School Governors

School governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

They are volunteers who help to run the school. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school, such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

School governors also help to make big decisions about the schools long-term goals. They support the headteacher, but also ask questions and make sure the school is heading in the right direction.

It is governors who hold the main responsibility for the finance of the school, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

What does the governing body do?

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of both challenge and support to the headteacher

Instrument of Government

Code of conduct for Governors

Who are the governors at Greysbrooke School?

We have a talented and active team of governors, who are involved on a day to day basis with supporting the consistent delivery of our vision to Nurture, Inspire and Grow all the children at Greysbrooke School.

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Ellie Ballinger


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Clare Glandfield

Staff Governor

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Joanne Swinton

Chair of Governors

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Emily Johnston

Co-opted Governor

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Hayley Morris

Safeguarding Governor

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Richard Storer

Associate Governor

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Marisa Hibberd

Associate Governor

Governor Information

Meeting Attendance 2020-21

Full NameRoleDate AppointedMeeting Attendance 2020-21: CommitteeMeeting Attendance 2020-21: Full GovernorsMeeting Attendance: Local Governing Board
Ellie BallingerHead TeacherJanuary 20209/92/23/3
Clare GlandfieldStaff GovernorJune 20183/42/23/3
Joanne SwintonChair of GovernorsNovember 20215/52/23/3
Emily JohnstonCo-opted GovernorMay 20192/22/23/3
Hayley MorrisSafeguarding GovernorNovember 20211/12/22/3
Richard StorerAssociate GovernorJune 20183/42/23/3
Marisa HibberdAssociate GovernorFebruary 20201/22/22/3

Governors who have left over the past 12 months

Full NameRoleDate AppointedDate Resigned
Andy SkidmoreParent GovernorMarch 2019February 2022
Pete HedgesFoundation GovernorOct 2017October 2021
Richard WorthLA GovernorDecember 2019December 2021
Lynda JoesCo-opted GovernorOctober 2017May 2021
Liz ChamberlainCo-opted GovernorJune 2019February 2021
Kate SheehanCo-opted GovernorJan 2018May 2021

Who can I contact if I need to know more about the governing body?

You can contact (Chair of Governors) with any queries relating to the governing body.

Any queries relating specifically to your own child should be directed to the class teacher.