Read the latest Governor blog from our Chair of Governors – Frances James.
The governors are responsible for seeing that the school is run effectively and within the framework set by legislation and LA policies. They do not take detailed decisions about the day-to day management of the school. Specific duties would include setting and monitoring the budget, and appointing staff.
The Headteacher is responsible for organising and managing the school and its staff, and for taking day-to day decisions, within the guidelines set by the governing body.
|Frances James||Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor||Teaching & Learning Admissions Strategic|
|Mrs Chris Baker||Vice chair of Governors / Foundation Governor)||Teaching & Learning Strategic|
|Mrs Ruth Townsend||Foundation Governor||Teaching & Learning|
|Mr Robert Warren||Foundation Governor||Teaching & Learning Strategic|
|Mr Roger Taylor||Foundation Governor||Resources Admissions (Chair) Strategic|
|Mr Ian Smith||Local Authority Governor||Resources|
|Mr Paul Eastwood||Parent Governor||Resources|
|Mr Richard Roberts||Parent Governor||Resources|
|Ms Karin Baker||Headteacher / Ex-Officio||Strategic, Resources, Teaching & Learning, Admissions|
|Miss Vanessa O’Shea-Chauvet & Mrs Esther Devonport||Staff Governor – Teaching (shared role)||Teaching & Learning|
|Mrs Wendy Lynham||Associate EYFS|
|Mr Rob Moore||Clerk to Governors|
Parent governors are elected by a ballot of eligible parents; foundation governors are appointed by the Diocese; LA governors are appointed by the local education authority and the teaching governor is elected by teaching staff and the non-teaching governor is elected by the non-teaching staff. All are elected or appointed governors to serve for a period of four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually; currently the position of chair is filled by Frances James.
To contact the Governing Body, please enquire at the school office, or email
Mrs Frances James at F.James@fritchley.derbyshire.sch.uk