Local Governance Committee

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. Governors provide strategic direction and act as a “critical friend”; to support, challenge, ask questions, and ultimately, represent the school community. 

The Local Governance Committee (LGC) at Pyrcroft Grange are involved with such things as the safeguarding, school budget, resources, infrastructure, academic performance, and, key issues which affect the school. Ultimately the LGC hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff. The Chair of Governors also completes the Headteacher's Performance Review in conjunction with the Trust.

Each Governor has a specific area of responsibility for which they are the Lead Governor. These areas are linked to the School Development Plan and Ofsted Framework. 

The LGC meet once every half term and visit the school throughout the academic year.

Who we are?

The LGC at Pyrcroft Grange consists of elected Co-opted and Parent Governors and the Headteacher. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the start of the academic year. Each governor has a term of office of four years.


Darren West

  • Chair of Governors 
  • Co-opted Governor
  • Lead Governor for Quality of Education - Curriculum breadth and balance including disadvantaged and SEND pupils
  • Term of Office: 17/05/23 to 16/05/27
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Hannah Edwards

  • Vice-Chair of Governors
  • Co-opted Governor
  • Lead Governor for Safeguarding, GDPR and Safer Recruitment
  • Term of Office: 21/11/17 to 20/11/25

Georgie Hayter

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Lead Governor for Quality of Education - Curriculum breadth and balance including disadvantaged and SEND pupils
  • Term of Office: 24/11/21 to 23/11/25

Edith Rosenthal

  • Parent Governor
  • Lead Governor for Pupil Voice and Enrichment including EDI
  • Term of Office:  06/10/21 to 05/10/25
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Rachel Field

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Lead Governor Effectiveness and Human Resources 
  • Term of Office: 01/09/23 to 31/08/27

Jonathan Goode

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Lead Governor Staff and Pupil Welfare, Health & Safety and Estate Management
  • Term of Office: 01/09/23 to 31/08/27

Scott Miles

  • Parent Governor
  • Lead Governor Behaviour, Attitudes to Learning and Attendance.
  • Term of Office: 03/10/23 to 02/10/27

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Sue Nardoni

  • Headteacher
  • Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher
  • Term of Office 1/9/16 onwards


Vanessa Drew

  • Clerk to the Governors

Minutes of the LGC Meetings are available on request via the Clerk of the Governors.

Register of interest and meeting attendance can be found in Key Information/BET governance and scheme of delegation

Bourne Education Trust (BET) Scheme of Delegation

The scheme outlines the delegated powers and responsibilities each decision level receives to act on behalf of the Bourne Education Trust.

View the scheme here

Code of Conduct

To view our Governors Code of Conduct click here

Contact Us

Please speak to the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or class teacher in the first instance. The LGC can be contacted via the school office, addressing any comments or queries to the Chair of Governors, Mr Darren West.

Local Governing Committee Meeting Dates 2023/24
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Wednesday 17 January 2024
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Wednesday 15 May 2024
Wednesday 3 July 2024


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