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Governor Information

Welcome to our Governors’ section


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Our School Governors


The remit of the governing board:
It is stated in the Governance Handbook that all boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions: 

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and 
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governors work through a series of committees for the following areas of responsibility;


Curriculum, Standards and Staffing Committee – Sue Gilchrist, Tina Douglas, Alison Blair and Kimberley Allder


Premises, Safety and Finance Committee – Derek Wade, Jane Sharrock, Romola Acland and Mark Blackburn


Correspondence to the governors may be sent to the Clerk to the Governors Miss Jenny Harrison

via email admin@st-oswalds.cumbira.sch.uk or by calling 01539 738185


List of Current Governors


Gill White (Headteacher)


Romola Acland (Foundation)


Jane Sharrock (Parent)


Vacancy - Parent Governor 


Sue Gilchrist (Foundation & Acting Chair)


Vacancy (LA Governor)


Tina Douglas (Foundation)


Alison Blair (Foundation & Vice Chair)


Derek Wade (Foundation)


Mark Blackburn (Foundation)


Kimberley Allder ( Staff Governor)


Vacancy (Foundation Governor)


Jenny Harrison (Clerk to the Governors)

2019 - 2020 Governor Information