The role of the Governing Board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Percy Hedley School Governing Body
Governor Category
John Steward Headteacher
Angela Curran Co-opted
Susan Jopling (Chair) Trustee
Pat Oliver Authority
Vacancy Trustee
Tom Cosh Co-opted
Paul Cook Co-opted
Karen Ayre Co-opted
Kate Hellens Parent
Vacancy Parent
Claire Hayden Staff
Corin Orr Staff
Stephanie Thompson-Potts Staff

Contact details of the Chair:

The Code of Conduct for Governors can be found here:

PHS Code of Conduct Autumn 2021

Governors are aware of and work within, the Governor Handbook.

Governor Handbook