About the Governing Body

The Governors are the formal strategic body who meet at least once each term to set priorities for the school and agree on the long term plans including the school budget.

They agree the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school including policy and procedures, with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and pastoral care.

Specific duties include agreeing the school budget, setting staffing levels, ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered whilst ensuring that management of the school premises is given high priority which includes monitoring the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors.

The Governing Body is made up of parent governors, elected by the parents of pupils at the school, staff governors including the Headteacher, Local Authority (LA) appointed Governors and Co-opted Governors.

The team is made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds but who all share the passionate belief that Overchurch Junior  School should be a happy and successful school where every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Governing Body meet 6 times a year.

 If you have any questions about our Governing Body, please do not hesitate to contact Second to None(Clerk to Governors).

Our Governors are volunteers from the community who work together to ensure that the school is well managed.  The Headteacher and staff representatives are also members of the Governing Body.

Governor Vacancies
There are currently no vacancies on the Governing Body.

Board of Governors

NameTerm of OfficeCategoryOther Governance RolesAny material interests *Which body appoints them
Mrs J McGettrick - Chair of Governors28.02.22 - 28.02.26ParentNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mrs G Dudley - Vice Chair09.01.22 - 09.01.26Co-optedNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mrs A Sheridan - Headteacher GovernorNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mr B Swarbrick18.11.22 - 17.11.26CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mr P Eddon15.09.22 - 14.09.26CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Mrs E Randles07.01.22 - 07.01.26ParentNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Miss Libbie Nickson08.06.20 - 07.06.24StaffNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Miss Ellie Hammond26.11.19 - 26.11.23CommunityNoNoOverchurch Junior School
Miss Natalie Lewis01.09.20 - 30.09.24Local AuthorityNoNoLocal Authority
Mr M Elliott18.11.22 - 17.11.26ParentNoNoOverchurch Junior School

Pecuniary Interests

Mrs J. McGettrick – Sole trader. Teacher of mindfulness, yoga and child therapy.

Mrs G Dudley – Owner of Littler Robins Nursery / After school club

Mr B Swarbrick – Executive Client Director. Public Sector




‘*’ Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)

To contact our Chair of Governors, Julie McGettrick, please complete and submit the form below.