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Governing body

The Priory Witham Academy Governing Committee comprises:

Mr Patrick Smith-Howell (Chair)
Mrs Di Hardcastle (Vice-Chair)
Mr Matt Brown
Mrs Lynda Turton
Miss Elaine Lambert
Miss Denise Carter

Each member of the Governing Committee has a specific focus: Leadership and Management, Outcomes, Teaching Learning and Assessment or Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and Early Years.  They are linked  to the members of the senior leadership team with specific responsibility for these areas.

The Priory Witham Academy Link Governor Structure

group title

Finance and General Purpose Committee (Effectiveness of leadership and management)

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Outcomes for children and learners

Early Years

Academy Disciplinary and Appeals Committee

(Lead in

Mr P Smith-Howell


Mr P Smith-Howell
Mrs E Lambert


MIss D Carter
Mrs D Hardcastle


Mr P Smith-Howell
Mrs E Lambert


Mrs L Turton

Mr P Smith-Howell
Mrs D Hardcastle

SLT member

Mr A Madge
Mrs A Tallentire

Miss M Garner
Mrs R Dunthorne

Mrs V Hall

Mrs A Gridley

Mrs D Czajkowski

Mr M Nelson

Mrs A Tallentire
Mrs C Logan

Mrs V Hall

To contact any member of the Governing Committee, please email the Clerk, Miss S Newman: