Claytons Primary School

Primary School



What does a Governor do?

Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in the schools. They appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

You can contact them on 
The address won’t necessarily be checked every day so there may be a slight delay in responding to points made.

Governors Pecuniary Interest Statement

Committee Grid

Governors Attendance 22-23

For additional information click on the links below National Governors' Association  

Latest Ofsted Reports

Financial Benchmarking

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school

Department of Education Compare Schools School and college performance tables
Click on each of the governors to read a brief synopsis for them

Mrs Jensa Carter Mrs Claire Wapshare Miss Charlotte Gater Mrs Rola Ekundayo
Mr Steve Oram Mrs Cecilia Garrido Mrs Blanche Morrissey Mrs Lisa Fleming
Mrs Caroline Pretty Mrs Louise Kynaston Mrs Ulrike Walmsley
Mr Andrew Herrington Mrs Natalie Simpson-Booth Mrs Lindsay Kumwenda
Click on the links below to see Governor Attendance
 20-21   21-22
Below is a list of past Governors and their term of office.
Joanna Huckle-Jones - Autumn 2022
Hannah Curran - Spring 2023
Julie Wheatley - Spring 2023
Andrew Snowden March 2019 -August 2022
Jenny Scarborough  February 2015 - August 2022
Matt Norris 21/03/19 - 17/03/22
Lawrence Corbett 15/09/2014-10/07/2020
Mike Balbini 25/2015 - 03/04/2019
Lin Woodward 19/06/2014 - 24/07/2019
Emma McIver 20.06.2014 - 22.06.2017
Sasa Lakovic 23.11.2015 - 31.3.2018
Sharon Cromie 22/03/18 - 01/08/18
Amanda Moore  - 25/11/04 - 01/02/21