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 Emma McGill No pecuniary interests declared
Chair of Governors Mr Tony Searle No pecuniary interests declared
Elected staff Mrs Rebekah Lucas No pecuniary interests declared
Elected parents

Mrs Sarah Purcell

Mr Mark Ely

No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared

Co-opted Governors

Caroline Wicksteed

Paul Heath

Doug Hall

Emily Bray

No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared

No pecuniary interests declared

LEA Governor Denisse Skewis No pecuniary interests declared
Clerk to the Governors Laura McLauchlan  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


  • Tony Searle
    Chair of Governors
  • Emma McGill
  • Rebekah Lucas
    Staff Governor
  • Paul Heath
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Caroline Wicksteed
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Doug Hall
    Co-Opted Governor
  • Sarah Purcell
    Parent Governor
  • Mark Ely, Emily Bray
    Parent Governor, Co-opted Governor
  • Denisse Skewis
    LA Governor
  • Emily Bray
    Co-opted Governor