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Working Together for Success



Meet the Governors


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.


Governing Body


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


Governor Types and Terms of Office



Governor Type

Term Ends


Clare Mills

Chair of Governors  (Co-opted governor)


Charlotte Bull

Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)


Gary Coffey

Executive Head Teacher

Ex officio

Ross AshcroftHead Teacher (Cherry Oak)Ex officio

Mark Cottam

Elected staff governor


John Pemberton

Elected parent governor


Lisa Wootton

Elected parent governor


Councillor Eddie Freeman

Local authority governor


Hannah Barton

Co-opted governor


Sadie Bolton

Co-opted governor


Martin Carpenter

Co-opted governor


Ann Ellis

Co-opted governor


Gillian HillCo-opted governor8/12/25

Lesley Jackson

Co-opted governor


Sam MatherCo-opted governor18/05/25

Sue McCorkindale

Co-opted governor


Kristin Sanders

Co-opted governor


Jackie TongeCo-opted governor8/12/24
Tim BennettClerk 


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 ManagementMrs Barton, Mrs Mills, Miss Tonge
DisciplineAll 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.
AppealsAll 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


SafeguardingSadie Bolton
SEND & CurriculumSue McCorkindale
Medical Needs & Looked After ChildrenKristen Sanders
Stakeholder Engagement Lisa Wootton
Pupil Data & Pupil PremiumAnn Ellis
Human ResourcesHannah Barton
Governor InductionAnn Ellis
Well-beingCharlotte Bull


Register of Governors' Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Annual Governance Statement for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Governors' Biographies

Governors' Newsletter Summer 2 - July 2021

Governors' Newsletter Summer 2021

NGA Awards for Outstanding Vision and Strategy 2019

Memorandum Of Understanding with Victoria College