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The Role of the Governors


Ofsted classes the Governing Body within the leadership and management of the school.  However, it is important to remember that governors do not manage the school.  That is the job of the headteacher and management team.  Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the headteacher and the school.

The Governors are there to support the headteacher and staff, but they are also there in a monitoring capacity, asking relevant questions such as:

  •  Is it working?
  •  How do we know it is working?
  • If it isn’t working, what can we do?
  • How can we get better?


At Heathlands, our Governing Body's three roles are to:

  •  Provide a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school
  •  Support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school
  •  Hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education

Our School Governors

Mrs S Borrill (Chair)

Miss H Warren (Vice Chair)

Mrs S Turley

Mrs S Morgan

Mr R Ludlow

Mr D Borrill

Mrs D Heap

Miss C Cooper

Mrs M Wallis

Mrs E Casburn

Mrs K Payton





We currently have two committees. Both of these meeting every half term and discuss matters relating to the strategic direction of the school e.g. the budget and school expenditure, staffing, school curriculum, pupil progress and attainment, behaviour and links with parents.

These committees are:


Pupil, School and Community                     Finance and Personnel

Mrs Borrill                                                                      Miss Warren (Chair)                                   

Mrs Turley                                                                      Mrs Borrill

Miss Warren                                                                   Mr Ludlow

Mrs Payton                                                                     Mrs Morgan

Mrs Morgan                                                                    Mrs Wagstaff

Mr Borrill                                                                       Mrs Payton

Mrs Wagstaff





Miss Cooper

Mrs Wallis

Mrs Heap

Mrs Casburn



Additional Information


Please see attached for additional information about the Governing body. This includes term of office, type of Governor and any information declared of the register of pecuniary interests.

If you wish to contact the Governors, you can get contact information through the school office. Should you wish to contact them confidentially, you should do this in writing, addressing your letter to the Chair of Governors