Governors 2018-12-03T17:23:26+00:00

The Eardisley CE Primary School governors are committed volunteers who work hard to support and advise the school. They make a significant contribution to the school’s success; they know the school well, each having specific areas of responsibility, and connect with the school on a regular basis.

Please feel free to approach them directly if you have any questions or via the school office – especially if you would like to join our Governing Body.  

The period of appointment for all governors is four years.

Our Governing Body is made up of the following people:

Phillip Whittall – Chair of Governors
Term of Office – 15.5.2019

Link Subjects:

  • Maths
  • Higher Achievers
  • The Arts, Design and Technology
  • Ethics Committee

Phil first became involved with the school some 40 years ago – as a pupil and his own daughter is currently a student. He is very proud of how the school has developed whilst staying loyal to its values, believing that the school should be an integral part of the local community and be at the heart of what happens in the area.

Away from school Phil is an Area Manager for BT Openreach and acts as the standard bearer for the local Royal British Legion.

In 2018 Phil raised over £3500 for charity through a trek in Nepal. In addition to this, he donated some Eardisley School books and stationery to a Nepalese school, and this has led the Tour Company who facilitated his trek to committing to doing the same each time they return.

Caroline Morris – Vice Chair of Governors
Term of Office – 15.5.2019 (Co-opted Governor)

Link Subjects:

  • English
  • Music
  • Ethics Committee

Caroline is the Governor lead for Safeguarding, where she is able to draw on her vast professional experience as a Midwife for the Wye Valley NHS Trust.


Marcus Small – Foundation Governor
Term of Office – Ex Officio

Link Subjects:

  • Values / PSHE / Citizenship
  • RE / Philosophy
  • SMSC
  • Ethics Committee

Marcus has very strong links with the school, not only have his 3 children all attended the school but his wife is also a teacher here. In addition to this he is the Rector of Eardisley Benefice and holds weekly assemblies at the school.

Susan Brown – Foundation Governor
Term of Office – 01.08.2021

Link Subjects:

  • Science
  • ICT
  • Global Dimension
  • Finance Committee
  • Ethics Committee

Sue has been involved in education for large portions of her career and is currently both a Supply Teacher and GCSE Examiner.

Stephen Edwards – Parent Governor (Election)
Term of Office – 16.12.2019

Link Subjects:

  • Humanities

Stephen owns a local furniture-making business and has a child at school.

He also pulls double Governor duty as he is on the board at Weobley High School. This experience at one of the local secondary schools helps bring another perspective to the meetings.

Daniel Cross-Bates – Parent Governor (Election)
Term of Office – 13.10.2021

Link Subjects:

  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Ethics Committee

Daniel moved to the Village in 2011 so that his son could attend Eardisley School.

He has spent the last 20 years working in the Education Sector (Adventure and Travel) and has had the opportunity to work with and visit schools throughout the UK. This enables him to offer an insight into what has worked well for other schools.

Lucy Blake – Parent Governor (Election)
Term of Office – 13.10.2021

Link Subjects:

  • Early Years

Lucy is our main link with local childcare provider Bizzie Lizzies. This helps provide a high level of continuity and adds a great strength to our Early Years Education.

All of Lucy’s own children have attended Eardisley Primary School.


Jonathan Goodger – Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office – 5.9.2022

Link Subjects:

  • Higher Achievers
  • Finance Committee

Jonathan lives in Leominster and has had a long career in HR, working mainly in the Financial Services sector. We have searched specifically for someone with his experience to join our Governing Body and were delighted when he accepted our request in September 2018.

He has previously been a Parent Governor at Kimbolton St James School.

Daniel Buckland – Parent Governor (Election)
Term of Office: 5.11.2022

Link Subjects:

  • Eco Schools

Dan moved to Kinnersley just over a year ago and after great deliberation chose Eardisley Primary for his daughter to attend.

Dan’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle mean he can often be seen out and about on one of his bikes.

Our Governing body is completed by two staff members:

Bridget Knight – Ex Offico (Head Teacher)

Outside of her school duties, Bridget is a Trustee of the International Values Education Trust. Somehow she also finds the time to be a schools’ inspector for The Church of England (SIAMS.)

Kayleigh Evans – Staff Governor (KS1 Lead)

Having recently lead the school Early Years Provision to an OFSTED Outstanding rating, Kayleigh is a Senior Lead in Education for Herefordshire Early Years.