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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


A warm welcome to the Governors page of our website


The Governing body is a team of volunteers that have the important job of looking at the overall direction of the school.  It is made up of representatives from the Local  Authority, the community, members of staff and elected parents.

Our school is a vibrant and exciting place and the Governors, like the staff, are professional, committed and keen to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.  

Governors act as ‘critical friends’ of the school, supporting the Head teacher and staff.  They carry out 3 key functions:


  1. Giving the school a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Full List of Governing Body Members


Clerk:Emma Kershaw
Chair of Governors: Anjum Zulfiqar
Vice Chair of Governors:Jane Parkinson
Headteacher:  Vicki Lord
Staff Governor:Kerry Watterson
Local Authority GovernorVacancy
Co-opted Governor:Vicky Leigh
Co-opted Governor:Sam Zarryn
Co-opted Governor:Vacancy
Parent Governor:Muhammad Sarfraz
Parent Governor:

Ambreen Butt



Committee Membership

Finance and Staffing

Pay Committee 

Jane Parkinson (chair)

Anjum Zulfiqar

Vicki Lord


Jane Parkinson (chair)

Anjum Zulfiqar




The information in the document below outlines the structure and remit of the governing board and its committees.

Previous Governors in the Last 12 months