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 BerryCo-opted governor12 Jun 201911 Jun 2023GovernorTeaching and Learning
Mrs Diane Chalkley Foundation governor

06 Feb 2018 5 Feb 2022 Governor 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 MatthewsStaff governor24 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2023GovernorTeaching and Learning
Mr Brian Mulligan Co-opted governor
22 Nov 201 21 Nov 2021 Vice chair Teaching and Learning A.M Education
Mrs Rachel Price Parent governor
12 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2023 Governor Teaching and Learning
Mrs Helen Tonks Authority
11 Sep 2019 07 Dec 2020 Chair Resigned





Governors Attendance 2019-20

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

Governor Governor Type Full Governing Board Meeting Autumn Term
12/12/2019


Teaching and Learning Committee Spring Term
11/02/2020


Leadership and Management Committee Spring Term
24/03/2020


Full Governing Board Meeting Spring Term Budget Approval 21/05/2020


Teaching and Learning Committee Summer Term

16/06/2020


Leadership and Management Committee Summer Term 30/06/2020


Full Governing Board Summer Term           
07/07/2020


Teaching and Learning Committee 07/10/2020


Leadership and Management Committee 15/10/2020


Mr Peter Armitage Co-opted NR NR Cancelled NR Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled NR
Mrs Tessa BerryCo-optedAACancelledAPCancelledCancelledCancelled Cancelled NR
Mrs Diane Chalkley Foundation ANR Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled AP
Mr Alan Croome Foundation ANR Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled A
Mrs Stacey Ellis Parent ANR Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled AP
Mrs Lucy Hateley Co-opted ANR Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled A
Mrs Pauline James Headteacher AA Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled A
Melvin Martin Co-opted AA Cancelled APCancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled R
Mrs Rachel Matthews Staff AA Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled A
Mr Brian Mulligan Co-opted AA Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled NR
Mrs Rachel Price Parent AA Cancelled A Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled AP
Mrs Helen TonksAuthorityAAPCancelledA CancelledCancelled Cancelled Cancelled A




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.