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Holgate Primary and Nursery

Holgate Primary and Nursery


Our Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Head, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Head and Head of School are, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Holgate Primary & Nursery School has been created from the amalgamation of Annie Holgate Junior and Annie Holgate Infant Schools and opened on the 1st September 2014. The composition of the present governing body, under the 2012 School Governance Regulations, was decided upon by the temporary governing body and consists of:

  • The Executive Headteacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Two elected parent governors
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Nine co-opted governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. We currently have nine vacancies.

The Chair of Governors is Rebecca Jackson, who can be contacted by email on  or by leaving a message via the school office.

Much of the work of the governing body is done by our Committees;The Achievement and Challenge Committee, The Finance & Personnel Committee and The Strategic Pay Committee.

You will find below the minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings and should you wish to view minutes of Committee Meetings, these are available by request to the Head of School.

For full details including register of business interests and attendance at meeting please view the membership link below.

Our Current Governing Body members are


Appointed by


Start date

End date

Register of Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests

Details of Other Educational Establishments They Govern

2021/ 2022 Meeting Attendance

Full Governing Body Meetings

Committee Meetings

Miss Samantha Arnold

Staff Election








Mrs Cheryl Cavill

Governing Body








Mrs Nicola Davies N/A Executive Headteacher 01/2014 - Yes Sutton Road Primary 7/7


Mrs Rebecca Jackson

Local Authority

Local Authority




Sutton on Trent Primary Sutton Road Primary



Mr Chris Orr

Governing Body










There are 7 Co-Opt and 2 Parent Governor vacancies.

Governors who have left within the past 12 months: 

  • Susannah Hill, Parent, appointed 06/05/2021, left 25/02/2022
  • Andrew Poxon, Co-Opted, appointed 13/07/2021, left 22/03/2022
  • Ben Brocklehurst, Co-Opted, appointed 13/07/2021, left 22/03/2022

Parent Governor Recruitment

We want YOU!
Do you want to do something that makes a really big difference to children’s lives and the running of our school?

Do you want to feel the pleasure of being instrumental in helping our Holgate children get the very best we can?

We are looking for some new Parent Governors and would be delighted to have some of you join us. Please see the poster below for a bit more information. If this interests you at all, please do apply as you would most definitely be very welcome indeed.

Full Governing Body Minutes, Governor Statement and Parent Governor Poster