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Governing Board

The role of the Governing Board is to work with the Headteacher and school Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the pupils receive the best possible education.


The Governing Board has 3 key roles:


  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined,
  • Ensuring that the Headteacher performs her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school, and
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school's financial resources.


Membership of the Governing Board

There are 4 different types of governor and members of the Governing Board:


  • Community Governors
  • Parent Governors
  • Staff Governors
  • Associate Members


Structure of the Governing Board

The Governing Board meets as a full group and as three committees, as follows:


  • Curriculum & Assessment
  • Finance & Premises
  • Personnel and Pupil Welfare


The Full Governing Board (FGB) meets six times each year (twice in each term) and each sub-committee aims to meet at least once each term (ideally twice).


Members of the Governing Board

  • Mr Chris Hailey
  • Mrs Louise Gardner
  • Mrs Geraldine Rockall
  • Mrs Claire Coe
  • Mr Ben Kirby
  • Mr Stephen Williams
  • Mrs Rachael Wakefield
  • Mrs Charlene Theophile
  • Mr Christopher Ivie
  • Mr Toni Virtanen
  • Mrs Lisa Bright
  • Mrs Lyn Lamaison
  • Mr Paul Wyatt
  • Mr Nigel Gallacher


Our Code of Conduct

To find out more about each of our Governors please have a look at their profiles via the video or the PDF download link below.

Applecroft Governor Profiles Video

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