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Our Governors

Click here to view our Annual Governance Statement

What do we do?

Governors make collective decisions as part of the Governing Body. Our main purpose is to help raise the educational standards and performance of Linton Mead by supporting the work of the Headteacher and school staff. We ensure that the school runs effectively, that quality teaching and learning is happening across the school, that the budget is spent wisely and that Linton Mead provides good value for money.

Name Party/Nominee Term of Office Postions of Responsibily Held Declared Business Interests Governors of any other establishment Declared relationship with any school member
Sarah Critchell Executive Head N/A   No Yes No
Lucy Timmons Executive Head 28.09.2016 to 27.09.2020   No No No
Una Coynes LA Governor 25.05.2018 to 25.05.2022   No No No
Jo Howcroft-Scott Co-opted 09.07.2015 to 08.07.2019 Chair Of Governors No No No
Pastor Osayande Eghafona Co-opted 09.07.2015 to 08.07.2019   No No No
Rachel Sewell Co-opted 09.07.2015 to 08.07.2019 Vice Chair of Governors No No No
Keelie Diminieux Co-opted 28.09.2016 to 27.09.2020   No No No
Nick Hunter Staff Governor 23.03.2017 to 23.03.2021   No No No
Maggie Senner Co-opted 30.11.2017 to 30.11.2021   No No Yes
Donna Bratton Staff Governor 29.11.2018-29.11.2022   No No No
Ekbal Elsissy Parent Governor 22.02.2018 to 22.02.2023   No No No
Lydia Lings Parent Governor 22.02.2018 to 22.02.2023   No No No

We make strategic decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend Linton Mead. We govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the Headteacher. We are responsible for:

  1. Appointing the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher
  2. Managing the school's budget
  3. Determining aims, policies and priorities for Linton Mead
  4. Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school
  5. Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  6. Ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life
  7. Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

We meet 3 times annually, once each term. In addition to these full Governing Body meetings our committees also meet at least once a term. We have a 'Personnel & Finance Committee', a 'Learning, Achievement & Environment Committee' and a 'Pay Committee'; the members discuss items in depth and make recommendations to the full governing body.

Click here to view the meeting schedule for the year

You can contact our Governors by emailing them at

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