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School governors are people from the school’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. Persons under 18 may become Associate Members.  There is no upper age limit.

Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

"A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.  This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to access progress and determine appropriate action.

Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a critical friend who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school." (School Governor Recruitment Toolkit)

Governor Categories

Schools have an input in or responsibility for the appointment or election of several categories of school governor:

Parent Governors

Parents (including carers) of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as Parent Governors and are elected by other parents at the school. If only one candidate is forthcoming, he/she is automatically appointed. However, if no candidates are forthcoming, the governing body can appoint:

  • a parent of a registered pupil at the school, or if that is not possible;
  • a parent of a former pupil at the school, or if that is not possible;
  • a parent of a child of or under compulsory school age.

 NB: For special schools the appointment criteria are slightly different. See the Guide to the Law for more information.

Staff Governors

Both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school are eligible to stand for election as Staff Governors and are elected by school staff.

Co-opted Governors

The Governing Body needs occasional access to specific skills and will appoint up to three co-opted governors at any point. Each co-option has a specific purpose and a defined set of objectives and shall be for no more than two years. When the co-option is reviewed at the end of the two year period, a formal review of the impact of the co-optee's undertaken. An additional one year term may be agreed at this point.

Community Governors

Community Governors are appointed by the governing body to represent community interests. Community Governors can be people who live or work in the community served by the school, or people who do not work or live close to the school but are committed to the good governance and success of the school. A person is disqualified from appointment as a Community Governor if he/she is eligible to be a Staff Governor at the school, or is an elected member of the Local Authority to which the school belongs.

For more information on the appointment and election of these and other categories of school governor, visit www.governornet.co.uk and download the Guide to the Law.

Governors at September 2017

Name and Role of GovernorCommitteeSkills ContributionTerm of OfficeBusiness Interests

Adrian Pritchard
Chair of Governors

Learning Resources Strategic Educational Development 09/2017 - 09/2021



Fergus Gallagher
Vice Chair
Community Governor

Chair for Learning Resources

Learning Community and Curriculum.

ICT & Personnel 09/2017 - 09/2021 Chair for INMAT

Mona Mehta

Co-opted Governor


Chair Environment & Wellbeing
Community & Curriculum
 Curriculum  09/2017- 09/2021  None

Brian Dodds
Community Governor

Curriculum and Environment  Communication  09/2017-09/2021  Married to Staff Member

Clare Dent

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum & Community

Quality Assurance 11/2015-11/2018  None

Melanie Eaves
Co-opted Governor

Learning Resources Finance 09/2017-09/2021  None

Keten Lad

Co-opted Governor

Learning Resources Business 09/2017-09/2021  None


Parent Governor

 Vacancy  Vacancy  Vacancy  Vacancy


Parent Governor

 Vacancy  Vacancy  Vacancy  Vacancy

Bethany Renshaw

Staff Governor

Teaching, Learning and outcomes. Curriculum 09/2017-09/2021 Assistant Head.

Sarah Powell

Staff Governor

Environment and Wellbeing Curriculum 09/2017-09/2021 Assistant Head.

Tania Watts


Learning Resources

Teaching, Learning and outcomes

Environment and Wellbeing.


Curriculum 04/2016-04/2020 Headteacher

Kathryn Berrill

None Advisory 09/2017-09/2021

Clerk for INMAT


Governors Information


About Us

At Hall Meadow we promote achievement in all areas and from all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique. We work together to create an active, caring and high quality environment that encourages self-sustaining lifelong learning.


Teaching & Learning

We are a fully inclusive school, children are always at the centre of everything we do. The curriculum is innovative and provides maximum opportunities for intellectual, social and emotional development. The children study the National Curriculum through themes such as 'Keen to be Green'.


Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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