What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors – together they’re called the ‘governing body’. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

Below is a list of the current Priory Academy Governing Body.

  Contact (through school office 01909 478886 unless separate email shown) START DATE END DATE

DIOCESAN GOVERNORS (7)

 

     

The Reverend Nicolas Spicer

(Incumbent – ex-officio)

  19 Nov 2007  

VACANCY

(DBE nomination)

 

(following resignation of Mr Ian Barnes on 12 Sept 2018)

     

Mrs Mary Howe

(DBE nomination)

 

 

  14 June 2017 13 June 2021

Mrs Lucy Vernon     (Chair)

(DBE nomination)

l.vernon@worksoppriory.org.uk 1 Sept 2018 31 August 2022

Mrs Helen Hurt

(PCC nomination)

  1 Sept 2014 31 Aug 2022

Mrs Sara Daly

(PCC nomination)

  1 Sept 2018 31 August 2022

Mr Robert Thistlethwaite

(PCC nomination)

  1 Sept 2016 31 Aug 2020

STAFF GOVERNORS (2)

 

     

 

Mrs Susan Rawson

(Head of School)

  1 Sept 2018  

Mr Callum Anderson

(Staff Governor)

  11 Dec 2018 10 Dec 2022

PARENT GOVERNORS (2)

 

     
Mr Craig Barnett   14 June 2017

13 June 2021

 

 

Anna Bagshaw   6 July 2018 5 July 2022

LA (1)

 

     

Mrs Gwynneth Jones

 

  7 Jan 2017 6 Jan 2021
ASSOCIATE MEMBER      

 

Mr Phil Abbott

(executive headteacher)

  1 Sept 2011