Our Governing Body

All schools in England have a governing body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a 'critical friend': to support, challenge, ask questions and represent the school community. Our Governing Body is made up of a range of people from a range of different backgrounds including: parents, staff members, local councillors and community representatives. The standard term of office for a governor is 4 years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected every year.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, speak to the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors, Steve Barker.


As of October 2017 the Governing Body has the following members:-

Steve Barker  (Chair) - Parent Governor (ends - 18/03/2018)
Ann Dobson - Co-opted  Governor 
Kate Gittins - Co-opted Governor 
Jane Green - Staff Governor (ends - 17/09/2018)
Pamela Harbron - Parent Governor (ends - 18/03/2018)
Kelly Jackson (Head Teacher)
Claire Lawton - Co-opted  Governor
Emma Newman -  Co-opted Staff Governor
Laura O'Callaghan - Parent Governor (28/11/
Mark Winstanley - Local Authority Governor (ends - 01/10/2019)

All the Governors have formally declared that they have no pecuniary or relationship interests that are relevant to their position as governors of Grappenhall Heys Community Primary School. This information is collated at the start of each committee or full governing body meeting.

Standards Committee

Steve Barker
Ann Dobson 
Kate Gittins (Chair)
Jane Green
Pamela Harbron
Kelly Jackson
Emma Newman

Personnel Committee

Steve Barker 
Ann Dobson
Kate Gittins
Jane Green
Pamela Harbron (Chair)
Kelly Jackson

Finance Committee

Steve Barker
Jane Green
Pamela Harbron
Kelly Jackson
Mark Winstanley

Health, Safety & Buildings
Committee

Steve Barker 
Ann Dobson
Kate Gittins
Kelly Jackson 
Glenn Lister (Observer)
Mark Winstanley (Chair)

Appraisal Committee

Steve Barker
Mark Winstanley
Kate Gittins 

Governors with Specific Responsibilities

Primary Strategy Governor (English)
Kate Gittins
Primary Strategy Governor (Maths)
Pamela Harbron
Inclusion Governor
To be announced
Training and Support Link Governor
To be announced
Child Protection Governor
Steve Barker
Gifted and Talented Governors
Jane Green, Emma Newman
Computing Governor
Mike Lawton
Citizenship Governor
Ann Dobson
Equality Governor
Kate Gittins
Community Links Governor
Ann Dobson
Pupil Premium GovernorSteve Barker

Staff Disciplinary

Chair of Governors and then, if needed, 3 Governors selected in line with the process for Complaints Committee taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Complaints Committee

Chair of Governors and then, if needed, 3 Governors selected in line with the procedure in the Complaints Policy taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Staff Disciplinary Appeals

3 Governors selected in line with the process for Complaints Committee taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Pupil Discipline Committee

3 Governors selected in line with the process for Complaints Committee taking into account a balance regarding gender etc.

Governor attendance at Meetings

(Data period 01/09/2015 - 29/11/2016).
In addition to attending the regular meetings, governors frequently visit the school. There have been over 70 such visits in the indicated data period.

GovernorFull Gov Body MeetingPersonnel  CommStandards  CommFinance  CommHealth S & B Comm








Steve Barker6/65/54/45/54/4








Ann Dobson6/65/53/4
2/2








Kate Gittins6/65/54/4
4/4








Jane Green4/45/54/45/54/4








Pamela Harbron6/64/53/44/5









Kelly Jackson6/64/53/45/54/4








Mike Lawton6/65/54/45/53/3




















Emma Newman3/6
2/2










Laura O'Callaghan1/1












Mark Winstanley6/6

4/54/4