A message from the Chair of Governors

Southway Primary School is a school that is continuing to make significant strides in its determination to becoming an outstanding school.  The school’s reputation for providing a broad and engaging curriculum, together with a relentless drive to ensure that all children reach their potential, is growing rapidly within our local community and beyond.

It is an exciting time to be part of the school’s journey towards excellence and there is no doubt that Southway Primary can provide an exceptional start to your child’s education.

We look forward to you joining our school community and sincerely hope that not only will your child achieve well but will also participate in the wide range of opportunities that the school has to offer.

Kind regards

Diane Willson

Chair of Governors

Southway Primary School


Our local Governing Body (LGB) does not have committees - all governors meet together to discuss all aspects of the school. Some governors have particular responsibilities, as outlined below:

Chair - Mrs Diane Willson (Overseeing overall effectiveness and leadership and management - chairofgovernors@southwayprimary.co.uk)

Vice Chair - Mr Ken Pritchard OBE (Pupil outcomes)

Mr Alex Blackman (Principal)

Mrs Diana Rose (Safeguarding)

Mrs Sarah Jewell (SEND & Health and safety)

Mrs Lorraine Mellers (EYFS)

Mrs Amanda Shepheard

Miss Terri Worsley

Details of their business/financial interests and/or governance roles in other schools can be found below:


Southway Primary School is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

LGB Information

Members who have stepped down

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