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Governor Information

Our Governors.

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of our school. They are members of our school community and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.


The Governing Body.

The governing body is made up of:

  • 5 Parent Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 8 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Associate Governor


The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Meet Our Governors

Meet our Governors.  If you would like to speak to any of them or if you are interested in becoming a school Governor, please enquire at the office. 





Governor Committee Members


Curriculum & StandardsFinancePersonnelPremises & Grounds
Mr K WillsDr V Maltman (Chair)Dr V Maltman(Chair)Mrs J Kemp (Chair)
Mrs J KempMrs K HallMrs G FosterMrs V Nower
Mrs A LennoxCllr. A HopgoodMrs K HallMr A Board
Mr R TrickettMr K WillsMrs M SleemanMr D Elgie
Dr S WhittonMrs M SleemanMr R TrickettDr S Whitton
Miss S McKennaDr S WhittonDr S WhittonMr K Wills
Mrs M SleemanMrs G FosterMrs J Kemp 
Mrs V NowerMr D ElgieMrs A Lennox 


Pay Review (First)AppealsHead Teacher's Performance
Mr K Wills (Chair)Cllr A Hopgood (Chair)Dr V Maltman (Chair)
Dr V MaltmanMr A BoardMrs G Foster
Mrs G FosterMrs SJ KempMr K Wills 


Our Diversity Statement

At Finchale, as a school, we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices, and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect and hold diversity information from our governors, and depending on current data, we can use this to;

  • target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
  • develop and adapt practices to ensure full participation
  • prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
  • address potential 'blind spots' by seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks. 

Governing Body Meetings 2023 - 2024

Governor Committee Membership 2023 - 2024

Special Responsibility Governors 2023 - 2024

Staff and Governors met to talk about their roles, responsibilities and interests prior to doing a "learning walk" around school. They visited all classrooms and each teacher gave a short introduction to their own area as well as talking about our key priorities reading, maths and writing. All staff, teaching, support, admin and school leaders answered questions from Governors who not only enjoyed the tour but also got a very good understanding of what a meaningful, broad and balanced curriculum we have in school. They also learned more about how our key priorities are addressed in each class. Governors then stayed in school to undertake training about their role in the Ofsted Process which was led by our Education Development Partner.      

Attendance at Governor Meetings

Register of Governor Interests