Governors

The Governing Body at The Loyne Specialist School works voluntarily for the good of the school and is responsible for overseeing all strategic matters relating to school life. The Governors are responsible for deciding and agreeing school policies and for ensuring that the school is run effectively so that it is able to meet its aims.

The Governors never lose sight of the fact that every decision they make ultimately affects the children and young adults who attend The Loyne Specialist School. The Governors have two subcommittees; Personnel, Buildings and Finance and Curriculum. They meet at least once a term to discuss policy, finance, buildings, appointments, school improvements and very importantly, safety, health and well-being. These committees report to the full Governing body with recommendations.

Governors core strategic functions are:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

At the Loyne we are fortunate to have a diverse Governing Body but are always looking to diversify further. Governors represent the Equality characteristics either personally or through their life and professional experience. We also bring a diverse range of professional backgrounds including primary through to university education, local authority including governor services, medical, social care, business and industry. We are fortunate that many have connections with the community that support us making connections with other stakeholders.

Members of the Governing Body:

Ann-Marie Houghton

Name : Ann-Marie Houghton
Type :
Local Authority
Responsibility : Teaching and Learning, Safeguarding including on-line safety, PREVENT, Equality (Race/Gender/DDA)
Committee(s) :
Chair of Governors, Curriculum Committee, Resources, Staff Attendance, Review and Dismissal Committee, Pay Committee
Date of Appointment : 22/01/2020
Term of Office End Date :
31/10/2024
Appointed By :
Governing Body
Declaration of interest : N/A

Susan Campbell

Name : Susan Campbell
Responsibility :
Vision, values, Quality ethos and Standards
Type :
Headteacher
Committee(s) :
Resources and Curriculum Committees
Date of Appointment : 1/9/2015 
Term of Office End Date :
On-going with employment role
Appointed By :
By employment
Declaration of interest : N/A

David Stevens

Name : David Stevens
Type : Co opted Governor
Responsibility :
Finance and school income streams
Committee(s) :
Chair of Resources Committee
Date of Appointment : 16/3/2018
Term of Office End Date :
14/03/2026
Appointed By :
Nomination
Declaration of interest : N/A

Amanda Gardner

Name : Amanda Gardner
Type :
Associate Governor
Responsibility :
Governor Training, Staff Liaison, Parental engagement
Committee(s) :
Curriculum Committee
Date of Appointment :
01/01/2018
Term of Office End Date :
30/12/2025
Appointed By :
Nomination
Declaration of interest : N/A

Rachel Harrison

Name : Rachael Harrison
Type :
Parent Governor
Responsibility :
Community cohesion, WRL, Post 16 curriculum, Careers guidance
Committee(s) :
Curriculum Committee
Date of Appointment : 15/03/23 
Term of Office End Date :
14/03/27
Appointed By :
  Nomination
Declaration of interest :
No declaration of interest

David Elliot

Name : David Elliot
Type :
Co- Opted Governor
Responsibility :
Website & data, Staff Wellbeing,
Committee(s) :
Curriculum Committee, Pay Committee , Pupil Discipline Committee, Grievance Committee, Staff Attendance, Review and Dismissal Committee
Date of Appointment : 01/09/2019​
Term of Office End Date :
29/8/2027 
Appointed By :
Governing Body
Declaration of interest : N/A

Julie Maxfield

Name : Julie Maxfield
Type :
Co- Opted Governor
Responsibility :
Teaching and Learning, (Safeguarding & PREVENT- deputy)
Committee(s) :
Chair of Curriculum committee
Date of Appointment :
06/07/2018 
Term of Office End Date :
04/07/2026
Appointed By :
Governing Body
Declaration of interest :
No declaration of interest

Chloe Williams

Name : Chloe Williams
Type : Staff Governor
Responsibility : 
Committee(s) : Curriculum
Date of Appointment : 01/09/22
Term of Office End Date : 31/08/26
Appointed By : Nomination
Declaration of interest : No declaration of interest

Jill Snow

Name : Jill Snow
Type : Co-opted 
Responsibility :
Committee(s) : 
Date of Appointment : 24/03/23
Term of Office End Date : 23/03/27
Appointed By : Governing Body
Declaration of interest : No declaration of interest

Clare Bracken

Name : Clare Bracken
Type : Parent
Responsibility :
Committee(s) : Curriculum
Date of Appointment : 05/10/2023
Term of Office End Date : 04/10/2027
Appointed By : Nomination
Declaration of interest : No declaration of interest