• November Dates

    04/11/17 FOPS Glow Stick stall at the Pattishall Fireworks


    10/11/17 Armistice Service in Holy Cross 10:45am Lead by Student Council


    12/11/17 School representatives to be involved in the Holy Cross Remembrance Service


    17/11/17 Wear Spots for Children in Need


    23/11/17 Music Concert performed by children who have peripatetic lessons, time TBC


    27/11/17 Mufti for Gosset Ward


    29/11/17 Blue Butterfly internet safety


  • December Dates

    08/12/17 FOPS Film Night


    11/12/17 Year 3/4 Church Assembly – Holy Cross 9.15am


    12/12/17 FOPS Crazy Hair Day for tom bola prizes


    13/12/17 EYFS/KS1 Performance 2pm


    14/12/17 EYFS/KS1 Performance 6pm


    15/12/17 Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children


    18/12/17 Whole School Christmas Lunch!


    19/12/17 Carols on the Playground 3pm


    19/12/17 FOPS Winter Festival


    19/12/17 Christingle in Holy Cross 6pm


    20/12/17 Whole School to see Peter Pan at The Deco




Welcome to the Governors section of our school website. We thought you might like to know a little bit about us and what we do.


The Governing Body (GB), Headteacher and senior staff form the school’s Leadership and Management team and share responsibility for the school.


The GB must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves.  It must ensure that all resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all children and provide value for money.  Governors help to form the School Improvement Plan and are responsible for monitoring all aspects of its effectiveness in terms of outcomes for pupils.


The GB appoints the Headteacher, and delegates to him responsibility for the day to day running of the school.


Who are the Governors?

The Governing Body is made up of four groups who represent the stakeholders of the school: staff, parents, the church (Foundation) and the Local Authority.  This range of people is intended to provide a broad and balanced selection of viewpoints and to represent each sector of the school’s community.  Individual governors cannot act or speak on behalf of the GB; decisions are made by the board as a whole.


All Governors serve a four year period and may be re-elected.  There are 4 full governing body meetings each year and 4 sub-committee meetings which precede these.  The minutes of the meetings are available on request from the Governing Body.  All correspondence should be sent to Mrs Cheryl Tomkinson, Clerk to the Governors, Pattishall School.


 Governor Profiles


Geoff Brand

James Brazier

Gemma Chapman

Barry Evans

Sharon Onley

Kate Stretton

Heather Whittington

Julie Wood


Staff Governors

Lee Wood

Stephanie Bruce

Contacting the Governors

If you have a complaint, your first point of contact is your child’s class teacher.  You may also wish to discuss the issue with the Head Teacher.  If you feel that the situation has not been resolved satisfactorily, then you should contact the Governing Body.  You can do this via the school office or by speaking to one of the parent governors who are often on the school playground.




Becoming a Governor


What does the work involve?

The full GB meets approximately once every half term and there are two sub-committees, Attainment and Resources, who meet to undertake some of the work on behalf of the GB.  Each governor belongs to one of the committees and these meet four times each year. There are documents that need to be read in preparation for all meetings.


There are also working parties to deal with aspects of work that come up from time to time, such as SEN, Equality policies etc.


Governors visit often to gain a working knowledge of the school as well as on a more official basis to formally monitor aspects of the School Improvement Plan.



What qualifications are needed?

No formal qualifications are required, just a desire to put experience and life skills to good use.


Governors are people with an interest in education and a belief in working together to improve outcomes for local children. They are people who have a few hours to spare each month, and enjoy being part of a team.



It seems like an awful lot of work – why do it?

Most people find it very rewarding to be part of the school team, working in partnership with staff and the community, to secure the best possible education for the children of Pattishall CE Primary School. All governors are welcomed and each plays a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of all stakeholders.


For more information about becoming a governor, contact the Head Teacher. Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to a vetting process and identity check.



Headteacher: Mrs Emma McLean

Pattishall CE Primary School | School Road | Pattishall | Towcester | Northants | NN12 8NE