Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434



The Role of the Governing Board:

The role of the governing board is essential to the effectiveness of a school with the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) noting that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management, which includes that of the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools in which the role of the governing board is to support the headteacher and staff by positively promoting the work of the school, celebrating its achievements and working to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.

In the Governance Handbook, which can be found by following the link below or by searching:, it is stated that all boards, regardless of the type of school or how many schools they govern, have three, fundamental, core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Each individual governor and any associate member(s) form the governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. This means that individual governors and associate members do not act independently of the rest of the governing board and therefore, all decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board. As long as Local Authority maintained school governors and associate members act within the law, governors are protected

Governing Body Committees:

Our Governing Body has 3 committees, each of which focuses on a different aspect of governance relating to the three core functions as outlined above.

These committees are: Teaching and Learning; Staffing and Finance; Health, Safety and Premises; details of the structure of these committees can be found in the documents below.

We are proud to have a team of hard-working governors* dedicated to ensuring that all children are provided with the best education they can hope to experience at Flookburgh Church of England Primary School.

Who are we?

Mr. M Pearson – Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

Mrs. G. Pett – Headteacher/ Ex-Officio

Mrs. R. Lewis – Co-opted Governor

Mrs. J. Mardon – Foundation Governor

Mrs. S. Wymer – Foundation Governor

Mrs. K. Wood – Vice Chair / Parent Governor

Mr. A. Tegg – Vice Chair / Parent Governor

Mrs. C. Keith – Staff Governor

Rev. R. Stavert – Foundation Governor/ Ex-Officio

Mrs. C. Welburn – Clerk to Govenors

*We currently have two vacancies for: 1 Parent Governor and 1 Local Authority Governor

Further details can be found in the following pdf documents:

Flookburgh CE Primary School Governing Body 2019-2020

Governance Handbook 2019

School Announcements

Coronavirus Update

Please see below for the latest updates regarding the Coronavirus

IMPORTANT Re-Opening of School Update 22nd May 2020

Letter to Parents CCC May 2020

CCC Letter to Parents 12.5.20

Update Information for Families – 23 April 2020

We want our families to feel supported at this difficult time, find out what you can do if you’re struggling because of coronavirus (COVID-19):


Please see the attached poster for some exciting Early Years home learning activities:

Daily Home Learning Activities Poster.docx

Updated guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings

The guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the resources and support available to help parents educate their children at home.

The guidance can be found here:

All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK at:

IMPORTANT Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse Information

Safeguarding DA flyer for Cumbria residents

Information for Parents


The Government have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and whenever you return home.


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