You can find details about our Governors and Governing Body using the subheading links on the left of the page and by viewing information below. If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors Kate Strickland-Wright please do so via the school office, either by the school  email address or via letter if it is a confidential matter.

The governing body is responsible for promoting high standards of achievement, driving improvements and ensuring that resources are used effectively to give every child the best possible education. Governing bodies have a strong focus upon ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. They also hold the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school, the pupils and the staff; in addition to overseeing the financial performance of the school ensuring that money is well spent.

Governors act as a  critical friend whereby they recognise and celebrate achievements, know where the school is not achieving well and challenge this, support and encourage improvement strategies, develop a good relationship with the Headteacher and staff, and respect professional boundaries whilst expecting high standards.

St Philips’s governing body is made up of the Headteacher, 9 Foundation governors, 1 Staff governor, 1 Local Authority governor, 2 Parent governors, and 2 Co-opted Governors. Meetings for the full governing body are held once per half term , sub-committees of Curriculum, Resources and Human Resources meet once per term. Below are our current governors, find out more information by clicking on the sub heading links on the left of the page.

Name  Type of Governor Term of Office
Mr N Brocklehurst Foundation Governor 4 Yrs (01.04.24)
Mrs J Pearson Parent Governor 4 Yrs (18.10.25)
Mrs D Cudjoe Foundation Governor 4 Yrs (03.04.24)
Mrs L Davidson Teacher Representative 4 Yrs (10.02.23)
Mrs J Dunning Foundation Governor 4 Yrs (15.02.24)
Mrs L Chinnery                    Parent Governor 4 Yrs (04.06.26)
Mr A Guthrie Co-opted Governor 4 Yrs (06.06.25)
VACANCY LA Governor  
Mr L Herridge               Parent Governor 4 Yrs (15.10.24)
Mrs C Grimes     Foundation Governor 4 Yrs (29.4.24)
Mrs V McDonnell Co-opted Governor 4 Yrs (04.02.23)
Mrs L Savage Foundation Governor                4 Yrs (25.01.26)
Rev. Sarah Peppiatt Ex Officio  Appointed 20.02.16
Mrs K Strickland-Wright Chair/Foundation Governor  4 Yrs (26.11.24)
Mr P Stanley  Headteacher