Who are the Governors and what do they do?

Governors are a group of volunteers who include parents, staff and members of our local community and church. Our main role is to promote ongoing improvements in standards throughout the school. We are involved, along with Ms Dobie and the staff, in planning the school’s long-term direction and we evaluate progress. We help set the school’s aims and values and many of our responsibilities carry a statutory requirement. This means we are obliged by law to do certain things such as agree the annual budget.

As well as attending full Governing Body meetings twice a term, governors are also involved in sub-committees. There are four main ones which meet termly – Resources, Standards, Wellbeing and Spiritual Life as well as others such as Admissions, which meet when necessary. Governors attendance may vary therefore according to the number of committees they are on.

Important information about the Governing Body

Schools are required to share information about the governing body. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information about
1) Governors’ Term of Office 2) Governors’ attendance and participation and 3) Governors’ Declaration of Interests

Current Governors

Macci Dobie

Head Teacher



Tony Vourou

Chair of Governors

tonyElected 2019

Claire Horne

Deputy Head

Deputy Head

Anthony Kuti

PCC Governor and Vice Chair of Governors

Elected 2021

Helen Newman

Co-opted Governor

helen_newmanElected 2021

Ann Jarero

LDBS Governor and Standards Committee Chair

ann_governorElected 2019

Sarah Taggart

Parent Governor and Wellbeing Committee Chair

Elected 2022

Adam Rynhold

Associate Member, Treasurer, Data Protection Officer and Resources Committee Chair


Elected 2019

Susie Hickman

PCC Governor

Elected 2021

Reverend Dagmar Wilkinson

Spiritual Life Chair


Temi Kuti

Associate Member

Elected 2019

Kevin Gujadhur

PCC Governor

Elected 2022

Reuben Thompstone

Parent Governor

Elected 2023

Jess Groves

Associate Member

Elected 2023

Araba Hagan

Staff Governor

Elected January 2024