School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

The Governing Body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Forest Park Primary Governing Body Responsibilities

The role of all school governors is to ensure that their school provides the best possible education to raise standards and outcomes for all pupils by:

Setting the strategic vision, aims and objectives for the school.

Monitoring and evaluating progress towards priorities and targets.

Ensuring the headteacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance of the school.

Ensuring accountability to all stakeholders for the school’s performance and the decisions they make.

Ensuring effective use of the school’s financial resources.

Acting with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interests of the school.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs G Howell. The postal contact details for the Chair of Governors is:

Mrs G Howell
Chair of Governors
C/O Forest Park Primary School
Woodall Street
Stoke on Trent

Forest Park Governing Body Terms of Reference
Chair or
Vice Chair
& Standards
Resources (Finance, Premises
& Health & Safety)
Connections to staff Yes/No
If Yes, who & how?
Date appointed Term of office
end date
Other School Governor posts held?
Name of school & Governor type
Business Interests declared Yes/No
If Yes interests to be noted
Mrs Gillian Howell Co-opted Chair Yes Yes Yes No 17/06/2018 16/06/2022 N/A No
Mrs Jacqueline

Co-opted No No Yes Yes Mrs Brown – Nephew’s wife 02/02/2020 01/02/2024 N/A No
Miss Lynn Harrison Co-opted No No Yes No Staff member 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 N/A No
Mrs Janine Peterson Co-opted Vice Chair Yes Yes Yes No 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 N/A No
Mrs Melinda Akpan LA No No Yes Yes No 22/11/2016 21/11/2020 N/A No
Miss Sarah Louise Irving Headteacher No No Yes Yes Staff member 20/10/2015 N/A N/A No
Mrs Hayley Sutton Deputy Headteacher/Staff No No Yes Yes Staff member 21/10/2019 20/10/2023 N/A No
Ms Julia Barton Co-opted No No


No No 14/05/2020 13/05/2024 N/A No
Mr Enam Ahmed Parent No No Yes No No 07/03/2017 06/03/2021 N/A No
Miss Katie Rogers Co-opted No No No


No 14/05/2020 13/05/2024 N/A No
Mrs Joyce Ratcliffe Observer No No Yes No Staff member 26/11/2015 25/11/2019 N/A No

Governing Body Attendance Record Academic Year 2018/2019

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