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School governors are essential in the effective running of a school.  Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability for the school.  Their three key functions are:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students;
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

Further information about the role of a school governor can be found on the National Governance Association website.

The Knights Templar School - Articles of Association (March 2011)

Our School's Governing Board

Governors are elected or co-opted for a four year term.  The chair, vice-chair and chairs of committees are elected by the governing board, from amongst their membership, annually.

Role Term of Office
Chair Mrs S Welch
Vice Chair Mrs P Poole
Headteacher Mr T Litchfield
Staff Governor
(elected by school staff)
Mr J Grove October 2018-22

Parent Governors

(elected by parents and carers)

Ms N Bull November 2018-22
Ms B Morris November 2019-23
Mrs C Cooper November 2018-22
Mr D Summer November 2019-23
Community Governors Mr D Wardrop December 2017-21
Mrs P Poole December 2013-21
Mrs S Welch August 2008-24
Ms H Moore November 2020-24
Ex-Officio Governors Mr T Litchfield
Miss S Barker
Deputy Headteacher
Mr J Swift
School Business Manager
Associate Member Mr P Barnett
Clerk  Mrs E Battarbee

Governor Attendance and Pecuniary Interests (2019-20)

 Committees of the Governing Board

The governing board has three committees.  These are:

  • Finance & Strategy - Chaired by Mrs S Welch
  • Teaching, Learning & Students - Chaired by Mrs C Cooper
  • Curriculum, Assessment & Achievement - Chaired by Ms B Morris

Details of Committee Membership

Financial Information

Schools Financial Benchmarking

You can view the school's financial data via the Schools Financial Benchmarking service on the Department for Education website.  You can also use this site to compare our financial data with similar establishments in England.

Schools Financial Benchmarking Data 

Financial Statements

Financial statements for the school can be viewed by clicking on the links below: