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Linda Fitch -  Chair of Governors Message:


As a Governing Body, we are dedicated to ensuring the pupils at Longmoor Primary School receive the best education possible. We are committed to continually improve the teaching and learning experience of our children, to ensure the pupils receive a broad, balanced, creative curriculum. We strive to create an environment where pupils can access a wide variety of opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.


Governors are expected to attend full governing body meetings termly and also to participate in one of the committees that feed into the main governing body. We currently have 3 committees that concentrate on the leadership and management of the school, achievement and standards, and the development and well being of our students. The Governing Body adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum, Performance Management and Pay Policy.


Each governor also has a link to a class in school and will meet with the class teacher to monitor progress, celebrate success and discuss curriculum. There is also a link to a curriculum area (e.g. literacy, numeracy) or school policy (e.g. assessment, child protection) so that governors are kept fully informed and these are reported back to the full governing body.


The Governing Body are very proud of the achievements of the school and believe that along with the Headteacher, staff, pupils and parents we are working to ensure all children fulfil their potential and become lifelong learners.


Mrs Linda Fitch, Chair of Governors


The school has 12 governors and a clerk to the Governing Body who meet at least twice a term.

All governors have voting rights on the committees on which they sit.

The Governors


Appointment of Governors

Headteacher is appointed in the statutory conditions of employment.  

Staff Governor is elected by school staff.

Parent Governors are elected by school parents. 

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.

Local Authority Governor is selected and appointed by the Local Authority.

Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Body.


Governors' Term of Office and Attendance




Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Full Governor Meetings Attended


Full Governor Meetings Attended

2016- 2017

Mrs Linda Fitch (Chair)

Co-opted Governor

17.03.2015 4 Years
6/6 2/2

Mr Roger Wheatley





4 Years 5/6 2/2

Mrs Jackie Littlefair

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 6/6 2/2

Mr David Allen

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 5/6 1/2

Mrs Kathryn McKinley

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 5/6 2/2

Mr Andrew Peck 

Co-opted Governor

08.07. 2015

4 Years 3/6 1/2

Mrs Ruth Lee  

Co-opted Governor


4 Years 6/6 1/2

Mr Garry Hickton




4 Years 3/6


Miss Cassie Hurt

Staff Governor


4 Years 6/6 2/2

Mrs Jane Wright




4 Years N/A 1/2

Miss Eudora Christian

 Associate Member


4 Years N/A 1/2

Mrs Sue Dainty



No Term



Mrs Michelle Wenham

Clerk to Governors


No Term



Mrs Samantha Tuck

Co-opted Governor


4 Years



Mr Jim Brooks




4 Years



Mrs Joanne Menzies

Previous Headteacher


No Term




* Mrs Tuck stepped down 11th January 2017

** Mr Brooks stepped down 16th March 2016
*** Mrs Menzies stepped down 31st August 2016

♦ Mr Hickton term of office expired February 2017. Currently awaiting DCC to appoint a new LEA governor.


Governance Roles within other Educational Institutions 

Mrs McKinley is also a Governor at Corefield Infant School.

Mr Wheatley is also a Governor at Chilwell Secondary School


Calendar of Meetings 2016/2017

Full Governor Meetings for 2016 / 2017

Wednesday 19th October 2016 - 6.15 pm

Wednesday 11th January 2017 - 6.15 pm

Wednesday 5th April, 2017 - 6.15 pm

Thursday 13th July, 2017 - 6.15 pm


Sub Committee Meetings 2016/2017

Resource Management Committee

Wednesday 28th September 2016 - 6 pm

Monday 27th March 2017 - 5 pm


Achievements, Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee

Thursday 15th December 2016 - 6 pm

Personal, Development and Well-Being Committee

Monday 21st November 2016 - 5 pm


Teaching, Learning and Community Committee (replaces ASTL & PDW)

Thursday 30th March 2017 - 4.30 pm

Annual Governance Statement (Find out about our work at Longmoor in 2014-2015)

Governor Sub – Committees 2016/2017



Teaching, Learning & Community Committee

(Curriculum, SEND, Home/School & Community Links, Monitor Exclusions & Attendance)


Miss Hurt, Mr Peck, Mrs Littlefair, Mrs Lee,

Mrs Wright, Miss Christian 



Resource Management Committee

(Finance, Personnel, Health & Safety, Premises)


Mrs Fitch, Mrs McKinley, Mr Allen,

Mr Wheatley, Miss Hurt




 Governor Responsibilities 2016-2017





Member of Staff




Safeguarding, Child Protection, Health & Safety

Sue Dainty

Roger Wheatley

SEND, Inclusion,

Children in Care

Gail Bellingham

Miss Christian


Jamie Slee (KS1) &

Cassie Hurt (KS2)

Ruth Lee


Jamie Slee (KS1) &

Iyan Bunhejee (KS2)

Andrew Peck

Early Years

Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn McKinley

Assessment, Closing the Gaps, Marking, PP

Cassie Hurt

Linda Fitch

Behaviour, Attendance,

Anti – bullying

Sue Dainty &

Sally Brown

Jackie Littlefair

Curriculum, ICT

Anna Hughes


David Allen

Community Links,

Parental Engagement

Sue Dainty

Jane Wright

Higher Achievers

Anna Hughes





Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 Mrs S Dainty - Headteacher
Meet our Governors 2 Roger Wheatley - Vice Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors 3 Jackie Littlefair
Meet our Governors 4 Kathryn McKinley
Meet our Governors 5 Ruth Lee
Meet our Governors 6 Andrew Peck
Meet our Governors 7 Michelle Wenham - Clerk to Governors


Reasons why our Governors have taken on the role


Jane Wright: 'The entire team at Longmoor works very hard to ensure every pupil is able to thrive in a supportive learning environment, with an aim for them to reach their full potential.  As a parent governor I want to help and support the team to achieve their aims and to promote continuous improvement for the benefit of all our children.'


Chris Green: 'As the new Deputy Head at Longmoor Primary School, I am extremely proud and privileged to be able to play a key role in maintaining and developing the excellent reputation that the school has amongst the local community. We have a superb and highly committed team of governors and an extremely enthusiastic, hardworking, dynamic and talented group of staff. We all share a common vision and set of goals for the school’s future and so it is a real privilege to be able to work with them all to help make our great school even better.  During my seven years as a teacher, I have taught across Key Stage 1 and 2 and been responsible for a variety of subjects including Maths, Literacy, PE and Modern Foreign Languages. Currently here at Longmoor, I am responsible for Literacy, Pupil Premium, Assessment and overseeing our wonderful School Council.'

Declaration of Business, Pecuniary and Personal Interests

At the present time none of the governors have declared any business, pecuniary or personal interests.

At the present time there are no governors who are related in any way to staff members of the school.


The above statements are true as of 1st January 2017