Membership of the Governing Body 2021/2022

Name Category Most recent appointment date Date of retirement
Zoe Linington  Headteacher  N/A  N/A
Vaughan Johnson Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor  Sept 21  Aug 24
Carly Mowbray Joint Vice-Chair of Governors, Resources Committee Chair, Parent Governor  May 18  April 22
Hayley Learoyd Parent Governor  Dec 16  Dec 20
Siu Fung Parent Governor  Nov 19  Oct 23
Susanne Krieg Parent Governor  Dec 19  Oct 23
Hayley Butchard Deputy Headteacher  N/A   N/A
Martin Duffy Staff Governor  Sept 19  Sept 23
Dan Pallett Co-opted Governor  Dec 20  Dec 23
Jonathan Underwood Co-opted Governor  Jan 17  Dec 20
Mike Sladen Joint Vice-Chair of Governors, Curriculum & Standards Committee Chair, Co-opted Governor  June 18  June 22
Vacancy  Foundation Governor  N/A  N/A
Julia Black Foundation Governor, Curriculum & Standards Committee  Jan 19  Dec 22
 Vacancy Co-opted Governor
Hayley Whitaker  LA Governor Mar 21          Feb 24

Clerk to the Governors:  VACANCY                   Email:

Committee Membership     Register of Pecuniary Interest

Governors’ Attendance Log    Instrument of Goverment

The Governing Body

Welcome to our school web site – this section covers the work of the Governing Body at Edward Peake Middle school.

Why Have a Governing Body?

  • Every school is required by law to have a governing body and the school’s Instrument of Government sets out the size and composition of that body.
  • The Governing Body, in partnership with the Head teacher and the Local Authority (LA), is responsible for the strategic management of the school; it is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the staff to manage the school on a day to day basis as set out in the policies made by the governing body in its strategic role.
  • The governing body is made up of people who represent a variety of interests important to school life for example parents and people from the local community.

What are the Governing Bodies responsibilities?

  • Governors work as a team and their main role is to help raise standards of achievement. They are accountable for the performance of the school to parents, Ofsted, the LA and the wider community.
  • They contribute to decisions on the school’s budget and staffing, selecting the Head Teacher and making sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with different needs. Governors work with the Head Teacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school, to provide the best possible education for all children.

What are Governors expected to do?

  • Being a governor involves a commitment of time and energy as attendance at every half-termly governing body meeting is expected. To help share the responsibilities governors are also required to serve on committees or working parties. Governors also undertake visits into school during the working day and have responsibility for specific aspects of the school and curriculum areas.
  • One of the most important things a governor has to remember is confidentiality. Governors must honour their privileged position and not discuss any matters outside of the governors meeting.
  • Governors support the school by being a critical friend, contributing to discussions and decision making. Governors agree to discuss any concerns with the Head Teacher and, above all, will always try to be constructive. Governors must abide by the majority view.

The role of governor is very rewarding enabling individuals to use existing skills and learn new ones. New governors are supported with induction training and peer support as well as access to a comprehensive training programme provided by the LA.