Meet the Governors

The Governing Body

The Governing body, as set out in the legal document the Instrument of Government, comprises  13 governors. The total is made up from differing categories: 8 co-opted, 2 parent, one staff, one headteacher staff and one local authority.  With the exception of headteacher staff all terms are for 4 years, although a governor may resign at any time.

How are governors appointed?

Governors do have to meet certain criteria and be willing to abide by the code of conduct. Declaration Eligibility 2017 Homewood Code of Conduct for Governing Bodies Sept 2017  The staff governor is elected by and from the staffing body. The parent governors are elected by and from the parental body but if no one is elected then a parent of a former pupil may be appointed by the governing body. Other parents, such as those with children who have attended a special school may be appointed by the governing body in the absence of applicants from other parental categories. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body based on their skill set.   Associate members are appointed by the governing body for specific roles. They do not have a vote at Full Governing Body meetings.   Should you wish to apply to become a governor please contact the school office for an application form.

Register of Interests

Governors declare any pecuniary or other interest at the time of application or appointment, annually and at each meeting.  Should a conflict arise they withdraw from that part of the meeting and do not vote on that item.  The register of interests will be published here at least annually. Interest Register 29.1.18


Name, Category and Date of appointment


Elizabeth Wylie (co-opted) 17.9.2014 to 16.9.2018 Chair of Governors
Peter Lyndsell (co-opted) 14.10.2015 to 13.10.2019
  •  Curriculum Teaching and Learning Committee member
 Rachel Carter (co-opted) 13.7.2016 to 12.7.2020
  •  To be allocated
Louise Cook 12.4.2018 (Headteacher)
Sue Shanks (Local authority) 21.6.2016 to 20.6.2020
  •  Curriculum Teaching and Learning Committee member
Susan Hart (parent) 28.6.2017 to 27.6.2021
  • Vice Chair
  •  Chair Curriculum Teaching and Learning
 Gary Alexander (Staff governor) 1.12.2016 to 30.11.2020
  •  To be allocated
Fiona Martin (Co-opted) 31.1.18 to 30.1.2022

Bob Wall (Co-opted) 31.1.18 to 30.1.2022

  •   To be allocated


  • To be allocated
Parent Governor


  •  One Vacancy
  • One Vacancy
Anthony Carlo (Co-opted) 1.2.2017 to 31.1.2021
  •  Curriculum Teaching and Learning
Jeff Matthews (Co-opted) 8.11.2017 to 7.11.2021
  • Member Safeguarding Attendance Behaviour and Well-being Committee
Stephen Berry (Associate Member) 7.10.2017 to 6.10.2018

Dawn Lorec (Associate Member) 2.12.2017 to 1.12.2018

  • To be a Panel member at Hearings
  • To be a Panel member at Hearings























Governors who stepped down in the last year:

Lorna Miller Cooper (Co-opted) appointed 15.7.205 stepped down 3.10.17

Patrick Beach (Co-opted) appointed 2.10.2014 stepped down 7.11.17

Linda Hayes (Co-opted) appointed 28.6.17 stepped down 15.1.18

Mike Newman (Co-opted) appointed 28.6.17 stepped down 15.1.18