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Governor Information

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





     Dr Sue Marris (Community) - Chair of Governors 

     Gill Lloyd (Foundation)

     Lynne Carter (Community) -Vice Chair                                                       

     Rev. Canon Andrew Vaughan (Foundation)

     Vanessa Laird (LEA)

     Anna Tarrant (Parent)

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

     Alison Hul - (Staff)

     Laura Warman (Parent)



     Clerk to the Governors: Imogen Lemon

                                            Email- Imogen.Lemon@swinderby.lincs.sch.uk


The governing body has three core aims

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


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.

 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 /  Laura Warman

  2 X Annual



Lynne Carter/Gill Llloyd



 As required

Health and Safety

Lynne Carter


KS1(Curriculum and progress)

Gill Lloyd/ Roza Snowden


KS2 (Curriculum and progress)

Vanessa Laird/ Laura Warman



Gill Lloyd/ Sue Marris


Pupil premium

Laura Warman

Twice yearly

 Church school  and RE

Mrs G Lloyd/ Rev Vaughan






Sue Marris/Rev Vaughan



Sue Marris/Lynne Carter








Vanessa Laird/Sue Marris


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

Alison Hul





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               Resigned 





   Laura Warman                           Parent                                                                             None                       01/03/2020         4 years


   Anna Tarrant                             Parent                                                                             None                      01/10/2020            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 Laird -Resource Management

Rev Andrew Vaughan= Safeguarding

Fiona Murphy - Clerks briefing


Autumn 2019

Sue Marris- Development course for Chairs

Gill Lloyd - Peer Group meeting

Head- Zoe Longstaff/Reve A Vaughan/ Sue Marris - SIAMS briefing

Sue Marris -Ofsted Training

Head - Ofsted Training


Spring 2020


 Whole Governing Body.Strengthening School Governance- Facilitated Governance Review

 Whole Governing Body- Roles and responsibilities , school visits -facilitated session.

Both sessions led by Sean Westaway- NLG 25/2/2020  and 04/03/2020

Sue Marris and Lynne Carter- Governor Networking Event- Diocesan event. 10/03/2020

  Autumn 2020


  Governor Partnership Meeting- Sue Marris 22/10/2020

  Chairs Development Program - Module 2- October 2020

  Ofsted/Curriculum monitoring - facilitated session, Sean Westaway 18/11/2020- all Governors.

Attendance at Meetings.


Meeting and date Spring Term 9th May 2019

Summer Term 11th July 


Autumn Term 18th



Autumn Term 16th October 2019 Autumn Term 27th November 2019

Spring Term January


Spring Term 06/04/2020

Summer Term







Zoe Longstaff

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Sue Marris


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  Gill Lloyd   smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley                

Lynne Carter

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Rev Andrew Vaughan

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Roza Snowden

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