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Roughlee Church of England Primary School

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The Governors


NameEnd of OfficeSub CommitteeBusiness InterestsFinancial InterestsGovernance Roles in Other Schools
Staff Governors

Mark Elliott


PermanentCurriculum & ResourcesNoneNoneNone
Sarah HallSept 2025CurriculumNoneNoneNone
Co-opted Governors
Mark Harrison (Chair of Governors)Jul 2023Curriculum NoneNoneLaneshaw Bridge Primary School
Hayley LordDec 2024ResourcesNoneNoneNone
Christopher NutterMar 2027ResourcesNoneNoneNone
Foundation Governors
Rev. Julie Smith (Ex-officio)Oct 2025CurriculumNoneNoneSt Thomas CE Primary School and St Mary's CE Primary Academy 
Virginia CreweNov 2023ResourcesNoneNoneNone
Local Authority Governors
Parent Governors
Aimee Hargreaves

Jan 2026

Safina ShahJan 2027ResourcesNoneNoneNone


Chair of Governors - Mr Mark Harrison

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Vice Chair of Governors - Rev. Julie Smith

Chair of the Resources Committee - Mrs Virginia Crewe

Chair of the Curriculum Committee - Mr Mark Harrison 

The Governors' Aim


Roughlee Church of England Primary School is proud to offer a school that provides a happy and safe environment for all children to develop to their full potential; where children's needs are fully understood and where Christianity is at the base of all our teachings whilst being understanding and respectful of other races, religions and cultures.


Our mission is to unite all pupils, staff, parents/carers and partners, into a community of love and respect; where all its members strive to achieve the very best for our children and all members of the community.


The strength of our governing body is in the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of its members.


The main roles of the governing body are:

1. To provide a strategic view

We help to decide the school's strategy for improvement so that our children learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards they can.

2. To act as a critical friend

We support and advise the headteacher and staff but we also monitor and evaluate the schools effectiveness by asking challenging questions.

3. To ensure accountability


We are responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. We are answerable to the children, parents, local community and the Local Authority for the performance of the school.

The Governing Body uses The Local Authority Governor Services to clerk meetings and provide advice.They are contactable on 01254 220904





The Resources committee has responsibility for Health and Safety and school buildings, staffing and finance. Our duties include monitoring all building related plans, drawing up the staffing structure, ensuring performance management arrangements are carried out and preparing and monitoring the school budget.




The Curriculum/Standards Committee advises the Headteacher and the Governing Body on matters concerning the school curriculum. Our main duties are to ensure that the curriculum meets statutory requirements, to contribute to curriculum aspects of the School Development Plan and to monitor pupil progress.

Governors Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023
1st November 2022Curriculum MeetingMr M Elliott (Headteacher), Miss S Hall, Rev J Smith, Mr M Harrison (Chair) and Mrs C Oxford(Clerk)
8th November 2022Resources MeetingMr M Elliott (Headteacher), Miss H Lord, Mrs V Crewe and Ms N Brooks (Clerk)
29th November 2022Full Governing Body MeetingMr M Elliott (Headteacher), Mr M Harrison (Chair), Miss S Hall, Rev J Smith, Miss H Lord, Mrs V Crewe and Ms H Saunders (Clerk)
21st February 2023Resources MeetingMr M Elliott (Headteacher), Mr M Harrison (Chair), Miss H Lord, Mrs V Crewe and Mrs C Oxford (Clerk)
21st February 2023Curriculum MeetingMr M Elliott (Headteacher), Mr M Harrison (Chair), Rev J Smith and Mrs C Oxford (Clerk)
21st March 2023Full Governing Body MeetingMr M Elliott (Headteacher), Mr M Harrison (Chair), Miss S Hall, Miss H Lord, Mr C Nutter, Miss S Shah, Mrs V Crewe and Mrs C Oxford (Clerk)
9th May 2023Resources Meeting 
20th June 2023Curriculum Meeting 
4th July 2023Full Governing Body Meeting 





Governors No Longer Serving - Past 12 Months


Date Service EndedGovernor NameGovernor Position
January 2023Lorna HoughtonCo-opted Governor
December 2022Sasha ChaplinParent Governor


School Address

O Roughlee Church of England Primary School Blacko Bar Road, Roughlee, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6NX UK