Governors at Heather Primary School

Our Gov­ern­ing Body takes a pride in the car­ing ethos of the school, which encour­ages all the chil­dren to achieve their full poten­tial. A unity of pur­pose gives the school a firm base upon which to build, and reg­u­lar train­ing for all staff and gov­er­nors’ work­ing within the school sup­ports this.

Heather Primary School has  up to twelve Governors who sit on the Full Governing Body. Every Governor is also assigned to one of the governing body's committees, according to their skill, experience and interest. These are the Finance & Resources Committee, Pay Committee and the Achievement Committee. Terms of reference for the committees can be found below:

Finance & Resources Committee and Pay Committee Terms of Reference

Achievement Committee Terms of Reference 

Gov­er­nors are aware of the diverse back­grounds of the chil­dren within the school and take care to sup­port the Headteacher in iden­ti­fy­ing needs spe­cific to the catch­ment. (e.g. Base­line assess­ment & use of data to iden­tify more able / SEN chil­dren). They are com­mit­ted to a pol­icy of bud­getary allo­ca­tion that reflects the spe­cific needs of the school.

Par­ents’ involve­ment in their children’s edu­ca­tion, both through work­ing with the chil­dren at home and in sup­port­ing the day to day life of the school, is actively encour­aged and Gov­er­nors endorse this belief by work­ing in the class­rooms along­side the teach­ers on a reg­u­lar basis, when this is pos­si­ble, and are com­mit­ted to devel­op­ing their knowl­edge of the school and curriculum. 

There is a firm com­mit­ment to com­mu­nity involve­ment, both in sup­port of the school cur­ricu­lum and in rela­tion to fund-raising where the school reg­u­larly orga­nises col­lec­tions for indi­vid­u­als or groups, as well as tak­ing advan­tage of pro­mo­tional fund-raising events that sup­port the school’s resource needs. 

We currently have vacancies for 1 Co-opted Governor and 1 Parent Governor.  If you would like to find out more about being a Governor, please visit our Vacancies page, or contact our Clerk to Governors, who will be very happy to talk to you about the role. She can be contacted at

Governors' Register of Interests 2021-22


Heather Primary School Governing Body 
Governors' Attendance 

Name                                        Governor Role                 Committees              Appointed         Term Ends

Caroline Ludlam                      Co-opted                                 Achievement                       13/12/2019              12/12/2023

                                                       Co -Chair of Governors                                                        1/03/22                  28/02/2023


Rachel Aucott                           Co-opted                                 Finance and Resources   28/03/2019          27/03/2021      

                                                       Co -Chair of Governors                                                         1/03/22                 28/02/2023


Nicole Adcock                          Parent Governor                    Achievement                        28/03/19              28/03/2023

Karen Edwards                         Co-opted                                                                                    30/03/22              29/03/2026

Dawn Guzzetta                         LA Governor                            Achievement                        30/07/2019          29/07/2023

Bethany Hinck                           Co-opted                                 Finance                                  23/6/22                22/6/26

Hannah Kendrick                     Parent Governor                   Achievement                         1/03/2022            28/2/2026

Steven Johnson                        Parent Governor                  Finance and Resources     1/03/2022            28/2/2026

Maxine Michalowski                Headteacher                                                                             8/01/2018

Claire Ottey                                Parent                                       Achievement                        8/7/22                   7/7/2026

Sara-Jayne Riley Lowndes   Co-opted                                  Finance and Resources   8/7/2022              7/7/2024

Historic Governors (left in the last 12 months)



Sara Riley Lowndes             Staff Governor                                                                                10//9/2020          7/7/2022        

Sarah Weedon                      Parent Governor                       Finance and Resources      7/12/2020           22/04/2022

Andy Smith                             Co-opted Governor                Chair of Governors               28/11/2020          1/03/2022         

                                                                                                            Finance and Resources       18/1/2018             1/03/2022

Kathryn Coales                      Parent Governor                      Finance and Resources       28/03/2019         21/12/2021


Victoria Price                         Co-opted                                    Finance and Resources        18/03/2021          02/03/2021