Local Governance Committee

What is the role of the Local Governing Committee?

We are formed of people appointed from the Community, Parents and Staff who all can be contacted through the School.    The Local Governance Committee is convened to ensure that everything is in place for the School to provide the best education possible for its pupils. We support, challenge and have a strategic view of the school along with the Head Teacher and Teaching Staff.

Our local governance members are;

David McVean (Chair) Nick Garley (Headteacher)

Louise Gaskill (Elected Parent)

Karina Ward (Vice Chair & Elected Parent)
Steve Ward John Hall
Sue Underwood Simon Aston
Linda Brooks


To view their terms of office, the register of business and pecuniary interests for Governors and attendance record of meetings, click here.

We are part of the Learning for Life Education Trust. For information about the Trust, please click here.


Open LGC Meetings Protocol

Members of the public can make a request, in writing, to attend the “open” part of any meeting.

Requests to attend must be sent to the Clerk to the LGC no less than 14 days before the date of the meeting. This allows time for Governors to finalise and agree the agenda for the meeting and for the agenda to be published seven days in advance.

If there is sufficient capacity and space an invitation to attend the meeting will be issued by the Clerk together with an agenda. These will be sent by e-mail seven days before the meeting.

Anyone attending will be shown in the meeting minutes as being “In attendance”. 

Persons attending meetings are there at the invitation of the LGC and must agree to:  be present as observers only  not speak or in any other way interrupt the meeting  at the request of the chair, leave the meeting if any part of it is deemed by the LGC to be confidential  not record any part of the meeting electronically or in writing.

Failure to abide by these expectations may result in an individual being asked to withdraw from the meeting and potentially be refused an invitation to future meetings.

Full meetings for the current academic year are scheduled for the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019
  • Wednesday 4th December 2019
  • Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Wednesday 25th March 2020
  • Wednesday 6th May 2020
  • Wednesday 15th July 2020


Contact Us

If you would like to contact our Governance Committee, please contact:

Mr David McVean (Chair) on

Ms Sarah Burge (Clerk) on