Bawtry Mayflower is supported by its Board of Governors which, under the terms of the 1998 Education Act, is responsible for the curriculum and welfare of pupils, the school's budget, staff appointments and the care of the buildings.

Structure of our Governing Body

There is at least one full Governing Body meeting each term at which issues are discussed and decisions made. The Governing Body is then split into sub-committees: a Curriculum Committee and a Finance Committee. Each of these sub-committees meets at least once a term. 

The Governing Body of Bawtry Mayflower consists of:

  • Headteacher
  • Two Parent Governors (appointed by parents) 
  • One Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Local Authority)
  • One Staff Governor (appointed by the schools staff)
  • Four Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Full Governing Body)
  • Two Associate Members (attends full board and committee meetings, but isn't a Governor)

Chair of Governors

Melissa Vernon - Parent Governor. Can be contacted through the school office

Vice-Chair of Governors

Lucy Woolf - Parent Governor


Natalie Walker (Head of School) - remains on the Governing Body as an Associate Member (see below)

Diane Risley - remains on the Governing Body as Executive Headteacher 

Parent Governors

Lucy Woolf - term of office 13th July 2020 to 12th July 2024

Melissa Vernon - term of office 13th July 2020 to 12th July 2024

Local Authority Governor

Angela Scott - term of office 6th October 2020 to 5th October 2024

Staff Governor

Sarah Hoggart - term of office 24th September 2020 to 25th September 2024

Co-opted Governors

Rebecca Parkes - term of office 26th November 2018 to 25th November 2022

Audrey Wall - term of office 2nd October 2019 to 1st October 2023

Claire Bailey - term of office 4th March 2020 to 3rd March 2024

Nik Pratap - term of office 9th June 2021 to 8th June 2025

Associate Member

Natalie Walker - Head of School - Associate Member from 20th November 2019

Governors who have resigned or whose term of office has ended since September 2018 

Rebecca Parkes - teacher - end date as Associate Member 26th November 2018 (co-opted on to the Governing Body from this date)

Claire Banks - term of office ended on 22nd September 2019

Ruth Veal - resigned with effect from 25th September 2019

Claire Bailey - term of office ended on 31st January 2020

Angela Scott - term of office ended on 15th September 2020

Sarah Hoggart - term of office ended on 23rd September 2020

Gloria Hunter - resigned with effect from 5th October 2020

Reverend Becky Hancock - resigned with effect from 2nd November 2021

Governing Body Full Board Attendance and Minutes 2021-2022

Autumn Term Meeting 2nd November - apologies from Audrey Wall and Angela Scott

December 14th Meeting

Spring Term Meeting

Summer Term Meeting 

Governor Register of Interests

From 1st September 2015, Governing Bodies of maintained schools have a duty to publish their register of interests. This register is required to include the following details:

Any business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including:

  • Governance roles in other educational establishments
  • Any material interests arising from the relationships between Governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)

Please see below details of any interests declared by our current Governing Body for the academic year 2021-22.

Name of Governor
Interest Declared
Diane Risley
Executive Headteacher at Tickhill Estfeld

Nik Pratap
Angela Scott
Governor at The Hayfield School
Sarah Hoggart
Rebecca Parkes
Claire Bailey
Principle at John Smeaton Academy
Natalie Walker
Father works for DMBC who complete contracts for the school
Husband works for Youth Sports Trust
Lucy Woolf
Audrey Wall  Governor at Longtoft Primary School

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