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Welcome to the Governors' Section!

The aim of the Governing Body at our school is to work with the staff in supporting school improvement in line with the school vision.


We do this in five main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children
  • supporting the staff to help them teach and care for our children
  • working with the school to decide how the resources of the school are best used
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve
  • Contributing to school life through visiting the school and helping with events


The governors are representative of all the key groups involved in our school: parents, staff, the community and the Church. We meet together at least once a term as a whole team and in sub-groups focussing on areas such as the curriculum and finance.


We are always keen to hear your views and hope that this page will help you to understand better the role of the Governors, who we are, and why we are serving as Governors.


The Governors meet four times a year as a full governing body. There are also two subcommittees - FAMES and CPR - which meet six times a year. FAMES takes responsibility for the financial management of the school, staffing and premises. CPR takes responsibility for the curriculum and safeguarding.



Meet the Governors!


There are 9 Governors in total: 1 LA governor, 2 community governors, 1 staff governor, 2 foundation governors and 3 parent governors. The Headteacher is an ex-officio member of the Governing Body, and the School Business Manager also attends the full Governing Body and FAMES meetings.


Alan Chalkley is the LA link governor and has been Chair of Governors since September 2013. Following retirement in 2007 from a job working in IT, Alan became a governor in 2010 when he moved to Rutland from Hertfordshire. Working with a committed and dedicated governing body Alan believes the school will continue to provide an excellent education for the local children and build on the excellent standards achieved over recent years. Alan sits on both FAMES and CPR.

Linda Edward is the retired owner of a Gift Business and chairs the subcommittee which is responsible for Finance amongst other things. She has lived in Greetham for 36 years and is a Co-opted Governor who was reappointed to the Governing Body in September 2015. She is enthusiastic about Literacy, in which she takes a particular interest, and has been Vice Chair for a number of years. Linda chairs the FAMES committee.


Stef Douglas lives in Greetham, has one child at the school and one who left year 6 in 2016. He is an officer with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.  He was appointed as a Parent Governor in September 2015 and sits on the CPR committee.


Faye Smith lives in Greetham and was appointed Parent Governor in December 2016. She has a daughter at the school. With a marketing background, she currently works as a National Account Manager. She sits on the Finance committee.


Jane Ward lives in Exton and was appointed as a Foundation Governor in November 2016. She is a retired teacher and sits on the CPR committee.


James Phillips lives in Exton and is married to Victoria with a 10 year old son, Toby. He is an Army Officer and currently works at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. James joined the governing body in December 2016 as an associate governor. He sits on the finance committee.   


Deborah Kennard-Kettle currently represents the staff as staff governor on the governing body. She has worked at the school for over ten years and is the School Business Manager.


There are currently three vacancies on the governing body for one foundation governor, one community governor and one parent governor. Should you be interested in any of these positions, please ask at the office for further details.