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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

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 2021 Partnership Governor

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 2021 Partnership Governor

Finance Committee

Performance Management

Staff Dismissal Appeals Committee

Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Sam Firth   June 2021 Parent Governor

Finance Committee

Performance Management

Staff Dismissal and Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Director of BPD Global Group Ltd

Treasurer of Glasson Community Association

Gill Barker  



Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Maths Governor

Staff Dismissal Committee

Teacher - Trinity School


Michelle Harrison   May 2020 Co-Opted Governor Curriculum Committee School Staff and Treasurer of the Parents Association
Kimberley Thompson   March 2020 Staff Governor

Curriculum Committee

Gifted and Talented Governor

Kate Morton   Nov 2020 Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Pupil Exclusion Appeals Committee

Receptionist - Cumbria Turf

Chair of Parents Association

Rachael Holliday  



Parent Governor

Curriculum Committee

Health & Safety Governor

SEND Governor

Complaints Committee

 Rural Payment Agency
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 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.