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Governors


We are very fortunate to have extremely hard working governors.
As we’re a church school, the majority of our governors are called ‘foundation governors’.
We also have parent governors, a staff governor, and a Local Authority governor.

The Governing Body has the following core functions;

  • To establish and support the strategic direction of the school
  • To ensure accountability, including supporting and challenging the Headteacher and monitoring targets
  • To ensure upkeep and safety of the school site
  • To ensure good management of the school’s finances

As Grasmere is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, the Foundation Governors particularly seek that the school serves its community by providing education which is in accordance with the principles and practices of the Church of England, including the promotion of Christian values and faith.

Following a re-structure in July 2018, the Governing Body now operates without sub-committees* and meets together about nine times a year.

The Chair of Governors is Richard Attenborough and the Vice Chair is Rod Hutchinson.
The Safeguarding Governor is Andrew Leech.
The Health and Safety Governor is Heidi Halliday.
The Whistleblowing Governor will be appointed imminently.

*Former Committee Name Abbreviation
Finance and EstateDISSOLVED (effective 18 July 2018)FE
Community, Admissions, Attendance and MarketingDISSOLVED (effective 11 September 2017)CAAM
Curriculum, Admissions, Attendance, Pupil Progress and StaffingDISSOLVED (effective 18 July 2018)CAAPPS
Governor TypeNameCommitteeTerm Of Office – Start DateTerm Of Office – End DateInterest Declared
FoundationRichard AttenboroughN/A5/10/20155/10/2019None Declared
FoundationCarolina BourgeatN/A30/8/201829/8/2022Declaration Pending
FoundationGavin ClaytonN/A27/10/201527/10/2019New Declaration Pending
Staff GovernorAdam FosterN/A4/9/20183/9/2022Declaration Pending
Headteacher Ex-OfficioJohanna GoodeN/A1/6/2006OngoingNew Declaration Pending
LA GovernorHeidi HallidayN/A2/11/20152/11/2019New Declaration Pending
Foundation Ex-Officio POM*Gill HenwoodN/A26/6/2015OngoingNew Declaration Pending
Parent GovernorJason HewittN/A14/10/201614/10/2020New Declaration Pending
FoundationRod HutchinsonN/A15/8/201714/8/2021New Declaration Pending
Parent GovernorAndrew LeechN/A2/11/20152/11/2019New Declaration Pending
FoundationPeter YatesN/A3/5/20182/5/2022Declaration Pending
FoundationVacancy    
POM* is an abbreviation for Presiding Officiating Minister.
 
Former Governors
FoundationRobin AshcroftN/A5/10/2015Resigned July 2017N/A
FoundationMartin CampbellCAAM9/12/2014Departed, July 2016None Declared
Foundation Ex-OfficioPenny Driver  Retired from Archdeaconary, Feb 2017None Declared
FoundationJonathan GreenN/A1/9/2015Resigned October 2015Rydal Hall
FoundationJill HaltonCAAM19/9/2016Resigned September 2017None Declared
Staff GovernorCathy IngleCAAPPS29/9/2017Resigned July 2018None Declared
FoundationAnn JackmanN/A14/12/2017Resigned July 2018None Declared
Parent GovernorIan PriddleFE1/10/2014Resigned April 2016YHA
FoundationJames RichardsFE15/8/2017Resigned February 2018None Declared
FoundationJohn RickmanFE21/5/2014Retired 21 May 2018Treasurer of Parochial Church Council (PCC) and Treasurer for the Deanery.
Staff GovernorNicky SteelsCAAPPS1/9/2015Resigned September 2017Child in School

Foundation governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with the parish council.
The Local Authority (LA) governor is appointed by South Lakeland Local Committee.
Parent governors are elected by parents of pupils at Grasmere school.

 Full GovernorsAttendedFE CommitteeAttendedCAAM CommitteeAttendedCAAPPS CommitteeAttended
Richard Attenborough19/09/16Yes10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16Yes
 27/02/17No08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17Yes
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17N/ACommittee Dissolved 17/2/17 19/06/17Yes
 10/07/17Yes11/10/17NA  04/10/17Yes
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17N/A  15/11/17Yes
 29/11/17Yes02/05/18N/A  07/02/18Yes
 07/03/18No      
Robin Ashcroft19/09/16No10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17No08/05/17N/A  06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17No25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17N/A *    04/10/17N/A
 * resigned 5 July 2017       
Gavin Clayton19/09/16Yes10/10/16Yes26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16No23/01/17Yes06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17Yes26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17Yes  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17No11/10/17N/A  04/10/17Yes
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17N/A  15/11/17No
 29/11/17No02/05/18N/A  07/03/18No
 07/03/18Yes      
Penny Driver19/09/16No10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
(Ex-officio POM vacancy)28/11/16N/A23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17N/A08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17N/A25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17N/A    04/10/17N/A
 *retired 6/2/2017       
Johanna Goode19/09/16Yes10/10/16Yes26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17Yes06/02/17 07/11/16Yes
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17Yes26/06/17 06/02/17Yes
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17Yes  19/06/17Yes
 10/07/17Yes11/10/17Yes  04/10/17Yes
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17Yes  15/11/17Yes
 29/11/17Yes02/05/18Yes  07/02/18Yes
 07/03/18Yes      
Heidi Halliday19/09/16Yes10/10/16Yes26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17Yes06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17Yes26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17Yes  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17Yes11/10/17Yes  04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17Yes  15/11/17N/A
 29/11/17Yes02/05/18Yes  07/02/18N/A
 07/03/18Yes      
Jill Halton19/09/16Yes10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16Yes
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17Yes
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17N/A  19/06/17Yes
 10/07/17No    04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17No      
 *resigned 15/9/2017       
Andrew Leech19/09/16Yes10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16Yes
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17N/A  19/06/17Yes
 10/07/17Yes11/10/17N/A  04/10/17Yes
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17N/A  15/11/17Yes
 29/11/17No02/05/18N/A  07/02/18No
 07/03/18Yes      
John Rickman19/09/16Yes10/10/16Yes26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17No06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17No08/05/17Yes26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17Yes  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17Yes11/10/17Yes  04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17Yes  15/11/17N/A
 29/11/17Yes02/05/18Yes  07/02/18N/A
 07/03/18No      
Nicky Steels19/09/16Yes10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16Yes
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17Yes
 22/05/17No25/05/17N/A  19/06/17Yes
 10/07/17No    04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17Yes      
 *resigned 29/9/2017       
Jason Hewitt19/09/16N/A10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16Yes23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17Yes08/05/17No26/06/17N/A06/02/17No
 22/05/17Yes25/05/17No  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17No11/10/17No  04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17No06/12/17No  15/11/17N/A
 29/11/17No02/05/18No  07/02/18N/A
 07/03/18No      
Gill Henwood19/09/16N/A10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
(Ex-officio POM)28/11/16N/A23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 *from 26/6/201727/02/17N/A08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17N/A25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17No11/10/17N/A  04/10/17Yes
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17N/A  15/11/17No
 29/11/17Yes02/05/18N/A  07/02/18No
 07/03/18Yes      
James Richards19/09/16N/A10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16N/A23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17N/A08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17N/A25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17N/A11/10/17Yes  04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17Yes06/12/17Yes  15/11/17N/A
 29/11/17Yes    07/02/18N/A
 *resigned 5/2/2018       
Rod Hutchinson19/09/16N/A10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16N/A23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17N/A08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17N/A25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17N/A11/10/17Yes  04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17Yes*06/12/17Yes  15/11/17N/A
 * as an observer 02/05/18Yes  07/02/18N/A
 29/11/17       
 07/03/18Yes      
Cathy Ingle19/09/16N/A10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16N/A23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17N/A08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17N/A25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17N/A11/10/17N/A  04/10/17Yes
 11/09/17N/A06/12/17N/A  15/11/17Yes
 29/11/17Yes02/05/18N/A  07/02/18Yes
 07/03/18Yes      
Ann Jackman19/09/16N/A10/10/16N/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A26/09/2016cxelledN/A
 28/11/16N/A23/01/17N/A06/02/17N/A07/11/16N/A
 27/02/17N/A08/05/17N/A26/06/17N/A06/02/17N/A
 22/05/17N/A25/05/17N/A  19/06/17N/A
 10/07/17N/A11/10/17N/A  04/10/17N/A
 11/09/17N/A06/12/17N/A  15/11/17N/A
 29/11/17N/A02/05/18No  07/02/18N/A
 07/03/18Yes      

If you have any queries regarding any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk to the Governors, Maria Crawford, at the school.