Our Governors

Governors normally meet once a term to receive reports from the Headteacher on the life and work of the school.

Members of staff also report to Governors at the termly meetings, and this usually takes the form of an in-depth look at some aspect of the whole curriculum.

Termly meetings are held at the school and are now open to the public.

This of course means that parents can attend as observers, although governors retain the right to take certain agenda items as confidential.

With the wider powers given them by recent legislation Governors have a very significant role to play in ensuring that, along with the Headteacher and colleagues, they move the school forward in a coherent, cohesive way.

Skidby CE Primary School Governors

Name of GovernorCategoryAppointed
Kate MakepeaceChair17.01.2016
Graham HillVice Chair09.07.2015
Samantha GradyStaff16.07.2015
Matthew PenroseParent02.04.2018
Sarah HookerParent16.03.2017
Dave CoxParent12.10.2016
Helen MillerFoundation31.03.2017
David MesserRector08.03.2018


Skidby CE Primary School Governors Interests

Name of GovernorRelevant Business InterestOther Educational Establishments GovernedRelationship with other Governors / Staff
Kate MakepeaceNoneNoneNone
Graham HillNoneNoneNone
Samantha GradyNoneNoneNone
Matthew PenroseNoneNoneNone
Sarah HookerNoneNoneNone
Dave CoxNoneNoneNone
Helen MillerNoneHeadteacher at Kingswood Parks Primary SchoolNone
David MesserNoneNoneNone

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