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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

School Governing Body

Our Governors are a committed group of people, parents, staff and members of the community, who work collectively to form the Governing Body. They give their time voluntarily to support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in the governance and strategic leadership of the school.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Judith Vale. 

The role of the Governing body is to help the school by:

  • Providing confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation.


Governor Name

Governor Type

Terms of Office

Sam Jones



Judith Vale

Foundation (Chair)

01/06/2023 -06/12/2025

Roger Horne Foundation 01/06/2023-06/12/2025

Helen Hazelhurst

Co-opted  (Vice Chair)

01/06/2023 -31/05/2027

Carolyn Walker


01/06/2023 -31/05/2027

Jo Carr


01/06/2023 -31/05/2027

Emma Morten


01/06/2023 -31/05/2027

Jo Eltringham Co-opted 01/06/2023 -31/05/2027
Kate Grant Parent 23/05/2024-22/05/2028
Leanne Wood Parent 18/07/2024-17/07/2028
Ciaran Buckley Teaching Staff 01/06/2023-17/01/2026
Sandi Flint Support Staff 23/05/2024-22/05/2028

Amy Buckley

Clerk to the Governors