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Meet the Governors

Governors at Clapham CofE (VC)  Primary School


The governing body is made up of 9 governors in total who also form the part of the finance committee.


The committee and full governors meet once a term in school with the headteacher.  We presently have three vacancies on the school governing bod (one LA governor,  co-opted governor and a parent governor.)



The Governing Body


Mr. Alan Woodhouse - Chair

Meetings attended 100%

Mr Woodhouse was appointed as chair for the second year in 2015/2016.  Mr. Woodhouse is a local farmer and former Clapham School boy. He has responsibility of Maths .  Mr Woodhouse is married to Mrs. R Woodhouse, a TA working in the school.  Mr Woodhouse also chairs the finance committee. 


LA Governor



Mrs. Elizabeth Mason - Foundation Governor

Meetings attended 100%

Mrs. Mason does not have a term of office as she is a foundation governor. She has responsibility of  EYFS and monitors collective worship and RE as well as Early Years and English. She has no pecuniary interests in the school.


Miss Marilyn Galpin - Co-opted Governor

Meetings attended 100%

Miss Galpin has worked in the education sector and has experience with business and finance. Her term of office ends in 2018. Miss Galpin was co-opted as a governor following a skills audit and now has responsibility for Computing.  She has no pecuniary interests in the school. 


Padre Ian Greenhalgh  - Foundation Governor

Meetings attended 100%

Padre Ian is the vicar for our church community and has no term of office being a foundation governor.  We are lucky that Padre Ian comes into school to deliver a weekly collective worship.  Padre Ian is our link governor for RE.  He has no pecuniary interests in the school.



 Mr. Michael Ravey - Parent Governor

(Safeguarding and SEN) 

Meetings attended 100%

Mr. Ravey is a parent governor and has a child in KS2.  Mr. Ravey is experienced in Education and has a specialist interest in SEND / Vulnerable Groups.  Mr Ravey is our Link Governor for SEND and has no pecuniary interests 


Mrs. Samantha Mattinson - Staff Governor

Meetings attended 100%

Sam is a Teaching Assistant working across the school.  She lives in Burton in Lonsdale, a small village just off the A65.  Sam was elected onto the governing body in April 2016.  Sam's term of office comes to an end in April 2020.  Sam has no pecuniary interests in the school.


Co-opted - vacancy

If you'd like to join us, please contact the Clerk.


Mr. Matthew Armstrong - Headteacher 

Meetings attended 100%

Mr. Armstrong is the school headteacher and joins the governing body for each meeting to keep them informed of the schools progress. Mr. Armstrong has no pecuniary interest in the school.


Mrs. Anne Pybus - Clerk to Governors

Meetings attended 100%

Mrs. Pybus is our Clerk, she is also our school administrator.  Mrs. Pybus is related to one of our caretakers, Mr. Pybus and has no pecuniary interest in the school.

Our Clerk can be reached on 015242 51371


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