Sandon JMI School

Learning, Resilience, Independence

Governing Body

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, school governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. In state schools, and those that are voluntary controlled, they have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a Critical Friend. 

Our governing body is responsible for, amongst others:

  • Monitoring, raising and maintaining high standards within the school

  • Ensuring accountability in relation to school procedures, pupil progress and overall effectiveness of the school

  • Creating a cohesive link between all members of the school community

  • Ensuring that all policies and procedures are updated and reviewed regularly

  • Ensuring that all statutory information is published on our school website

More information about governing bodies in maintained schools can be found at

Our Chair of Governors can be contacted via:


Minutes of Full Governing Body meetings are available upon request from the school office


Governors Information and Duties

Headteacher Mrs Niki Ellement No pecuniary interests declared
Chair of Governors

Mrs Sarah Purcell

No pecuniary interests declared
Elected staff
Elected parents

Mrs Liz Oakley

Dr Laura Kemp

Mrs Crissie Flemming

No pecuniary interests declared No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared

Co-opted Governors

Mr Paul Heath

Mrs Emily Bray

Mrs Kerry Cain

No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared


Clerk to the Governors Clerking Service through HfL  n/a

All Governors can be contacted through the school office. The Clerk to the Governors can be contacted as above.

All Governors have declared pecuniary interests, including where they have none. All interests that exist have been recorded on the register which is reviewed annually.


Governing body constitution


  • Niki Ellement
  • Sarah Purcell
    Chair of Governors
  • Mark Ely
    Parent Governor
  • Crissie Flemming
    Parent Governor
  • Tony Searle
    Co-opted Governor
  • Paul Heath
    Co-opted Governor
  • Doug Hall
    Co-opted Governor
  • Emily Bray
    Co-opted Governor
  • Kerry Cain
    Co-opted Governor