Meet our Governors


Mrs Victoria Brelsford

Member as Chairperson of the Full Governing Body

Contact: c/o Leverton C of E Academy, Main Street, North Leverton, Retford, Notts DN22 0AD

Mr Andrew Jee

Mr Keith Jones

Diocese of Southwell & Nottinghamshire Education Trust

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Mrs Victoria Brelsford- Chairperson - Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment:- 

Term of Office:- 2nd April 2016 to 1st April 2020

Committee:- Curriculum & Standards/ Finance & General Purposes

Link Governor Information:-

Pupil Premium

Headteacher Appraisal


Pupil, Staff & Family Well-Being



Mrs Hayley Turner- Chairperson - Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment:- 30th June 2015

Term of Office:- 30th June 2019- 29th June 2023

Committee-Curriculum & Standards / Finance & General Purposes

Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee

Link Governor Information:-

Early Years Foundation Stage


Headteacher Appraisal



Miss Rebecca Chadwick- Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Committee-Curriculum & Standards/ Finance & General Purposes

Rev. Mark Cantrill- Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

Date of Appointment:- 19th August 2019

Term of Office:- Ex-Oficio

Committee- Curriculum & Standards

Link Governor Information:-

Religious Education

Mr Mike Vessey- Foundation Governor

Committee-Curriculum & Standards 

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 Religious Education

Miss Eleanor Walker- Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment:- 1st December 2017

Term of Office:- 30th November 2016-30th November 2021

Committee-Curriculum & Standards

Link Governor Information:-

Equality & Diversity 

Religious Education

Headteacher Appraisal

Mr Mike Saint- Vice Chair of Governors- Appointed Governor

Date of Appointment:- 12th January 2017

Term of Office:- 12th January 2017- 11th January 2021

Committee:-Finance & General Purposes

Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee

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Mrs Stacey Attenborrow- Parent Governor

Date of Appointment:- 4th November 2016

Term of Office:- 4th November 2016-3rd November 2020


Committee:-Curriculum & Standards 

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Mrs Sara Simpson- Parent Governor

Date of Appointment:- 4th November 2016

Term of Office:- 4th November 2016-3rd November 2020

Committee-Curriculum & Standards

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Pupil Voice (Junior Leadership Team)



Mr Oliver Lord- Parent Governor

Date of Appointment:- 4th May 2018- 3rd May 2022

Term of Office:- 4th May 2018

Committee:-Finance & General Purposes

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Pupil, Staff and Family Well-Being

PE & Sports Funding

Health & Safety

Design & Technology

Mrs Victoria Gray- Staff Governor

Date of Appointment:- 1st September 2019

Term of Office:- 1st September 2019-31st August 2023

Committee:-Curriculum & Standards 

Appotinted September 2019

Appointed Governor

Committee-Finance & General Purposes

Nottinghamshire County Council Clerk to the Board of Governors

Named Data Protection Officer- Paul Cauldrey PCDC NBV Enterprise Centre

PCDC- NBV Enterprise Centre

6 David Lane





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What do Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher, and the staff employed in the Academy. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.  

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school

  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

We have high expectations of governing bodies. They are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools that came into force in September 2013 and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in both maintained schools and academies.

All academy boards of trustees, have additional functions and responsibilities. Depending on the category of school, they may own land, act as employers, admission authorities, or boards of charitable trustees and company directors.