Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Circle Model Of Governance

The Tibshelf Infant & Nursery School Governing Body operates a circle model of governance where the governing body works as a ‘whole team’ without any committees, and meets once a minimum of 6 times a year. This means that governors have up to date information regarding the school, and can offer timely support and challenge, as well as take action should the need arise.

Link governors are assigned to monitor subjects which have been identified as strategic priorities in the School Improvement Plan (SIP), as well as: Safeguarding, SEND, Health & Safety, and Finance.

There are also committees which deal with: Pay Panel, Pupil Discipline and Exclusion, Staff Dismissal; Barring of a Parent from the School Premises; Applications for Special Leave; Complaints; Grievances; Pay Appeals;. These committees are only formed as and when required.


Any communications for the Governing Body should be addressed to:
The Chair of the Governors

NameStart DateTerm of OfficeTypeAdditional RolesAppointed by
VacantLocal AuthorityGoverning Body
Karen Waring – Chair13.02.20194 yearsCo-optedGoverning Body
Zoë Andrews – Executive Headteacher 01.09.2009
Sarah Smith03.10.20184 YearsCo-opted Governing Body
Lynn Beeson – Vice Chair06.05.20224 YearsCo-optedGoverning Body
Danielle Pell 02.10.20204 YearsParent Parents
Rebecca Jones10.06.20224 yearsParentParents
Nicola Moody18.09.20194 yearsStaffStaff
Chris Cafferty – Clerk to governorsClerkGoverning Body

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Governor Attendance

Governors that have resigned:

NameDate of ResignationType
David Fox-Johnson11.05.2022Parent
James Knight31.08.2021Parent
Tracey Dixon31.08.2021Associate
Rebecca Badhams31.08.2019Staff
Bev Gash31.01.2018Clerk
Deborah Watson31.12.2018 – End of termCo-opted
John Allsop31.12.2018 – End of termCo-opted