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Governing Body Information

Welcome to our Governor's page

Our Governing Board has a key role to play in supporting the school, and acts as a 'critical friend' to the school. We meet regularly during the year and ensure that the children are kept healthy and safe, that they are taught well and make progress, and that they are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum. The Governing Board makes sure that all legal responsibilities of the school are fulfilled and that future plans are clear and well thought out. We are also involved with all new school appointments and in setting and monitoring the school budget.


The members of the Governing Board are all volunteers - some are parents, some are staff, some are members of St Andrew's Church (or other churches in the local community), and some are interested people from the community. They all share our vision of a happy, healthy community where are all are valued and nurtured and all children make the best progress they can within the context of our core Christian values. They also visit the school outside of more formal meetings to see the school in action, and you may well see them around school with their 'Governor' badges on. Several of our Governors have served for more than one term of office, and we value the commitment of all our Governors to the school.


The Governing Board is always seeking ways to improve our practice and governance. Training is available for all Governors, both new and continuing. 


Below you will find information on our Governing Board, its membership and its structure and organisation. The Annual report at the bottom of the page also provides information covering the last academic year. If you require any more information please contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Bruce Levitan, through the school office.

Governing Board Membership

Please contact the school office with any queries.


 NameTypeEnd of term of officePositionAreas of Responsibility
Mrs A CornwallHeadteacher Headteacher  
Mr B LevitanEx-Officio Foundation16/02/2026

Chair and 

Strategic Development Committee

Child Protection; Looked After Children; SEN; Performance Management; School IT; ICT
Mrs J ShawFoundation31/08/2025 RE, Art; Modern Foreign Languages
Mr J SingletonFoundation26/02/2028




Mr M Taylor




Design Technology; PE; Health & Safety

Mr T IbbotsonCo-opted








Mr J HinettStaff03/07/2027 



Mrs K GayleParent29/01/2028 

Music, MACAWS, Staff Welfare


Mr P ThomassonParent13/10/2026 

RHSE; Outdoor Learning; History


Mrs M FlynnParent 03/07/2027 

Geography; Mathematics; Science


Mrs S NeillLA03/07/2027 

Reading; Writing; Pupil Premium



  • Foundation governors are nominated by the PCC of St Andrew’s Church and appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education. They are usually members of St Andrew’s Church. 
  • The incumbent (Vicar) of St Andrew’s Church is an ex-officio governor by virtue of their office, as set out in the Instrument of Governance. However, where they are unable or unwilling to serve, the PCC of St Andrew’s Church can apply to the Archdeacon of Chesterfield to nominate a replacement. 
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Board.
  • The Headteacher is an ex-officio governor by virtue of their position.
  • Parent governors are elected by the parents of the school.
  • Staff governors are elected by the staff of the school.
  • LEA governors are appointed by the Local Authority, Derbyshire County Council.

Meetings 2023/24



Focus (FGB only)

Strategic Management Meeting



Teaching & Learning Committee 03/10/23


 Resource Committee 17/10/23 

Full Governing Board



 Full Governing Board 30/01/24 

Full Governing Board


Reading, Writing, SES, SDP

Full Governing Board



Full Governing Board


Governance (including electing officers)

Structure of the Governing Board

The diagram below shows how our Governing Board is structured.

Governors' Attendance 2022-2023

A record is kept by the clerk to the Governing Body of governors’ attendance at meetings. Meetings need to be ‘quorate’ to ensure that decisions can be made.



FGB meetings

Committee meetings

Mr B Levitan



Mrs A Cornwall



Mr T Woods



Mrs C Smith



Mrs J Shaw



Mrs L Strek



Mr M Taylor



Mr D Lythgoe



Mrs R Gregson1/10/1
Mr I Ibbotson3/43/3
Mrs H Billingham3/42/3
Mr P Thomasson3/41/2



Governors' Annual Statement 2023

Governors' Arrangements and Terms of Reference 23/24

Policies relating to the Governing Body