Governing Body

Role of the Governing Body

We work with the Headteacher to agree the long-term objectives and priorities for the school. We work as a team to support the school and to challenge it to achieve its objectives. Our overall aim is to provide the highest standard of education for the pupils at The Meadows. 

Who is on the Governing Body?

The governing body is composed of:

  • parent governors
  • LEA governors
  • staff governors
  • co-opted governors
  • the Headteachers

What are the Governing Body responsible for?

  • Teaching and Learning: we have to ensure that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught throughout the school
  • Finance: we are responsible for setting the school’s budget each year and for monitoring it on a regular basis
  • Personnel: we oversee the recruitment and deployment of staff
  • Premises: we have to ensure the safety and security of children and staff at the school; they monitor the condition of the school premises
The Meadows Governing Body is made up of two committees: Curriculum and Resources, which meet regularly and feedback to the whole Governing Body.  
  • Mrs Sheila Pikulski

    Chair of Governors/ Safeguarding

  • Mrs Claire McLaughlan

    Vice Chair/Development

  • Mr Owen Brangwin

    Health and Safety/Maths

  • Mr David Bushnell

  • Mrs Jill Digweed

  • Mr Matthew Foster

    Parent Governor/PSHE

  • Mrs Judith Lynch


  • Mrs Fiona Reid

    Staff Governor

  • Mrs Jessica Shepherd-Smith

    Early Years

  • Miss Gemma White