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|
|Mrs C Marsland||Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (04.01.22)|
|Mr N Brocklehurst||Parent Governor||4 Yrs (01.04.20)|
|Mr I Critchley||Vice & Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (19.09.20)|
|Mrs D Cudjoe||Parent Governor||4 Yrs (03.04.20)|
|Mrs L Davidson||Teacher Representative||4 Yrs (10.02.23)|
|Mrs J Dunning||Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (15.02.22)|
|Mr A Guthrie||Co-opted Governor||4 Yrs (06.06.21)|
|Cllr J Guthrie||LEA Representative||4 Yrs (06.04.19)|
|Mr L Harris||Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (15.12.20)|
|Mrs L Hollywood||Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (01.02.21)|
|Mrs L Savage||Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (24.01.22)|
|Mrs J Wightman||Headteacher|
|Rev. Sarah Peppiatt||Ex Officio||Appointed 20.02.16|
|Mrs K Strickland-Wright||Chair/Foundation Governor||4 Yrs (19.09.20)|
|Mrs Victoria McDonnell||Co-opted Governor||4 Yrs (04.02.23)|