Governors Meeting Dates / Autumn Term 2017

Wednesday 10th January 2018
6pm  – Governing Body

Wednesday 24th January 2018
4pm – PAQTS
5pm – B, H & S
6pm – Finance

Monday 5th March 2018
6pm – Governing Body Meeting

Wednesday 21st March 2018
4pm – PAQTS
5pm – B,H & S
6pm – Finance

Role and Responsibilities
School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Their key responsibilities are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Appleby Primary School governing body is divided into three committees, each responsible for a separate aspect of this work. For a more detailed overview of the committee work, please download individual committee reports here – PAQTS, BH & S, and Finance.


A list of the current governors at Appleby Primary School is shown below.

Name of GovernorType of GovernorCommittee MembershipDate of Appointment End of Appointment2016/17 Meeting AttendanceBusiness InterestsRelationship to Staff
Carol BarkerStaffBH&SJuly 2016July 20207/7StaffNone
Charlotte BirtlesParent
Co Vice Chair
PAQTSMarch 2017March 20212/3NoneNone
Debra ParkinCo-optedBH&S, FinanceOctober 2016N/A7/7Business ManagerNone
Freddie PottsCo-optedBH&S (Chair); FinanceDecember 2014December 201811/11ConstructionNone
Helen StevensCo-opted
Co Vice Chair
PAQTSOctober 2014October 20186/7NoneNone
Martin SmithCo-optedFinance (Chair)January 2014January 20186/8NoneNone
Rachel PearsonHeadteacherAll CommitteesN/AN/A14/14StaffNone
Sarah LightfootParent
Chair of Governors
PAQTSNovember 2016November 20207/7NoneNone
Terry CaygillCo-optedPAQTSJanuary 2014January 20187/7StaffNone

B H & S = Buildings, Health & Safety
PAQTS = Pupil Achievement, Quality of Teaching, and Staffing
Finance = Finance

All governors have the right to vote on the committee(s) they are appointed to.

All current governors only act as a governor at Appleby Primary School.