian Ayres No      
James Axon No      
David Jameson No      


Gorsewood Primary School Governor Attendance - Academic Year 2018/2019
Governor Number of Full GB Meetings Held Meetings Attended Attendance Rate
Christine Owens 1 1 100%
Mark Dennett  1 1 100%
Carole Howard 1 1 100%
Kirsty Waite 1 1 100%
Matthew Willcott  1 1 100%
Nicola Carney  1 0 0%
Janette Gregg  1 1 100%
Emma Jackson  1 1 100%
James Axon 1 1 100%
Adrian Ayres 1 1 100%
David Jameson 1 1 100%
      As at Feb 2019


Gorsewood Primary School Governor Attendance - Academic Year 2017/2018
Governor Number of Full GB Meetings Held Meetings Attended Attendance Rate
Christine Owens 3 2 66.6%
Mark Dennett  3 3 100%
Carole Howard 3 2 66.6%
Kelli Clucas 3 2 66.6%
Matthew Willcott  3 2 66.6%
Nicola Carney  3 2 66.6%
Janette Gregg  3 3 100%
Emma Jackson  3 3 100%
Sylvia Newby  3 2 66.6%
James Axon 2 1 50%
David Jameson 2 2 100%
      As at July 2018