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 15.11.2021
Matthew Willcot Vice Chair Parent   10.06.2018
Carole Howard Governor Co-Opted Safeguarding, Creative 12.11.2021
Christine Owens Governor Co-Opted Literacy 15.11.2021
Kelli Clucas Governor Parent   17.03.2019
James Axon Governor Parent   03.07.2021
Nicola Carney  Governor Co-Opted SRE 12.11.2021
Janette Gregg  Governor Staff  Mathematics, Safer Recruitment -
Emma Jackson  Governor Associate Literacy -
Sylvia Newby  Governor Staff  SEN, Health & Safety 08.03.2019
David Jameson Governor Co-Opted Wellbeing 18.01.2020


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  
Kelli Clucas Y Y            
Matthew Willcott  Y Y Y          
Nicola Carney  Y Y       Y   Y
Janette Gregg  Y Y Y   Y   Y  
Emma Jackson  Y Y            
Sylvia Newby  Y Y            
David Jameson           Y Y Y


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 No      
Kelli Clucas No      
Matthew Willcott  No      
Nicola Carney  No      
Janette Gregg  Yes Crown Discount Furniture Sister In Law (Director) 15.11.2017
Emma Jackson  No      
Sylvia Newby  No      
James Axon No      
David Jameson No      


Gorsewood Primary School Governor Attendance - Academic Year 2016/2017
Governor Number of Full GB Meetings Held Meetings Attended Attendance Rate
Christine Owens 3 3 100%
Mark Dennett  3 3 100%
Carole Howard 3 3 100%
Kelli Clucas 3 2 66.6%
Matthew Willcott  3 3 100%
Nicola Carney  3 2 66.6%
Janette Gregg  3 3 100%
Emma Jackson  3 3 100%
Sylvia Newby  3 3 100%
Leigh Thompson 3 1 33.3%
David Jameson 2 2 100%
      As at July 2017


Gorsewood Primary School Governor Attendance - Academic Year 2017/2018
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%
Kelli Clucas 1 1 100%
Matthew Willcott  1 0 0%
Nicola Carney  1 0 0%
Janette Gregg  1 1 100%
Emma Jackson  1 1 100%
Sylvia Newby  1 0 0%
Leigh Thompson 1 0 0%
James Axon 1 0 0%
David Jameson 1 1 100%
      As at Dec 2017