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The Governing Body is made up as follows:

  • 3 Parent Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Local Authority (LA) Governor
  • 1 Head Teacher
  • 6 co-opted Governors


Chair of Governors/ Lower KS2/Pupil Premium Mrs Jo Johnson
Vice Chair/ EY/Health & Safety Mrs Lucy Bellam
Chair of Resources Committee/Data Protection Officer / Website Mr Darren Freeman
Chair of School Development Committee/Governor Day Arrangements Mr Liam Willimott
Head Teacher Mrs Cathy Cox
SEND/Inclusion/KS1 Mrs Angela Goonetilleke
Upper KS2 Mr William Brooks
CP/Safeguarding/CLA/eSafety and Governor Training Mrs Lisa Pratchett
Equality Review Mrs Danielle Harte


Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Date of Stepping Down Category Appointing Body Business and Pecuniary Interests Other
Fiona Penny 10/10/2014 4 Years 31/12/2018 Co-opted Governing Body Reverend at local church
Anjali Carter 23/10/2014 4 Years 27/03/2019 Co-opted Governing Body Children at Highwood School
William Brooks 04/01/2016 4 Years 03/01/2020 Parent Parent Community Child at Highwood School
David Brinkley 25/05/2016 4 Years 21/01/2019 Co-opted Governing Body None
Jo Johnson 25/05/2016 4 Years 24/05/2020 Co-opted Governing Body Owner of a local cafe
Cathy Cox 10/10/2014 4 Years 18/09/2022 Head Teacher School Staff Head Teacher of Highwood
Liam Willimott 20/05/2017 4 Years 17/05/2021 Staff Governor School Staff Teacher at Highwood
Danielle Harte 21/09/2017 4 Years 20/09/2021 Co-opted Governing Body Appointed as a member of staff 01/09/18
Lisa Pratchett 22/11/2017 4 years 18/09/2022 Local Authority Governing Body None
Darren Freeman 19/10/2017 4 Years 13/12/2021 Co-opted Governing Body None
Angela Goonetilleke 23/11/2018 4 Years 22/11/2022 Parent Governing Body Children at Highwood School
Lucy Bellam 23/11/2018 4 Years 22/11/2022 Parent Governing Body Child at Highwood School

For attendance records at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year please refer to the governing body minutes which are available on request from the school office.