Our Governors:


Ashley CofE Primary School is an academy in the Good Shepherd Trust, a family of church school academies within the Diocese of Guildford. For more information on the Trust please click here.



In accordance with the DfE’s current guidance for Governance of academies and multi-academy trusts, our Local Governing body is responsible for:

  1. Setting the vision and strategic direction of our school, ensuring all statutory duties are met and to setting an ethos of high expectations of everyone in the school community. This includes high expectations for the behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and governors
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff and  ensuring that the Headteacher implements the strategic framework established by the board.
  3. Overseeing the school’s financial performance and ensuring that money is well spent and in line with the school’s strategic priorities.

Governors' Expenses Policy

Governors' Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings and Register of Business Interest

Open Meeting Protocol

Local Governing Body Meeting Dates 2016-17

  • 7.30pm on Thursday 29th September 2016
  • 7.30pm on Thursday 24 November 2016
  • Away Day on Thursday 26 January 2017
  • 7.30pm on Thursday 23 March 2017
  • 7.30pm on Thursday 15 June 2017

Our Local Governing Body:


Foundation Governors

Mrs Ruth Crowson (P)

Dr Annemarie O'Connor

Mrs Lisa Parker

Mr Nigel Stapleton



Incumbent Governor

Reverend Cathy Blair


Headteacher Governor

Mr Richard Dunne


Teacher Governor (Elected)

Mrs Jackie Stevens


Parent Governors (Elected)

Mr Laurence Koe (P)

Mr Martyn McCarthy (P)


Support Staff Governor (Elected)

Miss Ruth Bardel


Clerk to the Governing Body

Ms Sienna Alcock


(P) Denotes Governor who has a child at Ashley C/E Primary School