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The Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a 'critical friend; to support, challenge and to ask questions.

Name Chair of Member of Type of Governor Term of Office ends Responsibilitites Register of interests
Mr Andrew Hyde     Headteacher     Headteacher
Cllr Roger Bingham             Finance, Staffing & Premisies LA 28/11/2024 History Cumbria County Councillor
Mrs Dianne Chaplow


Finance, Staffing & Premisies Co-opted 01/09/2023 Computing, Art & Design Sibling of member of staff
Mr Richard Wilkins

Vice Chair

Teaching, Learning & Behaviour Co-opted



Safeguarding Spouse of member of staff
Mrs Julie Mulinga Chair of Governors Teaching, Learning & Behaviour Co-opted 01/09/2023 EYFS, DT Child in school
Mrs Mandy Barnsley   Teaching, Learning & Behaviour Staff 01/09/2023   Teacher
Miss Kirsty Parry   Teaching, Learning & Behaviour Parent



Looked After Children


Child in school
Mr Bryan Kerr   Staffing, Finance & Premises Co-opted 21/03/2023   Governor at Levens School
Mr Colin Honour   Teaching, Learning & Behaviour Co-opted 26/09/2023   None
Mrs Jayne Aynsley   Teaching, Learning & Behaviour Co-opted 12/11/2023   Neices and nephews in school
Mrs Clare Lachmann     Parent 12/11/2024   Child in school
Mrs Sally Edmondson     Parent 17/05/2025 SEND Child in school
Mrs Karen Townley     Clerk to Governors      

Governor Attendance


T, L & B 

   S, F & P 

Full Govs 

T, L & B 

S, F & P 26.01.2021    

Full Govs

T, L & B   

 S, F & P 04.05.2022   

Full Govs

Mr Andrew Hyde   
Cllr Roger Bingham N/A N/A X N/A  
Mrs Dianne Chaplow N/A N/A X X N/A N/A  
Mr Richard Wilkins X N/A N/A X X N/A  
Mrs Julie Mulinga N/A N/A X N/A  
Mrs Mandy Barnsley N/A N/A N/A  
Jayne Aynsley N/A N/A X N/A  
Colin Honour   ✔    X  
Bryan Kerr   N/A X N/A  
Clare Lachmann X N/A X X N/A X N/A  
Sally Edmondson N/A N/A X N/A  

✔ = in attendance
X = no attendance
N/A = not applicable

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