Governing Body

Mr Steven Burston – Local Authority & Chair of Governors
Rev. Liz Devall – Foundation Ex-Officio & Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Sue Holt – Headteacher
Mr Lee Bennett – Co-Opted Governor
Mrs Vicki Snape – Staff Governor
Mrs Michelle Dymond – Parent Governor
Vacancy – Parent Governor
Mr Karl Higgins – Foundation PCC
Mrs Dawn Gates – Foundation PCC
Mrs Jennifer Bolger – Foundation PCC
Mrs Melissa Woodward – Foundation PCC
Mr Peter Claber – Foundation PCC
Vacancy – Foundation Diocese

St. Anne’s status as a Church School is reflected in the makeup of the Governing Body. The majority of governors are “foundation governors”, which means they are appointed by the Parochial Church Council. The governing body also includes two parents, a member of staff, a co-opted governor and one other appointed by the Local Education Authority. The Head Teacher is also a governor.

Being a Church School means that we aim “to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.” (St. Anne’s Instrument of Government). All successful organisations depend upon teamwork and a school is no different. Teachers, parents and governors work together for the benefit of all the pupils. The governors are involved in:

  • the general running of the school
  • policy development
  • planning and monitoring the school budget
  • interviewing and selecting staff
  • supporting school discipline

The governors meet twice a term and attend other sub-committee meetings.