All schools in England have a governing body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a  “critical friend”, to support, challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing body works in close partnership with the Head Teacher, staff and Local Authority. Whilst the Head teacher, is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved in such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Caldew Lea Primary schools governing body consists of:-

5 parent governors elected by parents

1 local authority governor elected by Local Authority

1 staff governor elected by staff

1 head teacher elected by governing body

6 co-opted governors elected by governing body

Governors at Caldew Lea are elected for a term of office of 4 years. Governors also serve on one or two sub committees:

Curriculum and policies, finance and staffing and structures.

Chair of governors – Susan Graham

Vice chair – Katherine Taylor

Chair of curriculum and policies – Yvonne Swainson

Chair of finance and staffing – Susan Graham

Chair of structures – Jannette King

The following documents are attached:-

Full details of governing body

Attendance at full governing body meetings – September 2017 onwards

Attendance at full governing body meetings – September 2016 – July 2017

Attendance at sub committee meetings March 2016 to July 2016

Attendance at sub committee meetings September 2016 – July 2017

Governing Body and their Interests

Attendance – full govs sept 17 – July 18

Attendance – full govs Sept 16 – July 17

attendance-for-sub-committees 2017-2018

attendance for sub committees 2016-17

attendance for sub committees March 2016 – July 2016


Type of Governor

Mrs C Cox (resigned 17/03/18)

Mr D Firth (resigned 08/11/17)

Mrs S Graham (Chair)

Mrs E Howe (resigned 22/01/18))

Miss C Kellett

Mrs J King

Mrs M Law

Mrs C Little

Mr I McGregor (resigned 01/11/17)

Mrs J Robinson

Mr R Stewart (resigned 17/03/18)

Mrs Y Swainson

Mrs K Taylor (Vice-Chair)

Miss L Ward

Mr S Witherington (Resigned 16/05/18)

Mr D Wood