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Governors and Senior Leadership

High Storrs Governing Body

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteachers. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

Local Authority Governors
Mr A Child, Mr A Farkas, Ms L King and Mrs M Saffer.

Community Governors
Mr M Holland, Mr P Joynson, Mrs B Manku, Mr D Mowbray (Chair Elect), and Mrs P Thompson.

Parent Governors

Mr M Mahroof, Mrs J Owen, Mr S Price (Vice Chair Elect), Ms P Sehmar,  Mr P Thomas, Mr J Whittle and Mr C Williams.

Staff Governors
Mr I Gage, Mr I O’Connor, Mr P Rockliffe and Mrs M Stephens.

Associate Governors
Mr T Goodhill

They are actively involved in many aspects of school life, focusing in particular on:

  • Curriculum
  • Budget management
  • Staffing and recruitment
  • Student well-being and discipline
  • Health and Safety
  • School improvement
  • Performance management

This work is undertaken through the following committees:

  • Strategy
  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Personnel & Pay
  • Finance and General Purposes
  • Student Matters

Their backgrounds are varied, being drawn from both the public and private sectors and so bring a wide range of fresh perspectives from their own work environment.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please do so by letter to the school address.

David Mowbray S Price Gage, Ian
Andy Child Andrew Farkas Louisa King Michele Saffer Tom Goodhill
J Owen Mohammed Mahroof Permala Sehmar P Thomas Jon Whittle
Cosma Williams Mike Holland Peter Joynson Bhupinder Manku Penny Thompson
O'Connor, Ian Paul Rockliffe Stephens, Mandy


High Storrs Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership team consists of the Headteacher, two Deputy Headteachers and six Assistant Headteachers.

Gage, Ian Vaughan, Judith Walton-McBain, Andrew
  Curriculum Planning and Assessment

Teaching & Learning and Data

Bonner, Julie Gott, Chris O'Connor, Sue

Director of Post Sixteen

Director of Key Stage 3 and Pastoral Management

Director of Key Stage 4, reporting and Deputy Child Protection Liaison Teacher

Pender, Claire Raven, Lynne Careless, Sandra

Director of Professional Development and Training

Director of Inclusion and Child Protection Liaison Teacher

Director of Business Development & Support Services