The Governing Body
The Governing Body support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in setting the strategic direction for the school, monitoring the use of financial and other resources, recruiting staff and overseeing progress towards areas of school improvement.  The Governing Body of St Matthew’s comprises of elected representatives from the parent body and teaching and support staff teams as well as representatives from the church and local authority.   Governors are always keen to hear parents’ views and are always available to talk with parents at parents’ evenings.  Parents can also contact the Chair of Governors and other members of the Governing Body through the school office.

A summary of the St Matthew's Governing Body membership can be found here and Governor Attendance for 2015-16 can be found here.


Chair of Governors: Revd. Professor Dr Ian Williams (Chair of Ethos and Values Committee)

Vice Chair: Rebecca Overton

Head Teacher: Fiona Deakin

Staff Governor: Joan Amphlett

LA Governor: Gary Bowman (Chair of Resources Committee)

Foundation Governors: 

Gareth Brown

Miriam Hughes

Martin Kendrick

Rebbecca Overton

Revd. Professor Dr Ian Williams

Parent Governors:

Aisha McKenzie

Trish Naik 


Details of the responsibilities of link governors can be found here and the committee terms of reference can be found here.