• Mrs Jones, Headteacher
  • Mrs Timmins, Administrative Officer & Bursar
  • Miss Fleming, Nursery & Reception (Buttercups & Sunflowers) Class Teacher
  • Mr Woodyatt, Years 1 & 2 (Poppy) Class Teacher
  • Mrs Mullett, Years 3 & 4 (Daisy) Class Teacher
  • Mrs Langford, Years 5 & 6 (Forget-Me-Nots) Class Teacher
  • Mr Roberts, Years 5 & 6 (Forget-Me-Nots) Class Teacher
  • Mr Madeley, Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Timmins, Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Weston, Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Smith, Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Constable, Premises Staff and Lunchtime Supervisor
  • Mrs Haughtey, Premises Staff


NameDate declaredTerm endsRoleCommitteesLink governorBusiness/pecuniary interests
Margaret Southall MBE18/10/202320/08/2024Chair of governors,
Foundation trustee governor
HT Performance
Pupil/Sports Premium,
Recovery grant
Chair of Bobbington Village Hall Committee
Teresa Cutler17/11/202331/08/2027Vice-chair of governors,
Foundation governor
HT Performance,
Pupils & Progress
Teresa Cutler Consultancy
Anmoal Bajway16/11/202331/05/2026Co-opted governorManagement,
HT Performance
Behaviour & attitudes,
Victoria Snelson17/10/202301/09/2025Foundation trustee governorPupils & ProgressSEND,
Snelson Agricultural Services
Emma Jones07/01/2024Open office as headteacherHeadteacherResources,
Pupils & Progress
Catherine AndersonTBC31/01/2028Foundation trustee governorPupils & ProgressTBCTBC
Rev. Richard Fisher20/09/2022Ex officioFoundation governorPupils & ProgressRE,
Collective worship
Licenced minister
within the Diocese
of Lichfield
Adam Madeley21/09/202301/10/2025Staff governorPupils & ProgressN/ANone
Susan Snelson19/10/202312/11/2024Foundation trustee governorManagement,
HT Performance
Art & design,
Behaviour & attitudes,
Snelson Agricultural Services
Richard Tandy17/07/202318/03/2027Parent governorResourcesHealth & safety,
Outdoor educational visits,
Lucy Timmins17/07/202318/03/2027Foundation trustee governorResouces (non-voting member)Health & safetyBobbington Village Hall Committee member,
Rydale Windows
Hannah RadfordTBC16/11/2027Parent governorPupils & ProgressTBCTBC
VacancyLocal Authority governor
VacancyFoundation governor
Corbett governors 2023/24
GovernorResourcesPupils & ProgressFull committeePupils & ProgressFull committeeResourcesFull committeePupils & ProgressResourcesFull committeePupils & ProgressResources
Autumn 2023Spring 2024Summer 2024Autumn 2024
Emma Jones
Catherine Anderson
Teresa CutlerN/AN/A
Adam MadeleyN/AN/A
Anmoal BajwayN/AN/A
Rev. Richard FisherN/AAAN/A
Victoria SnelsonN/AN/A
Richard TandyN/AN/A
Susan SnelsonN/AN/A
Margaret SouthallN/AN/A
Lucy TimminsAN/AAN/A
Hannah RadfordAN/A
Governors’ attendence record for current academic year
✓ = Present, A = Absent, N/A = Doesn’t sit on specified committee

Corbett (VA) CE Primary School Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Board 2022.

In accordance with the DfE Governance Handbook, the three core strategic functions of our governing board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, values and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our instrument of governance comprises the following categories:

  • Two parent governors
  • One staff governor
  • One Local Authority governor
  • One Foundation governor ex-officio
  • Seven Foundation governors
  • The headteacher

The full governing board meets at least once each term; we also have four committees to consider different aspects of the school in detail, and two committees to carry out statutory functions. These committees are:

  • Pupils and Progress Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
  • Staffing Committee
  • Christian Distinctiveness Committee
  • Pay Committee
  • Performance Management Committee

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2024 and received a judgement of ‘Good’. The inspection report noted that the work of the governing board was effective. Despite this, governors have not been complacent and continue to play an important role in driving up
standards. Examples of the work that has been carried out during the past year in support of the school include:

  • Recruitment of a new Headteacher and Early Years Leader
  • Annual self-evaluation of the effectiveness of the governing board
  • School budget management
  • Evaluation of additional funding, such as Pupil Premium, SEND, etc.
  • Monitoring of building works and health and safety issues
  • Scheduled policies and procedures updated and reviewed
  • Monitoring of staff deployment, workload and well-being
  • Curriculum implementation and accuracy of assessments monitored to ensure pupils develop their learning further, so as to be able to know more, remember more and understand more
  • Data analysis to ensure that pupils make good progress from their starting points
  • Ensuring that good attendance is encouraged and that poor attendance is effectively addressed
  • Parental engagement through newsletters, parent events and liaison with PTA

How you can contact the governing board

We welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas and are happy to provide more information if you are interested in finding out about becoming a governor. The chair of governors can be contacted via the school office, and the governing board may be contacted at governors@corbett.staffs.sch.uk.