Pikes Lane Governing Board - What we do


The Governing Board of Pikes Lane Primary School is made up of

  • Three Parent Governors elected by the parents 
  • Seven Co-opted Governors elected by the Governing Board (currently two vacancies)
  • One Staff Governor elected by the staff
  • One Local Authority Governor elected by the LA.
  • The Headteacher elected by the the Governing Board

The full board usually meets four times a year

The Governing Board’s main responsibilities are

  • To set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To carry out statutory duties regarding safeguarding and attendance
  • To review and approve the school budget including the use of Pupil Premium Funding and the PE grant
  • To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, behaviour and special needs provision etc
  • To monitor the performance of the school
  • To oversee the curriculum provision
  • To appoint, challenge and support the Headteacher
  • To occasionally sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
  • To engage with all stakeholders to work together for the benefit of the school

At Pikes Lane Primary School, many of these functions are carried out by committees which usually meet three times a year. Governors volunteer for these committees according to their own interests and experience.



Governor Committee Structure 


Curriculum Standards and Wellbeing

  • Curriculum content
  • Pedagogy
  • Learning outcomes and data
  • Staff & Pupil wellbeing


Ms Lindon, Mrs Speak, Mr Doyle, Mr Abdullahi, Mrs Azad, Mrs Atcha, Mrs Vasenwala, Mrs Walker, Miss Hilton, Mrs Potter

Chair: Mrs Atcha



Resources and Leadership

  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Health and Safety
  • Attendance


Ms Lindon, Mrs Speak, Mr Doyle, Mrs Walker, Mrs Azad, Mrs Ikharya, Mrs Potter, Mrs Vasenwala

Chair: Mr Doyle





Governor Link Teams

Learning Knowledge and Skills – link to JL and NWal (also VW, JW, CL)


Safeguarding, Safer recruitment, GDPR


Governors: Mrs Speak, Mrs Potter, Mr Doyle, Mrs Walker



Learning Foundations – Link to LC and RW (also CG, RW, AH, JWil)

Maths and STEM subjects



Governors: Mrs Speak, Miss Hilton, Mr Abdullahi, Mrs Atcha, Mrs Vasanwala



Learning Support – Link to SL and JA (also KH, JH, CMc, KS)

SEN, EAL, PPG, More able, SPG

Wellbeing, Faith and Ethics, RRS


Governors: Mrs Potter, Mrs Azad, Miss Hilton, Mrs Walker



Learning Experiences – link to NWig and AB (also HM, AJ, SH, HC)

English and humanities subjects

Enrichment experiences

Governors: Mrs Speak, Mrs Azad, Mrs Ikharya, Mrs Vasanwala


Partnership Governors/

Governor Training                                   Mr Doyle/Mr Abdullahi/Mrs Walker



Head Teacher Appraisal:                        Mr Doyle, Mrs Potter, Mrs Speak




School Crisis Committee                         Mrs R Speak/Mrs J Walker and Head Teacher





 Thinking of becoming a Governor?

All Governors are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work, however, they do play a vital role in the running of the school.  Being a Governor is demanding and challenging but extremely rewarding and interesting.  Please see the document “What do governors do?” for further information. The term of office is usually four years but Governors may be reappointed/re-elected.  

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact either the Headteacher or Chair of Governors via the school office.