Who are the Governors?

The Governing Body of the school is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds, who are elected, nominated or co-opted and are representative of parents, teachers, the Local Education Authority and the local community.


What do Governors do?

School governors work with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school. The governing body decides what they want the school to achieve, they do this by agreeing a framework with targets, and agreeing policies, in consultation with the head teacher. The governing body then monitors and evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of the framework and policies.

One of the most important aspects of the work of the governing body is to support the staff, parents and pupils, this is done by regular visits to the school (see visit reports at the bottom of this page).


Governing Body Committees

In this school the governing body is organised into the committees below.  Meetings are held at least once each term and committees meet in addition to main Governing Body meetings.  A register of Governor interests and attendance can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Full Governing Body
Personnel and Resources

All governors are committed to the school and its aspirations for every pupil to achieve their full potential; to succeed, soar and excel.

Parent governors are elected from parents who have children in school.

Co-opted governors are invited to stand on the governing body, generally these are people who have skills that support the work of the governing body, they are professionals who have a business or public service management background.

Local authority governors are appointed by the local authority.

Staff governors are elected by the school staff.

The Headteacher.


Our Longthorpe Governors
Chair of Governors:
PKAT appointed
Michael Fish (Health & Safety)Parent Governor:Lucinda Robinson
PKAT appointed
Jenny HeelerStaff Governor:Missy Ali
PKAT appointed:Adrian Kirby (SEND)Staff Governor:Miranda Copping
PKAT appointed:Willow Worthington (Safeguarding)HeadteacherRyan McLay
PKAT appointed:Mr Hans SeebergDeputy Head:Sam Harris
Parent Governor:Sarah PurvisFInance ManagerMichael Paris
Parent Governor:Martyn HobbsClerk to Governors:Caroline Curtis

The Governing Body is here to support you and your child through your child’s school career.  The chair of governors can be contacted in writing via the school office.


Governor Register

Governor Visits