We are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to help the school provide the best possible education, resources and environment for all its pupils, to enable them to reach their full potential.  Our role includes providing leadership and direction for the school, monitoring and evaluating the work of the school, offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas and initiatives and help where needed.  We act as “critical friends” to the school at all times, challenging and asking questions of the Headteacher.

The Governing Body was reconstituted in 2015 under new government regulations and now comprises up to twelve members plus Associate members as appropriate.

Following changes made to our governance arrangements in September 2015, the two main committees, Resources and Curriculum & Achievement were disbanded and all governor business is conducted through meetings of the full Governing Body held three times during the Autumn and Summer terms and twice during the Spring term, allowing all governors full participation in all aspects of the school.  In addition, governors take on specific responsibilities to meet statutory requirements and to ensure the efficient operation of the Governing Body.

A Pay Committee, comprising a small group of governors is appointed to oversee staff performance and pay and meets once a term.  Specific committees may also be required to deal with Complaints, Exclusions and Staff Grievance, but these are put together on an ad hoc basis as and when issues arise and will depend upon governor availability.

No governors currently have any relevant business or pecuniary interests or governance roles in other educational institutions or any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Details of the Governing Body are as follows:

Details of the Governing Body are as follows:

Holywell Primary School

Responsibilities  2021/22 & Attendance 2020/2021

Name Governor Type Date Appointed Term From Term To Responsibilities/


Record of Attendance


Mrs Barbara Bahirathan Associate Member



05 Feb 2019 05 Feb 2019 4 Feb 2023 Pastoral Support

Deputy DSP

Mrs Toyin Keshiro Co-opted governor



01 Sept 2018 01 Sept 2018 31 Aug 2022 Deputy


Mrs Michaela Kirtley Co-opted governor



1 Dec 2014 17 Nov 2020 16 Nov 2024 Head’s Appraisal

Pay Committee


Mr Russ Clancy Parent governor


13 July 2021 13 July 2021 12 July 2025   0/1 meetings
Mrs Jessica Moore Parent governor



05 Nov 2019 05 Nov 2019 4 Nov 2023  4/8 MEETINGS
Mr Stephen Moran Parent governor



18 Dec 2018 18 Dec 2018 17 Dec 2022 Health & Safety



Miss Kaveeta Sonigra Local Authority Governor



18 Dec 2018 18 Dec 2018 17 Dec 2022 Ofsted

Pay Committee

Vice Chair

Mr Coert Van Straaten Headteacher



Pay Committee

DSP Head

Mr John Conlon  



n/a n/a Clerk 8/8 MEETINGS

Abbas Gulamali  14/03/2022

Kim Bloomfield 15/07/2021 

Priscilla Samny 15/07/2021





Governors’ Secure Area

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