Board of Governors

The Governors at Gillamoor play an important role and have considerable responsibility in setting the strategic direction of the school along with the Head Teacher and senior leadership team.  Governors do not manage schools, this is the role of the head teacher and senior leadership team, but we do oversee the development of the school, the main aim of which is always to provide a high standard of education for all pupils of all abilities.  In essence as the accountable body for the school, the governing body has three main roles:

  • provide a strategic view of where the school is heading. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.
  • act as a critical friend to the school.The governing body works with the head teacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school.The governing body should feel able to question and challenge and this is achieved through trust and mutual respect.
  • hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides. The governing body uses its collective skills to benefit the children, by gathering views and asking questions to determine what is best for the school.

The Governors have a variety of skills and backgrounds that provide the school with a wide range of expertise and support. What unifies us is our strong commitment to the schools vision and ethos of “‘First the blade, then the ear, then the full grain’ Mark 4:28”.   The governors are a mixture of parent governors, school staff, co-opted governors and local council representatives.  Parent Governors have a child in school, are elected by parents of the school and serve, as do other Governors, for four years.  We meet every half-term to discuss the work of the school and look at where we are going and how we can make improvements.

The governors visit the school throughout the year and most have a link to specific subjects and their teachers or areas of the school such as Special Educational Needs, Finance, curriculum and Safeguarding.  This is an important opportunity to see the school in action and governors enjoy the chance to meet staff and children and learn about what makes our school special.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, the Head teacher will be pleased to provide further details.


Local Authority Governor

Mr Colin Clifford

Parent Governor

Dr Christopher Vowles

Community Governors

Ms Jane Harper (Chair of Governors)

Mrs Ann Glass

Foundation Governors

Rev Mark Brosnan


Associate Governor

Mr Paul Normandale

Staff Governor

Mrs Lorraine Hugill


Mrs A Hayes

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Lydia Waites

If you wish to contact any of the Governors, please send an email to school:






Paul Normandale

Rev Mark Brosnan

Christopher Vowles

Paul Normandale

Jane Harper

Ann Glass

Jane Harper

Sara Paxton

Ann Glass

Christopher Vowles

Lindsey Roberts

Chris Vowles

Rev Mark Brosnan

Sara Paxton

Independent Advisor



Special Area of Responsibility

Link Governor

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Paul Normandale


Lindsey Roberts


Paul Normandale


Communications & External Links

Christopher Vowles

Wider curriculum

Lindsey Roberts and Christopher Vowles

RE & Worship; Pupil Behaviour & Attendance

Rev Mark Brosnan

SEND & Transition

Sara Paxton and Jane Harper

Finance, Capital Projects & Premises

Jane Harper, Paul Normandale , Andrea Hayes


Andrea Hayes


Colin Clifford

Ethos Working Committee

Rev Mark Brosnan, Charlotte Pope, Andrea Hayes, Jane Harper and Rev. Bridget


Ann Glass