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.

The school has a dedicated Christian Ethos committee which meets 3-6 times a year and which currently comprises 3 foundation governors plus the Headteacher.  Terms of reference are set out in the Governors Handbook and include:

– ensuring the school’s Christian character is lived out through the school’s vision and Christian values

– monitoring delivery of the RE curriculum, Christian worship and spirituality provision in line with SIAMS and statutory guidelines

Governor’s monitor these areas by observing the school in action through a mixture of regular governor days, and specific class and assembly observations.  The outcome of these visits is fed back to both the Headteacher and the full governing body and inform of the School’s Development Plan.


Gary Chater – Chair Person
   Parent Governor
Kerrie Blaker – Vice Chair Person and
   Foundation Governor
Charlotte Whittle – Headteacher
Clare Higgins – Staff Governor
Ryan O’Sullivan – Parent Governor
Emma Davies – Foundation Governor
Rev Mark Taylor – Foundation Governor
David Lowe – Foundation Governor
Being appointed – 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 – 2020 Governors

Governor Business Interests and Attendance Records can be found in the attached link:  Stoke Row Governing Body 2020

Stoke Row Governor attendance – 2019 – 2020

Governor membership: Governing Body-StokeRowPrimary

Committee memberships: Committees-StokeRowPrimary Sept 19

Declarations of interest: Declarations-StokeRowPrimary Sept 20