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Our Governors

The Headteacher manages the school and is also a school governor. The Headteacher is responsible to the Governing Body, which is in turn responsible to the Local Education Authority (Cheshire East).
It is the duty of the Governors to:

  • oversee the general conduct of the school
  • monitor the effective delivery of a sound education based on the National Curriculum
  • in consultation with the Headteacher, manage the budget, appoint teaching and non-teaching staff and ensure a continuing high standard of provision with regard to buildings, grounds, resources and equipment
  • ensure high standards of safety within the school and promote good relations with the local community

The Governors identify very closely with the school and work in close partnership with staff and parents. They voluntarily undertake this demanding role because of their interest and desire to contribute to the continuing success of Lindow School. 

The Governing Body operates as a whole body meeting once every term and through three committees that meet at least once per term:
  •     Finance & Resources
  •     Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
  •     Curriculum & Achievement

Governors' Meetings 2022/2023

Full Governing Body
Monday 21st November 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 25th January 2023, 6pm
Wednesday 28th June 2023, 6pm
Finance & Resources Committee
Thursday 10th November 2022, 8am
Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 6pm
Wednesday 14th June 2023, 8am
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare Committee
Friday 2nd December 2022, 8am
Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 6pm
Wednesday 26th April 2023, 8am
Curriculum & Achievement Committee
Thursday 8th December 2022, 8am
Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 6pm
Wednesday 3rd May 2023, 8am

Our Governing Body follows a Code of Conduct, details can be found here.
The terms of reference of the Governing Body and these committees can be found here.
The Governing Body is represented at Parents' Evenings and may organise informal meetings at which parents can discuss issues and concerns.

                                             Governors & their responsibilities 
Governor Role Committees
Mrs Jo Dunn Chair; Co-opted Governor All committees
Mr Thomas O'Keefe Headteacher All committees
Mrs Jo Breakell Vice-Chair; Co-opted Governor PDBW; C&A (Co-Chair)
Mrs Kate Unwin LEA Appointed Governor PDBW; C&A (Co-Chair)
Mrs Laura Fleming Co-opted Governor F&R (Co-Chair); C&A
Mrs Hannah Senior Co-opted Governor F&R; PDBW (Chair)
Mr Gareth Jones Co-opted Governor F&R; C&A
Miss Lisa Oakes Deputy Headteacher; Staff Governor PDBW; C&A
Mr Craig McGuire Parent Governor F&R; C&A
Mr Ian Culligan Parent Governor TBC


Governors nominally sit on 2 or 3 committees but are able to attend any committee meeting if they wish.

Meet the Governors...

Please follow this link to read a short profile of our Governors and details of their attendance at Governing Body meetings.

(To contact the governors please email: