The school enjoys the support of a strong Governing body made up of representatives from a range of groups including parents, school staff and clergy from the local community. It takes a strategic approach to guiding and supporting the school and monitoring development and improvement.

Message from the Chair

As the father of three boys, who have passed through the Blue School gates from Nursery to Year six and beyond, I am proud to say that those early formative years helped lay the true and positive foundations to their future lives and will hopefully stay with them long into adulthood. What more could a parent ask?

Now, as Chair of the Governors, it is my responsibility to help ensure that all children who pass through the Blue School gates are offered the same foundations in the provision of education, care and guidance that my children were given. Nothing less would ever be acceptable.

We move in exciting times and the future development and continuing success of our school is testament to the commitment of its staff and Head Teacher. Though times are changing the ethos of excellence for and by all will always be the mark of this school's continued success.



Roger Ferris


Who's Who

GovernorCategory of Governor and Appointing Body Term of OfficeRoleAttendance for 2016/17
Roger Ferris (Chair)Foundation Governor
30/9/14-30/9/18Music / Child Protection 4/4
Mike Pears
(Vice Chair)
Co-Opted Governor N/AHealth & Safety & Risk Assessment 2/4
Rev Richard FrankFoundation Governor
All Souls PCC

14/7/15- 14/7/19Worship /ICT 3/4
Mark Hinton StewartFoundation Governor
All Saints' PCC
23/9/15-23/9/19Early Years 2/4
Marcus GuyStaff Governor4/3/14-4/3/18 4/4
Paul CamusFoundation Governor
 Design and Technology 4/4
Lavinia Pashley-WilkinsFoundation Governor
St John's PCC
17/9/14-17/9/18Literacy / KS1 4/4
Stephanie AjayiMember Governor
5/7/14-5/7/18LA / Numeracy / KS2 4/4
Rev Ali WaltonFoundation Governor
All Saints' Ex-Officio
  Ex-Officio 3/4
Simon DaveyParent Governor1/10/15-1/10/19Child Protection / Safeguarding / PE / Extended Schools 3/4
Jon WoodenFoundation
Deanery Synod
4/10/15-4/10/19RE / PSHE 3/4
 Rufus Weston (leave of absence)Foundation Deanery Synod
  Finance 4/4
Elaine Lacey  N/ADeputy Head (in attendance) 
Debbie Sayer  N/AClerk to the Governing Body 



CommitteeGovernors Attendance for 2016/17
FinanceRufus Weston (Chair) 
 Mike Pears  
 Jon Wooden 
BuildingsMike Pears (Chair) 
 Simon Davey 
PeopleMark Hinton-Stewart (Chair) 
 Stephanie Ajayi 
 Rev Ali Walton 
 Marcus Guy 
 Elaine Lacey (Associate Member) 
 Marcus Guy 
 Stephanie Ajayi 
 Lavinia Pashley-Wilkins 
AdmissionsMike Pears (Chair) 
 Mark Hinton-Stewart
 Elaine Lacey (Associate Member)
 Debbie Sayer (Clerk) 




Panel  Governors
 Staff Dismissal Panel Richard Frank, Simon Davey
 Staff Dismissal Appeals Stephanie Ajayi, Mike Pears
 Performance Management Appeals Roger Ferris, Mike Pears, Stephanie Ajayi
 Leadership Appraisal Group Roger Ferris, Mike Pears


In order to comply with Department for Education regulations regarding the information a school must publish on their website, none of the above Governors have declared a conflict of interests with their business or financial affairs. Rev Richard Frank is also a Governor at Worple Primary School.

Timetable for Governors' meetings

Wednesday 4th October 2017 
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 
Wednesday 7th March 2018 
Friday 27th April 2018
Governors Workshop 
Wednesday 27th June 2018