School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. . Governors hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, they work with the headteacher to ensure that children, staff and parents are treated in accordance with the law and regulations laid down by the authorities.    If you wish to contact our Governors, please write to for the attention of the Chair Of Governors, Moira Dickinson, alternately you can approach a parent governor or send in a letter.

There are a number of different Governors, staff, Local Authority and Parent.  When a parent governor vacancy arises, all parents are informed and given the opportunity to volunteer, in the event that more than one parent volunteers, an election is held.  You don’t need any special skills to be a governor, just a willingness to help the school.

For more information about being a governor or the work of the governing body, please click on the link below:

Be a Governor, NGA Website

School governors and trustees have a number of responsibilities:

We act as critical friends for the school.
We attend meetings on a regular basis.
We visit classes and take part in assemblies alongside the children.
We are members of various committees: Finance and Salaries, Curriculum, Health and Safety and many others.

Governors, Longton Lane Primary School  – Current areas of responsibility & details of committees can be found in the document below.


 Governing Body Register of Interests   

Governor Category of Governor/Appointed by  Term of Office


all current members vote upon decisions made by the committess they serve 

Register of business/financial interests/governor of additional educational establishments Relationship to members of staff Attendance at full Governing Body meetings and committees (12mnths)
Moira Dickinson Co-Opted (LA)Chair of full GBVice Chair TLS   21.07.1420.07.18 All committees None None  2/2 GB6/9Committees
Linda Speed StaffHeadteacher 01.01.14 All committees None None 2/2 GB8/9Committees
Claire Andrews StaffDeputy Headteacher 19.05.1418.05.18 TLSSPF None None 2 GB9/9Committees
Cath Kwasnicki Parent(election/volunteer) 12.10.1611.10.20   None None  
Tracey Woods Parent(election/volunteer)  18.01.1717.01.21   None None  
Wendy Ogilvie Parent(election/volunteer) 23.10.15to22.10.19 TLS None None  0/1 Committee
Carol Swaisland Parent(election/volunteer)   TLS None None  1/1 Committee
Carl Davies Co-Opted (LA)  10.12.16to09.12.20   None None 2/2 GB
Carol Tollitt Co-Opted (LA) 21.07.14to20.07.18 PHS None None 2/2 GB2/3Committee
Phil Barker Co-Opted(LA)Chair of SPFChair of PHS 21.07.14to20.07.18 SPFPHS None None 2/2 GB5/6 Committee
Julia Doyle Co-Opted (LA) 21.07.14to20.07.18 TLSPHS None None  2/2 GB3/3 Committee
Joe De Asha LA GovernorChair of TLSVice Chair of SPFVice Chair of PHS 01.09.14to31.08.18 All committees None None 2/2 GB6/9 Committee



Co- Opted (LA)

Pat O'Brien held this post until Spring 2017

SPF None None 2/2 GB2/3 Committee


Committees:   Teaching, Learning & Standards (TLS)

Staffing, Personnel & Finance (SPF)

Premises, Health & Safety, Safeguarding (PHS)

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