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Governors At Horsley Church Of England School

Please be advised that the Board of Governors was dissolved in July 2022, with a single board being created for The Horsley & Mapperley Federation of Church of England Schools during Term 1, with governors representing both Mapperley CE Primary School and Horsley CE Primary School.


Chair of Governors- Mrs. Rachel Newton


School governors make up the largest group of volunteers in the country. They operate as a Board, similar to the Board of Directors of a larger company. Their work is directed by a Government Ministry and the Department for Education.


Governors have a role not a job. This means that they act within a defined way. They are responsible for three core functions in their leadership role.

  1. Creating a Strategic Vision which informs the direction and development of the school.
  2. Holding the Head to account for educational and financial outcomes.
  3. Ensuring that the financial matters relating to the school are compliant and efficient.


Governors appoint and manage the Executive Headteacher of The Horsley and Mapperley Federation of Church of England Schools.


Like the school, we are responsible to, and inspected by, Ofsted on behalf of the Department for Education and by the Diocese of Derby.


Staff and governors work to achieve the right balance for your children so they feel happy and relaxed on the one hand, while working hard with lessons that challenge and stretch them so that they achieve as much as they individually can.


Governors work with the staff to prepare the pupils for the society they will join and to ensure that the transition to other schools is as smooth as possible.


The Federation Board has one governor designated to keeping children safe and another to ensure that those children who are vulnerable and have special educational needs have the best resources we can provide within the constraints of the school budget.


The Federation Board has a governor who is there to ensure that the features of the Anglican faith are part of everything the school does and is reflected in our ethos and culture. Governors are appointed with different strengths and skills to bring to the team.


The board carries out its work in a series of meetings each year

Full Governing Board   (FGB)         

6 Meetings each year – 15 Hours

There will also be additional meetings held.


As your representatives we are always willing to act in the interests of everyone.  If there is something you need further explanations on or an issue to do with our policies and procedures, you are welcome to get in touch.


However, if your issue is to make a complaint about something concerning a child, then the school complaints procedure needs to be followed and a copy of the current policy can be found on the website.

To contact the board please get in touch with our Clerk to Governors,


Mrs. Angela Colclough at or telephone 0115 9325386 (Mapperley) or 01332 880782 (Horsley) to speak to the school office.


NameStart DateEnd DateGovernor Type
Mrs Rachel Newton  Local Authority (pending approval) & Chair of Governors
Mr Kieran HarrodSept 22Sept 26Co-opted & Vice Chair
Mr Russell Vallance  Foundation (pending Diocese approval)
Mrs Joanne Watts  Foundation (pending Diocese approval)
Mr Mike ChannonSept 22Sept 26Co-opted
Mrs Charlie DeanSept 22Sept 26Co-opted
Mr Pete HaslockSept 22Sept 26Co-opted
Mrs Tina LangsdaleSept 22Sept 26Co-opted
Ms Kate HallsSept 22Sept 26Co-opted
Mrs Katy StuartSept 22Sept 26Parent
Mr Paul StubbsSept 22Sept 26Parent
Mrs Stacey HudsonSept 22Sept 26Staff
Mr Richard Crippswhilst in post Executive Headteacher


Former Governors

Mrs A. Corley4/11/201514/12/2020Co-opted
Mr Russell Vallance1/9/20171/9/2021Foundation
Catherine Johnson4/11/201512/10/2021Co-opted
Mrs Margaret Beasley4/11/20155/4/2022Co-opted
Miss Donna Bennett4/11/20154/11/2019Co-opted
Mr Miles Dent16/10/2018July 2022Local Authority
Mrs Julia Bell01/12/2016July 2022Staff
Mr Andrew Vallance25/4/2017July 2022Co-opted
Mr James Carver19/01/2016July 2022Parent


Responsibilities of Governors

SEND – Mrs T Langsdale

EYFS/Curriculum – Mrs K Stuart & Mrs R Newton

Safeguarding – Ms K Halls

H&S/Well-Being – Mr P Haslock & Mr R Vallance

SP- Mr M Channon

PP/Anglican Faith – Mrs J Watts

Complaints/Resources/Finance – Mrs C Dean & Mr P Stubbs


Declaration on Interests

For additional information and Declaration of Interests download the file below.

Statement from our Chair of Governors and Headteacher.