Governor Information

The Governing Body contains representatives of the Local Authority, elected parent representatives, elected representatives of the teaching staff, the Headteacher, and co-opted members. The Governors, through the agency of the Headteacher, have general direction of the conduct and curriculum of the school, subject to policies of the Local Authority and Government legislation.

Meetings of the full Governing Body are held at least once per term; other meetings are called as necessary. All Governors at Stocksbridge Junior School are members on all of the committees, this is to ensure that Governors are fully involved in all aspects of school governance.

Parent Governors have a special responsibility to keep parents informed about the working of the Governing Body. If you should wish to speak to a Parent Governor, they may be contacted through the school office. Minutes of the meetings are also available on request from the office.

The Governing Board’s Vision

Our vision is to prepare children for life-long learning, valuing the uniqueness of every child and providing for their needs within a safe and secure environment. We aim to:

  • Ensure all our pupils develop a love of learning and a passion to reach the highest levels of achievement and personal development across a highly engaging and creative curriculum.
  • Establish positive attitudes and skills and an understanding of themselves as learners with a high focus placed on effort as well as attainment, to promote high standards of behaviour, which reinforces mutual respect, tolerance and understanding of others.
  • Provide a well-organised, stimulating and secure learning environment in which children’s previous knowledge is challenged and enhanced and where their best efforts are celebrated.
  • Encourage all our pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities as part of our holistic approach to the emotional health and well-being of all our children. We aim to promote a sense of belonging, opportunity to develop physical and creative skills, build self confidence and positive relationships, not only to help our children achieve success in that activity but also in the classroom, in the community and in their lives as a whole.
  • Develop our facilities to create fully integrated buildings and outdoor learning environments, fit for purpose, accessible to all, to allow growth to meet the changing needs of all our pupils, parents, carers and the local community.
  • Ensure we have the support services that provide financial efficiency. Ensure the school makes the best use of its budget, where resources are allocated in line with the school’s strategic priorities and in its planning and delivery of the curriculum. To achieve the best deal possible when buying goods and services in order to reinvest savings into teaching and learning priorities.
  • Further develop our successful partnerships with other schools and organisations using the expertise our teaching staff and strong leadership team to provide high quality training, development and support to both new and experienced school staff.

Members of the Governing Board

LA Appointments:

  • Martin Booth (Chairperson)


Co-opted Staff Governors:

  • Amanda Proost
  • Katie Taylor

Parent Representatives:

  • Vacancy
  • Zoe Wilson


Co-opted Members:

  • Simon Botterill (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Rick Cuthbert
  • Tom Franklin
  • Jill Tune
  • Vacancy

For information on becoming a governor, please visit the Sheffield School Governor Section’s website here.

Publication of Governors’ Details and the Register of Interests

(In accordance with the DfE’s statutory guidance, ‘The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools’, August 2015.)

For details of governors’ date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them, visit the DfE Get Information About Schools webpage.


Name Responsibility Business and Financial interest Material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff
Martin Booth Chair of Governors None None
Simon Botterill Vice Chair/Curriculum & Values Committee Chair None None
Rick Cuthbert Personnel & Pupil Support Committee Chair None None
Vanessa Singleton Resources Committee Chair None None
Jenny Murray Parent Governor None None
Zoe Wilson Parent Governor None None
Tom Franklin Co-opted Governor None None

Governing Board Committee attendance 2022-23


Name Strategic Development
Personnel and Pupil Support
Performance and Standards Committee Full Governors Overall Attendance
Martin Booth 3 of 3 3 of 3 3 of 3 5 of 5 2 of 3 16 of 17
Simon Botterill 3 of 3 3 of 3 3 of 3 5 of 5 3 of 3 17 of 17
Rick Cuthbert 3 of 3 3 of 3 1 of 3 2 of 5 2 of 3 11 of 17
Vanessa Singleton 3 of 3 2 of 3 3 of 3 4 of 5 2 of 3 14 of 17
Tom Franklin 2 of 2 0 of 2 2 of 2 1 of 3 1 of 2 6 of 11
Zoe Wilson 3 of 3 2 of 3 3 of 3 3 of 5 3 of 3 14 of 17
Jenny Murray 3 of 3 1 of 3 3 of 3 4 of 5 3 of 3 14 of 17

Governors’ terms of office

Name Role Appointed by From To
M Booth Chair of Governors Local Authority 29 July 2014 30 July 2026
S Botterill Vice Chair Governing Body 1 April 2023 31 March 2027
R Cuthbert Governor Governing Body 29 March 2017 1 May 2024
V Singleton Governor Governing Body 1 January 2012 1 January 2024
T Franklin Governor Governing Body 1 January 2023 31 December 2026
Z Wilson Parent Governor Governing Body 14 July 2022 13 July 2026
J Murray Parent Governor Governing Body 14 July 2022 Resigned 27 September 2023
A Proost Staff Governor Governing Body 1 December 2023 30 November 2027