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.

There are ten Governors on Longwood’s Governing Body and we 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 Category  Appointed Body  Term Of Office  Committee  Position  Register of Interests  Attendance 
Pauline James Head  Governing Body     All  Gov  NONE 100%
Rachel Matthews Staff Rep- COOP Governing Body 2016-2020   Teaching & Learning  Gov  NONE 100%
COOP Governing Body 2017-2021 Teaching & Learning   Gov A.M. Education  83% (5/6)
Jane Rowlands Foundation  TVCLT Board   2016-2020  Teaching & Learning  CHAIR of GOV   NONE 83% (5/6)
Mel Martin  COOP  Governing Body  2015-2019  Leadership & Management  H&S GOV   NONE 100% (6/6)
Lucy Hateley  PARENT School  2016-2020  Leadership & Management  Vice Chair of GOV
Chair of L&M
 Lichfield Council 83% (5/6)
Jason Ward PARENT  School  2016-2020  Leadership & Management   Gov   NONE 83% (5/6)
Tess Berry  COOP  Governing Body  2015-2019 Teaching & Learning   Gov  NONE 100% (6/6)
Emma Caswell PARENT  School  2015-2019 Leadership & Management Gov   NONE 83% (5/6)
 Diane Chalkey COOP Governing Body  2018- Leadership & Management    Gov  CMC  100%(2/2)


 LA Gov Local Authority
Leadership & Management    Gov  

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.

Become a governor .