The school governors work closely with the head teacher. Their work focuses mainly on three core functions:
- Setting the school’s strategic framework and ensuring all statutory duties are met;
- Acting as a ‘critical friend’, supporting the head teacher and holding them to account for the day-to-day running of the school;
- Overseeing the school’s financial performance and ensuring its money is well-spent.
As Governors, we continue to be very grateful for the skill, effort, perseverance, professionalism, care for the children, and teamwork that the Staff demonstrate in facing the challenges of the day-to-day running of the school. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for all they do.
How we are organised:
Our Governing Body is made up of 13 Governors, appointed as follows:
- 2 Parent Governors, appointed by a ballot of parents
- 3 Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese
- 6 Co-opted Governors
- 1 Local Authority Governor – nominated by our Local Councillor
- 1 Staff Governor, appointed by a ballot of school staff
A list of the current Governors can be found here TBC
Previous governors can be found here Previous Governors
The Governing Body Operating Procedures can be found here
|Liz Brown – Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor
|I taught at Yateley Infants and Cranford Park. I have served on the Governing Body as a staff governor and now as a co-opted governor. I have been a member of Girlguiding for many years and run one of the local Brownie Units. I have held a variety of roles within Girlguiding at local, County and National level.
|Tim Storey Foundation Governor
|I was born and raised in Bristol. I am married to Claire and have two grown up children and a two year old golden retriever called Daisy. I have been the Vicar in Yateley since 2020 and love playing the guitar, reading and walking Daisy.
|Louise Harris – Co-opted Governor
I have been a Co-opted Governor at Cranford Park since September 2021 and although not from Yateley I do live locally. I have a desire to help out in the local community where I can and although not working in education myself, decided to help out through a governor role here at Cranford Park. I work in the energy industry and am a scientist by background, so I hope I can bring a new perspective to the school governing body. I have two small children, one at primary age, so feel I understand the concerns and challenges parents face at this stage of life. I have been lucky enough to visit the school on multiple occasions and am really looking forward to many more visits in the future.
|Gail Ollason Foundation Governor
|I have had a connection with Cranford Park School for the past 6 years, with grandchildren in years R and 5. Before retiring I worked in education for many years in main stream schools, PRU’s and Youth Offenders Institutes. I am a member of St Peter’s Church where I help with the toddler group. Kidz Church and Open the Book.
|Suzanna Russell – Staff Governor
|Richard Martin – Parent Governor