Phoenix Collegiate

The Governing Body

All maintained schools have a governing body which together with the Head teacher, sets the aims and policies of the school. The Head teacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school. Together the governing body and Head teacher must ensure the school provides good quality education and helps to raise standards.

The governing body has three strategic functions:

  1. Establishing the strategic direction by setting and ensuring clarity of vision, values, and objectives for the school
  2. Ensuring accountability, by monitoring the educational performance of the school/s and progress towards agreed targets
  3. Overseeing financial performance


The Governing Body is also:

  • accountable for the performance of the school to the parents and the wider community,
  • plans the school’s future direction,
  • selects the Head teacher,
  • makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing,
  • makes sure the National Curriculum is taught,
  • decides how the school can encourage students’ spiritual, moral and cultural development,
  • makes sure the school provides for all its students, including those with special educational needs.

 Please click on the images below to read our governors personal statements.

  • Leigh Pepper
    Chair of Governors
  • Don Williams
    V. Chair of Governors
  • Mike Smith
    Head Teacher
  • Sophie Marie Bennett
    Parent Governor
  • Sarah Prescott
    Parent Governor
  • David Russell
    Staff Governor
  • Chloe Bissell
    Co-opted Governor
  • Andy Collins
    Co-opted Governor
  • Mike Mitchell
    Co-opted Governor
  • Peter Payne
    Co-opted Governor
  • Satnam Purewal
    Partnership Governor
    Parent Governor
  • Pullpiena Williams
    Associate Governor
    LA Governor
  • Paul Rogers
    Co-opted Governor

Vacancies: 1 Partnership governor and 1 LA governor
Please find below further details about our Governing Body:

Governors informationGovernors attendance record at Full Governing Body meetingsStructure of the governing body and portfolios