Welcome to our Governors page.  This page will inform you of everything you want/need to know about our Governing Body and the role it has in at Allen Edwards.

Our Governing Body comprises of parents, members of the local community and staff.

The Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:

  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  3. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors set the aims and objectives for the school and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher.

In action, this means:

  • Appointing and performance reviewing the head teacher and senior leaders, including making decisions about pay

  • Managing budgets and deciding how money is spent

  • Engaging with pupils, staff, parents and the school community

  • Sitting on panels and making decisions about things like pupil exclusions and staff disciplinary

  • Addressing a range of education issues within the school including disadvantaged pupils, pupils with special needs, staff workload and teacher recruitment

  • Looking at data and evidence to ask questions and have challenging conversations about the school

Our Governors

Chair of Governors (L.A)  |  Ms. Sue Quirk

Vice-Chair of Governors (Co-opted)  |  Mr. Jack Sutcliffe

Clerk of the Governing Body  |  Mr. Andrew James

Co-opted Governor  |  Ms. Clare Bradley


Parent Governor  |  Ms. Vaila McLure

Parent Governor  |  Ms. Ashley Fiander

Co-opted Governor  |  Mr. Tim Frisby

Co-opted Governor  |  Mr. James Burstall

Headteacher  |  Mrs. Louise Robertson

Teacher Governor  |  Mr. George Eastman

Governors Responsibilities

  • Child Protection - Ms. Sue Quirk

  • SEN / Inclusion - Ms. Vaila McClure

  • Training Link - Mr. Tim Frisby

  • Health and Safety - Mr Tim Frisby

  • Rights Respecting Schools - Ms Clare Bradley

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