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Holly Grove Primary Academy

Our 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.

What do school governors do?

The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The governing body is made up of:

  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • co-opted governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body
  • Foundation governors (as we are members of a Trust)
  • At Holly Grove Primary the full governing body meet termly and further sub committees covering resources, teaching and learning and pupil support also meet on a half termly basis.
Name of Governor

Type of



Start  date

End of Term 

Darren Lennon LEA Chair of Governors Jun 18 Jan 26
Alex Harrison Co-opted   Feb 24 Feb 27
Daniel Holmes Co-opted    Feb 24 Feb 27
Rachel Miller Parent    Feb 24 Feb 27
Craig Owen Co-opted     Jul 27
Stuart Goodfellow Foundation     Oct 26
Lorraine Brown  Foundation  Sen Governor Dec 13 Oct 26
Anna Roberts Co-opted     Jul 27
Richard Simnett Parent   Oct 23 Oct 26
Dawn O'Hare  Head Teacher    
Sue Barnes Staff Assistant Head Teacher Sep 19 Oct 26 
Theresa Surplice  Staff Assistant Head Teacher   Oct 26

More about Our Governors

Record of Pecuniary Interests

Record of Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

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