Why do schools have governors?

The law requires each school to have a governing body made up of people who represent many interested parties (including parents, teachers, the local authority and the community) and its task is to oversee the running of the school at a strategic level.

Characteristics of Governing Bodies

Governors are people who have an interest in the role of schools in society and wish to make a positive contribution to their communities. One key task for governing bodies is to promote high standards of educational achievement.

Who are our Governors?

Caton Primary School Governing Body Membership 2020- 21

Type of Governor Name
Local Authority


Mr J Gordon
Headteacher Ms G Bowskill
Parents (4) Vacancy
Ms J Waite
Mrs Sarah Pennington
Staff (1) Miss R Van Mierlo
Co-opted (5) Mr J Hewitt
Mr R Griffiths
Mr S Clarkson
Mrs J Lang

For further information about committees, responsibilities and attendance of governors, please view the page ‘Governors’ Attendance and Register of Interests’

Gail Bowskill
Gail BowskillHead Teacher
Jonathan Hewitt
Jonathan HewittChair of Governors
Steve Clarkson
Steve ClarksonVice-Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee
John Gordon
John GordonVice-Chair of Resources Committee
Ruth van Mierlo
Ruth van MierloStaff Governor
Jennifer Waite
Jennifer WaiteParent Governor
Jean Lang
Jean LangChair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee
Bob Griffiths
Bob GriffithsGovernor
Sarah Pennington
Sarah PenningtonParent Governor