List of Governors

We are currently seeking to appoint a parent governor. If interested, please contact

The Local Governing Committee oversees the strategic direction of the school and is made up as follows:

  • James Newman (Ex-officio)
  • Kieran Persand (Co-opted)
  • Judy Quaife (Chair/ Co-opted governor)
  • Philip Watson (Parent governor)
  • Karen Thomas (Co-opted governor)
  • Phil Cairns (Vice Chair/ Co-opted governor)
  • Andrew Collins (Co-opted governor) 
  • Gemma Irvine (Co-opted governor) 

Governors play an important role in the life of the school. They take a long-term strategic view of the way in which the school is developing. Their main function is to ensure that the school improves so that the highest standards possible are achieved in all aspects of school life. In many ways, a governing committee is like a board of directors of a company: they make decisions about standards, policies, funding and recruitment of senior staff. The headteacher and the staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. They work hard to implement the School Improvement Plan. It is the responsibility of the governors to challenge and support the school in its ways of achieving the best for students.

Governors' duties include:

  • promoting high standards
  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • managing the school's budget
  • making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and reporting on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • participating in the appointment of senior staff and regulating staff conduct and discipline.

If you would like any further information about the governing committee please contact Judy Quaife at the school or via email:

BET Governance and Scheme of DelegationWe now have two sub-committees: Performance Committee & Resources Committee.

Membership of these is as follows:

Performance Committee: Karen Thomas (chair), Gemma Irvine, Kieran Persand, Phil Cairns, Judy Quaife, James Newman

Resources Committee: Andrew Collins (chair), Phil Watson, James Newman, Judy Quaife, Phil Cairns

Designated Governors:

  • Phil Watson - Health & Safety
  • Karen Thomas - Inclusion & Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Phil Cairns - Safeguarding
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