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Greenlands Primary

Our Governing Body

On Behalf of the Governors I am delighted to welcome you to Greenlands Primary School.

The governors are volunteers who have a commitment to the school, its pupils, staff and buildings as well as to the local community of which it is a part. We are all proud to be associated with Greenlands Primary School.

We were pleased to help the school to become a member of Cygnus Academies Trust in February 2019 and everyone at Greenlands Primary School is benefitting from the support that the Trust is giving us.

The governors look forward to continuing to play their part in the life of Greenlands Primary School in the coming school year.

Trevor Chapman, Vice-Chair of Governors

Who Are We?

Our Governing Body consists of up to 11 members:

  • The Headteacher
  • two elected Parent Governors
  • up to six Co-opted Governors
  • two elected Staff Governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.  The chair and vice-chair are elected every two years. The Governing Committee usually meets six times a year.

 Further Information

Register of Interests


Alison Cook (Ex-Officio)

Mel Shackleton (Chair)

Kerry O'Hare

My name is Kerry O’Hare and I am the staff governor for Greenlands Primary School. I am now in my sixth year as an Early Years teacher here and I am passionate about the Foundation Stage. I am delighted with all the building improvements around the school, especially in the Reception Class outdoor area! I am also a keen environmentalist and aim to develop eco-friendly strategies to support our school environment

Sara Miller

I was once many years ago an ex pupil at this school and now a newly appointed governor. I have a child that joined the school in year 2 and has just gone into year 3. I have been impressed by the positive changes implemented in that short time and look forward to being able to support future progression.

Maria Rushbrooke 

I have been a governor at the school for approximately 8 years. I currently run the local preschool and have always had good links with the school. I chose this school for both my children because of the inclusive culture and the great aspirations of the staff at the school. Over the last 8 years I have seen and been part of many great changes in the school and I am extremely excited for the future of this growing School.      

Helen Bigwood  

My name is Helen Bigwood I was elected in 2019 as a parent governor my reasons for standing for parent governor are I have 2 children at the school at present and my oldest child has left this year and my youngest will be attending in the near future, I have a great interest in securing the futures of not just my children's futures but the futures of the children in the community. The changes over the recent years have been my inspiration and seeing real results for the children being a positive drive for the rest of their learning years.