Arnesby Church of England Primary School is supported by a governing board, which works closely with the headteacher, members of staff and children to ensure that the school continues to go from strength to strength.

What is the Governing Board?

School governors provide strategic leadership and are a vital link between the school, parents and wider community.  The governing board supports and challenges the headteacher and the school through full governing board meetings, committee meetings and monitoring visits.  The governing board is responsible for monitoring the school’s budget and working with the headteacher to balance resources and make sure they are used for the particular needs of the school and the benefit of the children.

The full governing board meets three times a year on a termly basis.  The governing board has two committees, the Business and Finance Committee and the Standards and School Improvement Committee.

Chair of Governors

The Chair of Governors is Mr Patrick Rendall, who may be contacted via the school office by telephone message or email to

Mr Patrick Rendall

 Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor

Mr Greg Connolly

Vice Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor

Mrs Ruth James

Ex-officio Headteacher Governor

Mr Martin Price

Co-opted Governor

Mr Matt Cowley

Parent Governor 

Rev Stephen March

Incumbent Representative
Ex-officio Foundation Governor


Parent Governor

Ms Liz Sherwood

Staff Governor 

Mr Adrian Taylor

Co-opted Governor

Mr John Deacon

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Louise Nixon

Clerk to Governors

To view the Embrace Scheme of Delegation, please click here.