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The Governing Body
The Governing Body takes a strategic role, as a critical friend to the school and to be accountable for its decisions. It works with the Headteacher to set aims and objectives for the school, and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities.

The whole governing body is made up of governors appointed by the parents, community, staff and Local Authority. It meets 10 times a year with the different committees usually meeting once a term, with the exception of the hearings, appeals and pupil discipline committees which meet only as required.

Governors Term of Office 2016-17



Start Date

End of Term

Susan Hayter (Chair)        


September 2015

31st August 2019

Kate Rosten (Vice Chair)


October 2014

21st October 2017

Marianne Smith


March 2014

6th March 2017 (Term Ended)

Joanne Moss                      


September 2015

31st August 2019

Lucy Carter                  


March 2015

5th March 2018

Emma Grocott


September 2015

31st August 2019

Michelle Wheeler


March 2016

29th February 2020 (Resigned)

Hannah Bloom

Parent February 2017 February 2021





Daniel Pettitt                     


January 2014


Emma Gerry


January 2016

14th January 2020

Tammy Patel                 

Associate Governor

September 2014


Pecuniary interests have been declared by all governor and can be seen in the attachment at the bottom of the page.
No relationship to any member of staff have been declared by any governor.
Members of the governing body have no other governance interests in another education establishment.

All governors serve on the sub-committees.

Governor Body sub-committees and a brief view of their functions:

Personnel and Communication Committee: Reviews the staffing structure and produces questionnaires for parents, staff and pupils – Joanne Moss (C), Emma Grocott, Hannah Bloom and Daniel Pettitt.

Finance and Premises Committee: Drafts the formal budget plan and establishes and maintains an up-to-date 3 year financial plan, advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety and oversees arrangements for maintenanace, repairs and building works – Kate Rosten (C), Susan Hayter, Hannah Bloom, Daniel Pettitt, Emma Gerry and Tammy Patel (Business Manager).

Learning and Achievement Committee:  Considers and advises the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum and monitors the impact of pupil premium funding –  Lucy Carter (C), Susan Hayter, Emma Gerry, Joanne Moss and Emma Grocott.

Headteacher’s Performance Review: Meets annually with the External Adviser to discuss the Headteacher’s performance targets – Joanne Moss, Lucy Carter and Susan Hayter.

Hearings Committee: Makes a determination to dismiss a member of staff – Lucy Carter, Kate Rosten and Hannah Bloom.

Appeals Committee: Considers any appeal against a decision to dismiss a member of staff – Emma Grocott, Joanne Moss and Susan Hayter.

Pupil Discipline Committee: Considers the representations from parents in the case of pupil exclusion – Joanne Moss, Susan Hayter and Lucy Carter.

Some governors also have a responsibility for a specific area:
Safeguarding – Susan Hayter
Looked After Children – Lucy Carter
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Lucy Carter and Susan Hayter
Link governor – Susan Hayter
Foundation Stage – Marianne Smith

Modrern Foreign Languages - Lucy Carter
Health and Safety – Daniel Pettitt and Tammy Patel

If you are interested in becoming a governor at the school please speak to the Headteacher for further information.

All Governors may be contacted at Freeman Community Primary School by letter or telephone, on 01449 612067. The Chair of Governors, Mrs Sue Hayter, is also our Designated Governor for Safeguarding and can be contacted on 01449 613710.