Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
As Victoria School is in Federation with Cherry Oak School we have one Governing Body for both schools. The Governing Board of the Federation has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Victoria College, enabling the College to benefit from being associated with the Federation.
The Governors have a great deal of experience and offer us both challenge and support as necessary. All the Governors are extremely dedicated and give generously of their time to both schools in the Federation.
Our Governors are made up of representatives from key stakeholder groups - parents, staff, the local authority and the local community.
We generally have two Full Governing Body meetings each term. We also have committees for Finance, Personnel, Teaching & Learning and Buildings, Health & Safety which usually meet once each term.
You can contact the Governing Body through the Clerk to the Governors - Mr Tim Bennett on the main school telephone number : 0121 476 9478 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Types and Terms of Office
Chair of Governors (Co-opted governor)
Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)
Executive Head Teacher
|Ross Ashcroft||Head Teacher (Cherry Oak)||Ex officio|
Elected staff governor
Elected parent governor
Elected parent governor
Councillor Eddie Freeman
Local authority governor
|Gillian Hill||Co-opted governor||8/12/25|
|Sam Mather||Co-opted governor||18/05/25|
|Jackie Tonge||Co-opted governor||8/12/24|
Governing Board Committees 2021-2022
Mr Ashcroft, Mr Carpenter, Mr Coffey, Mr Cottam, Mrs Hill, Mrs Jackson (Chair), Mr Pemberton (Vice Chair), Miss Tonge
Mr Ashcroft, Mrs Barton (Chair), Mrs Bull (Vice Chair), Mr Coffey, Mrs McCorkindale, Mrs Mills, Mrs Sanders
Teaching & Learning
Mr Ashcroft, Mrs Bolton (Vice Chair), Mr Coffey, Mrs Ellis, Mrs McCorkindale, Mrs Mills (Chair), Miss Wootton
Buildings, Health & Safety
Mr Ashcroft, Mr Carpenter (Chair), Mr Coffey, Mrs Hill, Mr Mather, Mr Pemberton (Vice Chair), Miss Tonge
School Resilience Planning Team
Mr Coffey, Mr Ashcroft, Mr Pemberton, Mr Carpenter, Miss Tonge - with various co-opted members depending on the focus of the resilience scenario
|Head Teacher Performance Management||Mrs Barton, Mrs Mills, Miss Tonge|
|Discipline||All non-staff governors are enrolled as members of this committee and a panel of three governors drawn from the list should a meeting be required.|
|Appeals||All non-staff governors are enrolled as members of this committee and a panel of three governors drawn from the list should a meeting be required.|
Link Governors 2021-2022
|SEND & Curriculum||Sue McCorkindale|
|Medical Needs & Looked After Children||Kristen Sanders|
|Stakeholder Engagement||Lisa Wootton|
|Pupil Data & Pupil Premium||Ann Ellis|
|Human Resources||Hannah Barton|
|Governor Induction||Ann Ellis|