Our Governors

The Governing Body meets at least once a term. Our governors are as follows:

Guy Adams – Chair of Governors – LA Appointed

Ruth Hobbs – Vice Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor

Vacancy – Co-opted Governor

Rev Jo Stobart – Ex Officio Governor

William Lucy – Foundation Governor

Niall Whitehouse – Parent Governor

John Burke – Parent Governor

Claire Oaten – Headteacher

Vernon Higgins – Staff Governor

The Clerk to the Governors is  Mrs Gillian Dunn

The Work of the Governors

The Governing Body meets at least once a term, but usually more often. Governors have Standing Orders to follow; these are regulations and guidelines as to how the Governors fulfil their duties. We do not have separate Curriculum, Personnel and Finance Committees, rather these are all considered in Full Governing Body meetings. Our Pay Committee consists of Guy Adams, Ruth Hobbs and Rev Jo Stobart.

The governors have very wide ranging responsibilities; oversight of the curriculum and pupil attainment, performance of staff, the health and safety of all those using the school, the school’s finances- and more. In practice, they delegate much of this to the Headteacher on a day to day basis, but work with the Headteacher and staff to set the direction of the school and the policies it operates within.

We also have nominated Governors for specific areas, currently these are:

NQT – Rev Jo Stobart

Learning & Progress – Niall Whitehouse

Safeguarding – Ruth Hobbs

SEND – Ruth Hobbs

Equalities / Pupil Premium/LAC – Rev Jo Stobart

Finance – Guy Adams

Online Safety – John Burke

H&S – Vernon Higgins​

Ethos Group – Rev Jo Stobart, Guy Adams

Terms of Office for our school Governors (and any relevant business interests):

Guy Adams , LA Appt Governor- 14.05.20 to 14.05.24

Claire Oaten – Headteacher – started 01.09.13

Vernon Higgins, Staff Governor – 17.05.19 – 16.05.23 (staff member at Greenfylde)​

Niall Whitehouse, Parent Governor – 11.12.18 – 10.12.22

Rev Jo Stobart – Ex Officio – started 15.10.19

Ruth Hobbs, Co-opted Governor 14.05.20 to 14.05.24​, previously Associate Governor from Feb 2020

William Lucy, Foundation Governor – 09.08.21 to 08.08.25

John Burke, Parent Governor 13.10.20 – 12.10.24 (family member works at the school)

Vacancy co-opted Governor


In the 2020/21 academic year we have had the following Governors leave the Governing Body

Denise Violet Lugg resigned 08.09.20

James Moncur 23.09.20

Louise Peachey 01.10.20