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The Governing Body

Royal Park Primary Academy Governing Body Constitution

We act strategically and have three core functions:

  • Setting the vision and strategic direction of the school;
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the school’s educational performance; and
  • Ensuring financial resources are well spent.

To fulfil these functions, the full governing body meets 6 times a year to discuss Learning and Teaching and the efficient and effective use of school finances. 

For correspondence with the Chair of Governors please address to Mrs S. Hall and deliver via the school office.


Governor Type Number
Headteacher 2
Staff Governors 1
Parent Governors 1
Appointed Governors 5
Total 9


Name Position
Sarah Hall Chair of Governing Body (Co-opted)
Louise Lynch Executive Headteacher (Ex Officio)
Matthew Jones Head of School - Royal Park (Ex Officio)
Gemma Jessup Staff Governor
Rachael Holley Appointed Governor
Cathi Barker Appointed Governor
Emma Lawrence Appointed Governor
Paul Humfryes Appointed Governor
Sam Thomas Parent Governor
Carol Thomas Clerk to Governors

 Governor's Individual Portfolio Responsibilities

Responsibility Governor
Safeguarding Sarah Hall
Health and Safety Cathi Barker
Pupil Premium Rachael Holley and Paul Humfryes
Attendance Emma Lawrence
SEN Sam Thomas