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​​​​The Governing Body

​Vicky Randall


LEA Governor

​Emma Powell

Co-opted Governor

​Julie Bevan

Vice Chair, 

Co-opted Governor​

​Andrew Foster

​Parent Governor

​Michelle Savage

​Parent Governor

​Don Hannah

​Co-opted Governor

​Jessica Jones

​Co-opted Governor

​Vanessa Banks

​Co-opted Governor

Vanessa Clarke


​Lesley Hendrie

​Head Teacher




Who's who on your governing body

Following the last parent questionnaire that so many of you completed, results showed that many parents didn’t know the make-up of our governing body. So, to address this, we would like to give you an insight into who actually makes up Great Alne’s Governors.​

The Governing body is currently made up of ten people. We meet as a whole every half term and as well as this each member also serves on at least one committee. Each committee focuses on different aspects of the school and reports back to the whole governing body at each main meeting. The Committees include: Finance, Premises and Health and Safety, Curriculum, Website and Marketing, Pay Committee and Governor Training. We also have a designated governor responsible for Safeguarding.

The Governors all regu​​​​​larly attend training courses to ensure we are fulfilling all our responsibilities. The courses also mean we are constantly up to date with the government’s education policies.

It is a requirement that any Governing Body has representatives not only from within school, but also the local community and we are no exception.

Your Governors are made up as follows:

Co-opted Governors​​

Emma Powell – Emma also has two children attending school, lives in Great Alne and is Co-Chair. Emma has a wealth of experience in social care working with both adults and children.

Don Hannah – Don has just received his long service award from Warwickshire governor services and is an extremely experienced governor, bringing a wealth of experience to Great Alne.

Julie Bevan – Julie lives in Great Alne and i​s an active member of the village and is Vice Chair. She also brings legal expertise to the school having worked within Family Law for many years.

Jessica Jones – Jessica also lives in Great Alne with her young family and is a primary school teacher herself.

Vanessa Banks - Vanessa has one child attending Great Alne School, teaches four days a week in years 5/6 and has been a governor at the school for many years.

​Parent Governors

Michelle Savage – Michelle has one child attending Great Alne School and brings a wealth of governing experience to us having been a governor at another school outside the county.

Andrew Foster – Andre​​w has two children ​​​​​​​​currently attendin​​g Great Alne and is actively involved in the community of Alcester and Great Alne.

LEA (Local Education Authority) Governor

Vicky Randall – Vicky represents the local authority within our Governing Body, she is a parent of two children at Great Alne and is Co-Chair.

Mrs Hendrie also serves as a Governor. It is not a requirement that the head of a school is a governor, but this is a role Mrs Hendrie has always chosen to undertake during her ten years at Great Alne. She also serves on all the committees.


​We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that if there is anything you need to discuss with the governors please feel free to do so through the school office. Alternatively, you could speak to any of the governors who are available at school, as many of us are there every day. If you would like a governor to contact you, please leave your contact details at the office or with a governor and we will be more than happy to make contact with you.