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Governing Body

John Betts Governing Body


Chair’s Introduction

The governors work with the Head and staff to pursue the school’s core values which have persisted since its foundation by Dr John Betts: happy children, equality of opportunity, educational excellence, and service to others.


We focus on three strategic functions and are responsible for the school’s vision and ethos and its strategic direction; for overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent; and for holding the Headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance. This is done through four committees:

  • Admissions
  • Curriculum and Children
  • Pay and Performance
  • Resources


The minutes of governing body meetings, once ratified, are available upon request.


In addition, as a non-denominational voluntary-aided school, we ensure that the school’s founding ethos is maintained; we employ the staff and we are responsible, working together with the Trust, for maintaining and utilising the school’s buildings. 

We want every child here to be happy and successful and enjoy school. We are always pleased to hear comments and suggestions from parents, and you can contact the governing body via the school office.


Sophy Doyle

Chair of Governors 


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