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Osmaston Primary School Governors

Our Governors

Current Governors (as at October 2017)

Father Leonard Young - Chair of Governors

Ms Margot Davison - Vice Chair of Governors

Ms Louise May - Parent Governor

Mrs Vickie Rock - Staff Governor

Mrs Wendy Baxter - (Interim) Head Teacher

Governing Body Arrangements

Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening on a half termly basis and dates and times can be provided upon request. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into the school to meet with the head teacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.  At the present time, due to our small size, we do not operate any additional committees or sub-committees, but rather one or more governors is allocated to a meeting as required.

The clerk to the governors position is currently vacant and we are recruiting to this position.  If you wish to make contact with any of the governors then please approach Ms S Simpson in the school office in the first instance and she will direct you to the most appropriate governor.

If you wish to know more, or are interested in becoming a governor at some point in the future, please contact in any of the ways outlined in the 'contact us' page of this website.  You may also wish to have a look at the latest guidance for governors published by the DfE which explains in detail the role of the governing body.

The Governing Body of Osmaston Primary School can comprise up to nine Governors as follows:

1 Headteacher
2 Parent Governors
4 Co-opted Governors
1 Staff Governor
1 Local Authority Governor


Headteacher - our Headteacher is a member of our Governing Body by virtue of their office.

Parent Governor - is a parent or carer of a registered pupil in our school at the time of appointment. Each Parent Governor must possess the necessary skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of our school.

Co-opted Governor - is a Governor who demonstrates the necessary skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of our school.

Staff Governor - is a member of staff (teaching or non-teaching), who at the time of appointment is employed by Derby City Council under a contract of employment.

Local Authority Governor - our Local Authority Governor is nominated by Derby City Council but appointed by the Governing Body. He / she must have the required skill set to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school. An individual eligible to be a staff governor cannot be a local authority governor.