Pikes Lane Governing Board - What we do


The Governing Board of Pikes Lane Primary School is made up of

  • Three Parent Governors elected by the parents 
  • Seven Co-opted Governors elected by the Governing Board (currently three vacancies)
  • One Staff Governor elected by the staff
  • One Local Authority Governor elected by the LA.
  • The Headteacher elected by the the Governing Board

The full board usually meets four times a year

The Governing Board’s main responsibilities are

  • To set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To carry out statutory duties regarding safeguarding and attendance
  • To review and approve the school budget including the use of Pupil Premium Funding and the PE grant
  • To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, behaviour and special needs provision etc
  • To monitor the performance of the school
  • To oversee the curriculum provision
  • To appoint, challenge and support the Headteacher
  • To occasionally sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
  • To engage with all stakeholders to work together for the benefit of the school

At Pikes Lane Primary School, many of these functions are carried out by committees which usually meet three times a year. Governors volunteer for these committee according to their own interests and experience.


The Management Committee

Committee Members: Mr M Doyle (Chair), Mrs R Speak (Vice Chair), Ms J Lindon (Headteacher), Mrs J Walker, Miss K Hilton, Mrs J Potter, Mrs A Vasanwala, Mrs M Azad 

  • Personnel Matters 
  • Financial Matters
  • Premises and Building Matters

The Standards Committee

Committee Members:  Mrs S Atcha (Chair) Mrs R Speak, Ms J Lindon (Headteacher) Mr M Doyle, Mr A Abdullahi, Mrs M Azad, Miss K Hilton

  • Achievement and Standards
  • Curriculum Provision
  • Teaching and Learning

Health, Wellbeing, Community, British Values, Radicallisation and Safeguarding Committee

Committee Members:  Mrs J Potter (Chair) Mrs R Speak, Mr M Doyle, Ms J Lindon (Headteacher), Mrs J Potter, Mrs Azad

  • Inclusion Matters
  • Pupil Behaviour, Health, Wellbeing and Safety
  • Attendance
  • British Values
  • Radicallisation 

Additional Committees as and when required. 





Nominated Governor Roles and Responsibilities


INCLUSION incorporating:


Equal Opportunities/                              Mrs S Atcha/Mrs Potter/Mrs Speak         

More/Most skilled





EYFS/English/Maths/                             Mrs S Atcha (Assessment) Mrs R Speak (EYFS)

Science/Assessment                               Mr A Abdullahi (Eng, Maths, Science)






History/D&T/Creative Arts                     Mrs Azad




Extended Services/Behaviour                 Mr M Doyle/Mrs A Vasanwala




Child Protection/                                      

 Looked After Children/                           Mrs J Potter

Safeguarding/Pupil Welfare                     Mrs R Speak

Health and Safety                                      Mr M Doyle

Safer Recruitment



British Values & Radicalisation/             Mrs Azad/Mrs S Atcha

E Safety    



Partnership Governors/

Governor Training                                   Mr Doyle/Mr Abdullahi/Mrs Walker



Head Teacher Appraisal:                        Mr Doyle, Mrs Potter, Mrs Speak




School Crisis Committee                         Mrs R Speak/Mrs J Walker and Head Teacher





 Thinking of becoming a Governor?

All Governors are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work, however, they do play a vital role in the running of the school.  Being a Governor is demanding and challenging but extremely rewarding and interesting.  Please see the document “What do governors do?” for further information. The term of office is usually four years but Governors may be reappointed/re-elected.  

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact either the Headteacher or Chair of Governors via the school office.