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The Governing Board

The governing board of St Margaret’s CE Primary School is made up of volunteers from parents and school staff who are elected and volunteers appointed by the local authority and Chichester Church of England Diocese.

The governing board operates at a strategic level, leaving the Headteacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the school.

The core functions of the governing board, as set out in the Department of Education’s Governance Handbook are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding school leaders accountable for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


Governance is a corporate responsibility and it is only the full governing body that has legal duties and powers.  Individual governors have no power or responsibility. All governors share corporate responsibility.

List of Governors – September 2023

Canon Mark Standen - Vice Chair, Ex-Officio Foundation

Mr M Jee - Headteacher

Mrs L Kemp - Staff

Mr C Snell - Foundation

Mr A Knox - Foundation

Mrs C Lorimer - Foundation

Mrs E Craughan - Co-Chair of Governors/Foundation

Mr B Baker - Foundation

Mrs J Burke - LA

Mrs D Ricks - Co-Chair of Governors/Parent

Mrs K Goater - Parent

Mrs J Ring- Clerk to the Governors

Governor's brief biography and photos are available via the "Staff and Governors" tab.

By law, the Governing Body must publish on the school’s website its register of interests. This is available to view by clicking the document below.