-  Chair

Mr. R. Hardstaff       -  Vice Chair

Mr. J. Moores           -  Co-Opted Governor

Miss S. Gallagher     -  Parent Representative

Miss L. Norris          -  Parent Representative

Mr. C. Long              - Co-Opted Representative

Mr. M. Taylor           -  Co-Opted Representative

Miss A. Cragg          -  Staff Representative


For Governors details please click here:


Our school is a LEA Maintained Primary School and the Governors at Lord Street are appointed by the LEA, by you, the parents, and also co-opted or invited on, by other Governors.   The Headteacher is also a Governor and there is a governor to represent the teachers and non-teaching staff. Governors are appointed for four years.


Governors do their work on a voluntary basis.   They come from many walks of life and have an interest in the education of young children.   Legally, they must meet once a term but in reality governors meet more often than this to carry out their duties. Each term we have a Governor Open Day for governors to spend the day in school to meet the children and to be familiar with the school's curriculum, and to support and monitor progress within the school.


The Governing Body is responsible for running the school. It receives funds from the Local Education Authority on an annual basis according to a standard formula based mainly upon the number of pupils in the school.  The governors provide support to our headteacher in numerous ways - to ensure the school financial budget is spent to its best ability; the schools aims and policies are adequately met; help set standards in behaviour and discipline for our children and ensuring the school's curriculum is fulfilled.  Responsibilities can also involve staff appointments; dealing with appeals and grievances - the role is extensive and all our governors are very supportive and a valuable asset to our school.


Our full Governing Body has two sub-Committees:

Strategic Leadership Committee 

  1. John Moores
  2. Richard Hardstaff

​Raising Attainment Committee

  1. Adele Cragg
  2. Stacey Gallagher
  3. Lisa Norris
  4. Chris Long
  5. Matthew Taylor



​Meetings of the full governing body and the sub-committees  are held termly, and for dates and attendance information for 2016/2017 please click this link.


Meetings of the full governing body 2017/2018

Autumn Term -  Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5.30pm

Spring Term -    Monday, 12th March 2018 at 5.30pm

Summer Term - Monday, 16th July 2018 at 5.30pm

(future dates to follow).


Sub-Committee meetings also held termly and these dates are:-

Raising Attainment Committee

  • Autumn Term - 02.10.17 at 6pm

Strategic Learning Committee

  • Autumn Term - 09.10.17 at 6pm