Governing Body Structure

The Governing body at Minworth is made up of the following people in addition to the head teacher:




Brent Aston – Chair of Governors and chair of finance committee

Elected - 17/05/2015     Re-Election 16/05/2019





Lyndsey Hudson  – Vice-chair and local authority Governor

Elected - 4/10/16   Re-election 3/10/2020








Susan Smith -  Co-opted Governor

Elected - 4/10/2016     Re-Election 3/10/2020






Paul Clayton – Co-opted Governor

Elected - 03/05/2015      Re-Election 02/05/2019



 Coming soon



Heather Woolley  – Elected parent Governor

Elected - 4/10/2016     Re-Election 3/10/2020






Louise Dawber - Co-opted Governor and safeguarding Governor

Elected - 4/10/2016     Re-Election 3/10/2020



 Coming soon



Mrs Kelly Armstrong – Co-opted staff Governor 

Elected - 27/04/2015      Re-Election 26/04/2019






Miss Becky Dewsbery – Co-opted staff Governor

Elected - 07/07/2015      Re-Election 06/07/2019





 Matt Sadler - Head teacher






Guy Hollier – Parent and associate Governor

Elected - 23/01/18



 Coming soon



Delene Rutter  – Parent and associate Governor

Elected -  4/10/16




 Trevor Evans - Parent and associate Governor

Elected - 25/9/18

 Coming soon



Clerk to the Governing body - Mrs Joanne Mealings. 





The core functions of the Governing body are as follows:


  1. To provide a strategic overview by the setting aims and objectives for our school and by adopting policies and setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  2. To monitor and evaluate our school's progress towards achieving its aims and to act as a 'critical friend' to the headteacher and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) by supporting and challenging them in managing the school.
  3. To ensure accountability to the pupils, the parents, the local community, the local authority and the staff with the aim of raising standards and improving the outcomes for the pupils at the school.

The Governing body is divided into the following committees:

  • Finance committee - Brent Aston, Paul Clayton, Becky Dewsbery and Matt Sadler
  • Pay, performance and grievance committee - Susan Smith, Brent Aston, Lyndsey Hudson, Matt Sadler and Becky Dewsbery.
  • Appeals committee - As and when needed. Delene Rutter and two other Governors subject to availability.
  • Attainment and standards committee - Paul Clayton, Lyndsey Hudson, Brent Aston and Matt Sadler.


Governors meet a minimum of six times throughout the course of the academic year.