Chair of Governors Ms Kaisra Khan
Vice Chair of Governors Dr Ruth Richards
Headteacher Mr Jason Brooks
Parent Governors Dr Steve Phelps

Dr Ruth Richards

Co-Opted Governors Mr Roger Ivens

Mr Ian Welch

Mrs Georgina Smith

Mrs Sioux Gardner

Ms Kaisra Khan

Local Authority Governor Mr John Allen
Staff Governor Mrs Nicky Smith-Watson


Finance Committee John Allen (Chair)
Jason Brooks
Roger Ivens Kaisra Khan
Ian Welch
Pay & Personnel Committee John Allen (Chair)
Jason Brooks
Roger Ivens
Ian Welch

Governors’ Remote Meeting Protocol

In cases where Governors are not able to attend meetings in person, this protocol enables members to join meetings remotely.

Governors’ Terms of Office

For a list of our Governors’ Terms of Office, please click HERE.

Governors’ Interests and Attendance

For a list of our Governors’ attendance 2020/21, please click HERE

For a list of our Governors’ interests & attendance information 2021/22, click HERE

Meeting Dates 2021-22
Committee Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Full Governors – 4:30pm Thursday 23 September 21

Thursday 25th November 21

Thursday 10th March 22 Thursday 30th June 22
Pay, Personnel & Finance- 4:30pm Thursday 7th October 21

Thursday 9th December 21

Thursday 24th March 22 Thursday 19th May 22

Guidance for Prospective Governors

The following guidance has been written to assist governing bodies with their duty to conduct informed parent and staff elections in which the expectations and credentials of prospective candidates are made clear.

Governing Body Role

Guidance for Prospective Governors

Being a school governor is both a rewarding and challenging experience. Governors provide strategic leadership and work in partnership with the headteacher and senior leaders in schools to ensure that every child gets the best possible education.

The demands on governors and governing bodies have changed dramatically in recent years and this guidance has been written to help aspiring governors understand the expectations and demands of the role of the Governing Body.

How the Governing Body Works

  • How the governing body is structured – Chair of Governors, 4 x Co-Opted Governors, 1 x LA Governor – non-affiliated, 2 x Parent Governors, 1 x Staff Governor, Headteacher and Clerk
  • Frequency of meetings – A Full Governors, Finance and Personnel Committees meet 4 times each academic year and are approximately 2 hours long.
  • Maplewell Governance follows a Circle Model of Governance with Finance and Pay & Personnel committees in place with monitoring Governors for the following areas: Management & Leadership, Quality of Education, Staff Well-being, Health & Safety, Behaviour & Attitudes, RSE & Personnel Development including Careers, Safeguarding and Post 16