Governance at The Friary School

The Governing Body:

The Governing Body at The Friary School consists of:

LEA Governor:
Mrs Maureen Woodcock MBE 15/09/19 Vice-Chair of Governors
Outcomes / SEND / Pupil Premium
Parent Governors:
Mr Philip Burke 07/03/20 Finance, Resources & Health & Safety
Mrs Jo Hutchison 17/06/19
Mrs Jane Mackenzie 22/05/21 Teaching, Learning & Assessment
 Co-Opted Governors:
Mr Gary Beddow 26/11/19
Mrs Anne Carlisle 05/09/20
Mr Jamie Checkland 15/09/19 Chair of Governors / Safeguarding / Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Mrs Michelle Painter 02/12/22 Leadership & Management
Mrs Nina Worrall 02/12/22 16-19 Programmes
Staff Governors:
Mrs Angie Brough  15/01/20
Mr Matt Allman On-Going  Headteacher
Clerk to the Governors:
Mrs Lisa Pratt N/A

The Governing Body has gone through formal reconstitution and membership is currently full.

No governors have any business interests which represent a conflict of interest with their duties as a governor at the school.

Governors Meetings:

All governors have voting rights at the Full Governors Meeting Committees.

Full Governors:

The Governors meet on a monthly basis as a full group to lead and evaluate school improvement.

Focus Team Meetings:

The Governing Body is broken down into Focus Teams to address key priorities and lead developmental areas for the school. These include: (i) Leadership & Management; (ii) Pupil Outcomes; (iii) Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare; (iv) Teaching, Learning & Assessment; (v) Sixth Form; (vi) SEND / Safeguarding; (vii) Finance, Budget & Curriculum; and (viii) Academisation.

Governors Disciplinary Panel:

This half-termly group meets with students and their parents/carers in order to address issues of concern relating to achievement, behaviour and/or attendance.

Further Information:

The relevant documentation pertaining to the Governor Meetings is available on request from the school via Lisa Pratt, Clerk to the Governors via email on

Also, the Instrument of Government for the Governing Body is in place and is available on request from the school via Lisa Pratt, Clerk to the Governors.

Furthermore, the Register of Interests of the Headteacher and Governors is available on request from the school via Lisa Pratt, Clerk to the Governors.

Finally, the individual attendance records for the governing body are here.

Governor Resource Area:

The governor’s resource area can be found by logging into the school network via Remote Access here.