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Flash Ley Governors


Our dedicated Governing Board welcome you to our website.


We are an elected group of people from all walks of life who work in close partnership with the Head Teacher and Staff.  We provide support, experience and constructive advice in order to establish an educational framework which enables all our children to access the creative curriculum outlined in the school’s development plan.


To achieve this, we commit to attend regular meetings, including committee meetings which oversee policy, personnel, curriculum and financial arrangements. In addition each Governor has links with different areas of school life. Formal aspects include fulfilling legal requirements and in addition, observing classroom activity, carrying out book scans, performance management and attending data and assessment feedback meetings. More informal tasks include going on school visits, working alongside to support staff, judging competition entries, stewarding Parents’ and Open Evenings and attending Presentation Evening and end of term Assemblies.


We look forward to meeting you on these social occasions.


At Flash Ley we “Believe to Achieve” and together with the Head Teacher and Staff, the Governors strive to provide the best possible opportunities for the children at this school.


We would welcome any comments and ideas for new initiatives from you too, so if you see us in the playground please feel free to have a chat to us.  We can also be contacted through the school office.


Mrs. Sarah Wilson (Chair of Governors)

Picture 1 Mrs Sarah Wilson

Responsibilities of Governors



Accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.


Develop the long-term strategic direction of the school. Actively involved in the School Development Plan, visions and aims and budget.

Critical Friendship

Challenges, monitors and evaluates progress against set targets.


Governors link communities and school 


Governors are the link between the school and the community and representatives of all those with an interest in the well-being and reputation of the school are needed.


We are all volunteers working in our own time, and we are all busy people.  However we feel that we gain much in personal development as well as a feeling of satisfaction that we have played an important part in improving education in the local community.  There are opportunities to work with others on all aspects of strategic planning and management including financial oversight and personnel issues.  Although we deal with the total school finances, we employ staff to do the actual work on our behalf, just as we take an interest in the teaching but employ teachers to actually teach the pupils.


Team working


We work together as a team.  Sometimes the whole governing body is involved and sometimes we work in smaller committees or working groups.  This gives us the chance to develop specific interests of our own as well as for the benefit of the whole governing body.  Those of us who are not currently employed outside our homes, find that being a governor provides an opportunity to get together with other adults who we may never have met in other circumstances, work as team members in a worthwhile cause and develop skills and expertise that we weren’t certain we had before joining the governing body!




Different people


The governing body seeks individuals from as many different backgrounds as possible in order to fully reflect the community the school serves.  Everyone has something to offer.  Specific training (free) is available to develop an understanding of school finance and budgeting, strategic planning, and personnel issues and there are staff in both local education offices and headquarters who are there to support and advise individuals and the governing body in their responsibilities.


Representing parents


As a parent governor you would be a representative of the parents, but you would not be mandated to vote on their behalf.  It may be useful to get the general feelings from parents on various issues from time to time, but in seeking to fill the post of parent governor, the governing body are looking for someone who will help them see the school from the widest possible viewpoint.  Parents are vital to the work of the governing body.  As a parent governor you will be a governor in your own right with the same responsibilities as everyone else to work together as part of the governing body for the good of the school.


Making a difference


Governors can make a real difference to the performance of the school and have a real part to play in making the school successful.  If you are interested in joining us to help improve education for the children at our school please contact Chair of Governors (Sarah Wilson) via the school office.

Governors Code of Conduct

Meet the Governors

Co-opted Governors                                        L.A. Governor

Mrs Sarah Wilson (Chair of Governors)               Mrs Susan Westacott                                                   

Mrs Karan Williams (Deputy Headteacher)

Mr Robert Simpson


Associate Member -Mrs Judy Stammer (School Business Manager)


Parent Governors                                           Staff

Mr Damian Armstrong (Vice Chair)                    Mrs Linda Robinson                  

Mrs Vicky Wootton

Miss Claire Skellern




Type of Governor

Committees & Responsibilities

Link Areas

Term of office


Business or pecuniary interests

Sarah Wilson

Chair of Governors


All committees (Chair of C&S)

Safeguarding & Prevent, LAC & SEND

Voyage, EYFS, SLC, LAC




Damian Armstrong

Vice Chair


Policy & Personnel (Chair)


Years 1 & 2




Claire Skellern Parent

Voyage (Chair)

ICT & E- Safety


Years 1 & 2

ICT & E-Safety



Vicky Wootton Parent

Policy & Personnel

Curriculum & Standards

Years 3 & 4




Susan Westacott


Building & Finance

Cucciculum & Standards

Years 5 & 6




Judy Stammer



Building & Finance, Voyage

Curriculum & Standards

Governor Training




Karan Williams


Headteacher Co-opted


Safeguarding Lead, Prevent Lead,

PPG Lead





Robert Simpson Co-opted

Buildings & Finance (Chair)

Health & Safety


Years 5 & 6




Jo Banks



All committee’s




Linda Robinson Staff

Policy & Personnel

Curriculum & Standards




Instrument of Government




Attendance of meetings

Finance & Buildings Committee                                               2016/17      2017/18     2018/19

  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                 6/7               5/6          0/1
  • Mrs Judy Stammer (Ass)                                                         7/7               6/6          1/1                
  • Mr Robert Simpson (Chair)                                                      6/7               6/6          1/1
  • Mrs Sarah Wilson                                                                    7/7               6/6          1/1
  • Mrs Jo Banks                                                                         n/a                6/6          1/1
  • Mrs Susan Westacott                                                              n/a               3/6           1/1


Curriculum & Standards Committee                            2016/17      017/18    2018/19            

  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                 2/2           1/1           1/1
  • Miss Claire Skellern                                                                1/2           1/1            1/1
  • Mrs Vicky Wootton                                                                 1/2           1/1            0/1
  • Mr Damian Armstrong                                                             1/2           1/1            1/1
  • Mrs Judy Stammer (Ass)                                                          2/2          1/1            1/1
  • Mrs Linda Robinson                                                                 2/2          1/1            1/1
  • Mr Robert Simpson                                                                 2/2           1/1            1/1
  • Mrs Sarah Wilson (Chair)                                                         2/2          1/1            1/1
  • Mrs Jo Banks                                                                           n/a          1/1            1/1

Policy & Personnel Committee                                                2016/17      2017/18    2018/19

  • Mrs Sarah Wilson                                                                     4/4             2/3          1/1
  • Mrs Vicky Wootton                                                                  3/4             3/3           1/1
  • Mr Damian Armstrong (Chair)                                                  2/4              2/3          1/1
  • Mrs Karan Williams                                                                  3/4             3/3           1/1 
  • Mrs Linda Robinson                                                                 4/4              3/3           1/1
  • Mr Bob Simpson                                                                      3/4              3/3           1/1
  • Mrs Jo Banks                                                                           n/a             3/3            0/1
  • Mrs Judy Stammer (Ass)                                                           n/a             2/3           1/1


Voyage Committee                                                               2016/17      2017/18       2018/19                    

  • Mrs Joy Smith (Extended Services Manager, Obs)                6/6               5/5               2/2
  • Miss Claire Skellern (Chair)                                                5/6               5/5               2/2
  • Mrs Sarah Wilson                                                               6/6               5/5               2/2  
  • Mrs Judy Stammer (Ass)                                                     6/6               5/5               2/2
  • Mrs Becky Tew (Obs)                                                          1/6               4/5               2/2
  • Mrs Jo Banks                                                                     n/a                4/5              1/2
  • Mrs Becky Kenny (Obs)                                                      n/a                 n/a              1/2


Full Board Meeting


                                              2016/17         2017/18        19.11.2018       

Sarah Wilson                              3/3                3/3                    yes 

Karan Williams                           3/3                3/3                     no

Damian Armstrong                     3/3               3/3                     yes

Bob Simpson                              3/3                3/3                    yes

Judy Stammer (Obs)                    3/3               2/3                     yes 

Claire Skellern                            3/3               3/3                     yes                   

Vicky Wootton                            3/3               3/3                     yes

Linda Robinson                          3/3               3/3                      yes

Jo Banks                                     1/3               3/3                      yes

Susan Westacott                         n/a               3/3                      yes


Parent Governor

We are seeking a person who fits the following description


  • Currently has a child or children in our school
  • Has an open and enquiring mind
  • Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • Is able to work well with others
  • Is interested in education generally and our school in particular
  • Has a desire to play a part in improving our school
  • Is willing to give about 20 hours per term to attend meetings and training


If you match the above description, you could be the very person to become a parent governor.  Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and interests as possible.




In return we can offer:


  • An insight into the wider perspective of the school through long-term planning
  • A chance to develop skills in strategic management
  • The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issues
  • The support and assistance of local and county staff
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school
  • The pleasure of seeing children learning



The governing body of our school is responsible for:


  • Ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim
  • Working with the headteacher on the strategic planning and management of the school
  • Considering and agreeing the aims and policies of the school
  • Discussing and approving the targets for improvement
  • Appointing the staff
  • Setting and monitoring the budget
  • Monitoring the performance of the school
  • Reporting to the parents and community on how we have accomplished our tasks