Haughton School

Who the Governors are and what we do

Who are we?

We currently have a governing body of 7 people

Name Category Appointing Body Term of Office Member of Committee
Michelle Leonard Co-Opted (Chair) Co-Opted 5th October 2024 RACS, F,P,H&S, A
Gill Knox Headteacher Headteacher Governor n/a All
Jayne Stevens LA-Appointed (Vice Chair) Local Authority 14th July 2021 RACS, F,P,H&S, F
Alasdair Lewis Co-Opted Co-Opted 3rd December 2021 RACS, F,P,H&S, F
Helen Parry Staff By Election 8th November 2024 RACS, F,P,H&S
Deana Briggs Associate Associate Member 2nd June 2024 All
Beckie Teale Parent By Election 8th November 2024 RACS, F,P,H&S, A
Vacancy Parent      
Vacancy Parent      

What do the Governors do?

The Governors have 3 main roles in the school which link into the key inspection areas of an OFSTED evaluation:

  • Behaviour and Safety
  • Quality of teaching
  • Pupil Achievement
  • Quality of leadership and Management

These are:

1.Strategic – contributing to the school’s vision and strategic aims

2.Critical Friend – monitoring and evaluating performance, challenge and support of the head teacher

3.Accountability – ensuring the school is accountable to pupils, local community, staff and those who fund it


There are 3 Full Governing Board meetings a year in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

There are committee meetings held throughout the year:

Raising Attainment & Celebrating Success (RACS)

Finance, Personnel, Buildings & Maintenance, Health & Safety (F,P,H&S)

Appeals (as required) (A)

First Committee (as required) (F)