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Our Governors


I have been involved with Biddick Primary School since 2002, initially as a volunteer when my oldest grandchildren were pupils and then, two years later, I was invited to join the Governing Body as a community governor. In 2012, I was honoured to be elected as Chair of Governors, a position I still hold today.

I always enjoy my role, no matter how challenging. Having worked with children and families in a professional capacity for twenty-two years, it is a privilege to be able to use my expertise for the benefit of our school and our children. I appreciate being part of such a strong governing body, who work in partnership with leaders to ensure that all of our pupils have the opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of school life.

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful school. Visitors and parents frequently comment upon our special, family atmosphere, which you feel from the moment you walk through our door. Our caring and dedicated staff team are passionate about our children achieving their very best and welcome every opportunity to improve their practice and embrace new ideas. Finally, we are so proud of all of our children. They are hard-working, happy and polite and their achievements continue to astound us. They are a credit to our school and continually strive to live up to our school motto: BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE! 

Viv Low – Chair of Governors


About the Governing Body

  • Two parent governors: elected by the other in the school;
  • One Local Authority governor: appointed by the Local Authority;
  • Six Co-opted governors: people from our local community appointed by our governing body;
  • One staff governor: elected by our staff;
  • The headteacher.


    What do we do?


The role of a governor is diverse but the main responsibilities are

helping to:

  • develop a vision and strategy for the school; 
  • oversee the financial management of the school and make sure its money is well spent;
  • hold the school leadership to account to ensure that every one of our pupils receives the best possible education.

    How do we do it?

    At Biddick Primary School, we hold three meetings of the Full Governing Body each year. We also have committees:

  • Finance, Staffing, Premises and Health & Safety (three times a year)
  • Pay Review (once a year)
  • Headteacher Performance Review (once a year)
  • Curriculum and Standards (once a year)
  • Appeals (as required)

 Some of our governors also fulfill specific roles, such as Safeguarding,      SEND and some of our governors link with a specific subject or aspect of the School Improvement Plan.


Mrs V. Low

Chair of Governors

14.10.2020 -  13.10.2024

Mrs S. Dawson

Vice Chair of Governors

17.12.2024 - 16.12.2024

Mrs W. Fowler


1.9.2021 - 31.8.2025

Mrs D. Percival

Staff Governor

17.10.2021 - 16.10.2025

Mr I. Cole

Co-opted Governor

23.5.2023 - 22.5.2027

Mrs M. Bramwell

Co-opted Governor

3.11.2021 - 2.11.2025

Mrs S. Jopling

Co-opted Governor

3.11.2021 -  2.11.2025

Mrs G. Perry

Parent Governor

15.7.2022 - 14.7.2026

Mr R. Blenkinsop

Co-opted Governor

15.7.2022 -  14.7.2026

Cllr B. Jones

Local Authority Governor

5.9.2023 -  4.9.2027

Mrs J. Hoogewerf

Parent Governor

23.11.2023 -  22.11.2027