Slip End Village School

Rossway, Luton, Bedfordshire. LU1 4DD

01582 720152

Learning and Growing Together

Governing Body

Slip End Village School is federated with Caddington Village School with a single Governing Body.
Laura Jackson is the Executive Headteacher with responsibility for leadership and management at both schools.
Helen Brind is Head of School at Slip End and Chloe Logan is Interim Head of School at Caddington; they are responsible for the day-to-day running of each school and are Associate Governors.

Powers and Duties of the Governing Body

Parliament has given a range of duties and powers to Governing Bodies under the Education Acts including all of the following:

  • conducting the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement;
  • setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement;
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school - in practice this should include how in broad strategic terms it should be run;
  • managing the school’s budget; including determining the staff complement and making decisions on staff pay in accordance with the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document;
  • making sure that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based and in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and reporting on National Curriculum assessments and examination results;
  • determining the staff complement and a pay policy for the school;
  • participating in the appointment of the head and deputy head teacher and other staff and regulating staff conduct and discipline;
  • establishing, following consultation with all staff, and reviewing annually a performance management policy for staff appraisal; and
  • drawing up an action plan after an inspection.

The Functioning of the Governing Body

Our Governing Body consists of volunteers who represent the parents, staff, community and local authority, see below.

We work in partnership with the Head Teacher to set the vision for the school. We support, challenge and hold to account the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team to improving children's outcomes and raising standards. In addition we review the financial performance of the school ensuring money is well spent.

In supporting the school we are linked to key areas, which include safeguarding, standards, finance, Pupil Premium, Special Education Needs as well as supporting the School Development Priorities for the year. In addition we have Pay, Discipline and Grievance, Pupil Exclusion, Appeals and Head Teacher Appraisal committees that we serve on.


Governor Interests and Roles



Senior Leadership Team:

Mrs. Laura Jackson - Executive Headteacher

Miss Helen Brind - Head of School

Miss Emma Peppiatt - Year 4 Teacher/Senior Teacher

Mr Richard Kingham - Year 6 Teacher/Senior Teacher

Miss Ashleigh Holding  - Year 1 Teacher/SEND Coordinator/Senior Teacher

Teaching Staff:

Mrs Chrusciak - Early Years Teacher (maternity leave)

Bryanne Swain - Early Years Teacher

Mrs Nicola Johnstone - Year 2 Teacher - Monday - Wednesday

Mrs Emma Grimm - Year 2 Teacher - Thursday - Friday

Mr Elliott Hodges - Year 3 Teacher

Mrs. Victoria Roberts - Year 5 Teacher

Mr Matthew O'Brien - Sports Coach/Teaching Assistant/Breakfast Club/Midday Supervisor

Learning Support Staff:

Mrs. Lesley Dixon - Cover Supervisor

Mrs. Jane Jarvis - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Kathy Perry - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Emma Davis - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Sophie Braniff - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs Emma Carey - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs Laura Warr - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs Katie Lenton - Federation Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Collette Lafford - Midday Supervisory Assistant

Mrs. Katie McKinnon - Casual Federated Midday Supervisory Assistant

Support Staff:

Mrs Jade Rowlatt - Federation Administration & Admissions

Mrs. Jenny Webb - Caretaker

Mrs. Janice Coakley - Cleaner

Dolce Kitchen Staff:

Mrs Lynn Claridge - Cook

Kellie Clark - Kitchen Assistant

Federation Support Staff:

Mrs Nicki Butler - Business Manager

Mrs Suzanne Williams- PA to Executive Headteacher/HR Officer

IT Support:

Turn It in - IT Support


Staff and volunteers enjoying World Book Day