Governor Newsletter

The Governor Newsletter details who governors are, what they do, how they do it and a general insight into the day to day role of school Governors.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter.

Governor Attendance 

Governor Responsibilities and Terms of Office


Governor Interests

Croftlands Infant and Nursery School Instrument of Governance states we require

1 Head Teacher

1 Staff Goveror

1 Local Authority Governor

3 Parent Governor

7 Co-opted Governor


The Governing Body has the power to delegate certain of its duties to appointed committees. The structure and membership of these committees is agreed by the Governing Body.

The committees are responsible for doing the majority of the leg-work of the Governing body. Each committee is run by a Chair and the Headteacher sits on each of the committees.

Meetings are minuted so that their business and any decisions reached can be fed back in detail to the following meeting of the Full Governing Body. Committee meetings are quorate when three governors (which can include the Headteacher) are in attendance. Minutes of Governing Body meetings are available to view in the school office.

Currently our governing body meets in full once a term.


These sub-committees are as follows:


Premises, Health and Safety
  • Jo Procter
  • Paul Harris
  • Angela Jenkinson
  • Steven Richardson
  • Jonathan Hardisty
  • Jo Procter
  • Amy Lord
  • Hanna Munro
  • Marissa Burr
  • Jon Griffiths
Finance, Personnel and Admin
  • Jo Procter
  • Leanne Bayliff
  • Sarah Hooper
  • David Armstrong


Our Governing Body currently comprises of the following members:



Jo Procter- Acting Head teacher

Jon Griffiths - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors - Chair of Education

Sarah Hooper - Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair of Governors

David Armstrong - Authority Governor - Chair of Finance, Admin and Personnel

Paul Harris - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Health and Safety

Leanne Bayliff - Parent Governor

Amy Lord- Staff Governor - Reception Teacher

Angela Jenkinson- Co-opted Governor

Steven Richardson - Co-opted Governor

Hanna Munro - Parent Governor

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Marissa Burr - Co-opted Governor

Jonathan Hardisty - Parent Governor
Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

Sian Taylor- Clerk to the Governors



What the Governors do?

Effective work is being done by the governing body. Our Governors act as critical friends and hold senior leaders to account for all aspects of the school?s performance.

This is done by regularly observing lessons and working with staff at our Education, Finance and Premises committee meetings.


All leaders and managers, including the governing body, are highly ambitious for the school and lead by example.


In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.

Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.

To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.