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Chair of Governors: Ruth Shaw 

Headteacher: Alex Bramley 

Co-opted Governors: Paul Bedford  

                                     Steve Pickering 

                                     Jo Bakes 

Staff Governor: Debbie Morris

Parent Governors: Zoe Jones 

                                 Jade Dent 

                                 Heather Swift


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:

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

For more information about our governors and their Term of Office, please see below

No governors declared any pecuniary or relevant business interests as recorded on the register of interests for the period 2021-22. This will be reviewed at the first full governor's meeting in the academic year 2022-2023.

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

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