St Michaels Federation has a shared governing body across our two schools – Lydbury North CofE Primary School and Onny CofE Primary School.

The governing body is made up of local authority governors, foundation governors which are linked to our Church of England status, parents and school staff.

Parent governors serve a four year term and continue to serve even if their child or children leave our schools during this period.

What do governors do?

The work governors’ undertake affects most aspects of school life. They establish, with the Headteacher, aims for the federation, and approve policies – for the curriculum, behaviour and discipline, for example; and are responsible for the school budget and the use and maintenance of the premises. More generally, they are expected to be in touch with the local community and to help guide the federation to meet the community’s educational needs. They are also expected to help the federation explain to the community what it is trying to achieve for their children.

The Board of Governors of St Michaels Federation oversees the vision, ethos and strategic direction; holds the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils; and oversees the financial performance, making sure that money is well spent.

If you wish to contact the governing body please email them at: governors@stmichaelsfed.shropshire.sch.uk

Our governing body currently consists of the following people:

Name

Category

Appointed By

Lead Area/Role

Term of Office Expiry Date

Attendance

Declaration of Interest

FGB

ST

Victoria Reynolds

Ex-Officio

Governors

Headteacher

NA

3/3

3/3

None

Leah Hughes

Foundation

Diocese

Chair

SEN/LAC

Arts

July 2024

3/3

3/3

None

Mark Swallow

Foundation

Diocese

Vice Chair

Arts

22/11/21

2/3

3/3

None

Joanne Hunt

Co-opted

Governors

SBM

18/06/23

3/3

3/3

None

Michael Moore

Foundation

Diocese

STEM

06/03/21

3/3

3/3

None

James Garnett

Local Authority

Local Authority

STEM

25/06/22

2/3

3/3

None

Sue Bickford

Foundation

Diocese

Arts

JULY 2024

3/3

NA

None

Rev. Justin Parker

Ex-Officio

Diocese

Humanities

0/03/2024

1/2

NA

None

Rev. Stephanie Fountain

Ex-Officio

Diocese

Humanities

01/03/2024

3/3

NA

None

Fiona Pearce

Foundation

Diocese

Humanities

12/06/22

3/3

NA

None

Ruth Alderson

Staff Governor

Staff

STEM

01/11/20

1/3

NA

None

Natasha Miles

Parent Governor

Parents

Early Years Development

18/11/23

2/3

NA

None

Georgina Field

Parent Governor

Parents

Humanities

20/03/24

1/1

NA

None

Laura Thomas

Associate

Governors

Arts

N/A

3/3

NA

None

Fiona Clayton

Associate

Governors

STEM

N/A

3/3

NA

None

Vacancy

Foundation Governor

Governors

Early years Development