Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body helps to ensure that the following key areas in the school are carried out to the highest standards:

  • Educational achievement
  • School’s finances
  • Balanced curriculum
  • Appointing staff and reviewing staff performance
  • Safeguarding and Behaviour

There are other areas the Governors get involved in such as helping set the school’s policies and procedures, authorising any new building works and liaising with parents.

Every school must have a Governing Body in order to operate. The Governing Body is made up of several governors who help ensure that the school carries out its responsibilities to the highest standards.

The Governing Body meets several times a year to discuss the above matters  and agrees actions with the school. The Governing Body also appoints governors onto various Committees which deal with specific issues.


How are governors appointed?

It is important that governors are appointed from diverse and varied backgrounds. The Governing Body should have people that are representative of the pupil population who bring different skills to the Governing Body.

The appointment of parent governors is mainly carried out by election and parents decide who they want to be a governor. Some governors are nominated, for example the LA governor is nominated by the Council and staff governors are nominated by the school. There are some instances where the governors will appoint certain governors themselves where they see that a certain skill is needed which cannot be met by existing governors, such as legal or accounting skills.


What skills do you need to be an effective Governor?

It is important that each governor can use their skills in the governors meetings. Some of the skills that are important are as follows:

  • Listening
  • Organising
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamworking 
  • Governors who have life experience and transferrable work skills (such as accounting and legal) can also make an important contribution to the work of the Governing Body

But the most important thing is ENTHUSIASM!

Governing Body Structure

Chairperson: Mark Rainey

Vice Chairperson: Sarah Klueter 

Headteacher: Emma Roberts


Type of Governor


Date Appointed  

Appointed by

Term of office ends

Date stepped down  

Matthew Bennett     Parent Governor Confidential Resources & Resources 10/01/19 Parents  09/01/23  N/A
Cllr Glyn Evans Co-Opted Governor Pupil Support  01/07/16  Governing Body  30/08/20 N/A
Mark Rainey (Chair from Sept 2014, was Vice Chair to 1.9.14) Co-Opted Governor (Chair) Confidential Resources, Standards, Resources & Pupil Support  01/10/17 Governing Body 30/09/21  N/A 
Katie Grantham Co-Opted Governor Standards 10/01/19 Governing Body 09/01/23  N/A
 Jackie Jones  Co-Opted Governor Pupil Support  10/01/19 Governing Body 09/01/23  N/A
Stephanie Morris  Local Authority Governor Pupil Support 01/12/17 Local Authority 30/11/21 N/A 

Sarah Kleuter Vice Chairfrom 1.9.16
 Co - Opted Governor Confidential Resources & Resources  10/01/19 Governing Body 09/01/23 N/A 


Alison O'Connor  
 Clerk Confidential Resources, Pupil Support,  Resources & Standards  N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Lisa Richards-Halford  Co-Opted Governor Confidential Resources & Resources 01/03/16 Governing Body 28/02/20  N/A
 Chris Thomas  Associate Governor Resources   N/A Governing Body N/A  N/A
Emma Roberts Headteacher Confidential Resources, Standards, Resources & Pupil Support N/A N/A N/A N/A
Natalie Rose Co- Opted Governor Standards 01/01/18 Governing Body 31/12/22 N/A
Joanne Taylor Co-Opted Governor Confidential Resources & Resources 17/05/18 Governing Body 16/05/22 N/A
Amber Whittaker Staff Governor Standards 03/12/18 Staff 21/05/21 N/A
Jacqui Salter  Parent Governor  Pupil Support 22/05/17  Parents 1/05/20 N/A 
 Sam Gibbons Co- Opted Governor Standards 16/05/19 Governing Body 15/05/23 N/A
Sarah Steel Parent Governor Resources 20/05/20 Parents 19/05/2024 N/A
Sarah Marshall Parent Governor Standards 20/05/20 Parents 19/05/2024 N/A
Lisa Jones Parent Governor Pupil Support 20/05/20 Parents 19/05/2024 N/A


Register of Interests


Business Interests

Other EstablishmentsGoverned

Relationships with   staff / governors


Matthew Bennett  None  None   None   20.05.20
Cllr Glyn Evans  None  None  None 20.05.20
Katie Grantham  None  None  None 20.05.20
Jackie Jones  None   None  None 20.05.20
Sarah Klueter  None   None  None 20.05.20
Stephanie Morris  None  None  None  20.05.20
Alison O'Connor  None  None  None 20.05.20
Mark Rainey  None  None  None 20.05.20
Lisa Richards-Halford  None  None  None  20.05.20
Emma Roberts  None   None   None 20.05.20
Natalie Rose  None  None  None 20.05.20
Jacqui Salter  None  None  None 20.05.20
Joanne Taylor  None  None  None 20.05.20
Chris Thomas      None   None  None 20.05.20
Amber Whittaker   None   None  None  20.05.20
Sarah Steel None None None 20.05.20
Sarah Marshall None None None 20.05.20
Lisa Jones None None None 20.05.20


Registers of Attendance

Register of Attendance for Full Governing Body Meeting







Matthew Bennett X      
Cllr Glyn Evans      
Katie Grantham      
Jackie Jones      
Sarah Klueter X      
Stephanie Morris
Alison O'Connor      
Mark Rainey      
Lisa Richards-Halford X        
Emma Roberts        
 Natalie Rose    
Jacqui Salter        
Joanne Taylor        
Chris Thomas     X      
Amber Whittaker 
 Sam Gibbons
Sarah Steel N/A N/A
Sarah Marshall N/A N/A
Lisa Jones N/A N/A


The Governing Body is split up in to 3 committees; Resources, Pupil Support and Standards.

Register of Attendance for  Resources Committee 







Mark Rainey        
Emma Roberts          
Joanne Taylor          
Lisa Richards-Halford          
Sarah Klueter        
 Chris Thomas        

Register of Attendance for Standards Committee 





Mark Rainey    
Emma Roberts    
Natalie Rose      
Alison O'Connor    


Register of Attendance for Pupil Support Committee 





Mark Rainey  
Emma Roberts  
Stephanie Morris  
Glyn Evans  
Jacqui Salter  
Alison O'Connor


The governors aim to always be approachable and we welcome parent input. If you would like to discuss any school matters with any of member of the governing body, please feel free to contact the school.