Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for providing a strategic framework for the school’s operation and development, for advising and supporting the Headteacher and staff, for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness and for providing accountability to parents and the broader local community.

The membership of the Governing Body is designed to provide a cross section of representation, skills and experience in order that the school can be successfully supported.

Download: Governors Instrument of Government 2016

Organisation of the Governing Body

The Full Governing Body meet six times per year and there are two sub committees, Resources and Children’s that each meet four times a year.

Our Governors


Mr Tony Down

Strategic Lead

Meets fortnightly with the Headteacher

Vice Chair

Mr Moxley Cooper

Safeguarding Lead

Children’s Committee Chair

Governing Body Members  


Curriculum Lead

Mr Andy Holloway

Resources Committee Chair and SEN Lead

Mr Ian Lewis

Finance Lead



Assessment and Standards Lead

Mrs Michelle Engley  Headteacher

Opted Members

Miss Lottie Harris, Deputy Headteacher

Associate Member

Mrs Dawn Russell

Parent Governor

Thelma Maslen

Clerk to the Governors


All Governors are appointed by the Governing Body of Bowsland Green Primary School.

Meeting Dates 2019-20



Contacting the Governors

We regularly have vacancies for interested parties; details can be obtained from the Clerk to the Governors –

Anyone wishing to contact members of the Governing Body should do so via the school office on 01454 866766 where a message can be left for the Clerk or Chair.

Governor Terms of Office

Parent Governor – 4 years

LA Governor – 4 years

Co-opted Governor – 3 years

Staff Governor – 2 years