The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together


Welcome to the Governors' Page.

This page gives information relating to governor activity at the school.




The Team

NameGovernor TypeRoles 
John BirchCo-opted

Vice Chair

Maths, Finance and HTAR

Adam ButterworthParentFinance and HTAR 
Robert CatherallParentHealth and Safety and Premises 
Samantha DuncanStaffInclusion 
Linda EdwardsCo-optedCurriculum 
Jigna Vyas GosalCo-optedEarly Years 
Anthea KennaCo-opted

Chair of Governors

School Improvement and Wellbeing

Anne MortenLAEnglish and Governor Training 
Reena ScuttParentSafeguarding 
Julie WickendenCo-optedAssessment and HTAR 
Helen WilmanHeadteacher  

Governor Attendance

Further information on the governing board, including relevant interests, can be found on the page below.

The Spinney School Governors


There are eleven Spinney school governors and a Clerk working with Miss Wilman and her staff to ensure Spinney pupils get the best from their time in the school. The governing body works with the head teacher and staff to make sure the school provides a high quality education for its pupils, providing strategic direction to support the head teacher to make the operational day-to-day decisions.


There are four categories of governors. At the Spinney we have a local authority governor, three parent governors, five co-opted governors, one community governor, one staff governor and the head teacher. We meet regularly as a Full Governing Board three times a term.  Monitoring is carried out by all governors focusing on issues highlighted in the School Development Plan and Termly Operational Plans  (TOPs).  All  governors take on a role of responsibility and report back to the full governing body.

Minutes of governor meetings are available from the clerk.  Please ask the OPS team in the  office should you wish to see them.




The Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its pupils and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Schedule of Meetings 2021/22;



Summer Term 2021

Mon 12th July 7:00pm   FGB


Autumn term 2021

Thurs 23d September       7:00pm FGB
Thurs 21st  October7:00pmFGB
Thurs 2nd December7:00pmFGB


Spring term 2022


Thurs 20th January       7:00pmFGB
Thurs 24th  February7:00pmFGB
Thurs 24th March7:00pmFGB


Summer term 2022


Weds 5th May 7:00pmFGB 
Tues 23rd June7:00pmFGB
Mon  11th July7:00pmFGB