The Local Governing Body - What we do

All schools and academies in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school.  The Headteacher is responsible for day-to-day leadership and running of the school.  The Local Governing Body provide strategic direction and act as a “critical friend”; to support, challenge, ask questions, and ultimately, represent the school community. 

The Local Governing Body are involved with such things as the school budget, resources, infrastructure, safeguarding, academic performance, and, key issues which affect the school. Ultimately the governing body hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.  Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of the Deputy Headteacher.  The Chair of Governors and a sub-section of the governing body are also involved in Pay and Salaries Reviews and the Headteacher's Performance Review.

The Pyrcroft Grange Local Governing Body meet once a term.  There are three sub-committees which meet once or twice a term each governor is given responsibility for a class and a specialist area to monitor.

  • Resources - To ensure that the school's spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to meet the best needs or the pupils.  The committe also provides input on staffing pay and health and safety issues.
  • Safeguarding and Welfare - To discuss and monitor all aspects for the school's pastoral work which includes attendance, behaviour, safeguarding, and ensuring all Child Protection policies are fully understood and correctly implemented by all staff.
  • Curriculum and Performance - To discuss and monitor all aspects of the school's work around pupil attainment and progress, and ensure that the curriculum is broad, balanced and stretching.
  • Class Governors -  Governors each take responsibility for a class within the school. They are invited into class to talk to teachers, look at the learning environment, meet the children, attend assemblies and be kept informed on overall progress levels in their class.  This ensures our governors are connected with the school on many levels, and enables them to make informed decisions.

Who are we?

The Governing Body consists of elected Co-opted, Parent and Staff Governors, and the Headteacher.   The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.  Each governor has a term of office of two or four years.

The Governing Body at Pyrcroft Grange are:

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Ian Gardner

Chair of Governors

Jo Sharp

Vice Chair / Parent Governor

Danae Salwan

Parent Governor

All Committees

Area - Leadership

Class - Sapphire


 Committees - Resources (Chair) / Curriculum & Peformance

Area - COIN

Class - Topaz


Committees - Safeguarding & Welfare (Chair) / Resources

Role - Safeguarding & Child Protection

Class - Amber





Nicola Colley

Staff Governor

Councillor Dolcie Clarke

Co-opted Governor

Hannah Edwards

Co-opted Governor

All Committees

Curriculum & Performance (Chair)

Committees - Curriculum & PerformanceRole - Mainstream Special Educational Needs

Class - Opal

Committees - Safeguarding & Welfare / Curriculum & Performance

Role - Pupil Progress

Class - Ruby


    Shane Carey

Co-opted Governor

Mark Brewster

Co-opted Governor

Charlie McIlver

Co-opted Governor

Committees - Curriculum & Performance

 Role - Curriculum & Performance

Class - Diamond

Committees - Safeguarding & Welfare   

Role - Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Welfare

Class - Emerald

Committees - Resources



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Daisy Quinn

Staff Governor

Sue Nardoni

Head Teacher

Anne Smith

Clerk to the Governors

Committees - Curriculum & Performance

 Role - Curriculum & Performance

Class - Diamond

All Committees

(Governor at Chertsey Nursery School)




2018-2019 Academic Year Meetings

The Local Governing Body will meet at 6.30pm on the following dates in the school hall:

  • Tuesday 8th September 2018
  • Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Tuesday 19th March 2019
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019
  • Tuesday 11th July 2019

Contacting us

Please speak to the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or class teacher in the first instance.  The Governing Body can be contacted via the school office.  Please address any comments or queries to the Chair of Governors, Mr Ian Gardner.

Code of Conduct

To view our Governors Code of Conduct click here