Clayton-le-Woods

Governing Body Structure

 The Governing Body is an essential part of every school. At
Clayton-le-Woods CE Primary School, our Governing Body is made up of staff, parents and members of the local community. Each Governor serves a term of office of 4 years. 

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Here is a list of our School Governors: 

  • Mrs Ollie Woodcock (Chair) - Foundation Governor - Term of office ends September 2024
  • Mr Lyndon Wright (Vice Chair) - Foundation Governor - Term of office ends September 2022
  • Rev Philip Venables - Foundation Governor - Term of office ends June 2021
  • Rev Paul Davies - Foundation Governor - Term of office ends November 2023
  • Miss Alison Morgan - Foundation Governor - Term of office ends March 2023
  • Vacancy - Foundation Governor
  • Mrs Helen Dixon - Parent Governor - Term of office ends September 2022
  • Mrs Kayliegh Howlett - Staff Governor - Term of office ends April 2022
  • Ms Debbie Blanchard - Authority Governor - Term of office ends November 2023
  • Mrs Carla Govier - Associate Member - Term of office ends December 2024
  • Mrs Sarah Bashora Guyo (Headteacher) - Term of office ends January 2025

The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

  • parent governors who have been appointed as they have a child in school at the time of their election.;
  • staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues;
  • foundation governors are appointed on to the governing body by Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education;
  • local authority governors who are nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body;
  • the Headteacher is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;
  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body.