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Landywood Primary School

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Governing Board


Critical friends

All maintained schools in England have a Governing Board which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, and to ask questions.


Landywood's Governing Board is rightly proud of the achievements of the school.  However, it’s drive is clear: for the school to become increasingly outstanding in more and more areas of its work, giving local children the best possible start in life.


The Governing Board works in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the Local Authority.  Whilst the Head teacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.  It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.


Membership of the Governing Board includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority.  


The Governing Board has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts.  In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is broad and balanced


Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.


Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Board meeting each term.  These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of committee-meetings dealing with more specific issues.  Two committees of governors usually meet twice each term:

  • Pupils & Achievement Committee
  • Resources Committee (focusing on staffing, premises and finance).


Minutes of meetings are agreed and approved by the Board and each committee at its next meeting. Minutes are available on request once they have been approved. Please contact the school administration team.


A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific areas within the school.  The Terms of Reference outline the specific responsibilities of the full governing body and its committees


As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to: 

➢ target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity 

➢ develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation 

➢ prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas 

➢ address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks 


However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable.

Skills required of school governors

The National Governance Association (NGA) has published a list of skills required for school governance.  An individual governor  is not expected to have all the skills listed in the audit, but they should be covered across the governing body: 


The Governing Body


Landywood Primary School has an established Governing Body who is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for all children in the school.  


The Local Governing Board meet termly. There is also a Curriculum Committee which meets every half term. 


Landywood Primary provides strategic direction to the Local Governing Body in line with each schools Scheme of Delegation. 


Mr Ian Gregorelli is the Chair of the Governing Board and is a regular visitor to the school. 


Mr Gregorelli can be contacted via: 


c/o Landywood Primary School, Holly Lane, Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, WS6 6AQ


For further information, please follow the link below:

The Governing Body  

Name Role Other Roles Term From Term to
Mr A Clewer Head Teacher School Improvement Plan Employed as Head Teacher
Mr I Gregorelli Local Authority

Chair of Governors

Head Teachers Performance Management

Staff Morale and Well being

Pupil Well being

30/09/2014 30/09/2026
Mr P McDonald Co-opted

Curriculum Standards Chair

Attendance Data Analytics

17/11/2016 16/11/2024
Mr S Hinds Co-opted

 Vice Chair

Head Teachers Performance Management

Health and Safety Premises

03/11/2016 02/11/2024
Mrs K Lees Co-opted



04/02/2016 12/03/2025
Vacancy Co-opted Creative Curriculum
Miss J Hopcroft Parent Governor Creative Curriculum 01/12/2020 01/12/2024
Mrs P Richards Staff Governor Early Years and Looked After Children 04/07/2019 03/07/2023
Mr M Smith Parent Governor


IT Technology

20/07/2022 19/07/2026
Mrs K Chapman Co-opted English 20/05/2021 19/05/2025
Miss V Bowles Co-opted




20/01/2023 19/01/2027
Mrs K Moore Co-opted

Community Links & Transition

Head Teachers Performance Management

23/03/2023 22/03/2027