The role of the governing body is to run the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. The governing body does this by:

  • Providing the strategic direction for the school
  • Supporting, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the school (the “critical friend” role)
  • Ensuring accountability

Parents and prospective parents are welcome to discuss any general concerns, to offer suggestions, and to discuss matters of personal interest with the Chair of Governors, or with one of the Parent Governors. However, all academic queries should first be discussed with the class teacher, and any issues relating to the day to day running of the school should first be discussed with the Headteacher.


Gary Chater – Chair Person
Parent Governor
Kerrie Blaker – Vice Chair Person (Acting)
Parent Governor
Rachel Doe – Headteacher (Acting)
Ellen Siv – Staff Governor
Emma Davies – Foundation Governor
Rev Mark Taylor – Foundation Governor
David Lowe – Foundation Governor
Ryan Bradley – LEA Governor
Being appointed – Foundation Governor
Elizabeth Clough – Foundation Governor
Helen Coyne – Clerk to the Governors

Further information regarding our Governors is found here: 

Pen Portraits 2019 Stoke Row

Governor Business Interests and Attendance Records can be found in the attached link:  Stoke Row Governing Body June 19

Stoke Row attendance – Sept 18-Jul 19 committee

Governor role expiration: Governing Body-StokeRowPrimary

Committee memberships: Committees-StokeRowPrimary Sept 19

Declarations of interest: Declarations-StokeRowPrimary Sept 19