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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 – Alison Blair (Chair), Sue Gilchrist, Tina Douglas and Katie Burrow


Premises, Safety and Finance Committee – Mark Blackburn (Chair), Romola Acland, Jane Sharrock, Julie Huck, Ali Jama


The constitution of the governing board is as follows: 

1 x Headteacher

2 x Parents

1 x LA 

1 x Staff

7 x Foundation


Term of office for all governors is 4 years.


Appointing Bodies as follows:


•    Parent governors – elected parent/carers of registered pupils at the school
•    Staff governors – elected by all members of staff in the employ of the school
•    LA governor – technically it is the governing board that is the appointing body (via a LA nomination)
•    Foundation governors – appointed by the Diocese


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)


Sue Gilchrist (Foundation & Chair)


Alison Blair (Foundation & Vice Chair)


Romola Acland (Foundation)


Tina Douglas (Foundation)


Mark Blackburn (Foundation)


Julie Huck (Foundation)


Kimberley Carter (Staff Governor)


Katie Burrow (Acting Staff Governor)


Jane Sharrock (Parent)


Kath Jones - (Parent) 


Ali Jama - LA Governor


Jenny Harrison (Clerk to the Governors)

Governor Meeting Info 2021-2022

Governor Membership Information

Premises, Safety & Finance Terms of Reference

Curriculum. Standards & Staffing Terms of Reference