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Governance Information


This page tells you who the Governors of Archway School are, what they do and how they do it. You can also read minutes of the Full Governors' Meetings at the bottom of this page.

Archway School Governors

Governor Name

Governor Type

Start of term of office

End of term of office

Mr Kieron Smith Headteacher ongoing ongoing
Mrs Gill Ferry (Chair) Co-opted 25/10/2023 24/10/2027
Mrs Stacey Robinson (Vice Chair) Co-opted 18/05/2022 17/05/2026
Miss Anne-Marie Delrosa Co-opted 25/10/2023 24/10/2027
Dr Pam Swindell Co-opted 29/03/2023 28/03/2027
Mr Barnes Clutterbuck (SEND) Co-opted 08/02/2023 07/02/2027
Mr George James Co-opted 29/03/2023 28/03/2027
Mr Alistair Tocher Co-opted 25/10/2023 24/10/2027
Mr Gavin Townsend Staff 12/11/2021 28/11/2025
Mr Martin Ansell (Safeguarding) Parent 12/11/2021 11/11/2025
Mr Tom Berry Parent 18/11/2020 17/11/2024
Ms Victoria Donoghue Parent 01/02/2023 31/01/2027
Mr Daryl Smith Parent 01/02/2023 31/01/2027
Mr Gavin Wilson Parent 01/02/2023 31/01/2027
Mrs Lucy Thorne Parent 09/11/2023 08/11/2027
Mr Mick Fealty Local Authority 13/10/2021 12/10/2025

Shelly Jenkins resigned from the governing body February 2022. 

Phil Taylor resigned from the governing body May 2022.

Christopher Berry resigned from the governing body June 2022.

Robert Hurter resigned from the governing body July 2022.

Nicola Farrow resigned from the governing body October 2022.

Stewart King resigned from the governing body June 2023.

Gethin Jenkins resigned from the governing body July 2023.

Contact the Chair or Clerk of Archway School Governors

The chair of the Governors is Gill Ferry


The clerk of the Governors is Angela Lamond


To write to any of the Governors, please send letters to the school, addressed to the named Governor, or the Governing Body.

What is a school governor?

There are various types of governors drawn from different areas of the community including parents, staff, the local authority and other groups.

Governors are volunteers who spend about six hours each month attending meetings and working to further the school's development. Parent governors and school staff governors are elected, other governors are appointed by the local authority or selected by the governing body to represent the wider community.

Click here for information about becoming a school governor.

What do governors do?

School governors make a positive contribution to your children's education. Together with the head teacher, they set the direction of the school and decide how the school's budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions on matters such as school policies and the school's Development Plan.



Curriculum, Welfare and Standards
Gill Ferry
Kieron Smith (Headteacher)
Pam Swindell
Anne-Marie Delrosa (Chair)
George James
Victoria Donoghue
Martin Ansell
Gavin Wilson
Ali Tocher
SLT co-opted members: Dominic Salmon (Deputy Head); Rachel O’Bryan (Assistant Head); Julian young (Assistant Head)

Kieron Smith (Headteacher)
Anne-Marie Delrosa
Stacey Robinson
Tom Berry (Chair)
Mick Fealty
Barnes Clutterbuck
Daryl Smith
Lucy Thorne
Gavin Townsend
SLT co-opted member: Hazel Morgan (Business Manager)

Statutory Link Governor Responsibilities
Safeguarding - Martin Ansell
SEND - Barnes Clutterbuck

Archway School and your child

The Governors work with the headteacher and staff to ensure your child has a happy and successful time at Archway. Through regular surveys at parents' evenings we know that the vast majority of students, their parents and carers are happy with Archway School. However, we are aware that situations may arise where you want to ask further questions or bring matters to the attention of the school. To help you do this, the school has procedures to help resolve any issues that you, as a parent or carer, may have. Please click here to go to the 'Policies' section where you will find the Complaints Policy. If, having gone through the agreed procedures you feel you need to contact the Governing Body, please send a letter to the school, or leave a letter at the school reception, addressed to the Chair of the Governors (or another named Governor from the list above) or  or .

Election of Governors

Parent Governors: Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. When a parent governor vacancy/vacancies occurs, nominations are invited from the parent body.If the number of nominations is equal to, or fewer than the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot need not be held. The nominee(s) is/are automatically elected unopposed. If there are more nominations than there are vacancies,  arrangements are made for a secret ballot to be held. Staff Governors: a notice to all staff is circulated if a vacancy for a staff governor occurs. Staff can nominate a candidate or self-nominate. If only one nomination is received, the nominee will be deemed to have been elected unopposed. if more than nomination is made, an election is held by secret ballot.Local Authority Governors: Local Authority Governors are nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by the Governing Body.Co-opted Governors: co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body.  They are people who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance of the school.

More information

  • Up to date school policies covering a wide range of issues of interest to parents and carers are available on the Policies section of this website
  • For more information about the different types of governor or how you could become a governor at Archway or any other school in the county, please visit the Gloucestershire County Council's Governor webpages
  • This national Government website  has a lot of useful information for parents
  • The term of office for governors is four years
  • Archway School Financial Benchmark: Gov Schools Financial Benchmarking Service
  • Schools are duty bound to report the number of employees who currently earn over £100K per year.  In Archway School this is one member of staff.

Full Governing Body Minutes - 05.07.2023

Full Governing Body Minutes - 17.05.2023

Full Governing Body Minutes - 29.03.2023

Full Governing Body Minutes - 08.02.2023

Full Governing Body Minutes - 12.10.2022

Full Governing Body Minutes - 06.07.2022

Full Governing Body Minutes - 18.05.2022