Full Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up from parents, community members and staff. We have 18 posts in total. Individually we have no authority but collectively we govern the workings of the school through corporate decision making.

To ensure that Noadswood continues to do all it can for its pupils, its staff and the wider community it is vital that interested and committed people are willing to put themselves forward and participate as governors.

Although governance is achieved through group decision making, each of the stakeholder bodies are represented on the Governing Body. For example two of the governors are parents of children at Noadswood and are selected through parent elections. We are a team made up of enthusiastic and committed people whose ultimate aim is to support and challenge the school to becoming an institution where every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe and secure and happy environment.

Our Governors are:

Governance Board
General Purposes Committee
School Improvement Committee
Pay and Personnel Committee
Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel
Name Governor Type Appointed by End of Term of Office Committee/Panel Membership Posts Held Linked Roles
Blake, Christopher Community n/a – Member n/a – Member GPC
Vice Chair of GB
Chair of HTPMP
GB Recruitment, Development & Training
Cotton, Neil Community GB November 2022 GPC
Munden, Alison Community n/a – Member n/a – Member SIC
Chair of SIC English
House Leaders – Guidance
Staff – SDP Views
O’Brien, Kevin Community n/a – Member n/a – Member Chair of GB Safeguarding
Business Management & Strategic Development
Performance Managment – Staff Views
Rapson, Jackie Community n/a – Member n/a – Member GPC
Roberts, Michael Community n/a – Member n/a – Member GPC
Chair of GPC Health & Safety
Performance Management – Staff Views
Uglow, Paul Community GB December 2021
Young, Jade Community GB November 2022 SIC
Vacancy Community GB
Vacancy Community GB
Marshall, Kathryn Head Teacher n/a – Ex Officio n/a – Ex Officio GPC
Balson, Sarah Parent Elected by Parents April 2021 SIC
Vice Chair of SIC Able, Gifted & Talented Students
Clark, Rachel Parent Elected by Parents September 2022 SIC Responsible Officer Careers and Apprenticeships
Smith, Diane Staff Elected by Staff April 2021 GPC Pupil Premium
Huttly, Elain Staff Elected by Staff April 2021 GPC Pupil Premium
French, Jane Staff Elected by Staff April 2021 SIC SEND
Vacancy Staff Elected by Staff
Vacancy Local Authority Local Authority


Total: 18 Governor Posts


Recent Full Governor Body minutes are here:

Attendance of Governors