Welcome to the Local Governing Committee (LGC) web page.

Purpose of the Committee

The LGC is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  The key aim is to ensure that children are attending a successful school, which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.  

Strategic Functions of the LGC

Supporting the strategic direction by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets
  • Engaging with stakeholders

Overseeing financial performance, by:

  • Monitoring spending of Pupil Premium and PE and Sports funding
  • Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Financial Information

Schools Financial Benchmarking

Finance Table 2022


The LGC seeks to represent its key stakeholders and its membership is drawn from parents, staff, representatives of the diocese, and co-opted members who are deemed to have the necessary skills and experience as identified by the Governors.

Contacting the Governors

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, or wish to contact the Governors about an issue involving the school please email:

Or alternatively:

We look forward to seeing and meeting you as we go about our business of supporting the work of Miss Keen and Mrs Cunliffe, their staff and of course our amazing pupils!

The Current Local Governing Committee


Name/Category of Membership Appointing Body Term of Office Areas of Responsibility
Vicky Dutton

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by the Governing Board7th February 2023 - 6th February 2027Chair of Governors
Safeguarding, SEND
Patricia Hargreaves

Foundation Governor
Diocese 21st August 2023 - 20th August 2027 Vice Chair, Foundation Governor, Christian Distinctiveness
Pam Keen

Co-opted Governor
Co-opted by the Governing BoardJune 2022 - June 2026Co-Principal
Jenny Cunliffe

Shaun Morris

Ex-OfficioEx-Officio Finance
Health & Safety
Caer Greatbatch

Staff Governor
Elected by Staff1st September 2022 - 31st August 2026
Stephen Prescott

Parent Governor
Elected by Parents12 October 2022 - 11 October 2026Curriculum
Jenny Hammersley

Parent Governor
Elected by Parents6th February 2023 - 5th February 2027Curriculum
Sean Thomson

Trust Governor
Appointed by the Trust Board1st September 2023 - 31st August 2027
Governors who have held office in last 12 monthsAppointing BodyDate of Leaving / End of Term


Code of Practice for School Governors

Governors are expected to adhere to the Governor Code of Conduct which sets out the expectations on and commitment required from governors in order for the Local Governing Committee to properly carry out its work within the academy and the community.

Governors’ Register of Interests (including pecuniary interests)


NameBusiness and Pecuniary Interests
Shaun MorrisSchool Chaplain, Reverend at St. Matthias Church, Hanford
Patricia Hargreaves
Foundation Governor
Vicky DuttonCo-opted Governor
Stephen PrescottParent Governor
Jenny HammersleyParent Governor
Pam Keen Co-Principal, Priory CE Academy
Jenny Cunliffe Co-Principal, Priory CE Academy
Caer GreatbatchClass Teacher Priory CE Academy, History & Geography Subject Lead,
Advocates of Earth
Sean ThomsonAssistant CEO, St Bart's MAT

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings

DateMeeting ofGovernors in AttendanceApologies Received and Accepted
10/10/2023Full LGCVicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Patricia Hargreaves, Stephen Prescott, Caer Greatbatch, Jenny Hammersley, Shaun Morris, Sean ThomsonNone
09/05/2023Full Governing BoardVicky, Dutton, Patricia Hargreaves, Caer Greatbatch, Jenny Hammersley, Shaun Morris, Pam Keen, Jenny CunliffeStephen Prescott
25/04/2023Full Governing BoardVicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Patricia Hargreaves, Stephen Prescott, Caer Greatbatch, Jenny Hammersley, Shaun MorrisNone
07/02/2023Full Governing BoardVicky Dutton, Pam Keen, Jenny Cunliffe, Patricia Hargreaves, Stephen Prescott, Caer Greatbatch, Jenny HammersleyShaun Morris
07/12/2022Full Governing BoardVicky Dutton, Jenny Cunliffe, Patricia Hargreaves, Caer Greatbatch, Pam Keen, Shaun MorrisNone



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