Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategy and long-term running of the school. They support and challenge the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the school as a whole is providing the best education for all pupils. They work in partnership with the entire school community, communicate regularly with the school, conduct visits and attend special assemblies.

The Governing Body are involved in lots of decisions about the school, but the Head Teacher is is the person to approach with individual queries about day-to-day issues.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the school to obtain information and an application pack.

Meet the Governing Body

Dominic Honey - Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor)

My name is Dominic Honey and I have been a governor at Grange Park Infant and Nursery School since Spring 2018. I previously served as a school governor about 20 years ago when my children were at primary school. I have a strong interest in schools and education because I come from a family of teachers (my mother, father, wife and daughter were/are all teachers).

Schools are under great pressure at the moment and I would like to play my part to help increase attainment and opportunity for children. I also want to make sure that the hard working staff get the maximum support.

I am a chartered surveyor and I have spent my career in the property industry. Part of my job involved advising education sector governing bodies on property and finance issues.

I am also a mentor for the Career Ready programme, supporting 16-18 year old students.

Mouna Marhri - Parent Governor

I am a mother of a 4 year old son who attends Grange Park School. I wanted to play an active part in my son’s school as educational attainment is very important to my family. Since becoming a governor, I feel a sense of achievement in shaping the excellent work done by all at Grange Park.

I am a CIPS qualified strategic procurement and commissioning with extensive experience across local government and the NHS. My area of expertise is within Adults social care, children’s services and public health. I have excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills, which are blended with expert procurement knowledge and commercial acumen. These are key skills which enable me to contribute to the work of the Governing Board and School, in particular with managing the School’s operational costs in a challenging economic climate.

Rebecca Eyre - Parent Governor

I heard there was a position available to become a governor in a school newsletter. After much consideration I decided I was maybe too young and under qualified for the job so left it. After one of my children’s assemblies I spoke to the head teacher about the opportunity and was assured that age does not matter so applied. I was invited to a meeting where I decided to stay as I thought it would be beneficial for me and I could learn something. I like to believe I am now part of making an impact on all the students’ learning and growth. I currently work in another school and wanted a way to contribute to my own children’s learning. I feel this is the best way, and in the process, I have the benefit of helping myself grow both professionally and personally.

Lorraine Plummer-Walrond - Partnership Governor

My name is Lorraine Plummer-Walrond and I have been a governor at Grange Park Infant and Nursery school since 2007. During this time, I have seen the school go from strength to strength and this is a testament to the hard work of the senior leadership team, teachers and staff members.

I initially joined the school as a governor in order to give back to the community. It is a privilege to play a part in helping to run the school, as I feel education is important and we need to maximise the potential of every child.

I have a son who attends secondary school and throughout his life he has been blessed to have people who have supported and encouraged him in many ways but especially with having a growth mindset. This is what Grange Park Infant and Nursery School is instilling in their students every day.

As a former actress, journalist and now a Computer Science teacher, I hope to use my transferable skills to make a positive contribution to supporting and improving the school in the future.

Documents about the Governing Body

An annual report on the work of the Governors and the performance of the school is presented each year and distributed to parents.

Annual Governance Statement for 2017-18 (PDF file)

The code of conduct for Governors to follow was agreed in November 2018.

Code of Conduct for Governors 18-19 (PDF file)

List of Governors

This list includes the Business / Pecuniary Interests of each governor, and the attendance record for the main Governing Body and their committees.

List as at 12th October 2021

GPIN List of Governors / Business Interests