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Northborough Primary School


It is the Headteacher and the school team that manages the school and the Governing Body that provides support, leadership and direction. There are governors representing all stakeholders including parents, staff, the local authority and the community. The governing body meet termly with 2 further committees meeting every half term. Our Full Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the finances, including staffing are appropriately used whilst our Curriculum & Standards Committee is responsible for the quality of the education provision for the children in the school.

All governors work with the school and none have declared any business or financial interests that could conflict with their role. Governors can be contacted via the school office and we always welcome new parents or individuals interested in working to move our school forward.

Gvernor definitions below.


GOVERNOR                             RESPONSIBILITIES                                                     GOVERNOR DESIGNATION

Mrs D Hiller                          Safer Recruitment/ Governor mentor              Co-opted Chair

                                                Safeguarding/ E-Safety

Mrs C Tindall                        Governor Training                                                  Co-opted

Mr P Rylance                                                                                                           Co-opted

Mrs K Leishman                  Safeguarding/ E-Safety                                         Co-opted

Mr S Mallott                         Safeguarding/ Child Protection Lead               Head 

Vacant                                   Safeguarding/ Child Protection Lead               Deputy Head

Vacant                                   Responsible Officer (Finance) & Able,               Parent Governor

                                                Gifted & Talented

Mr S Rowcliffe                     Pupil Premium                                                        Parent Governor

Mrs R Tomaselli                   Special Educational Needs (SEN)/ PTFA           Parent Governor

Mr D Gray                                                                                                                  Parent Governor

Mrs A Jackson                      Children in Need/ Associate                                Staff

Mrs S Stone                                                                                                              Clerk


STAFF Governors:

  • staff governors are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues. This category includes the headteacher (who serves in an ex-officio capacity), teaching and non-teaching staff. Unlike parent governors, when a member of staff leaves the school he/she must also leave the governing body.

CO-OPTED Governors:

  • co-opted governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

PARENT Governors: 

  • parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school. If there are insufficient nominations from parents to fill the vacancies, the governing body has to appoint parents.

LEA Governors:

  • authority governors who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body.


  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body.