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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

Mr R Ludlow (Chair)

Miss H Warren (Vice Chair)

Mrs S Borrill

Mrs S Turley

Mrs S Morgan

Mr R Ludlow

Mrs D Heap

Miss C Cooper

Mrs M Wallis

Mrs K Payton

Mrs C Wagstaff



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 Turley (Chair)                                                          Mrs Payton (Chair)                                   

Mrs Borill                                                                       Miss Warren

Miss Warren                                                                   Mr Ludlow

Mrs Payton                                                                     Mrs Morgan

Mrs Morgan                                                                    Mrs Wagstaff

Mrs Heap                                                                       Mrs Heap

Mrs Wagstaff                                                                Mrs Wallis

Mrs Wallis                                                                      Miss Cooper

Miss Cooper


Below are details of Governor Pecuniary Interests and Attendance at Governing Body meetings for 2016 - 2017.


Name              Term of       End Date       Appointed By     Pecuniary Interests            % Attendance

                     Office                                                                                for 2016 - 2017


S Borrill                 4 Years           21.12.2018          LA                                                                          100

R Ludlow                 4 Years           30.11.2018         Co-opted             Shares in BT/Standard Life        85

                                                                                                          Support Manager - White Space

                                                                                                          Consultant Trainer / home educator

S Turley                 4  Years          14.06.2010        Co-opted                                                                 92

H Warren               4 Years           26.11.2020        Co-opted                                                                 89             

K Payton                 4 Years           02.02.2020       Co-opted                                                                 95

C Cooper                 4 Years           13.09.2020       Co-opted                                                                 47

M Wallis                 4 Years           13.09.2020       Co-opted                                                                 84

D Heap                   4 Years           16.01.2021         Parent                                                                    100

C Wagstaff                                                            Headteacher                                                          95

S Morgan                4 Years           19.09.2020       Teaching Governor                                                 100

D Borrill (resigned)

E Casburn (resigned)



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