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As Chair of Governors I welcome you to our governance page.


Our Governing Body supports St George's C of E Primary Academy.  We are part of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust, and our delegated authority and responsibilities are clearly defined by the MAT board of directors. Governors are all volunteers with different skills and experience, but have a commitment to education and the schools, children, staff, parents and carers. All governors are part of the local governing body known as the LGB which meets every term and also hold various portfolios as part of either the resources or teaching and learning committees which also meet every term. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in the schools and its key functions are to:


  • set the aims and objectives for 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 (a critical friend)


It is a privilege to be part of this professional team across both schools, and our LGB works with a ‘hands on’ approach, and any discussion with parents and carers is most welcome.


Chair of Governors

Governors 2020 -2021

Name Category of Governor Term of office Business Interests Pecuniary Interests Other governorships
Kelly Earnshaw Ex Officio Headteacher Post related      
Peter Barlow Foundation 1/4/19 - 30/3/23 Company Director of Outersight UK Parent  
Sophie Daykin Staff Governor

1/9/19 - 30/8/23

Louis Dulling Foundation Governor 08/02/2021 - 07/02/2025   Parent  
Susan Ford Co-opted Governor

12/10/20 - 11/10/21


Anne Newall Foundation Governor 1/9/19 - 30/3/23 School Improvement Partner    
Mike O'Sullivan Foundation Governor

1/9/19 - 30/8/23

Simon Springett Ex Officio Clergy Post Related      
Leann Tapp Parent Governor 17/1/20 - 16/1/24   Parent  
Siw Wysome Clerk 01/09/2020      


Governors have specific areas of responsibility:


Chair of Governors:             Peter Barlow

Vice Chair of Governors:     Leann Tapp

Safeguarding Lead:             Anne Newall

Clerk to the LGB                 Siw Wysome   email:

If you wish to contact the Governing Body then please email


Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2020-21

Name 23/08/20 27/11/20 20/01/21 17/03/21 05/05/21  07/07/21
Kelly Earnshaw      
Peter Barlow      
Sophie Daykin Teaching      
Louis Dulling N/A N/A N/A      
Susan Ford x x      
Anne Newall      
Mike O'Sullivan      
Simon Springett      
Leann Tapp      
Siw Wysome      



Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2019-2020

Name 24/09/19 27/11/19 04/02/20 28/04/20 23/06/20
Kelly Earnshaw
Peter Barlow
Sophie Daykin Authorised
Stacey Gallagher x x Resigned Resigned Resigned
Anne Newall Authorised
Mike O'Sullivan Authorised
Sara Ryder Authorised Authorised
Simon Springett n/a Authorised
Donna Stoneman x x Resigned resigned resigned
Leann Tapp - -
Siw Wysome


Governor meeting minutes are held outside the school office for public viewing

Previous Governors


Stacey Gallagher 2019

Donna Stoneman 2019

Sarah Ryder 2019-2020


Information about the role of the Governors

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Building on firm foundations


Love, Inclusion, Guidance, Hope, Trust and Service

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