Preston Primary (VC) School

Love, Learn, Aspire

"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14


The Governing Board is part of the Leadership and Management of the school and works within the Department for Education and Local Authority guidelines.


The board has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


Our school governors meet regularly; Full Governing Board meetings are held once a term which are supported by regular Business and Curriculum Committee meetings. 


Our Business and Curriculum teams meet termly, with our subject lead governors making regular visits to the school to undertake learning walks for their subjects.  

Business Committee Chair: Mr O. Clarke

Curriculum Committee Chair: Mrs L. Hodgson

Roles & ResponsibilitiesFull NameTerm startTerm endRegister of business and pecuniary interests 

Co-Chair of governors/Co-opted governor

PPG/Sports PP, SEND, CLA/PCLA, PM & Appeals

Mr. Gillan Ide






Safeguarding Lead, Health & Safety, Wellbeing, Music & PM

Mrs. Inneke Luitingh01/01/19N/ANone

Foundation governor 

Collective Worship, RE & Appeals

Revd. Stephen Fielding26/11/19N/ANone

Staff governor


Mrs. Suzy Trott18/02/2117/02/25None

Parent governor

Curriculum Chair, English, MFL & Maths, GDPR

Mrs. Louise Hodgson01/09/1931/08/23None

Co-Chair of governors/Parent governor

Wellbeing, Equality, EYFS, PM

Mrs. Jo Wilde01/01/2031/12/23None

Co-opted governor

Safeguarding & Science


Dr. Claire Grout15/06/2214/06/26None

Parent governor

Business Committee Chair, PSHE, Technology & Computing, Anti-bullying 

Mr. Oliver Clarke03/11/2202/11/26None

Parent governor

Humanities & the Arts

Mr. Dan Robson03/11/2202/11/26None
ClerkMr. John Conlon   


Governors who have left the board within the last 12 months


RoleNameTerm startTerm end

Co-opted governor

Mr. Alistair Burn-Murdoch01/11/1715/06/22
Parent governorMr. Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn 01/09/1927/06/22
Parent governorMrs. Faye Frost11/03/2213/09/22
Foundation governorCapt. Malcolm Lowle07/02/1903/11/22
Local Authority governorMr. Mark Hart01/01/20


Full Governor Body Meeting Attendance Record

Gillan IdeCo-optedYYYYYY
Inneke LuitinghHTYYYYYY
Revd Stephen FieldingFOUApolsYYYYApols
Malcolm LowleFOUYY


YResigned N/A
Louise HodgsonPARYYYYYY
Alistair Burn-MurdochCo-optedYApolsYResigned-N/A
Justin Hutchinson-ChatburnPARYYYApolsResignedN/A
Faye FrostPAR---YResignedN/A
Claire GroutCo-opted---YYY
Oliver ClarkePAR---YYY
Dan RobsonPAR----YY