Here at Vickerstown School decisions regarding the running of the school are made by a board of governors. The remit of the board is:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The governing body meets at least once a term to discuss current matters affecting the school including finance, staffing, curriculum, community and welfare.

The governing Board is made up of teachers, parents and community representatives. Each bring their own views to the meetings, but share a common view, with teaching staff, of what we are working towards at Vickerstown.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Helen Smith

Any correspondence for the governing board is to go to Andy Judd (Clerk to Governors) or David Holmes (Head Teacher)

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Governing Body and Committee Meetings 2021/22

The Current Governing Body:



Category of Governor

Date of Appointment Term of office finishes
Vacant LA    
Ms N Heap STAFF 25/02/2019 24/2/23
Mrs H Smith CO-OPTED 15/09/2019 14/09/23
Vacant CO-OPTED    
Vacant CO-OPTED    
Mr M Bibby CO-OPTED    
Miss K Sharp co-opted    
Ms J Crellin PARENT 17/10/2018 16/10/2022
Ms H Gee PARENT 17/10/2018 16/10/2022
Mr A Judd CLERK   N/A

There are currently a number of Vacancies on the Governing Body, which the remaining Governors are trying their utmost to fill. The Governors have decided, therefore to suspend the committee meetings for the time being and complete all of the business at the main meetings.

Governing Body Information 2020/21
Declaration of Business & Pecuniary Interests

During this academic year due to Covid-19 committee meetings did not take place. All of the committee business was undertaken by the Full Governing Body.

Name Category of Governor Appointed by: Date Appointed Role Held Interests Committees Attendance for 2020-21 Date Resigned
Pecuniary Interests
Roles in other Educational Establishments Relationship to Staff/Governors      
Mr D Holmes Head Teacher Ex-Officio     Nil     Finance & Curriculum Committee 6/6 = 100%  
Ms S Guest LA Board 15.09.2019 Chair of Governors  Nil     Curriculum 4/5 = 80% 31/12/2021
Miss N Heap Staff Staff 25.02.2019 Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Finance Committee
Nil     Finance 2/4 = 50%  
Mrs H Smith Co-Opted Board 15.09.2019 Chair of Governors Nil     Finance 5/5 = 100%  
Miss R Woodburn Co-Opted Board 17.10.2018   Nil     Finance 5/5 = 100% 31/12/2021
Miss K Foster Co-Opted Board 01.02.2021   Nil   Member of staff at Vickerstown School Curriculum 5/5 = 100%  
Mr A Jones-Barnes Co-Opted Board 09.07.2018 Chair of Curriculum Committee Works at Lancashire Outdoor Centre     Curriculum 4/5 = 80% 15/10/21
Mrs J Crellin Parent Parents 17.10.2018 Vice Chair of Governors Nil Teacher at St Pius X Barrow   Curriculum 4/5 = 80%  
Mrs H Gee Parent Parents 17.10.2018   Nil     Finance 4/5 = 80%  
Mr A Judd Clerk Board 01.09.2020   Nil Clerk to Governors at:
Victoria Infant & Nursery School
St Paul’s C of E Junior School
Roose Primary School
Ormsgill Nursery & Infant School


Our Vision

We aim to provide an outstanding education in the heart of the community and as such we make every effort that the children at Vickerstown have the best academic start and grounding possible to enable them to become successful members of society.