Governing Body

Mr Steven Burston – Foundation PCC & Chair of Governors
Rev. Liz Devall – Foundation Ex-Officio & Vice Chair of Governors
Vacancy – Foundation Diocese
Mrs Sue Holt – Headteacher
Mr Lee Bennett Co-Opted Governor
Mrs Vicki Snape – Staff Governor
Mrs Michelle Dymond – Parent Governor
Mrs Louise Halliday – 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
Vacancy – Foundation PCC
Vacancy – Foundation PCC
Mr Peter Claber – Local Authority

A full list of current governors is included on page 7 of our prospectus.

St. Anne’s status as a Church School is reflected in the make-up of the Governing Body. The majority of governors are “foundation governors”, which means they are appointed by the Parochial Church Council. Of the nine foundation governors at least two have to be parents of pupils registered at the school. An additional three parent governors are elected directly by school parents. The governing body also includes a member of staff, a co-opted governor and one other appointed by the Local Education Authority. The Head Teacher is also a governor.

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, including Finance & Admissions. The minutes of governors’ meetings can be viewed at the school.

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)