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Who's Who - School Governors

The governors are highly committed to and supportive of the school. Ofsted May 2015

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support head teachers, but also ask questions and make sure the head teacher is taking the school in the right direction.


At Bowness-on-Solway Primary School our governors are:

Governor Name

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Governor Category Committees and additional roles



Matthew Wind    

Local Authority Governor

Chair of FGB

Safer Recruitment Governor

Child Protection Governor

Performance Management

Finance, Curriculum and SEF committees

Staff Dismissal Committee and Complaints Committee

Support Work - self employed
Clair McCaul   Nov 2018 Partnership Governor

Vice Chair of FGB

Performance Management

Finance and SEF Committees

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee and Complaints Committee

Biologist - Armstrong McCaul Biological Consultants
Susan Davies     Head Teacher Finance, Curriculum and SEF Committees Head Teacher
Ian Grainger   Sept 2018 Partnership Governor

Finance Committee

Performance Management

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Sam Firth   June 2018 Parent Governor

Finance Committee

Performance Management

Staff Dismissal and Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Director of BPD Global Group Ltd

Treasurer of Glasson Community Association

Cheryl Wills   June 2018 Parent Governor

Finance Committee

Safer Recruitment Governor

Early Years Governor

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

EY Educator Advanced Apprenticeship Low Moor Preschool

Committee member of Port Carlisle Community Group

Michelle Harrison   May 2017 Co-Opted Governor Curriculum Committee School Staff and Treasurer of the Parents Association
Kimberley Craig   March 2017 Staff Governor

Curriculum Committee

Gifted and Talented Governor

Kate Morton   Nov 2017 Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Receptionist - Cumbria Turf

Chair of Parents Association

Klare Hodgson   June 2018 Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Special Educational Needs Governor

Staff Dismissal Committee

Complaints Committee

Self Employed
Vacancy     Parent Governor    






The Clerk to Governors is Elizabeth Cozens


The governors can be contacted through the school.



Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings during Academic Year 2015/6


Name of Governor 22/9/2015 16/11/2015 13/1/2016 17/3/2016 17/5/2016 5/07/2016


end of office

Matthew Wind ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Susan Davies ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Catherine Servante ü A ü ü ü A Resigned
Ian Grainger ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Vanessa Taylor A A A A - - Resigned
Kate Morton ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Clare McCaul ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Klare Hodgson ü A ü A ü ü  
Michelle Harrison ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Kimberley Craig ü ü ü ü ü ü  
Sam Firth ü ü A ü ü ü  
Cheryl Wills ü ü ü ü ü ü