The governing body at Moat Hall is made up of parents, staff, community members and a member appointed by the local authority. As governors we are not involved in the day-to-day running of the school; instead we attend meetings to read and scrutinise reports and then visit school to see the impact of our work...

As governors we have three main roles:

  • Setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

In addition to the main roles above as governors we regularly meet to oversee and scrutinise decisions about finance, the curriculum, staffing, undertake reviews of policy, set targets and carefully monitor performance to ensure standards are maintained or improved.

The priorities we have set this year as a governing body are:

  • To provide a safe environment for our children to learn during the current pandemic
  • To support our children in their return to school and minimise the impact of the lockdown on their education
  • To continue to grow and develop our early year provision
  • To carefully manage the schools finances during Covid.

To manage these priorities, we meet regularly as a governing body. We have continued to meet throughout lockdown using online meeting platforms and will continue to do so for the rest of the year. When we need to look at topics in greater detail we have link governers with a specific responsibilities and expertise to scrutinise those areas. These details can be seen on the 'meet the governers' page.

Being a Governor is voluntary and involves regular meetings, at least every month.  We have legal duties and responsibilities and and we discuss and debate decisions before acting as a whole governing body, not individually. All Governors are elected for a 4 year period and have equal voting rights. Being a Governor is demanding but rewarding. If you are interested in becoming a governor, or would like to find out more about what is involved please have a look at the 'becoming a governor' page.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors, Mike Deakin, please email office@moathall.staffs.sch.uk or send correspondence to the school address and this will be passed on.

Useful Links



Meet the Governors

Name Responsiblity Type Start Date End of Tenure
Steve Woods Chair of Governors Parent Governor 01.09.2021 01.09.25
Georgina Raybould Vice Chair - Pupil Premium Co-opted Governor 28.03.2018 28.03.2022
Clelia Freeman Vice Chair - Discipline / Appeals Co-opted Governor    
Mike Deakin Safeguarding /Assets Parent Governor 01.02.2011  
Deana Mucklow-Smith EYFS Parent Governor 27.09.2018 27.09.2022
Lee Taylor Standards Co-opted Governor 27.09.2018 27.09.2022
Lee Bowen Finance Co-opted Governor    
Ian Yewer   Parent Governor    
David Perry   Co-opted Governor 01.09.2021 01.09.2025
Jane King Headteacher Headteacher 27.09.2017  
Hayley Summerfield Assistant Headteacher Staff Governor 01.09.2021  
Frank Turner Support Staff Staff Governor 01.09.2021  
Carole Smith Clerk to Governors      

Here is some information that Governors may find useful:

Please click on the links below

Governors Attendance

Register of Interests

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