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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Our governing body is currently undergoing some reorganisation with new members currently being recruited.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Our Purpose

The purpose of having a governing body is to:

  • help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.

Our Governing Body

All schools have a governing body which is generally composed of people from four different groups:
1) The school staff
2) The Local Authority
3) Parents
4) The Local Community
Each governor is chosen by the group they represent. 

Working together, governors support the school, particularly in making key decisions about its overall vision for children’s education.  As a group, we never lose sight of the school’s most important people: the children.  We want the best for them trying always to keep what will improve their future life chances at the front of our thinking.  In the sections below, you can find a brief description of why each volunteer wanted to be a school governor. 

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Dave Hill and Vice chair of governors Jackie Smith. They can be contacted through the school office.

How we work with the school.


Individual governors have specific links with areas of the school’s work and its priorities for improvement. Governors also help to appoint the school’s staff. 


Link Governors.

English - Dave Hill

Maths- Catherine Bostock

Complaints Governor-Dave Hill

Safeguarding-Jackie Smith

SEND and Pupil Premium- Jackie Smith

Science- Scott Ufton

Health and Safety- Scott Ufton

Foundation subjects including RE- David Alderson

Foundation Stage- Jackie Smith

Pupils Personal Welfare and Development- Including attendance-Jackie Smith

ICT- Dave Alderson

Parent Partnership- Amanda Allen and Catherine Bostock


Full governing body meeting, which is held each term, is the most formal of our meetings.  The Chair of Governors manages these meetings. These meetings are used to help to shape the school’s overall vision and its goals for improvement; it also supports all aspects of curriculum policy.


Business Committee oversees the school’s budget with a focus on getting value for money for the services provided for pupils and whose work focuses on the school’s pupils and its staff, including matters of health, safety and welfare. The committee is chaired by

Committee members:

Dave Hill

Jackie Smith

David Alderson

Claire Greasby

Catherine Bostock


Strategic Committee helps to shape the school’s overall vision and its goals for improvement; it also supports all aspects of curriculum policy.  The committee is chaired by

Committee Members:

Dave Hill

Jackie Smith

Scott Ufton

Chris Blackburn

Laura Lord

Catherine Bostock

David Alderson


Parent Governors.


Mrs Bostock- Parent Governor.

Current Term of Office -20.4.16-20.4.20
Register of interests and other positions held - None
Committees -Strategic development


Vacancy - Parent Governor.

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held -


Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school.


Co-opted Governors.

We currently have 3 vacancies for co-opted members.


Dave Hill- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office - 14.7.15 - 13.7.19
Register of interests and other positions held - Governor at Hall Park Academy
Committees Business


David Alderson- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office- 20.9.16-20.9.20

Committees Strategic


Scott Ufton - Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -20.4.16-20.4.20
Register of interests and other positions held - Partner of an employee Mrs Ufton /Governor at Hall Park Academy.
Committees- Strategic


Jackie Smith- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -20.4.16-20.4.20
Register of interests and other positions held - Parent of an employee Rebecca (Becky) Charlton
Committees -Strategic


Vacancy 1 - Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office - Pending (awaiting next FGB meeting)
Register of interests and other positions held - None
Committees -Strategic



Vacancy 2- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held - None


Vacancy 3- Co-opted Governor

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held - None


Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body to represent community interests. They can be individuals who

  • live or work in the community served by the school

  • are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they do not work or live close to it.

The definition of a co-opted governor is wide.  People from a business or professional background and minor authority representatives can be appointed as co-opted governors

Local Authority Governors.



Vacancy- Local Authority Governor

Current Term of Office -
Register of interests and other positions held -


LAs are encouraged to appoint high-calibre governors to schools and to appoint candidates irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as authority governors.

Staff Governors

The head teacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become governors as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Staff governors are elected by the school staff.


Staff Governor- Emma McGrenaghan (Headteacher)

Register of interests and other positions held: Cousin to owner of Riverside Tree services.


Staff Governor- Laura Lord

Term of Office 23.1.17-23.1.21

Register of interests and other positions held:None

Associate Governors

Chris Blackburn and Claire Greasby are our associate governor members.


Associate members are appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience.


Associate Governor- Chris Blackburn

Register of interests and other positions held: None

Term of Office: 5.5.15-5.5.19


Associate Governor- Claire Greasby

Register of interests and other positions held: None

Term of Office: 17.11.15-17.11.20

Governors action plan and monitoring timetable

Governors Blog.

The Governors would like parents and carers to have a better picture of what they do.  After each meeting, they will update their blog here. Mr Hill chair of governors meets weekly with the head teacher to discuss a range of subjects and to provide support and challenge. These meetings are not always recorded on the blog. Governor monitoring visits are always recorded and during each visit the governor will provide a report for the other governors and staff to read. These are all located in the governors secure section.

 Check back regularly to see what they have been discussing!

Monday 27/3/17

Dave Hill joined John Wilson (representative from Nottinghamshire governors) to present the awards for tall the children who entered the Nottighamshire governors writing competition.

Monday 20.3.17

Scott Ufton joined the year 5 and 6 children on their annual residential trip this week. A great time was had by everyone. Thank you to Scott for volunteering again this year.

Friday 3/3/17

Dave Alderson visited to meet with the ICT and PE leads. He reviewed curriculum and the use of sports funding.

Friday 24/2/17

Jackie Smith visited to work with the attendance team to review attendance progress so far. This included discussions around case studies and a focus on FSM and SEND attendance including actions taken by school.

Friday 10/2/17

Jackie Smith joined the whole school in our celebration assembly today. She also let children know about an exciting messy church project for the half term holiday.

Thursday 9/2/17

Dave Hill spent the day in school reviewing the English curriculum with the English lead, looking at pupils work, observing teaching and learning and meeting with the science lead.

Monday 6/2/17

Strategic development meeting-The committee met to discuss and review the following. Teaching of science across school which included a presentation from the science leader Mrs Stevenson. The effectiveness and development of middle leadership across school, function statement for the strategic committee,Governor action plan, arrangements for SATs, collective worship arrangements and a Curriculum overview.

Thursday 26/1/17

Jackie Smith visited to review and audit safeguarding procedures in school.

Monday 23.1.17

Andy Fox delivered RAISE on LINE training for all governors prior to our full governing body meeting.

Thursday 20/1/17

Jackie Smith worked with the foundation leader today, reviewing pupils progress in the foundation Stage over the last term.

Wednesday 19/1/

Ellen Milazzo visited to participate in the termly review for Achievement for All. This included reviewing the progress of pupils from disadvantaged groups.

Friday 6/1/17

Scott Ufton conducted the termly health and safety review.

Thursday 15/12/16

Ellen Milazzo met with the Nurture team and observed practice within the intervention. Governors meet to discuss their self review and construct a governors action plan.

Wednesday 7/12/16

Catherine Bostock visited school to review the use of pupils premium funding to fund an Islamic fact finding day. This involved a visiting Speaker introducing the children to what happens when they visit a mosque and some of the features of Islam and their faith. Catherine investigated answers to the following questions What impact are you hoping this faith day will have on the children and What other opportunities are planned this year as part of RE which will build on this experience?

Friday 2nd December

Dave Hill and Jackie Smith visited school to meet with the local authority area lead (Andy Fox) to discuss improvements made in school to date. This included reviewing the latest attendance figures released form RAISE on LINE. This was flowed by the head teachers appraisal.

Thursday 1st December.

Dave Hill and Jackie Smith joined the SLT team to observing teaching of writing across school, this again included observing the feedback provided to teachers. Scott Ufton and Dave Hill joined the SLT for a working lunch, sampling the school dinners and lunch time climate. Scott Ufton and Dave Hill then met with the full SLT team for a work scrutiny for Maths and English. They had the opportunity to observe the process undertaken by the SLT, discuss improvements made to the teaching of Maths and English and sample the quality of pupils learning in their journals.

Wednesday 30th November

Scott Ufton joined the SLT team to observe teaching and learning across school. This include observing the process of feedback.

Monday 28th November

Jackie Smith joined the senior leadership team in lesson observations. She observed teaching and the feedback process.

Monday 28th November

Strategic governors meeting. This included reviewing  the work of the governing body and the  SEF sections on teaching and assessment and pupils outcomes. Governors also had a report from the teaching and learning lead around strategies which are deployed to support teachers in improving teaching and learning across school., School development plan was cross referenced with the SEF.

Monday 21st November

Business  governors meeting. This included the annual staff pay review, budget reforcasting and reports on behaviour and attendance were brought for discussion.

Monday 7th November 2016- Governor visit meet with the headteacher- Amanda Allen and Catherine Bostock

Both parent governors meet with the head teacher to talk about their roles as governors and actions they wish to take to support the school moving forward.

Thursday 3rd November 2016- Governor visit meet with the Head teacher- Dave Hill

Mr Hill visited to discuss the issues which have been identified as the result of the local  two day authority visit

last half term and challenge the headteacher on the actions which need to be applying to address these issues.

Friday 21st October 2016- Governor visit- INSET day- Jackie Smith

Mrs Smith spent the day with the school staff who were engaging in training around well being and growing resilience.


Thursday 20th October 2016- Governor visit- Jackie Smith and David Alderson

Both visited today during our Harvest celebration assembly. Mr Anderson presented to the children.


Wednesday 12th October- Governor visit-Learning walk-Dave Hill

In the head teachers absence Mr Hill visited school today to review the day to day management in the absence of the head teacher (HT at training) He also observed the work in classes around Black history month.

Friday 30th September 2016- Governor visit 40years celebration day

Scott Ufton spent the day with us to celebrate 40 years of Lynncroft Primary. He took photographs and helped organise many aspects. Mr Hill and Mrs Smith also attended to help celebrate.

Monday 28th September 2016- Full governing Body meeting.

Today we had our FGB meeting where we reviewed our work from 2015/6 and looked at targets for 2016/17 including the new school development plan. We also welcomed two new governors; Mrs Allen a parent governor and Mr Anderson a new community governor.

Friday 23rd September 2016- Governor visit- Dave Hill to present awards and make donations.

Mr Hill visited today our assembly to present the new Kindle readers which he had funded for school and to meet the winners of the summer writing challenge. He presented prizes to the three winners.

14th September 2016- Governor visit- EYFS- Jackie Smith.

Jackie Smith met today with the EYFS team and lead Mrs Inquieti, to get an overview of EYFS practice in our school and to analyse the data.