Full Governing Body.

The role of the school governor and governing bodies

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a excellent way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • To hold the headteacher to account and ensuring the educational performance of the school, its students, the quality of our residential provision and the performance management of all staff.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school, ensure we offer value for money and make sure our money is well spent.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent.
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies.

If you would be interested in serving as a Stone Bay School governor please don’t hesitate to contact the school. We are particularly welcome applications from existing parents.


SB Terms of Reference & Standing Orders (agreed 12.09.17)

C14_Register_Governors_Business_Interests (updated June 2018)


Our Current Governing Body.

All Governors are appointed for a 4 year term of office.

  • Richard Farr
  • Gov_Richard
  • Responsibilities
  • Safeguarding, Child Protection & Online Safety
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    Co-Chair: Full Governing Body
  • Responsibilities
  • C&R Committee
  • Caroline Palmer
    Chair of Governors: Full Governing Body
  • caroline Palmer - Governor
  • Responsibilities
  • Policies 
  • BR Committee

  • Jason Frew
  • Responsibilities
  • Health & Safety
  • Chair, BR Committee
  • Billy Mc Inally
  • Gov_Billy
  • Responsibilities
  • BR Committee
  • C&R Committee
  • Nicky McDonald
    Staff Governor

  • Nicky McDonald (2)
  • Responsibilities
  • Training & Development
  • C&R Committee
  • Jimmy Peters
  • Gov_Jimmy
  • Responsibilities
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Chair: C&R Committee

  • Nikky Poulter
  • Nicola Howe.
  • Responsibilities
  • BR Committee
  • Tony Wright
    Vice-Chair: Full Governing Body
  • Tony Wright - Governor
  • Responsibilities
  •  School Website
  • Vice-Chair: C&R Committee