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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 CategoryCommittees and additional roles



Matthew Wind  

Local Authority Governor

Vice 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
Claire McCaul Nov 2022Partnership Governor

Chair of FGB

Performance Management

Finance and SEF Committees

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee and Complaints Committee

Biologist - Armstrong McCaul Biological Consultants
Stuart Walsh  Head TeacherFinance, Curriculum and SEF CommitteesHead Teacher
Ian Grainger Sept 2024Partnership Governor

Finance Committee

Performance Management

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Gill Barker 



Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Maths Governor

Staff Dismissal Committee

Teacher - Trinity School


Becca EdwardsSeptember 2021 Staff Governor

Curriculum Committee


Victoria KentMay 2021 Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee



Rachael Holliday 



Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Health & Safety Governor

SEND Governor

Complaints Committee

 Rural Payment Agency



  Parent Governor  



  Parent Governor  
Vacancy  Co-opted Governor  
Vacancy  Partnership 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 2018/19


Name of Governor 24/09/18 21/11/2018 15/1/2019 19/3/2019 15/5/2019



end of office

Matthew Wind ü ü ü ü ü x  
Susan Davies ü ü ü ü ü x  
Gill Barker ü ü ü ü ü x  
Ian Grainger ü ü ü A ü x  
Rachael Holliday  ü ü ü ü ü x  
Kate Morton A A ü A A x  
Clare McCaul ü A A A ü x  
Michelle Harrison ü ü ü ü ü x  
Kimberley Craig A A A A A x  
Sam Firth ü ü ü ü ü x  


The meeting on the 2nd July should have been a training session but it was cancelled at the last minute.


Kimberley Craig was absent from the meeting due to pregnancy related illness.