The Craylands Governing Body

As the governing body of The Craylands School, we will:

Use challenge to hold school leaders to account

Provide clarity of vision and strategic view

Ensure financial probity

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This is the constitution of our Governing Board:

The Headteacher

7 Co-opted Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

1 Staff Governor

2 Parent Governors

The Governing Board operates on the Circle Model of governance. This means that rather than having committees governors work as individuals or small groups to monitor the work of the school. They report back to the full governing body on their activities.


As a maintained school we have a duty to recognise that diverse thoughts, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation.

The Craylands School believes it is important that Local Governing Committees reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and children.

Collectively, we are gathering data on the diversity of our governors, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. We will use that data to inform recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making.

We do not publish any diversity information that may disclose personal information about individual governors. This is due to our legal obligation to protect their personal data.

Governors roles and responsibilities

These are the people in post, with their terms of office and governor responsibilities.

Term of office Nominated by Responsibilities
Headteacher Ex-officio
Kris Hiscock 1/04/16
Linda Cowey Original parent governor


6/10/2021 – 5/10/2025 Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/Child Protection

Pupil premium

Leadership and management

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Co-opted Governors
Kelly Chandler Co-opted by FGB 8/2/21 – 7/2/25 Health and Safety

Leadership and management

Luke Hunter Co-opted by FGB 20/4/21 – 19/4/25 CO-VICE CHAIR


Health and Safety

Marian Benford Co-opted by FGB 20/4/21 – 19/4/25 SEND

Pay committee

Sarah Crook Co-opted by FGB 10/2/23 – 09/02/27 Quality of education

Pay committee

Deborah Busette Co-opted by FGB 22/03/2023 – 21/03/2027 Finance


Samson Akinwale Co-opted by FGB 8/2/2024 – 7/2/2028  
Parent Governor

Lacie Kerner

Nominated by parents/carers 20/10/22 – 19/10/25 CO-VICE CHAIR

Safeguarding/Child protection

Training governor

Charmaine Evens Nominated by parents/carers 10/2/23 – 09/02/27 Quality of education


Staff Governor
Anne Scarborough Nominated by staff 12/10/22 – 11/10/26  


Other premiums

Local Authority Governor

The Clerk to the Governors is Nigel Marchant.

If you wish to contact the Governing Board please address correspondence to the Chair of Governors or the Clerk to Governors C/O the school.

We have vacancies on the Board. If you are interested in joining the Governing Board this could be an opportunity for you. Contact the Headteacher in the first instance for more information.

Business Interests

The governors declare their business interests annually and update them during the year if required. This is the summary from September 2023:

Governor Business Nature of business Interest
K Hiscock None
K Chandler None
L Cowey None
A Scarborough None
L Hunter None
M Benford None
D Busette None
S Crook None
L Kerner None
C Evens None
S Akinwale None


Here is the governor attendance record for the 2023-24 academic year:

Full Governing Board Oct 2023 Dec 2023 Feb 2024
L Cowey 1/1 1/1 1/1
K Hiscock 1/1 1/1 1/1
K Chandler 1/1 1/1 1/1
A Scarborough 1/1 1/1 A
L Hunter 1/1 A A
M Benford 1/1 A
S Crook 1/1 A
D Busette 1/1 1/1 1/1
C Evens A 1/1 A
L Kerner 1/1 1/1 A/A
S Akinwale 1/1

A = Apologies accepted