01536 512581
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Grafton Street,
NN16 9DF

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St Andrew's Governors

“The main role of a Governor is to monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives, and to be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)” (Department For Education)

Cathy Armstrong (Chair of Governors).
Cathy Armstrong (Chair)
Emma Crossdale
Emma Crossdale
Ben Arnell
Ben Arnell
Headteacher & DSL
Sue Merrifield
Sue Merrifield
Josephine Fletcher
Josephine Fletcher
Laura Staves
Laura Staves


We have an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) that has some delegated responsibilities from the Trust Board of Directors as outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.  They engage with our local community.  They do not hold the academy to account but carry out the following role

Vision and Values

  • Agree the vision and values for the academy with reference to the SIAMS Schedule, in partnership with the academy community, ensuring they are aligned with the Trust’s Vision and embracing equality.
  • Monitor that the vision and the values are being ‘lived out’ in all aspects of the life of the academy.

For details of Trust governance click here.

For the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and for specific details of the AGC’s role click here.

For the Trust’s memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement click here.

Governing Body Structure

The Governing Body of St Andrew’s C of E Primary School consists of Church, Community and Parent governors. Our aim is to ensure that all children achieve their best in all areas of the curriculum.

Our Academy Governance Committee


Governor Type

Term From

Term To


Mrs Cathy Armstrong

Community Governor

8 Nov 2020

7 Nov 2024


Ben Arnell



Mrs Emma Crossdale

Parent governor

14 Jan 2021

13 Jan 2025


Miss Josie Fletcher

Parent governor

5 Nov 2020

4 Nov 2024


Laura Staves

Community governor

5 Jan 2021

4 Jan 2025


Sue Merrifield

Church Governor

4 Aug 2021

3 Aug 2025



How to become a Governor

For information on becoming a Church Governor, please visit the PDET Website.

For further information on other Governor positions, please contact the school office on: 01536 512 581 

In line with current practice, further up-to-date information is available in the School’s Profile held on the Department for Education and Skills. Governors can only act as a body; they do not have any legal powers as individuals.

Contact a Governor

Should anyone wish to contact our Governors, there are several ways to do so. You can email directly, speak to the school office or write to the following addresses:

Address letters or written correspondence to:

Cathy Armstrong, Chair of Governors
St Andrew’s C of E Primary
Grafton Street
NN16 9DF

Telephone: 01536512581

School Parliament’s Presentations to Governors

School Parliament present to our AGC at every meeting. The presentation is focused on one aspect of school life with the focus decided beforehand by children or governors. See below to see some of their presentations.

Committee Information

Our Awards and Associations