Drake Primary Governing Body


Drake Governors provide support and advice to the Senior Leadership Team as well as monitoring the school's achievements and challenging decisions.

We provide:

* Overview and scrutiny of the management of the academy;

* Policy development for the academy where this has been delegated to us from the Trust; scrutiny of policy compliance by the academy where policy is set by the Trustees;

* Championship of the academy and its leaders;

* Engagement with the parents of pupils and the wider community.

We do this by:

* Holding 6 weekly meetings to discuss the school, its achievements and areas of need, the policies and

* Visiting the school and observing lessons and the school in action.

* Talking to the pupils, parents, and staff to find out their views.

* Attending training to extend our skills and knowledge.


From April 2017 we ceased the notion of committees and adopted a timetable of full governor meetings every 6 weeks where each governor can contribute to all areas of governance.


 Who are the Governors


The Governing body is made up of up to 12 people. We currently have:

Head Teacher: Mr Roberts

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Janice Carr

2 Staff Governors (Appointed by the staff): Mrs Carroll and Miss Maher

4 Trust Governors (Appointed by the Trust): Mrs Carr, Mrs Evans, Mrs Palmer and Mr Redparth.

2 Parent Governors (Appointed by the parents): Mr Terry and Mr Morris.

All governors hold their office for 4 years but may be re-elected.

Mrs Carr: Janice is a parent of 3 children, 2 of which are at Drake and 1 has been through the school. She is a primary school teacher. She has been a governor for 10 years and chair for 7.

Mr Roberts: Joe is executive head at Drake and Morice Town. He has been at Drake for 8 years.

Mrs Carroll: Susie is Head of School at Drake and Morice Town. SHe has been at Drake for ? years.

Miss Maher: Pam is Office Manager at Drake. She has been at the school for ? years.

Mrs Evans: Hayley has 3 children, 1 currently at Drake, 1 who has left and 1 yet to join. She has extensive knowledge of managing a child an additional need. She has been a governor for ? years.

Mrs Palmer

Mr Redparth

Mr Terry

Mr Morris

The governors can be contacted through the school office or via email at