Governors

Our local governing body has three core functions:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school.

Use the drop down menu below to view Governor information. If you are interested in becoming a Parent Governor please do not hesitate to contact the school office for more details.

In the event of the school needing to utilise the Staff Disciplinary Committee, the Pupil Disciplinary Committee or the Complaints Committee, governors who are available on selected dates will form the Committee.  

The governance of college comes under the governance of Elms Bank.

Meeting dates:

Governor Meetings

Monday, 27 September 2021 (in school)

Monday, 15 November 2021 (virtual)

Monday, 31 January 2022 

Monday, 7 March 2022 

Monday, 16 May 2022 

Monday, 27 June 2022 

Governing Body

Mrs Roberta Georghiou - Chair of Governors

Name: Mrs Roberta Georghiou

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Position: Chair of Governors

Start of Term of Office: 26 January 2021

End of Term of Office: 26 January 2024

Date Became a Governor: 05 June 2020

Appointed by: Governing Body

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: No

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mr James Franklin-Smith - Chief Executive Officer

Name: Mr James Franklin-Smith

Governor Type: Associated Member

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Start of Term of Office: N/A

End of Term of Office: N/A

Date Became a Governor: 01 September 2021

Appointed by: N/A

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Yes

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Orienne Langley-Sadler - Headteacher

Name: Mrs Orienne Langley-Sadler

Governor Type: Associate Member

Position: Headteacher

Start of Term of Office: N/A

End of Term of Office: N/A

Date Became a Governor: 06 January 2014

Appointed by: N/A

Voting Rights: N/A

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: No

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Bernie Garner - Governor

Name: Mrs Bernie Garner

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 01 September 2015

End of Term of Office: 20 December 2022

Date Became a Governor: 02 March 2013

Appointed by: Governing Body

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: No

Any other educational establishments governed: Chair of OAK Trustees

Mrs Mary Freeman - Governor

Name: Mrs Mary Freeman

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 01 September 2015

End of Term of Office: 20 December 2022

Date Became a Governor: 01 June 2014

Appointed by: Governing Body

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: No

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mr Nicolas Jones - Governor

Name: Mr Nicolas Jones

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 27 January 2017

End of Term of Office: 27 January 2023

Date Became a Governor: 27 January 2017

Appointed by: Governing Body

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: No

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Miss Stevie Watson - Staff Governor

Name: Miss Stevie Watson

Governor Type: Staff Governor

Position: Staff Governor

Start of Term of Office: 10 March 2014

End of Term of Office: 20 October 2024

Date Became a Governor: 10 March 2014

Appointed by: Staff

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Staff Governor

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Jennie Ridler - Parent Governor

Name: Mrs Jennie Ridler

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Position: Parent Governor

Start of Term of Office: 01 December 2019

End of Term of Office: 01 December 2022

Date Became a Governor: 01 December 2019

Appointed by: N/A

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Parent Governor

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Mrs Catherine Wytwyckyj (Dent) - Staff Governor

Name: Mrs Catherine Wytwyckyj (Dent)

Governor Type: Staff Governor

Position: Staff Governor

Start of Term of Office: 09 February 2017

End of Term of Office: 20 October 2024

Date Became a Governor: 02 January 2013

Appointed by: Staff

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: Staff Governor

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Miss Huzma Khan - Governor

Name: Miss Huzma Khan

Governor Type: Governor

Position: Governor

Start of Term of Office: 01 September 2021

End of Term of Office: 01 September 2024

Date Became a Governor: 01 September 2021

Appointed by: N/A

Voting Rights: Full

Business interests: None

Relationships with school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: No

Any other educational establishments governed: No

Meeting Attendance

Name 25 January 2021 1 March 2021 17 May 2021 14 June 2021 27 September 2021 15 November 2021
Bernie Garner Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
James Franklin-Smith Attended Attended Attended
Orienne Langley-Sadler Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Mary Freeman Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Nick Jones Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Catherine Wytwyckyj (Dent) Attended Attended Attended Attended
Stevie Watson Attended Attended Attended Attended
Jennie Ridler Attended Attended Attended Attended
Bobby Georghiou Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended Attended
Huzma Khan Attended Attended
Elaine Parkinson Attended Attended Attended Retired Retired

Lead Governors

Lead Governor onNameContact in School
Governor Safeguarding Lead (GSL)Mrs C DentR Carney
Engagement including behaviour, attendance and anti-bullyingMrs M FreemanA Morell, D Herbert
Health & SafetyMrs B GarnerA Jones Hatcher, P McLean
Curriculum including CEIAGMrs B GeorghiouK Cass, N Pemberton, E Farnworth
Curriculum including CEIAG and Community LinksMr N JonesK Cass, N Pemberton, E Farnworth and O Langley-Sadler
Well-beingMrs J RidlerA Morell, D Herbert
Well-beingMiss S WatsonA Morell, D Herbert