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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 C Thomas – Clerk to Governors and deliver via the school office.


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


Name Position
Zoe Faragher Chair of Governing Body (Co-opted)
Louise Lynch Executive Headteacher (Ex Officio)
Penny Holmes Head of School - Royal Park (Ex Officio)
TBC Appointed Governor
Rachael Holley Appointed Governor
Cathi Barker Appointed Governor
Paula Smith Co-opted Governor
Paul Humfryes Vice Chair
Sam Thomas Parent Governor
Carol Thomas Clerk to Governors

 Governor's Individual Portfolio Responsibilities

Responsibility Governor
Safeguarding Zoe Faragher
Health and Safety Cathi Barker
Pupil Premium Rachael Holley and Paul Humfryes
SEN Sam Thomas