Nether Edge Primary School


Who are the Governing Body?


Matthew Knox - Executive Headteacher

Katie Hall - Headteacher

Rhona Dodds (parent) – Chair and lead governor for SEN (Special Educational Needs)

Ashfaq Khan (parent) – Vice Chair and lead governor for Community Engagement

Maggie Little – Chair of Finance Committee and lead governor for Pupil Premium Spend

Clive Belgeonne – Lead governor for Outcomes

Anne Davies – Lead governor for Safeguarding and Early Years

Becs McCairns – Lead governor for Behaviour and Safety

Collette Rehman - Parent governor


What does the Nether Edge Primary School Governing Body do?

The Governing Body has three main functions:

  1. Ensuring clear vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school

  2. Providing accountability for school leaders in relation to the educational achievement of pupils and the performance management of staff

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


    What does being a Governor involve?

    The role of the Governing Body is to provide support and challenge to the head teacher and senior leadership team to help them deliver the best possible education for all children at the school. The Governing Body is not responsible for the day to day running of the school. This is the job of the head teacher and senior leadership team.

    The Governing Body at Nether Edge Primary School meets each half term, in the evenings. The six meetings each have a theme based on the lead governor responsibilities outlined above. The lead governor sets the agenda, in discussion with the relevant school Senior Leader. This allows the governing body to hear reports directly from the school's Senior Leaders and for in-depth discussion in each of the key areas.

    Governors also attend school regularly to meet with pupils and staff, and to take part in whole school activities and events.

The finance committee meets each half term.


Governors have a range of skills. These include education, HR, finance, data, ICT, procurement, communication, leadership and administration. We are always happy to hear from people who have relevant skills and are interested in being a Governor at Nether Edge Primary School. If you would like to know more about the role of the Governor, please contact the Chair.


How do I contact the Governing Body?

The Governing Board can be contacted through the Chair, Rhona Dodds, via the school office on 0114 255 0926 or by email

Get in touch

Glen Road


S7 1RB

0114 255 0926