School Governors

We would like to welcome you to the Governors section on our school website. We hope you enjoy looking through the website to find out about Longwood Primary school and see some of the wonderful pictures and work that our children are currently doing.

There are ten Governors on Longwood’s Governing Body and we work with the Head Teacher Mrs. James and her staff to ensure Longwood pupils get the best from their time in the school. Mrs James with assistance from the Senior Leadership team is responsible for day-to-day management of the school. The Governors, in co-operation with the Head Teacher, set the school’s aims, strategies, and policies and fulfil other important roles. Over the years the Governing Body has taken many important strategic decisions that have influenced the life of the school, including becoming part of the Tame Valley Cooperative Learning Trust in 2013.

Longwood Primary School Governing Body

 NameCategory Appointed Body Term Of Office Committee Position Register of Interests Attendance 
Pauline JamesHead Governing Body   All Gov NONE100%
Rachel MatthewsStaff Rep- COOPGoverning Body2016-2020  Teaching & Learning Gov NONE100%
COOPGoverning Body2017-2021Teaching & Learning  GovA.M. Education 100%
Jane RowlandsFoundation TVCLT Board  2016-2020 Teaching & Learning CHAIR of GOV  NONE100% 
Mel Martin COOP Governing Body 2015-2019 Leadership & Management H&S GOV  NONE100%
Lucy Hateley PARENTSchool 2016-2020 Leadership & Management Vice Chair of GOV
Chair of L&M
 Lichfield Council100%
Jason WardPARENT School 2016-2020 Leadership & Management  Gov  NONE100%
Tess Berry COOP Governing Body 2015-2019Teaching & Learning  Gov NONE100%
Emma CaswellPARENT School 2015-2019Teaching & Learning Gov  NONE100%
 Diane ChalkeyCOOPGoverning Body 2018-Leadership & Management   Gov  100%


 LA GovLocal Authority
Leadership & Management   Gov 

The Governing Body are the strategic planners of the school and we:

  • Appoint the Head Teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school
  • Agree policies and practice which allows the Head Teacher and staff to carry out their responsibilities
  • Agree principles and targets for improvement 
  • Support and challenge the Head Teacher

Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:

  • The financial management of the school
  • Head Teacher performance management
  • School improvement plan
  • Staff appointments

Our Governors

All Governors, once appointed, share the collective responsibilities and work as a team. Monitoring is carried out by all governors focusing on issues highlighted in the School Improvement Plan and several governors also take on other responsibilities e.g. health and safety.

We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs James and the staff on the journey of continuous improvement in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children.

Become a governor.