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Governor Information

Meet the governors of Swinderby All Saints Church of England Controlled Primary School.



     CHAIR OF GOVERNORS - Sue Marris Email: suemarris@swinderby.lincs.sch.uk


     Sue Marris (Community) - Chair of Governors 

     Gill Lloyd (Foundation)

     Nick Dunk (Parent)

     Lynne Carter (Community)                                                        

     Rev. Canon Andrew Vaughan (Foundation)

     Vanessa Laird (LEA)

     Roza Snowden (Parent)

     Zoe Longstaff - Head of School: (Ex-Officio)            

     Lee Owen - (Staff)


     Clerk to the Governors:  Fiona Murphy Email:fionamurphy@swinderby.lincs.sch.uk


The Governors of the school are a representative group of people who are appointed to be responsible for various aspects of the school. Since the introduction of Local Management of Schools, these have included overseeing the financial administration of the school, curriculum issues, personnel and sites and buildings. Their work is conducted through meetings every term of all Governors. The Governors of Swinderby All Saints Church of England Primary School work to the Circle Model of Governance. This means the Governing Body works collectively as a 'whole team' meeting 6 times per year, once in each term, without any separate committees. An annual planner and agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the Governing Body is required to consider, and the Governing Body may 'commission ' assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting which will be recorded in the minutes. Any 'commissioned' working parties will have the Governing Body drafted agreement terms of reference.


In addition to 'commissioning' activities or actions on their behalf, the Governing Body, to ensure its core functions are fulfilled, will delegate monitoring responsibilities to 'monitoring pairs' or  'individuals'. These include the statutory required individual roles and those focused on the priorities of the School Plan. The Governing Body recognises the delegated monitoring individuals/pairs are replacing committees in terms of challenge, responsibility and accountability when undertaking their monitoring and reporting back to the Body.


In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any findings, action or recommended decision to the Governing Body at the next meeting.


Dates and attendance of the main meetings for the last school year are given below. Copy minutes of ratified Full Governors Meetings can be obtained on request.

The Head Teacher of the school presents written reports and strives to ensure that Governors are kept fully informed of the school work, changes in educational practice and, with the assistance of the Clerk, the law, in order that they can effectively carry out their responsibilities.
The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Church (Foundation governors), Lincolnshire County Council (LEA governors), parents (Parent Governors), teaching staff, (Staff Governors) and the community (Co-opted Governors).
Foundation governors are elected by the Parochial Church Council from its electoral roll; LEA governors are appointed by LCC (in some cases from political party nominations); Parent governors (for each site) are elected by ballots of parents of children at the school; Staff Governors volunteer and Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Bodies.
Whenever there are vacancies there will be work in progress to fill these and appointments will be confirmed on the website as soon as possible.

Sub Committees

Each Governor joins a Sub Committee which meets regularly and reports to the Governing Body. The sub committees carry out the majority of the work of the Governing Body. They have specific functions and report on a regular basis to the main Governing Body. Each committee has Terms of Reference, which set out the responsibilities and the amount of decision-making authority they hold.
In addition individual Governors have responsibility for developing their expertise and understanding of the role of particular issues in school. There are named Governors with responsibility for:


Designated Responsibility

Delegated Governor/s

Monitoring Frequency

Headteacher's Performance Management

Sue Marris /  Gill Lloyd

  2 X Annual

School Sport and


All Governors 


 Annual with Head

Health and Safety

Lynne Carter



Gill Lloyd

  KS 1 + KS2  Annual

Maths and Literacy

Lynne Carter

  KS 1 +KS 2 Annual + 1    attendance at SIP Perf  Management meeting


Gill Lloyd


Class RM Management

Shortly to be confirmed


RE +Church

Mrs G Lloyd


Early Years

Roza Snowden

 2x Annual – October  and  July

Sex and Relationships

Sue Marris



Gill Lloyd


 2x signing off DBS

 At 2 monthly SIP/PM  Meetings


Shortly to be confirmed


Computer Studies

Shortly to be confirmed


Each governor is encouraged to visit regularly. This helps to give governors a ‘face’ in the school, to see teaching first hand and to build a relationship with the children.
School governors provide support and direction to our school and bring together views from the Parish Church, school staff, parents, the Local Authority and the local community.








Pecuniary Business Interests


Date appointed

Term of Office/

Resignation Date

Sue Marris





Chair of


Named Safeguarding  governor


Originally 03/03/2017



4 years


Zoe Longstaff


Whilst in post

 Head of School


Sept 2018

Continuous whilst in post

Lee Owen





4 years


Lynne Carter


Vice Chair





4 years


Gill Lloyd

Lincoln Diocese






4 years


Rev Canon Andrew Vaughan

Lincoln Diocese






4 years



Vanessa Laird                                LEA                                                                                None                    14/12/17                 4 years   



Roza Snowden                               Parent           

                                                                                                                                              None                      07/06/18                4 years



Nick Dunk.                                       Parent.                                                                None.                       04/10/18.               4 years






Governor Training: 


Spring 2019


Zoe Longstaff - Writing moderation

Zoe Longstaff - SEND update focusing on mental health

Zoe Longstaff-  Church School's Conference

Andrew Vaughan-Church School's conference

Sue Marris - SEN -initial session for Governors


Summer 2019

Zoe Longstaff - Partnership Briefing

                       - Leadership Briefing


                        -SENCO training

                        -Future for schools                   

Sue Marris -Resource Management

                   -Future for Schools

Vanessa Laid -Resource Management

Rev Andrew Vaughan= Safeguarding

Fiona Murphy - Clerks briefing


Autumn 2019

Sue Marris- Development course for Chairs

Fiona Murphy -Development course for Clerks and Network Briefing

Gill Lloyd - Peer Group meeting

Head/Reve A Vaughan/ Sue Marris - SIAMS briefing



Attendance at Meetings.


Meeting and date Spring Term 9th May 2019

Summer Term 11th July 


Autumn Term 18th







  Nick Dunk   Apologies Apologies Apologies                      


Lee Owen

  smiley smiley smiley                      


Zoe Longstaff

  smiley smiley smiley              





Sue Marris


smiley smiley                        
  Gill Lloyd   smiley smiley smiley                        

Lynne Carter

  smiley smiley smiley                      


Rev Andrew Vaughan

  smiley smiley Apologies                      


Roza Snowden

  Apologies smiley smiley                      


Vanessa Laird   Apologies smiley smiley                      


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