Crowlands Primary School Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for raising standards within it. the governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. The governing body of our school is made up of a Headteacher governor, parent governors, staff governors and co-opted governors.

Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children.

Governors also need to be able to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question and to make connections between different types of information. All governors are expected to be able to read straightforward budget reports and data on school standards.

Our governors need to:

In return we will:

If you would like to find out more about how you can make a difference at our school, please email with your details and we will arrange at time to contact you for an informal discussion.

Please click here for a letter from the Chair of Governors.

Our Governors - Reconstituted July 15

Under new Government legislation all school Governing Bodies are to be reconstituted by September 2015. Under this new legislation, the Governing Body is slimmed down, but must have the appropriate skills to fulfil the role of a Governing Body effectively. It should not be smaller than 7 members and must include: At least 2 Parent Governors; The Headteacher; One and only one Staff Governor; One and only one Local Authority Governor. On top of the above 5 ‘Core Governors’, a school can appoint as many additional co-opted Governors as deemed necessary.
The Crowlands Primary School Governing Body decided to reconstitute from their Summer term 2015 and our current Governors are as follows:

Current Governors
Mrs Julie Lamb Chair of Governors, Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Leadership & Management Committee
Mr Kenny King Chair of Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee and responsibility for Health & Safety
Ms Sarah Stuchfield Chair of Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Disciplinary Committee
Mrs Susan Barnes Vice Chair Leadership & Management Committee, Chair of Disciplinary Committee, Local Authority Governor and responsibility for SEND & Pupil Premium and Development & Liason
Mr Gary Walker Vice Chair Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Appeals Committee and responsibility for Safeguarding
Mrs Hayley McClenaghan Headteacher, Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Leadership & Management Committee
Mrs Doreen Beckford Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee
Mr Joe Pojunas Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee
Mr Les James Leadership & Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee
Miss Samantha Maclean Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee
Mr Robert Reed Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee
Mrs Petra Wilkinson Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee


Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the School and are able to hold office for up to four years. If Parent Governor elections are to be held, all parents will be informed, invited to stand for election and able to vote. The minutes of all Governing Body meetings are available in the school office.

From 1st September 2015, governing bodies have a duty to publish on their website governor information and register of interests.

Click here to see the Publications of Governor Information.

Minutes - to be requested via the school office
Contact us - via the school office