Longwood Primary School

School Governors

We would like to welcome you to the Governors section on our school website. We hope you enjoy looking through the website to find out about Longwood Primary school and see some of the wonderful pictures and work that our children are currently doing.

The Governors on Longwood’s Governing Board work with the Head Teacher Mrs. James and her staff to ensure Longwood pupils get the best from their time in the school. Mrs James with assistance from the Senior Leadership team is responsible for day-to-day management of the school. The Governors, in co-operation with the Head Teacher, set the school’s aims, strategies, and policies and fulfil other important roles. Over the years the Governing Body has taken many important strategic decisions that have influenced the life of the school, including becoming part of the Tame Valley Cooperative Learning Trust in 2013.

Longwood Primary School Governing Body

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles Committee Register of Interests
Mr Peter Armitage Co-opted governor 20 Oct 2020 19 Oct 2024 Governor Leadership and Management  
Mrs Tessa Berry Co-opted governor 12 Jun 2019 11 Jun 2023 Governor Teaching and Learning  
Mrs Diane Chalkley Foundation governor
06 Feb 2018 5 Feb 2022 Acting Vice Chair Leadership and Management CMC Catering Consultants
Mr Alan Croome Foundation governor
12 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2023 Governor Leadership and Management None recorded
Mrs Stacey Ellis Parent governor
12 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2023 Governor Teaching and Learning  
Mrs Lucy Hateley Co-opted governor 12 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2023 Governor Leadership and Management Lichfield District Council
Mrs Pauline James Headteacher
01 Sept 2013   Governor All Large Impact Creations
Mrs Rachel Matthews Staff governor 24 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2023 Governor Teaching and Learning  
Mr Brian Mulligan Co-opted governor 22 Nov 201 21 Nov 2021  Chair Teaching and Learning A.M Education
Mrs Rachel Price Parent governor 12 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2023 Governor Teaching and Learning  

Governors Attendance 2019-20

A = Attended, AP = Apologies Accepted, NR = Not Required, R = Resigned

Governor Governor Type


Teaching and Learning Committee 07/10/2020



Leadership and Management Committee 15/10/2020


Teaching and Learning Committee 11/02/2021

Leadership and Management Committee 24/03/2021

Mr Peter Armitage Co-opted Cancelled NR AP AP
Mrs Tessa Berry Co-opted Cancelled NR AP NR
Mrs Diane Chalkley Foundation Cancelled AP NR A
Mr Alan Croome Foundation Cancelled A NR AP
Mrs Stacey Ellis Parent Cancelled NR A NR
Mrs Lucy Hateley Co-opted Cancelled A NR AP
Mrs Pauline James Headteacher Cancelled A A A
Mrs Rachel Matthews Staff Cancelled A A A
Mr Brian Mulligan Co-opted Cancelled NR A A
Mrs Rachel Price Parent Cancelled AP A NR


The Governing Body are the strategic planners of the school and we:

Appoint the Head Teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school
Agree policies and practice which allows the Head Teacher and staff to carry out their responsibilities
Agree principles and targets for improvement
Support and challenge the Head Teacher
Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:

The financial management of the school
Head Teacher performance management
School improvement plan
Staff appointments

Our Governors

All Governors, once appointed, share the collective responsibilities and work as a team. 

Monitoring is carried out by all governors focusing on issues highlighted in the School 

Improvement Plan and several governors also take on other responsibilities e.g. health and safety.

We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs James and the staff on the journey of continuous improvement in delivering a varied and  stimulating education for our children.

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Longwood Primary School
Allton Avenue, Mile Oak
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3NH
Main Contact: Mrs R.Price (Office)
Key Staff: R.Matthews (SENDco)
P.James (Headteacher)
B.Mulligan (Acting Chair of Governors)