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Meet the Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.  Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.  Governors are supported by the Local Authority who provides information and regular training.


 The governing body’s responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school. 
  • Help set the school’s vision and aims
  • Review and agree policies that the school has written
  • Help the school make good use of resources
  • Monitor the school’s performance
  • Provide support and challenge to the Headteacher in managing the school


Governors can be contacted via the school office


Full Governing Body Meetings at South Parade are held once every Half Term, with Resources, Standards and Pupils Sub Committee meetings held at least once every Term. 


Chair of Governors: Mrs Laura Hebblethwaite


I am delighted to introduce myself as Chair of governors at South Parade Primary school. I am excited to be working with such a professional team of staff and governors. As Chair I will strive to support the school in delivering the best educational standards so that children can thrive, achieve and be the best they can be.  

Both my children started their educational journey in nursery, although one is now in high school, my youngest still attends South Parade.  I have worked in education for nearly 10 years and have extensive knowledge in early years and SEND.  

I am inspired to work with such a devoted team who work hard to share their expertise in helping to guide our school forward.