Cromford Primary School Governing Body

Register of Business Interests for the Governors of Cromford Primary School 2020-2021

Governor Name


Governor Category

Term of Office Expiry

Nature of Business/Personal Interest


Gill Donaldson


31st Aug 2023

None declared

Glyn Knighton


3rd Oct 2023

None declared

Gill Ambrose


30th  Jun 2022

None declared

Rev’d Nick Grayshon

Foundation (ex-officio)


Governor at Matlock Bath Holy Trinity School

Julie Taylor


31st Aug 2021

None declared

Liz  Foster



None declared

Stephanie Watson

Local Authority

26th April 2021

None declared

Chris Smartt


2nd July 2023

Wife (Alys Smartt) occasionally rents the school hall for private use

Sally Wright


25th Feb 2023

None declared

Simon Gough-Rundle


7th Oct 2022

None declared

Philip Curzon


25th Feb 2024

None declared

Two Co-opted Governor Vacancies/One Staff Governor Vacancy

Clerk to Governors - Kim Meakin

October 2020

The Governors of Cromford Church of England Primary School

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Governing Body meetings

The Governing Body holds five governor meetings in an academic year to meet and review the progress of the school.  The Governing Body meetings for 2020/21 are as follows:

  • Thursday 24th September 2020
  • Thursday 3rd December 2020
  • Thursday 18th March 2021
  • Thursday 29th April 2021 – Budget Approval
  • Thursday 15th July 2021

The Governing Body also has Committees to deal with specific details of governing the school.  These committees report back to the Governing Body meetings. 

Link Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Link Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role.  Each link governor meets the subject leader in school who is responsible for that subject area.

Governing Body Information

In December 2014 the governing body elected to reconstitute under ‘The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012’.   The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is Gill Donaldson who can be contacted via the school. The Vice-Chair of Governors is Stephanie Watson.

 The Governing Body is made up of 13 governors divided into 5 governor categories