Governor Body

The Gorseland governors are a diverse group made up of parents, staff, members of the local community and appointees of the Local Authority. Our role is to define the “ethos” of the school and to put in place the policies and targets for achievement that will shape how our children learn and develop. This is largely achieved through a variety of meetings, ranging from termly Whole Governing Body meetings through to various more focused subcommittees looking at the People, Curriculum, Premises and Finance.

Gorseland Primary School is a community school and the governing body consists of:
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • 8 Co-opted Governors
The total number of Governors is 13 and each serves a term of office of four years. Our Governors are:

Mr Darren Johnson (Chair of Governors)  Mrs Susan Lowe (Staff Member)
Mrs Liza Asti (Member)  Mr Jim Tasker (Local Authority Governor)
Mr Andrew Diver (Member)  Mrs Elaine Turner (Co-opted Governor)
Mr Darron Jackson (Member)
Mr Kevin Ward (Parent Governor/Vice Chairman)
Mrs Julie Everson (Member)  Mrs Cheryl Moon (Member)
Miss Jenni Stanley (Staff Member)  Mrs Sheri Wilks (Local Authority Governor)

In addition to the above Governors, we have the following Associate Members Mr Daniel Trinder and Mrs Julie Cracknell.

The Instrument of Government was revised on 20th May, 2015 to take effect from 1st September, 2015.

The Governing Body is divided into 5 Committees as follows:
  • Steering
  • Resources – Finance
  • Resources – Personnel
  • Pupil Welfare
  • Standards
Enhanced by our different backgrounds and experience we all share the goal of recognising and celebrating the many strengths of our school, whilst at the same time refusing to settle for the school being simply ‘good enough’. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated Head teacher and Deputy Heads, keen and caring staff, an excellent learning environment following recent building work, very supportive parents with a thriving Parents and Friends Association and, of course, almost five hundred young people who are, after all, what it’s all about.The governors are all very happy for parents/carers and indeed anyone in our local community to share their opinions with us – or even just to have a more detailed chat about what the governors do (and don’t!) Please feel free to contact any of us via the school office.

If you are interested in joining the governors and would like to find out more information, or need to contact the governors themselves 
please do so via the school office by phoning 01473 623790 or by emailing