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 The Governing Body of Vermont School (a Foundation school underpinned by the Aspire Community Trust) act as a 'critical friend' by holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent. 


They meet as a full governing body every half term. They also meet as part of the School Improvement Committee and Resources Committee 5 times a year. 


The Governing Body consists of the following:

2 Parent Governors 

1 Local Authority Governor

1 staff Governor

1 Headteacher

5 Co-opted Governors

2 Foundation Governors (appointed by Aspire)


There are also 2 Associate Governors. They attend meetings to share expertise, but do not have voting rights. 


Our Chair is available to meet and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. He pops into school regularly, so if you would like to arrange to meet him, please contact the school for an appointment.


We aim that all of our governors are DBS checked every 3 years and are checked under Section 128 to ensure they aren't banned from being involved in the management and governance of schools .


If you would like to read the minutes of the Governor's Meetings or would like information relating to the external interests of our Governors, please see below or contact the school office. 


They can be contacted via their email addresses or by sending your enquiry into school in a sealed envelope addressed to the individual governor.





Matthew McLoughlin-Parker



Resources Committee/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

Strategic Headteacher

Term of Office

Sept 2023  onwards



Sam ChapmanChair of Governors
ResponsibilitiesChair, Health and Safety
Pecuniary InterestsLocal Counsellor.  Related to Phil Chapman, fellow governor.
Term in OfficeNovember 2023 - November 2027


Adam Rimmer 
ResponsibilitiesHead of resources committee
Pecuniary InterestsMedical Student 
Term in OfficeSeptember 2023 - September 2027


Natasha Callen

Staff Governor



Pecuniary Interests

Staff member at Vermont

Term of Office

September 2023 - September 2027  


Jane ValentineAssociate Governor
ResponsibilitiesResources Committee
Pecuniary InterestsSchool Business Manager at Vermont
Term of Office

March 2021 – March 2025


Lynne MckeownAssociate Governor
ResponsibilitiesSafeguarding & Assessment 
Pecuniary InterestsDeputy Head at Vermont
Term of Office

September 2015 – September 2023       


Damian Biles

Parent Governor



Pecuniary Interests

Son attends Vermont in Year 6

Term of Office

September 2022 - September 2026     


Philip Chapman

Co-opted Governor



Pecuniary Interests

Related to Sam Chapman, CofG

Term of Office

March 2024 - March 2028

Lee MelvilleCo-opted Governor
Pecuniary Interests 
Term of OfficeMarch 2024 - March 2028



Previous Governors: have left the Governing Body during the last 12 months

Trevor Amos - Foundation Governor, left October 2023

Sarah Lewer - Co-Opted Governor, left November 2023

Mary Leslie, LA Governor, left August 2023

Nick Flather - Foundation Governor, left January 2024

Tony Parkes - Co-Opted Governor, left March 2024