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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governor Section...



Mrs Mary Kerry is our Chair of Governors. We are very fortunate to have a committed and dedicated team of governors. Their role is crucial in the continuing success and development of Croft Infant School.


Governors                                     Appointed as                               Term of Office ends

Mrs Mary Kerry                              Co-opted  (Chair)                                Oct 2022

Mr Matt Daniells                            Co-opted (Vice Chair)                           Oct 2022

Mrs Helen Godfrey                         Acting Headteacher

Mrs Jane Priestley                          Staff                                                  Nov 2022

Mrs Michelle Breffitt                       Parent                                                March 2024

Mr David Taylor                             Co-opted                                            Oct 2021

Mr John Murday                             LA                                                     Feb 2022


The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Diana Riley.


The main roles of the Governing Body are:-

  • To provide a strategic view, focus on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.

  • To act as a critical friend, provide the headteacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on it members’ knowledge and experience.

  • To ask challenging questions.

  • To promote the interests of the school and its pupils

  • To ensure accountability



At Croft Infant School, the full governing board meets every half term. Throughout the year we hold a minimum of 3 formal meetings and 3 workshops where governors focus on key areas of school such as school improvement, finance and resources and teaching and learning (including data analysis).

The Chair and Vice Chair of Governors form the Head Teacher Performance Management Committee, along with our LA advisor.


Dates will be added for the upcoming term.






This was agreed by the Local authority on 25th February 2015 and is as follows:


  1. The name of the school is Croft Community Infant School


  1. The school is a community school


  1. The name of the Governing Body is Croft Infant School Governing Body


  1. The Governing Body shall consist of:


  1. Four parent governors
  2. One Local Authority governor
  3. One Headteacher governor
  4. One staff governor
  5. Four Co-opted governors


  1. The total number of governors is eleven


  1. The term of office for all governors is four years


  1. This instrument of government comes into effect on 25th February 2015.


  1. This instrument was made by order of Derbyshire Local Authority


  1. A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governing body.