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Inglewood Junior School

Governing Body

Welcome to our Governor page.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing the strategic decisions of the school. The members of the Governing Board come from all areas of the school, including teachers, support staff, parents, members of the local community and those appointed by the Local Authority.  The clerk to the Governors attends meetings and ensures that minutes, records and papers of the Governing Board are properly recorded and maintained.


The first thing to say about being a Governor is that whilst at times it can be challenging and consuming, it is also tremendously rewarding and fulfilling. The Governing body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with the strategic planning including, staffing, pastoral and buildings and finance. School Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.


The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:


  • Jointly set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Engage in the development of policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)
  • Make decisions about the school’s budget and staffing requirements.
  • Encourage members of the Governing Body to take on roles and responsibilities and training to broaden understanding and develop succession planning


The real benefit of being a School Governor is it allows you to give something back to the local community whilst at the same time knowing that in some way you have helped make a difference.


If you would like to be part of the Inglewood Junior School Governing Body please enquire by contacting our Clerk, Mrs Penny Hunter, on 01228 595426 or by email at

Inglewood Junior School Governors 2020/21

Inglewood Junior School reconstituted in July 2017 and is currently made up as follows:

Local Authority GovernorVacancy
Parent Governors3
Co-opted Governors5
 Staff Governors2

Inglewood Junior School has five full governing body meetings per school year with two in the Autumn term and Summer term. All governors are invited to attend these meetings. There are three committees which meet at least once per term – Pastoral Committee, Finance and Buildings committee and Staffing committee.


Martin Hughes (Co-opted) - Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment01/04/2019
Re-election due date01/04/2023
Appointed byCo opted
Business InterestsThe Driven Employee
Individual role 
Committee membershipFinance and Buildings, Staffing


Michelle Young (Parent) - Vice Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment01/04/2019
Re-election due date01/04/2023
Appointed byParents
Business Interests NHS
Individual roleSEN
Committee membershipChair of Pastoral, Staffing


David Grimshaw (Head Teacher)

Date of Appointment01/09/2007
Re-election due dateOngoing
Appointed byN/A
Business InterestsNone
Individual roleN/A
Committee membershipPastoral, Finance and Buildings, Staffing


Keith Abbot (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment01/10/2018
Re-election due date01/10/2022
Appointed byCo-opted
Business InterestsJanitor, Inglewood Junior School
Individual roleSafer Recruitment
Committee membership

Finance and Buildings


Steph Staples (Staff)

Date of Appointment04/03/2019
Re-election due date04/03/2023
Appointed byStaff
Business InterestsNone
Individual role 
Committee membershipStaffing, Pastoral


Deborah Bookestein (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment01/03/2020
Re-election due date01/03/2024
Appointed byCo opted
Business InterestsHeadteacher of Inglewood Nursery & Infant School
Individual role 
Committee membershipChair of Finance and Buildings


The Reverend Richard Goodfellow (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment09/12/2020
Re-election due date09/12/2024
Appointed byCo opted
Business InterestsNone
Individual role 
Committee membershipPastoral


Ilona Wojcik (Parent)

Date of Appointment09/12/2020
Re-election due date09/12/2024
Appointed byParents
Business InterestsNone
Individual role 
Committee membershipPastoral, Staffing


Rachel Gold (Parent)

Date of Appointment09/12/2020
Re-election due date09/12/2024
Appointed byParents
Business InterestsNone
Individual role 
Committee membershipChair of Staffing, Pastoral


Nicola Bowe (Co-opted)

Date of Appointment10/03/2021
Re-election due date10/03/2025
Appointed byCo opted
Business InterestsDeputy Headteacher, Inglewood Junior School
Individual role 
Committee membershipFinance, Buildings and Resources 


Attendance 2020/21 current academic year

Keith AbbotYY YYY  
Deborah BoekesteinYY YYY  
Nicola BoweY ( Associate Governor) Y ( Associate Governor) Y ( elected as Co opted Governor)YY  
Andy Coates YResigned ---  
Rachel Gold-ApologiesYApologiesApologies  
Mabyn Goodfellow( Associate Governor) YYRetired from role as SBM--  
Richard Goodfellow -YYYApologies  
David GrimshawYY YYY  
Martin HughesYY YYY  
Stephanie StaplesYY YYApologies  
Jayne ThompsonResigned ----  
IIona Wojcik-YYApologiesY  
Michelle YoungYApologies  YYY  


Attendance 2021/22

Keith AbbotY Y    
Deborah BoekesteinYY    
Nicola BoweYY    
Rachel GoldYY    
Richard GoodfellowYApologies    
David GrimshawYY     
Martin HughesYY    
Stephanie StaplesApologiesY    
Ilona WojcikYY    
Michelle YoungYY