We have a strong and vibrant group of governors within Longstone School. Our governors include parents, teachers, community members, and church representatives (Foundation Governors). We are all volunteers and are all passionate about our school.
Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor (2021-2025)
Executive Head Teacher
Staff Governor (2019 - 2023)
Vice Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor (2020-2024)
Claire Colver Foundation Governor (2020-2024)
Foundation Governor 2021-2025
Foundation Governor 2022-2026
Sophie Stephenson Parent Governor (2020-2024)
Parent Governor 2022-2026
Clerk to Governors - Fiona Swain
What is the role of the governing body?
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to set the aims and objectives for the school:
set the aims and objectives of the school,
set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives,
set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives,
monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives,
be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher.
The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
What does the governing body do?
All governors attend the termly Full Governor Body meetings. Governors are also members of committees that support the school. These committees are Resources (about the school finances), Strategic and Standards (academic outcomes, school targets and curriculum), and Health and Safety (keeping our school a safe and happy environment). Full details of committee membership, and link governors, can be found by clicking here: Longstone Governor Committee Membership. Information about the role of link governors can also be found by clicking the button below.
Foundation Governors ensure that decisions made by the Governing Board uphold the Christian values of the school. Like all School Governors they act as critical partners to the school. They have a passion for teaching and learning and they help ensure the maintenance of the Christian ethos of the school. They support the school in whatever way they can.
The Governing Board of the school holds places for up to seven Foundation Governors that includes the current Vicar, the Reverend James Croft. If you are interested in becoming a foundation governor or would like to find out more about the role then please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Cardwell. Left thew Governing Board in November 2021. Mark Taylor. Left the Governing Board in September 2021 Sharon Spibey. Left the Governing Board in May 2021 Chasca Twyman. Left the Governing Board in November 2021