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Our Governors


"Governance has never been more critical to the education of our nation’s young people. The governance duty is, above all, to drive relentless ambition for the young people served by our schools system, whatever the circumstances."

Baroness Elizabeth Berridge Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools 2020

Declaration of Interests

Governors are required to complete a Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interests. (This is checked each meeting) Any interests so declared will be published here:

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Governors are appointed/elected in accordance with national statutory regulations.

Our Governors are:

Mrs C Stroud (Chair) - Parent

Mr J Green - Headteacher

Mrs L Gayton - Parent

Rev J Stober - Foundation

Dr B Jones - Foundation

Vacant - LA

Dr K Tatham - Parent

Mrs D Wallen- Staff

Mr S Wainwright - Associate Member

Mr D Walton - Associate Member

Mrs M Wallen - Clerk to Governors

Governors may be contacted directly via: Mugginton CofE Primary School

Our Governing Body

Governors are the heart of the self-improving school system.  It takes a lot of commitment, and a considerable amount of time, to fulfill their many responsibilities - it is easy to forget that they are volunteers!

Governors are regulated by statute and their actions are carefully and comprehensively prescribed.

Composition of the Governing Body is determined by the “Instrument of Government”. We have decided on the following composition (although this is a change from the past and may change again):

  • Parents – 3
  • Staff – 2
  • Foundation (Church) – 2
  • Local Authority – 1
  • Co-opted – 2

a total of 8 Governors. 

Governors are elected or appointed for a term of four years. Details of all the Governors at Mugginton are posted in the entrance to the school and in the Governing Body Information Sheet.

We operate a committee structure where a lot of the work that is required of Governors is delegated to one of the committees:

  • Resources Committee
  • School Improvement Committee

Meeting dates are fixed well in advance and are available on the Governor Meeting Schedule.

The attendance of Governors available here.

The Governor impact on the school during the year is recorded in the Annual Statement andGovernor objectives are reviewed each year.

New Governors undergo an induction programme:

New Governor Induction Policy

New Governor Induction Pack

All Governors are subject to the Code of Conduct for Governors.

Governor visits follow the guidelines in our Governor Visits Policy.


The statutory instrument for Governing bodies is:

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013

There is also Departmental Guidance on these regulations:

The School Governance Regs 2013- Departmental advice

and the statutory guidance is:

The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools

The most recent document relating to Governors and their functions and responsibilities can be found on:

Governor Handbook and Competency Framework

The latest on Governance and Role descriptors is on:

Maintained School Governance: Structures and Roles

Governors must also ensure that the school web site meets current DfE requirements as set out in:

What maintained schools must publish online

Our Governors

Mrs Lucy Gayton

Parent; School Improvement

I have 2 boys at Mugginton School in Years 2 and 5. Both have flourished in the caring and forward thinking environment at Mugginton. I currently work full time as a Deputy Headteacher in a large Infant and Nursery School and aim to bring my working knowledge of education and wide experience in schools to support Mugginton school as a parent governor. I believe that, as a member of the Governing Body, I can encourage and support the positive and ambitious ethos of the school whilst holding the Headteacher to account for his leadership and management of the school.

Rev Jacqueline Stober

ex officio Foundation, Resources

I began life as a Biology teacher, also teaching General Science to Y7-Y9 in a selective church school for girls, followed by a stint in charge of pastoral care at an inner city comprehensive. I lived for many years in Canada, where I ran my own day-care and on returning to the UK retrained to teach primary Y2-Y6 in first another church school, then in a mixed pre prep and girls’ prep school. On being accepted for ministry training I continued in full time employment as a literacy support teacher working with children from five to sixteen years old in a range of settings, both small group and 1:1, so I’ve pretty well done all ages: all abilities and loved every minute, even with the naughty ones who challenge you and push the boundaries, but don’t tell them I said that! I really enjoy working with children and young people and helping them achieve their potential: I always wanted to be that teacher who made a difference in a young person’s life. Since ordination I have worked closely with the schools in my parish, and have been a governor on two schools previous to this post, serving as chair of finance and vice chair in one before coming to Mugginton.

Mrs Catherine Stroud

Vice Chair; Parent; School Improvement

I have a child who has just finished their primary schooling at Mugginton. She loved being part of Mugginton Primary School. I really enjoy reading with the infants and have accompanied the school on several of their trips, so when the opportunity to be a parent governor arose in October 2014 I applied. I sit on the 2 committees – School Improvement and Resources and am excited to be Chair of Governors at an exciting time for the school. I am looking forward to supporting the hardworking staff and governors to ensure the children of Mugginton Primary School have the best possible learning experience. My background is in environmental science, working as the operations manager for a contaminated land company. I now work as the QSE Advisor for a European based Rail Inspection company.

Dr Katharine Tatham

Parent, School Improvement , Resources

I have two children in Years 4 and 5 at Mugginton, both of whom love the caring and creative nature of the school. I live locally and have enjoyed helping the school at FOMS fundraising events and on their many walks and trips. I am a working GP and aim to support the school with their health and safety and first aid responsibilities.

Mr Don Walton

Associate Member

I have been closely associated with education all my adult life as a teacher on two continents in both the state and independent sectors. I was also a Governor for several schools in the Southern hemisphere. I was persuaded to become a Governor at Mugginton in 2003 and then took on the role of Chair of Governors in 2005. I retired from the Chair role in 2020 but continue to support the efforts to make education in our school the best that it possibly could be.

Staff Governors

See the Staff details on the classroom page for Mr Green (all), Mrs Wallen (all).

Dr Bryan Jones

Foundation Member; Resources

I have worked in the electronics and lighting industries and in Universities as Professor of Computing. I retired in 2004. Since then, I have focussed on my role as a Reader in a number of Parishes, including Mugginton, and as Church Warden of All Saints, Mackworth. I have been involved with Mugginton School over many years leading School Services and taking part in Open the Book and Messy Church. I serve on the Premises sub-Committee and visit the school with a particular responsibility for ICT. I am passionate about education and enabling every child to fulfil their potential.

Mr Seth Wainwright

Associate Member; School Improvement

I am managing director of a consultancy that provides training, coaching and conference speaking on the subject of leadership, communication skills and personal effectiveness. I speak and train globally on the subject for organisations as varied as Swiss Investment Banks and Premiership Football Clubs. One of the reasons I wanted to become a governor was so that I could use my knowledge and passion for the subject of 'performance development’ to support Mugginton school in readying pupils for their future education and subsequent careers. I have two sons, one of whom is currently a Mugginton pupil.

Mugginton CofE Primary School - Mr J Green, Headteacher - 01335 360261

Church Lane, Mugginton, Weston Underwood, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 4PL