Robert Peel Primary School


The role of a Governor has been described as that of a ‘Critical Friend’.  Governors are volunteers drawn from the staff, parents and wider community of the school.  

Governors endeavour to get to know the school well by visiting it regularly and supporting events.


The role of the governor includes:

  • Setting the school's aims and policies 
  • Improving standards of teaching and achievement 
  • Setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure 
  • Taking part in the process of interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff
  • Acting as a link between the local community and the school 
  • Dealing with complaints about the school

Governors serve for terms of up to four years, but they may serve for longer if re-elected. The Full Board of the Governing Body meets approximately five times in each school year, but a lot of the detailed work is entrusted to committees who report back to the Full Board. 
Committees meet approximately once each half term.  The main committees are Standards, Curriculum, Inclusion & Pupils and Finance, Personnel & Premises.

 Chair of Governors – Tony Angell (Trust Governor)
Liesl Ganney (Headteacher)
Mick James (Associate Governor – Deputy Head) 
Shelley Bainborough (Co-opted Governor) 
Helen Bremner (Staff Governor)
Terry Knagg (Local Authority Governor)

Chris Robson (Trust Governor)
Rebecca Wood (Associate Governor - Staff Member)

Tudo Scheibner (Parent Governor) 

Jenny James (Parent Governor) 

Ian Chapman (Parent Governor) 


Link Roles

Safeguarding Governor – Tony Angell
Provision/SEND Governor – Chris Robson

Learning Behaviours- Terry Knagg

Curriculum -Tudo Scheibner

Maths - Ian Chapman

PSHE - Jenny James



Finance & Premises Committee
Shelley Bainborough - Chair  of Committee

Mick James
Liesl Ganney
Tony Angell
Chris Robson

Terry Knagg

Tudo Scheibner

Ian Chapman
Pay Committee
Tony Angell 
Shelley Bainborough
Chris Robson

Liesl Ganney

Terry Knagg

Ian Chapman
Standards, Curriculum, Inclusion & Pupils
Tony Angell - Chair  of Committee
Chris Robson
Mick James

Helen Bremner
Terry Knagg
Liesl Ganney
Rebecca Wood

Tudo Scheibner

Jenny James

Clerk to Governors
Michelle Devine - Devine Education & Clerking Consultancy

Governing Body Structure

Governor Visit Policy

Governor Attendance 2019-2020