The Craylands Governing Body

As the governing body of The Craylands School, we will:

Use challenge to hold school leaders to account

Provide clarity of vision and strategic view

Ensure financial probity

Click here to find out more on how we will do this!

This is the constitution of our Governing Board:

The Headteacher

7 Co-opted Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

1 Staff Governor

2 Parent Governors

The Governing Board operates on the Circle Model of governance. This means that rather than having committees governors work as individuals or small groups to monitor the work of the school. They report back to the full governing body on their activities.

These are the people in post, with their terms of office and governor responsibilities.

  Term of office Responsibilities
Headteacher Ex-officio
Kris Hiscock 1/04/16
Linda Cowey 6/11/17 – 5/11/21 Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/Child Protection

Pupil premium

Leadership and management

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Co-opted Governors
Kelly Chandler 24/1/17 – 23/1/21 Health and Safety

Leadership and management

David Cooke 21/5/2019 – 20/5/2023 HT performance management


Quality of education

Marriet Geldenhuys 19/05/2020- 18/05/2024 SEN

Behaviour and attitudes

Sarah Beighton 20/10/17 – 19/10/21 Vice Chair of Governors

Pay Committee

Training and development


Parent Governor

Helen Sams

Staff Governor
Anne Scarborough 22/10/14 – 21/10/18  

Quality of education

Other premiums

Local Authority Governor
Stephen Bonner 15/10/2019 – 14/10/2023 Finance


Behaviour and attitudes

The Clerk to the Governors is Nigel Marchant.

If you wish to contact the Governing Board please address correspondence to the Chair of Governors or the Clerk to Governors C/O the school.

We have vacancies on the Board. If you are interested in joining the Governing Board this could be an opportunity for you. Contact the Headteacher in the first instance for more information.

Business Interests

The governors declare their business interests annually and update them during the year if required. This is the summary from September 2020:

Governor Business Nature of business Interest


K Hiscock None
K Chandler None
L Cowey None
A Scarborough None
S Beighton None
S Bonner None
D Cooke None
H Sams None
M Geldenhuys None


Here is the governor attendance record for the 2020-21 academic year:

  Full Governing Board
L Cowey 2/2
K Hiscock 2/2
K Chandler 2/2
A Scarborough 2/2
S Beighton 2/2
D Cooke 1/2 (a)
M Geldenhuys 0/2 (a x 1)
S Bonner 2/2
H Sams 2/2

A = Apologies accepted