The governing body of St. Andrew’s is legally responsible for strategic leadership (steering the boat) and keeping the head teacher (the chief rower of the boat) accountable. They serve the head as critical friends. As strategic leaders they are responsible to set the aims and objectives of the school, its policies and targets, and to monitor the overall progress of the school.  As a church school the governors are particularly responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the school’s Christian [Church of England, Voluntary Controlled] foundation and ethos (and whilst they do not have to be a Christian to serve as a governor must be open to these principles). The Full Governing Body meets six times a year and in addition to these meetings, governors also sit on sub-committees that report to the Full Governing Body, usually meeting between such meetings. The three committees are Ethos; Finances, Pay, Health and Safety, and Buildings;  and Staffing and Curriculum.

Our 2016/2017 Governing Body are:

Mr Derek Jones – Chair of Governors, Parent Governor
Mr Michael Line – Joint Vice-Chair of Governors; Co-Opted Governor
Revd Chris Crocker – Joint Vice-Chair of Governors, LEA Appointed Governor
Helen Green – Headteacher
Mrs Clare Johnson –   Foundation Governor
Dr Angela Kerr – Foundation Governor
Mr Chris Daykin – Parent Governor
Mrs Sharon James – Parent Governor
Mrs Claire Spiers – Staff Governor
Vacancy – Ex Officio Foundation

Membership of committees:


Revd Chris Crocker, Angela Kerr (Chair), Claire Spiers

Finance, Pay, Health and Safety, Buildings

Chris Daykin, Helen Green, Derek Jones, Mike Line (Chair)

Staffing and Curriculum

Revd Chris Crocker, Helen Green, Sharon James, Clare Johnson (Chair)

Headteacher Performance Management

Revd Chris Crocker, Derek Jones and Mike Line

Link Governors:

Attendance – Derek Jones
Safeguarding and Child Protection – Mike Line
Early Years – Sharon James
English – Angela Kerr
ICT – Chris Crocker
Leadership and Management – Angela Kerr
Looked After Children – Clare Johnson
Maths – Chris Daykin
Policies – Chris Daykin
Pupil Premium – Clare Johnson
SEN – Clare Johnson
Sports Funding and PE – Mike Line
Teaching and Learning – Chris Daykin

Governor Attendance

A list of Governors attendance at meetings can be found here:

Governors attendance at meetings 2016 -2017

Governor Pecuniary Interests

Pecuniary and Business Interest Website Register Jan 17

Governor Information 2015-16

Governor Information 2014-15

Governor Meeting Dates

  • Monday 19th September 2016
  • Monday 21st November 2016
  • Monday 30th January 2017
  • Monday 20th March 2017
  • Monday 15th May 2017
  • Monday 26th June 2017

Annual Statements

Annual Governance Statement of St Andrew 2014-15