Cranham C of E Primary School

Cranham C of E Primary School
Sowing the seeds of learning...

Our Governors and their roles


Our Governors

Our Governors (ID 1208)

  • Nicki Clapton
    Foundation Governor / Chair of Governors
  • Linda de Cossart
    Foundation Governor / Chair of Ethos Committee
  • Sylvia Ardron
    Foundation Governor
  • Anna Cheeseman
    Foundation Governor / Chair of Finance Committee
  • Mike Campbell
    Foundation Governor
  • Lyn Barker
    Foundation Governor
  • Chris Hull
    Staff Governor
  • Kathy Donaldson
    Parent Governor
  • Nikki Hale
    Parent Governor
  • Angela Wilson
    Local Authority Governor / Vice Chair of Governors
  • Laura Hodges
    Non-voting Member / Teacher
  • Sarah Scott
    Ex Officio Governor / Headteacher
  • Laura Cooke
    Clerk to the Governors

Our Governors are always willing to hear from anyone with a comment, an issue or a concern, though formal complaints should follow the Complaints Procedure. To contact the Chair, please e-mail


Ex-Officio Governor – Current term of office 04/11/2019

Governor attendance





Link Governors

Each year group has a Governor who will follow their progress as they work through the school.

Additionally, the Governors of Cranham Primary school have a subject or curriculum area they are responsible for supporting and monitoring alongside the respective member of staff:

Governor Roles

Remit of the Governing Body

Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Their role involves working closely with the Head Teacher, as critical friend providing challenge and support to ensure that every child can grow academically, socially, morally, spiritually, culturally and emotionally and create relationships underpinned by our Christian values. Together we aim to ensure all those who are touched by our school share our journey – love, live, laugh, learn.

What are the Governing Body’s core responsibilities?

Establishing the strategic direction, by

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school

  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets

Meeting statutory duties Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Monitoring progress towards targets

  • Performance managing the headteacher

  • Engaging with stakeholders

Contributing to school self-evaluation Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget

  • Monitoring spending against the budget

  • Ensuring value for money is obtained

  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed