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Governing Board

Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Morley School's Governing Board is made up of 8 people.


The Governing Board meets each half term to plan and promote the strategic development of our school. Governors actively seek their own CPD in order to keep themselves up to date with guidance and developments so that they can ensure the best support and challenge for our school.


The Governing Board reviews policies and documentation; ensures the financial compliance and security of the school; holds the Headteacher and staff to account; supports and challenges the strategic management of the school; ensures compliance with government legislation.


We alternate our meetings each term so that one meeting looks mainly at finance, health and safety, and the premises, and the other considers staffing, outcomes, teaching and learning, assessment and pupil issues.


Governors are also linked to our school key improvement areas

Governor name and Position Category Appointed

End of

term of office

Experience for role    Resignations In Past 12 Months Appointed By Attendance

Declaration of Interests

     (Business &                   Pecuniary)              

Mrs June Elwell 




Local Authority councillor, ex teacher


Local Authority


Governor Breadsall Primary School

Miss Kate

Marsland (Headteacher)



1/9/07 NA   None NA 100% Executive Board and ITT lead for 4Derbyshire Teaching School; DfE recruitment and retention fund; NLE work

Mrs Heather


Teacher 20.10.13 20.10.17 Teacher, maths, PE, RE, KS1 coordinator 14.10.19 Staff


Maternity Leave since April 2018


Mr Tony Taylor

(Deputy Headteacher)

Teacher 20.01.20 20.01.24 Teacher, English, IT, music, KS2 coordinator   Staff    

Ms Tracey McKinley

Parent 15.3.17 15.3.21 Own business, foster parent None Parents 67%



Mrs Caroline Harahan

(Vice Chair)

Parent 20.11.17 19.11.21 University admissions officer  None
Mr Stuart McIntyre  Parent 20.01.20 20.01.24 Photographer, own business   Parents    
Mrs Eileen Swan Co-opted 1.12.13 1.12.17 Principal Broomfield College Campus, Derby College None Full Governing Body 50% School benefits from support from Broomfield College  in borrowing premises and  training students

 Mr Jim Campbell


Co-opted 20.11.17 19.11.21 Forensic scientist. Director of The Retreat. None Full Governing Body 67% School uses The Retreat to house certain events eg Easter event, first aid training.
Mrs Christine Doyle Associate 20.11.17 19.11.21  Ex teacher, church member None Full Governing Body 100%  


All governors can be contacted through the school office.


All governors (except the Headteacher) serve for a period of 4 years. The Headteacher role can only be undertaken by the serving Headteacher, and therefore the term of office is for as long as the postholder remains in post.


All governors positions are ratified by the whole governing body.


There are no issues with governor attendance. Most governors work full time, so occasional absence due to work issues is understood.

Governing Board Meetings


Teaching and Learning focus Resource Management focus

Pupils Curriculum 

    Equal Opportunities 
    ICT in Schools
School Improvement
    Key issues from SIP 
    Government Initiatives
    Ofsted Inspections
Pupil issues 
    Attendance of Pupils
    Child Protection
    Pupils with SEND/Medical Needs
    Home School Agreements
    Pupil Exclusion
    School Meals/Nutritional Standards Curriculum
    Appointing Staff
    Checking Applicants
    Teachers' Pay

     School Capital Funding
    School Finance
    Governor Allowances 
    Charging for School Activities
Health & Safety (designated Gov – Sharon Jones)
    Health and Safety in Schools
    School Security
    ICT infrastructure
    Extended schools


Performance Management                                    Responsibilities

June Elwell

Jim Campbell

Headteacher Performance Management

Performance Management monitoring of other staff


Governor links to the School Improvement Plan Key Issues


SIP key issues       
Link governors   Linked member of staff   Monitoring visit date
Working with our partner small schools cluster to develop the creative curriculum and to support mental health and wellbeing through the ArtsMark programme C Doyle

T Fenlon

K Marsland  

Develop focussed active learning using the outdoors so that all EYFS pupils maximise progress C Doyle 

H Richards

C Grundy

Ensure that all pupils are supported in reaching the highest levels in reading by ensuring that they answer questions fully C Harahan All staff  
Embed the new PSHCE curriculum by interweaving it through class themes J Elwell

T Taylor

Ensure that assessment of the wider curriculum accurately identifies areas for improvement J Campbell T Taylor  
ArtsMark/SMSC/Art Ambassador Governor S McIntyre

T Fenlon

K Marsland

SEN  C Doyle T Taylor   
EYFS  C Doyle

H Richards

C Grundy

H&S  T McKinley H Rhodes    
Safeguarding (including Anti-bullying and Looked After Children) T McKinley T Taylor  




See our 'Safeguarding' page for all Government, Derbyshire, and NHS information on the Coronavirus outbreak. See 'Children - Learning at Home' to see our Rainbow Wall tribute to key workers.