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Mr A Cawthorne

Link Governors


A link governor is:

  • a named, non-staff governor with an additional responsibility for monitoring the governance of a particular area of school activity 
  • appointed by the Full Governing Body from its membership, giving consideration to governors’ preferences and experience
  • not an inspector and does not hold any decision making responsibility unless otherwise delegated by the Full Governing Body.


The aim of the link governor is:

  • to make effective links with key school leaders and their staff to ensure that governors can successfully challenge and support the school.


Link governors will:

  • communicate with their link school leader on a termly basis
  • visit the school to meet with the link leader and/or carry out a learning walk at least twice a year
  • ensure the focus of the visit is closely aligned to the School Improvement Plan and curriculum priorities
  • maintain effective lines of communication between the school link leader and the governing body by completing an agreed pro forma report, to be  shared with all governors by email and at the relevant committee and/or full governing body meeting
  • keep themselves informed and up to date by attending relevant training provided by the Local Authority and, where possible, relevant staff training. In addition, reading relevant material and information, in particular publications and newsletters from the DfE, Ofsted and the National Governors’ Association.

Link Governors

Link Area


School leader




Mrs M Williams

Mr T Wald

Mrs Z Keen


Mrs N Stratford


Mrs E Box

Mrs S Mortimer

Computing (including safety and online protection)

Mr J Freeman

Mr B Milton

Curriculum and Assessment

Mr T Wald

Mrs J Smith

Data Protection

Mrs E Box Mrs J Smith

Early Years & Foundation Stage

Mr W Valentine

Mrs J Maddison

English/Reading (Literacy)

Mrs Goudie

Mrs S Mortimer

Foreign Language

Mr J Freeman

Mrs P Oster




Mrs T Dhillon

Miss D Jasper

Miss C Martin
Miss H Warwick


Mr J Freeman Miss Mason


Mrs M Williams

Mrs J Tonks

Pupil Premium Mrs M Williams Mrs J Smith 


Mrs C Sharp

Mrs K Cordingley

Safeguarding & Behaviour

Mrs C Sharp

Mrs S Mortimer & Mrs J Smith


Mr T Wald

Mr G Bruce


Mrs T Dhillon

Miss H Warwick


Mr I Scott

Mr A Cawthorne

Performance & Monitoring

Mrs E Box

Mrs J Smith

Health & Safety

Mr I Scott

Mrs B Husbands