Welcome to our Governors’ section.
The governing body is a group of volunteers elected by parents and staff or nominated by the local authority. We work with the headteacher to decide on the strategic direction of the school, how the budget is spent and raising standards in all areas of school life. We do this so that the children have the best education that they possibly can have.
The full Governing Body meets twice a term. We have 3 committees (Teaching & Learning, Finance & Premises, Staffing & Pay) which meet once or twice a term each and we sometimes set up working parties to develop particular ideas or in response to particular issues.
If you would like to contact me or the governing body at any time then this can be done through the school office or please say hello when you see us around the school.
Mrs Jacqui Corley - Chair of Governors
The role of the governing body
Recent legislation has widened the responsibilities of school governors, but broadly governing bodies oversee the work of the school and make sure it provides a good quality education for its pupils.
Working in partnership with the head and other staff, governors are involved in:
- setting the school's aims and policies;
- improving standards of teaching and achievement;
- setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure;
- interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff;
- acting as a link between the local community and the school;
- dealing with complaints about the school;
- drawing up an action plan after an inspection, and monitoring the success of the plan
Crane Park Governors:
Mrs Renu Sudera
Ms Saba Rafiq-Vice Chairperson
Miss Jayne Gardner-Vice Chairperson
Mr Cormac Bourne
Mrs Fiona Curran
Cllr Allan Joseph
Local Authority Governors
Mrs Jacqueline Corley-Chair of Governors
Mrs Helen Abigail
Ms Alison Small - Headteacher
Miss Isabel Tayler
Mrs Habiba Khan-September 2021
Mr Avass Malik-September 2021
Mr Simon Hughes - September 2022
Mr Anthony Hardley - September 2022
Mrs Satbir Sidhu - Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Tania Clements - School Business Manager
Mrs Sarah Dubey-James - Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs Lindsey May - Assistant School Business Manager