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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

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.

School Governance

A warm welcome to Warrender from the Governing Body. The current members are as follows:

Governing Body

 Jo Norbury

 Chair & Co-opted Governor

 Janet Keal

 Vice Chair & Co-opted Governor

 Andrew Bain

 Local Authority Governor

 Beenish Shaikh

 Co-opted Governor

 Andrew Bugge

 Co-opted Governor


 Co-opted Governor

 Mike Smith

 Head Teacher

 Claire Jones

 Staff Governor

 Heather Rhodes

 Parent Governor

 Alana Stewart

 Parent Governor

 Tracy Beckwith

 Parent Governor

 Matthew Kelly

 Parent Governor

 Elizabeth Doran

 School Governance Information Manager



A full list of the current Governing Body is displayed on the noticeboard inside the main entrance of the school, along with latest published minutes of the Full Governing Body meeting.

Governing Body - Governance Statement

About the Governing Body

The Education Reform Act 1988 considerably increased the responsibilities of Governing Bodies in all state controlled schools. School governors are responsible for overseeing virtually all aspects of school life, which are in turn delegated to the Head Teacher. He is responsible for the day to day running and organisation of the school.

The term of office is four years from the point of election, but occasionally a parent, co-opted or teacher governor may no longer be able to continue serving, or may become ineligible. In this case, an interim election will be held. All parents are kept informed of such developments.

The main forum of discussion is the meeting of the full Governing Body, held twice termly. Most business, however, is carried out in two sub-committees that address the following areas:

Children, Families & Learning

  • Curriculum incl. School Development Plan and Additional Educational Needs
  • Parents, Families and Communication
  • Community and Partnerships
  • Finance
  • Health and Safety
  • Personnel
  • Premises and other assets

Members of the Governing Body serve on one of these sub-committees, the Head Teacher and chair on both. All Governors are assigned with specific aspects of the School to monitor.

Children, Families & Learning Committee
Janet Keal - Chair
Andrew Bain - Vice Chair
Mike Smith
Jo Norbury

Heather Rhodes


Resources Committee
Beenish Shaikh - Chair

Matthew Kelly - Vice Chair
Jill Durn 
Mike Smith
Andrew Bain
Jo Norbury
Janet Keal
Tracy Beckwith
Andy Bugge


Let us have your feedback
The Governors or Warrender always welcome feedback from parents and carers about the School. If there are things that the School is doing well or if you feel there are aspects of School life that could be improved, please let us know so we can continue to improve our school. If you wish to feedback direct to the governing body about an aspect of the school, or would like to attend any of the Full Governing Body meetings, please contact Jo Norbury (Chair) via the School Office. Alternatively, you may submit general feedback about Warrender to Ofsted via their Parent View portal.