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Welcome to the Governors' section

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(left to right): Martin Ball, Charlie Coyne, Gareth Ball, Gill Malone, Bev Denton,

Claire Glare, Kelly Griffiths, Rob Simpson

other governors not pictured: Graham Maher, Paul Creed, Heather Dykins

Picture 1 Governors celebrate double-winning football team

The governors are essential to the leadership of Norman Pannell Primary School.


The current governing body consists of:


Cllr. Claire Glare - Chair of Governors

Gill Malone - Vice Chair of Governors / co-opted governor

Rob Simpson - Headteacher

Beverley Denton - Staff Governor

Graham Maher - Parent Governor

Gareth Hicks - Parent Governor

Co-opted Governors:

Kelly Griffiths

Heather Dykins

Charlie Coyne

Martin Ball

Paul Creed (Assistant Head of Gateacre School)


In the latest OFSTED inspection (November 2014) the following judgements were made about Norman Pannell's governance:


− Governors are well informed, knowledgeable, and now oversee the school’s work thoroughly and hold leaders to account with rigour. They understand school data and are aware of the achievement of all groups of pupils and understand that the current rapid rate of progress needs to continue, in order to further enhance pupils’ literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

− The governors monitor the spending of the pupil premium funding and are aware that this is having a positive impact on the achievement of the pupils for whom it is intended.

− Governors use their individual skills well. They are aware of the quality of teaching and know that teachers are set challenging targets to raise their performance. Staff only receive financial reward if pupils reach their progress and attainment targets. Governors monitor and evaluate the impact of targets set for pupils’ progress and have been proactive in urging leaders to ensure the current rapid improvement in pupils’ achievement continues.

− Governors have a secure understanding of the school’s progress towards developing its own assessment systems.

If you have any ideas, comments or questions about the school, please get in touch with the governors by talking to the parent governors on the school yard.  Alternatively, you can fill out the comment form below:

Contact the Governors

Please use the form below to send an e-mail directly to the Chair of Governor, Claire Glare. Your e-mail will be responded to as quickly as possible.