Long ClawsonChurch of England Primary SchoolWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart


Welcome toLong ClawsonChurch of England Primary School "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart"Colossians 3:23


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Role of the Governing Body


The Governing Body is the schools 'accountable body'. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well being. The Governors have meetings regularly through the year and sub-committees meet to deal with specific areas. The Governing Body is also responsible for school policies e.g., health and safety, admissions, special educational needs and performance management.


Any of the Governors may be contacted via school.


The Current Governing Body  







Committees & Governor Responsibilities


Mrs Carole Brown



LA GovernorLocal AuthorityCurriculum, Finance, Personnel & Pay and SEN. Governor Training, Science.15/12/2020 - 14/12/2024

Mrs Sarah Hatherley



Governing Body

Safeguarding/Anti-Bullying, Standards and Curriculum Development, English. 

2/11/2023 - 1/11/2027

Mrs Jane Dawda


Head Teacher/ Ex Officio

Governing BodyHealth & Safety, Finance, Personnel, Pay and Standards and Curriculum Development, Safeguarding (DSL)

ex officio

started 22/8/2017

Mrs Debbie Kay


Staff Governor

Governing Body

Standards and Curriculum Development, Health and Safety, Safeguarding. (DDSL)

10/01/2024 - 9/01/2028

Rev Simon Shouler

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

John Garton CharityFinance and Personnel, Religious Education and Collective Worship.  Chair of Finance.

ex officio

01/10/20 - 30/09/2024

Carl Saundersn/aParent GovernorGoverning BodyHealth and Safety.  PE/Sports Funding7/12/2023 - 6/12/2027
Martyn Stokesn/aFoundation GovernorJohn Garton CharityReligious Education and Collective Worship. 27/01/21 - 26/01/2025
Luke Goddardn/aCo-optedGoverning BodyFinance, Personnel and Pay, Maths.  18/3/21 - 17/3/25

Matthew Hefferan


Parent Governor

Governing BodyHistory/Curriculum.22/01/24 - 21/01/28
Haiza Yunosn/aParent GovernorGoverning Body 22/01/24 - 21/01/28



Attendance 2022-2023Governing BoardFinance and PersonnelStandards and Curriculum
Carole Brown100100100
Jane Dawda100100100
Sarah Hatherley60N/A100
Robert  Jones80N/A67
Debbie Kay100N/A100
Simon Shouler 4067N/A
Martyn Stokes60N/aN/A
Luke Goddard100100N/A



Full Governor Meetings:





04.06.22% Attendance
Darren SmithYesYesYesxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Carole Brown (Chair)NoYesYesYesYes80%
Jane DawdaYesYesYesn/aYes100%
Sarah HatherleyNoYesYesYesNo60%
Robert JonesYesYesYesYesYes100%
Debbie KayYesYesYesn/aYes80%
Simon Shouler (Vice Chair)NoYesYesYesYes80%
Martyn StokesYesYesYesYesYes100%
Luke GoddardYesYesNoYesYes80%


Standards & Curriculum Development Meetings:


Name08.11.2121.06.22% Attendance
Sarah Hatherley (Chair)YesYes100%
Carole BrownYesYes100%
Robert JonesNoYes50%
Jane DawdaYesYes100%
Debbie KayYesYes100%


Finance, Personnel & Pay:


Name11.10.2113.12.2121.03.2217.05.22% Attendance
Simon Shouler (Chair)YesYesYesYes100%
Darren SmithYesNoYesYes75%
Carole BrownNoYesYesYes75%
Luke GoddardYesYesYesYes100%
Jane DawdaYesYesYesYes100%


Clerk to Governors: Karen Allen


Register of Pecuniary Interests


Governors must declare if they have an interest in any external organisation which might impact upon the school or their dealings with the school. Currently our Governors have no declared interests.


The John Garton Charity


John Garton and his brother Robert were awarded a large amount of land in Long Clawson at the Enclosure in 1780. John Garton also owned the Old Manor House. In 1793 he gave money and land on trust to the Vicar and Churchwardens to provide free education for the children of the parish, and in due course the present school buildings, started in 1840, and a house for the teacher. Before then the children were schooled in the vestry at  the Church, by then very dilapidated. The Charity owns the current school sites and buildings. The money from the sale of the house was used to buy the Garton Hall  for school in 2011.


Robert died in 1792, and John in 1794 and they lie together below the chancel floor, just outside the vestry door of the Church.