Introducing The Governing Body:

Here at Crosby, we are proud to work with and be part of such a caring and creative school. As members of the Governing Body, we see the immense effort and hard work that goes into moving our school forward and improving standards. It is our role to support and challenge the school to do even better.

What we do:

The Governing Body at Crosby has a strategic and supportive role, working in close partnership with the Headteacher to promote continuous improvement. Our aim is to provide a long-term direction, ensure accountability and be a critical friend to the school.

The three key roles of our Governing Body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its budget is used properly to meet the needs of the children and provides value for money.

Who are we:

The Governing Body is an important link between the school and our local community.  We comprise of 11 people made up of four groups who represent the ‘stakeholders’ in the school.  Parents of the children at the school, staff at the school, the wider community and local authority representatives.  We come from a diverse range of backgrounds, which brings a wide-reaching set of skills to our Governing Body.

Parent Governors

Mohmad Abd Alwahab, Stacey Carswell, Kerry Dunn (Vice-Chair)

HeadteacherSarah Buckley
Staff GovernorLouise Smith
Co-opted Governors

Suzanne Allison (Staff), Sharon Pepper,  Sajda Shah (Chair)

Local Authority GovernorIan Brand

We have full Governing body meetings twice a term. Some of our work is conducted through smaller groups and committees which have specific terms of reference and delegated authority on behalf of the Governing Body.

Governors are linked to different aspects of the school and meet the head, senior leadership team staff and children to gain a comprehensive overview throughout the school year.   

The governors are expected to conduct business in a professional manner, with the focus on the best outcomes for the children at the heart of all they do and maintain confidentiality at all times. They have adopted a Code of Conduct and operate within agreed Standing Orders for the Governing Body.

Governors can be contacted via the school office, or the chair can be emailed at

Please click here to view our Register of Interests.