Our Governors

At Churchfields Primary School, the governors support the school. They actively seek to support and challenge the Head Teacher, helping to set the vision and strategic direction of the school.

Some of the responsibilities carried out by the governors include:

  • Ensuring that the school meets its legal responsibilities
  • Examining the school budget
  • Making decisions about buildings and premises
  • Appointing and securing staffing
  • Scrutinising performance data and ensuring actions are taken to improve standards

We hold three Full Governing Body meetings each year where the Head Teacher submits a detailed Head Teacher’s report which, along with data and independent reports, helps us to form decisions about the strategic direction of the school.

Each governor brings with them a wealth of experience and skills from a range of backgrounds. They visit the school as often as possible and we are proud to have such a committed Governing Body.

Full Governing Body



Area of strength

Head Teacher

Mrs Diane Beardsmore



Mrs Sue Phillips

Extensive background of personnel and HR management for a neighbouring local authority

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Director of the Collective Vision Trust


Mrs Clare Pattison

Staff Governor


Mrs G Walsh

Parent Governor

A knowledge of the local community

Particular interest in creativity, art and enrichment within the curriculum


Mr Micheal Cosens

Parent Governor

A knowlege of the local community

Paricular interest in sport, site security and health and safety


Mrs Jane Hough

Jane has a vast knowledge of training and development from her career in the pharmaceutical sector.

Interested in fund raising and parental engagement


Sue Blood

Sue has a vast knowledge of SEN after working for the Special Educational

Needs service for over 15 years. She  am passionate and committed to ensure that all children have access to the highest quality of academic and pastoral education and care.