Governing Body

The governing body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governing Body at

The Governors are present at all school events should you wish to speak to someone in person, and are always willing to answer any questions you may have.


The Governing Body is led by the Chair of the Governing Body, supported by the Vice Chair. The four routine committees - Steering, Resource Management, Standards, and Welfare - each have a Chair.

The Governing Body includes a set number of Parent Governors, Teacher Governors and Support Staff Governors.

For full details of the organisation, responsibilities and procedures of the Governing Body, please read the TOR, Code of Practice, Articles of Association & Funding Agreement (PDF).

Current Governors

Governing Body Type of Governor Role Term of Office
Dr Diane Watson Co-opted Governor Trust Member, Chair of Governors 18 October 2011 to 17 October 2023
Mr James Fuller Ex Officio Headteacher From 01 September 2019
Mrs Jayne Ballaam Parent Governor Standards Committee
13 March 2017 to 25 November 2020
Mrs Heidi Blyth Parent Governor Welfare Committee
27 November 2017 to 30 November 2020
Mr Ian Birchenough Staff Governor Resource Management Committee
01 April 2019 to 31 March 2023
Mr Nicholas Boddington
Community Governor
Trust Member, Chair of Resource Management Committee
01 January 2016 to 31 December 2023
Mr Darren Bungay Parent Governor Vice Chair of Resource Management Committee 13 March 2017 to 31 August 2021
Mrs Estelle Conron Community Governor Trust Member, Vice Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Standards Committee 05 January 2006 to 04 January 2022
Miss Stephanie Curtis Staff Governor Welfare Committee
16 September 2019 to 15 September 2023
Mrs Amanda Dorkes Community Governor Trust Member, Chair of Welfare Committee 01 September 2016 to 31 August 2024
Mr David Dunbar (resigned)
Previously a Parent Governor, Re-appointed as a Co-opted Governor Former Trust Member, Former Chair of Resource Management Committee 14 February 2013 to 04 December 2019
Mr Nick Flanagan Community Governor Resource Management Committee
01 January 2019 to 31 December 2022
Mr Andrew Gray Co-opted Governor Resource Management Committee 01 January 2021 to 31 December 2024
Miss Jo Green Parent Governor Trust Member, Chair Standards Committee 01 December 2018 to 30 November 2022
Mrs Kay Hardiman Parent Governor Standards Committee
27 November 2017 to 26 November 2021
Mr Ian McBain Parent Governor Welfare Committee 13 March 2017 to 31 August 2021
Mr Mark Shardlow Parent Governor Welfare Committee
27 November 2017 to 26 November 2021
Miss Carine Soudanne Staff Governor Standards Committee 19 September 2016 to 18 September 2024
Mr Sean Tarver Staff Governor Welfare Committee 19 September 2016 to 18 September 2024
Miss Lily Walker-Parr Co-opted Governor Standards Committee 01 January 2021 to 31 December 2024
Mrs Melanie Watson Staff Governor Standards Committee 16 September 2018 to 15 September 2022

It is usual for a term of office to be for a period of 4 years. However, in the case of Co-opted and Community Governors, additional terms of office are possible, with the approval of the Full Governing Body.

Declarations of Interest - Governors

Surname Forename Interest Noted Nature of Interest Date Interest Started Date Interest Ceased Membership of Professional Bodies KGGS Staff
Ballaam Jayne Yes Self Employed - Sole Proprietor Jayne Ballaam - Arts Practitioner Feb-97 25 Nov 20
Birchenough Ian Yes Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School – Facilities Manager (KGGS Budget Holder) Sep-2018 Staff
Blyth Heidi Yes HHELC - Hospital & Home Education Learning Centre - Teacher of students with mental & physical health difficulties Mar-18 Nov-20
Boddington Nick Yes HM Land Registry (Land Charges) May-19
Bungay Darren Yes Harper Recruitment Group - Recruitment Company (Partner & Director)- Jan-19
Harper Recruitment Ltd (Partner & Director) Jul-09
Conron Estelle Yes Bird & Co. Solicitors LLP - Solicitors Practice Partner/Member 01-Jul-99
Curtis Stephanie Yes Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School - Head of PE (KGGS Budget Holder) 2005 Staff
Dorkes Amanda Yes Executive Director BMI The Park Hospital Nottingham 07-Jun-18 MRPharms since 1997
Cousin is a member of teaching staff Sep-16
Flanagan Nick Yes Lloyds Banking Group - Commercial Banking Relationship Director 23-Jan-95
Fuller James Yes Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School-Headteacher (KGGS Budget Holder) 01-Sept-2019 Staff
Gray Andrew Yes RAF Commissioned Officer 21-Jan-21
Green Jo Yes Trust Insurance Group Services - Insurance Broker - PA to Group Chairman Apr-13
Grantham Cricket Club Limited - Company Secretary 01-Apr-14
Grantham Cricket Club - Trustee 05-Jun-18 17-Mar-20
Employer is a co-director of a company with Paul Ross, who is Chair of Governors at The Kings' School 24-Oct-2018
Hardiman Kay Yes DeMontford University - Education - HE - Research, Arts & Education 04-Jun-2019 Board Member of 'The City Classroom' - Local Cultural Education Partnership - Leicester from 1/1/2020
McBain Ian Yes Sales Consultant - Majestic Wine Jul-17 Sep-20
Tythorne Garden Design - Sole Trader - Garden Designer Apr-16 Oct-20
Tythorne Garden Design Ltd - Director Nov-20
Parent Governor at Barkston Primary School 06-Oct-18
Chair of Governors at Barkston Primary School 12-Feb-19
Shardlow Mark Yes BBC Broadcaster 17-Jul-85 23-Oct-20
Director Mark Shardlow Media (Media Service) - Sole Proprietor 01-Feb-17
Soudanne Carine Yes Head of Faculty at Kesteven & Grantham Girls' School (KGGS Budget Holder) Sep-14 Staff
Tarver Sean Yes SENCO, Kesteven & Grantham Girls' School Jan-19 Staff
Walker-Parr Lily Yes
Self-Employed Barrister-at-Law Practising at 5RB Chambers, London WC1R 5AH Apr-19 Ongoing
Sole Proprietror – Self Employed – VAT Registered 1 Dec 2020 Apr-19 Ongoing
Jan 2020 Ongoing Committee Member, Inner Temple Junior Bar Association
Dec 2020 Ongoing Committee Member, Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee
Jul 2020 Ongoing Committee Member, 5B Equality and Diversity Committee
June 2017 Ongoing Practising Member, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
April 2016 April 2017 Board Member, University of Bristol Law School Advisory Board
Watson Diane No
Watson Melanie Yes Kesteven & Grantham Girls' School - Finance Assistant Sept-13 Staff
Mark Watson - Husband - Owner Watson Bespoke - Tiler & Plasterer

Record of Attendance at Governor Meetings (In Person and Online) - 2019-2020

Name of Governor
Committee Meetings Attended/Out of a Possible*
FGB Meetings Attended/Out of a Possible
Dr D Watson, Chair of Governors
Mrs E Conron, Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs A Dorkes, Chair of Welfare Committee
Mr N Boddington, Chair of Resource Management
Miss J Green, Chair of Standards Committee
6/6 (+ 1 Extra Resource Management Meeting)
Mrs J Ballaam
Mr I Birchenough 4/4
Mr H Blyth
Mr D Bungay
Miss S Curtis
Mr N Flanagan
M J Fuller
Mrs K Hardiman
Mr I McBain
Mr M Shardlow
4/4 (+ 1 Extra Standards Meeting)
Miss C Soudanne
Mr S Tarver
Mrs M Watson

*All Governors are requested to attend the meeting of the Resource Management Committee in November to discuss the Annual Report.