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Welcome to our Governors’ section.  Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


If you would like to contact a Governor please contact the school office.

Make an Impact – Become a School Governor


The Village Schools Federation is recruiting new governors to join its governing board from January 2021.

There are roles for general governors as well as those ring-fenced for parent governors. We are looking for people with a broad range of skills to support the growth and development of all of our schools, including:

  • Human resources. To ensure we recruit and retain the best leaders, staff and governors.
  • Communication and marketing. To communicate our vision to teachers, parents/carers and the wider community.
  • Estates and building management. To provide a safe and inspiring environment to learn and work.
  • Finance. To ensure resources are allocated to maximum effect for learning and growth.

Enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference to pupils are essential. 

A structured programme of governor training and personal development will be provided to support you in your role.


Develop yourself – personally and professionally – while giving back to your community


What do governors do?

The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools:

  • The governing board is made up of around 12 governors and meetings take place every 6-12 weeks
  • Governors support and challenge the headteacher and make sure public money is well spent
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

Why apply for the role?

  • You don’t need to be a parent, teacher, or have experience of working in education – schools need a variety of skills to help them run efficiently
  • Use your own experience of education and life beyond school to inform conversations
  • Develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  • Make a valuable contribution to education and your community
  • Support and challenge the school so that it improves for pupils and staff
  • Bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights into decision-making in the interests of the school community


To hear the stories of other school governors please visit:

Find out more about our wonderful federation


How to apply:

To find out more about the role and details of how to apply please contact:

Expressions of interest by Tuesday 5th January 2021, please.

Safeguarding of our children is at the forefront of everything we do and recruitment to the Governing Board is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.





Village School Federation









Governor Type

Term From

Term To


Mr. Noel Sibbald

Parent governor



19 Sep 2019

18 Sep 2023


Vice-Chair - FSP

Victoria Morgan

Parent governor



29 Nov 2017

28 Nov 2021

Co-Vice Chair

Safeguarding Governor

Mr David Argent


Local Authority Governor



13 Dec 2017

12 Dec 2021

Chair – SP&E

Mrs Anna Shotton

Parent governor



30 Nov 2018

29 Nov 2022

Chair - FSP

Safeguarding Governor

Marie-Claire Parsons




01 Jan 2018

31 Dec 2021

Executive Headteacher

Mrs Lisa Humphreys

Staff governor



18 Dec 2018

17 Dec 2022

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Reverend Coralie Mansfield

Co-opted governor



18 Jul 2018

17 Jul 2022

SIAMS Governor

Mr Stuart Ayling

Associate Member

(Governing Body)

15 Jan 2020

14 Jan 2024


Mrs Sheila Bushnell

Co-opted governor



18 Sept 2019

17 Sept 2023

Pupil Premium

Mr Peter Crawley

Parent Governor

09 Dec 2019

08 Dec 2023


Mr Stan Farmer

Associate Member

(Governing Body)

15 Jan 2020

14 Jan 2024


Mr Edward Hobern

Associate Member

(Governing Body)

15 Jan 2020

14 Jan 2024


Mr David Morris

Parent Governor

09 Dec 2019

08 Dec 2023


Mr Matthew Robinson

Parent Governor

09 Dec 2019

08 Dec 2023







Make an Impact - Become a School Governor