Governor Attendance 

Governor Responsibilites and Terms of Office

Governor Interests

Terms of Reference


Croftlands Infant and Nursery School Instrument of Governance states we require:

1 Head Teacher

1 Staff Governor

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.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Stephen McDonald. Our Vice Chair of Governors is Ms Melissa Thompson Craig. Both are contactable by writing to them at school or phoning the office to leave a message.


These committees are as follows:


Premises, Health and Safety
  • Jo Procter
  • Paul Harris
  • Jonathan Hardisty
  • Martin Swainson
  • Jo Procter
  • Melissa Thompson-Craig
  • Esther Parker
  • Emma Wright
  • Katharine Ryan 
Finance, Personnel and Admin
  • Jo Procter
  • Stephen McDonald
  • Mark Stephens
  • Louise Atkinson


Our Governing Body currently comprises of the following members:


Jo Procter- Head teacher

Stephen McDonald - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors - appointed by the governing body

Melissa Thompson-Craig - Co-opted Governor - Acting Chair of Governors Vice Chair of Governors - appointed by the governing body Vice Chair of Education

Paul Harris - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Health and Safety - appointed by the governing body

Martin Swainson - Parent Governor - elected by parents

Jonathan Hardisty - Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair of Health and Safety - appointed by the governing body

Emma Wright - Staff Governor - Chair of Education- elected by staff 

Sian Taylor- Clerk to the Governors

Esther Parker - Co-Opted Governor - appointed by the governing body

Louise Atkinson- Parent Governor- Chair of Finance, Admin and Personnel - 
elected by parents

Mark Stephens- Co-opted Governor- appointed by the governing body Vice Chair of Finance

Katharine Ryan - Parent Governor - elected by parents

Vacancy - co-opted

Vacancy - Local Authority


What the Governors do?

The term of office for governors is four years. 

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.