Local Governing Body

What do the School Governors do?

The three core functions for governance in all academies are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Primary responsibility for these functions is held by the DNEAT Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy via a document called a Scheme of Delegation.

Our Local Governing Body consists of 5 Trust Appointed Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 2 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

The full LGB meets twice each term. We are currently developing an Ethos Committee which will meet once a term this will include children across the Federation.

Link to Trust Accounts www.dneat.org/accounts

Link to DNEAT Governance www.dneat.org/governor

The Churchside Federation Local Governing Body welcomes interest from all those who will support us in our Federation vision and aims. For the avoidance of any possible doubt, we confirm that we continue to welcome and will consider from all, applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, social standing, physical disability, religion, faith or sexual orientation.

As we are a small Governing Body, we do not feel that it is appropriate to report on personal information relating to diversity. At Churchside Federation, we believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, innovative and successful. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we are working to move our Federation forward.


The Mundford and Gooderstone Federation Governing Body:​

Michael Cross

Chair of Governors

HTPM / Science / Attendance Governor

Sean West

Vice Chair of Governors

Trust appointed Governor

D.T / E-Safety / ECT / HTPM / Safeguarding / Safer Recruitment / Website Governor

Paul Blakeway-Long

Trust Appointed Governor

Health & Safety / Pupil Premium Governor

Mr John Hayden

Trust Appointed Governor

R.E / Collective Worship / History / Geography Governor

Mrs Hannah Keeler

Class Teacher and Staff Governor (Mundford)

RSE / English / Education Visits / Equality Governor

Molly Cox

Parent Governor

MFL / Music / Art / Drama / SEND / LAC Governor

Bridget Slade

Parent Governor

Maths Governor

Emma Stanley

Class Teacher and Staff Governor (Gooderstone)

Attendance 2023-24

Attendance 2022-23

Attendance 2020-21

Attendance 2019-20

Declarations of Interest

Current Governors

MemberConfirmedTerm of office
Ms Kate Faro-Wood
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 4 Oct 2021April 21 – March 25
Mrs Sarah Godbold
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 14 Jun 2021 
John Hayden
Nothing – Confirmed 4 Oct 2021Dec 14 – Nov 22
Mrs Gemma Jermy
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 25 Jan 2021Dec 20 – Dec 24
Mrs Hannah Keeler
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 7 Sep 2021Mar 19 – Mar 23
Mr Paul Plumridge
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 4 Oct 2021Sept 21 – Aug 25
Mrs Natalie Rudd
staff (support)
Nothing – Confirmed 14 Sep 2020Mar 20 – Mar 24
Mr Scott Savory
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 4 Oct 2021Nov 19 – Nov 23
Dave Smith
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 8 Sep 2020May 19 – May 23
Mr Sean West
Nothing to declare: Confirmed 5 Oct 2021Nov 20 – Nov 24

Historical Governors

Mrs Ella Hoyos  
 Mr Ian MonsonNone