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Park House School


About the governing body

Park House School is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit. You can find out more about the governance of the Trust here.

The Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust have overall legal responsibility for all the schools in the Trust, but they delegate powers and responsibilities with respect to the governance of each school to its governing body and headteacher. The Governing Body is formally called a 'Local Governing Body', and is a committee of the Board of Trustees that reports to and is accountable to the Board of Trustees under a Scheme of Delegation of governance functions.

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school, for oversight of the school’s financial and academic performance, and for holding the Headteacher and school’s senior leadership to account. 

Governors are appointed in a number of different ways to reflect the school’s various stakeholders and to bring a range of skills and experience to the governing body:

  • Trust governors are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

  • A parent governor has to be a parent of a pupil at the school at the time of their election and is elected by ballot of all parents and carers of current students.

  • Community governors are appointed by the governing body to reflect its community and stakeholders.

  • A staff governor must be employed by the school as a member of teaching or non-teaching staff and is appointed following a ballot of all teaching staff and/or non-teaching staff as appropriate.

  • The Headteacher is a governor ex-officio.

All governors except the Headteacher serve for a term of office of four years, but can be reappointed.

You can find out more about our governors below.

Governors act collectively as the governing body and work closely with the Headteacher and senior leadership team of the school. Governors exercise their powers in a primarily strategic leadership role; they should not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school.

As well as attending governing body meetings, governors serve on governing body committees, take part in governor briefings and development activities, visit the school and meet school staff attend and engage in a range of school activities.

The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, including the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the direction of teaching and the curriculum, and for the implementation of the policies of the Trust and Local Governing Body.

The Trust is required to maintain a register of interests for governors and non-trustee members of governing body committees, you can find the declarations of relevant interests of the governing body below.

Governing Body Membership 

Please click on the link below to view the appointment details and roles of current governors of Park House School Governing Body.

For further information about the governing body, or to contact the governors, please email the clerk to the governing body -

Park House School Governing Body membership 2023-24

Governor Attendance 

For governor attendance for the 2023-24 academic year, please see the table below.  

Park House School Governing Body attendance 2023-24







Governor GB1 GB2 GB3 GB4 GB5 GB6
  10.10.24 30.11.23 25.01.24 14.03.24 09.05.24 04.07.24
Elizabeth Ayres P P P C    
James King P P P P    
Katherine Lambert P P C P    
Karen Roche P P P P    
Claire Smith P P P P    
Liz Starbuck-Greer P P C P    
Grant Strudley P N/A N/A N/A    

In attendance


Absent with consent


Absent without consent


Not a governor at this meeting


No meeting


Declaration of Interests 

Find out more or contact us 

For further information, or to contact the governing body, please email the clerk to the governing body email:

You can also contact the Chair of the Governing Body, Karen Roche, by emailing the clerk to the governing body:

Official documents for Greenshaw Learning Trust can be accessed here.

Join us

If you are interested in becoming a governor at school in the Trust, please click here.