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.

More information on the role and how to become a governor can be found by following Cumbria Governor Support Services link.

The term of office for all governors is 4 years and declaration of interests are submitted at each meeting. Due to the new structure of the board in 2023, responsibilities are fluid and training is based around personal interests.


Role Name End of Office Date Attendance from 2023
Chair (Co-opted) Sarah Guest February 2027 4/5
Vice Chair (Co-opted) Sue Richardson February 2027 4/5
Headteacher Jennifer Walker Ongoing 5/5
Staff Governor Jane Lawson September 2023 3/5
Local Authority Governor Amy Barclay May 2026 5/5
Co-opted Governor Vacancy    
Co-opted Governor Vacancy    
Parent Governor Jackie Sisson January 2026 2/5
Parent Governor Lara Brennand February 2027 4/4
Clerk to the Board Carol Ormerod N/A  

Previous Members of the Board within the last 12 months:

Role Name Resignation 
Chair (Parent) Maryam Yamamma February 2023
Vice Chair (Parent) Vicky McLuckie January 2023
Co-opted Governor Sandun Jaysundara July 2023