School governors make up the largest group of volunteers in the country. They operate as a Board, similar to the Board of Directors of a larger company. Their work is directed by a Government Ministry and the Department for Education.

Governors have a role not a job. This means that they act within a defined way. They are responsible for three core functions in their leadership role.

1.    Creating a Strategic Vision which informs the direction and development of the school.

2.    Holding the Head to account for educational and financial outcomes.

3.    Ensuring that the financial matters relating to the school are compliant and efficient.

Governors appoint and manage the Head of Mapperley CE Primary School.

Like the school, we are responsible to, and Inspected by, Ofsted on behalf of the Department for Education and by the Diocese of Derby.


Staff and governors work to achieve the right balance for your children so they feel happy and relaxed on the one hand, while working hard with lessons that challenge and stretch them so that they achieve as much as they individually can.

Governors work with the staff to prepare the pupils for the society they will join and to ensure that the transition to other schools is as smooth as possible.


The Board has one governor designated to keeping children safe and another to ensure that those children who are vulnerable and have special educational needs have the best resources we can provide within the constraints of the school budget.

Mapperley as a Church of England school has a governor who is there to ensure that the features of the Anglican faith are part of everything the school does and is reflected in our ethos and culture. Governors are appointed with different strengths and skills to bring to the team.


The board carries out its work in a series of meetings each year.

 Full Governing Board   (FGB)            6 Meetings each year – 15 Hours             There will also be additional meetings held.

As your representatives we are always willing to act in the interests of everyone.  If there is something you need further explanations on or an issue to do with our policies and procedures, you are welcome to get in touch.


However, if your issue is to make a complaint about something concerning a child, then the school complaints procedure needs to be followed and a copy of the current policy can be found on the website.


To contact the board please get in touch with our Clerk to Governors,

Mrs. C Roe at or telephone 0115 9325386 to speak to the school office.



Type of Governor

Current Term of Office




Mr. R Blake

Vice Chair – Parent

Apr 18 – Apr 22

Mr. R Cripps



Mrs. H Marshall


Sept 18 –Sept 22

Miss C Arnold


Sept 18 – Sept 22

Mrs. J Watts


Jun 17 – Jun 21

Mrs. R Raisin-Moss


Dec 19 – Dec 23

Mrs. T Langsdale

LA/SEN– Co-chair

Mar 19 – Mar 23

Mrs. K Davison

Foundation – Co-chair

Nov 17 – Nov 21

Mrs. R Newton


Sept 18 – Sept 22

Mr. M Channon


March 19 – March 23

Mrs. S Hudson


Feb 18

Mrs. C Roe


Jan 18



Responsibilities of Governors

SEND – Mrs T Langsdale

EYFS/Curriculum – Mrs R Newton

Safeguarding/Wellbeing – Mrs R Raisin - Moss

GDPR/H&S – Mrs K Davison

PP/Anglican Faith – Mrs J Watts

Sports Premium/Resources – Mr R Blake/Mr M Channon



Governor Name


Date Left Governing Board

Mr J Fletcher


26th June 2019

Rev G Turner-Callis


10th October 2019