Shelley Primary School

Shelley Primary School
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The Governing Body of the school plays a key strategic role in the progress and development of the school, although the responsibility for the day to day running of the school is delegated to the Headteacher.  The governors' role encompasses three strategic core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Shelley Primary School has a dedicated Governing Body which both supports and challenges the Headteacher and all staff.  Regular full Governing Body meetings and meetings of the two sub-committees, Teaching & Learning and Resources, ensure that governors are kept informed of the school's progress and take the key strategic decisions needed to continue the school's development.  Regular visits to the school, including 'learning walks' and discussions with key staff, enable governors to fulfill their quality assurance, monitoring role.

The Governing Body is made up of local authority, community, parent and staff governors, as shown below:

Governors 2018-19

Mr Stephen Williams

Co-opted Governor
Chair of Governing Body
Nominated Governor for SEND

Mr Gary Henshall



Mrs Rodena Howes - Yarlett


Mr Stuart Rankin

Co-opted Governor
Chair of Resources


Co-opted Governor



Co-opted Governor

Mrs Laura Plunkett

Parent Governor

Mrs Jody Morris-Jones

Parent Governor

Nominated governor for Safeguarding

Mrs Leni Findlay Staff Governor

Mrs Kirsty Fitzscott


Mrs Pauline McVay

Clerk to Governors

By law, the Governing Body must publish on the school's website its register of interests.  This document is available to view by clicking the link below:

PDF icon Governor's Register of Interest and Meeting Attendance 2017/2018


Access the Governors' Area