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Being a Governor


All the Governors are committed to offer time and support to the school. We do so by working together and with the Head Teacher to ensure the children get the very best from their time at Marsh Lane Primary.

As Governors we are expected to attend full Governing Body Meetings and various sub –committee meetings.

These meetings happen during the school terms, and are also attended by the Head Teacher and other nominated members of staff. The meetings are arranged around times (normally out of school hours) to suit Governors. The sub-committees consist of two groups, Resource Management and Curriculum, Teaching & Learning. Governors can decide which group(s) they wish to participate in.

The main responsibilities and duties of a Governor include:

o Promoting high standards of educational achievement
o Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement at Key Stage 2
o Taking general responsibility for the conduct and strategic direction of the school
o Managing the school’s budget
o Making sure that the curriculum is balanced and in line with the National Curriculum, and reporting on National Curriculum assessments and examination results
o Determining the staff complement and pay policy for the school
o Participating in the appointment of the Head Teacher and other staff and regulating staff conduct and discipline
o Drawing up an action plan after an inspection

The three core strategic functions of the Marsh Lane Primary School governing board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The Governing Body are a friendly and structured group, passionate about the school and supporting all those connected with it.

The governing body has recently re-constituted and its new Instrument of Government has recently been approved by the Local Authority. This is listed below:-

1. The name of the school is Marsh Lane Primary School.
2. The school is a Community school.
3. The name of the governing body is "The governing body of Marsh Lane Primary School".
4. The governing body shall consist of:

  • 2 Parent Governors 
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 3 Co-opted Governors

The current governors and their roles within the governing board are detailed below. 

No governors declared any percuniary or relevant business interests as recorded on the register of interests for the period 2020-21. This will be reviewed at the first full governor's meeting in the academic year 2021-2022.

We have elected Co-chairs of Teaching and Learning Committee and Resource Management Committee.

Name Role Category


Dyan McKinley

 Co- Chair of Governors,  TLC member

 Parent governor
Jonathon Flower

 Co-Chair of Governors RMC member

Co-opted governor
Paul Bedford

 RMC Chair of committee

Parent governor
Ruth Shaw

 TLC Chair of committee/Safeguarding

Staff governor
Fiona Marsh

 RMC and TLC member

Head Teacher
Steve Pickering

 RMC committee                                        

Co-opted governor

Debbie Morris


LA Governor -  VACANT                                                          


 TLC member/Safeguarding

Co-opted governor

The code of conduct for practice adopted by the governing board can be found here.

Further details about each governor that has served at any point over the past 12 months, including their pecuniary interests and attendance record, can be found by clicking here.

Governors can be contacted via the school office on: 01246 432701

Should you wish to become a governor or if you have any questions about the governing body, please address any correspondence to:- 

Mr John Whitely: Clerk to Governors
Marsh Lane Primary School
School Lane, Marsh Lane