Federation Governors

The Governing Body meet regularly to make decisions about the work of the schools. The focus of the Governing Body is on providing a high quality education for all the Blue Coat Infant and Junior pupils. All the schools’ policies, budgets and curriculum are agreed by the Governing Body.

Please click here to view the Governing Body Committee structure and terms of Reference


Parent Governor Elections

Our Governing Body includes four Parent Governors (two from the Infant School and two from the Junior School).  There are currently two vacancies – one for each school – and we are inviting parents/guardians to think about putting their name forward to become a Parent Governor.

If becoming a Parent Governor is something that interests you, or if you know of another parent/guardian who would make a good Parent Governor, please contact Mr Orlik for more information about these elections or if you want to discuss what is involved in being a Parent Governor.

Full details about how to put your name forward are available on this page in the documents below, and from both school offices.

Nominations must be returned to school by the end of the school day on Monday November 13th.

If more parents put their name forward than there are vacancies, there will be an election, where all parents with children at our schools will have a vote.

Detailed Introductory Letter.pdf

Eligibility Criteria.pdf

Invitation to stand.pdf

Nomination Form.pdf


The Federation’s Governing Body is currently made up of 21 Governors:

Mr Austin – Foundation

Mr Barker – Associate

Miss Buchanan – Trustee

Mrs Boss – Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Daniel – Parent

Mrs Dickson – Staff

Mrs Dunbar – Staff

Ms Edwards – Parent

Mrs Hartshorne – PCC

Mrs Hepburn – Parent

Ms Ingram – Head of School, Blue Coat Infants

Mr Jones – PCC

Mrs Killeen – Parent

Mr Orlik – Executive Head

Mrs Pearson-Sutherland – Local Authority

Mr Prasadam – Head of School, Blue Coat Juniors

Mr Pryce-Jones – Foundation

Mrs Ridgway – Foundation

Mrs Sargent – Foundation

Mr Smith – Principal, Blue Coat Academy

Revd. Jim Trood – Rector, St. Matthew’s Church