Chair of Governors
Chair of Education and Standards
Chair of Finance & Pay
Clerk to the Governors

Mr Martyn Worrall

Mr Charlie Hanford
Mr Glenn Miller
Miss Rachael McMann

Governors and the clerk can be contacted via

Current Term
Category of Governor
Mr Charlie Hansford
23/10/2008 – 30/06/2025
By Statute
Education & Standards
Staff Appeals
Pupil Discipline
Mr David Marchant
Education & Standards
Finance & Pay
Whole School
Mr Neil Ruddick
Retired Police Inspector
03/03/2022 – 03/03/2026
Education & Standards
Ms Joanne Mills
Chief Officer, Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs
11/05/2015 – 11/05/2023
Education & Standards
Link with Sixth Form
Mrs Tine Boving Foster
B&B Owner
11/05/2015 – 11/05/2023
Education & Standards
Teaching and Learning
Link with Safeguarding
Mr Alastair Worth
Head of Sport
15/09/2016 – 15/09/2024
Education & Standards
Mr Justin Ray
Justin Ray Ltd (Corporate Finance Consultant)
12/11/2018 – 31/08/2023
Finance & Pay
Mr Martyn Worrall
Former Headteacher (secondary) & Inspector of Education
22/11/2018 – 31/08/2023
Education & Standards
Mr Glenn Miller
24/06/2019 – 24/06/2023
Finance & Pay
Link with Health and Safety
Dr Jean Jenkins
01/09/2019 – 01/09/2023
Education & Standards
Link with the student voice
Miss Rachael McMann
Clerk to the Govenors
Education & Standards
Finance & Pay
Staffing Committee
Staff Appeals
Pupil Discipline Committee
Risk Review Group
Prepares and circulates all meeting papers including agendas and minutes.
Advises the GB on procedural matters.
Advises on changes in Governance.
Mr Michael Bauer
Retired Governor
01/09/2017 –
Mrs Karen Rae
Retired Governor
20/03/2014 –
Mr Paul Airey
Retired Governor
12/11/2018 –
What Do Governors Do
1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos & strategic direction.
2. Hold the Headmaster and Senior Management Team to account for the educational performance of the school and its students.
3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
Within QEGS we achieve this through half termly meetings of Full Governors and its two sub-committees which deal in detail with the two main aspects of the governing body’s work. Each governor also acts a link between a specific department and the governing body.
Our Committees
Education and Standards
1. To monitor and review achievment, progress and attainment of students and groups of students at all levels.
2. To keep under review the school’s cuuriculum and ensure it complies with statutory obligations and is consistent with the aims and ethos of the school.
3. To ensure the highest possible standards of safety and well-being for all students and staff.
4. Ensure Special Educational Needs of pupils are identified and adequately resourced by reviewing and monitoring.
5. To consider and keep under review the school’s pastoral care and Behaviour Policy.
6. To monitor and review the quality of the learning and the quality of the teaching of the curriculum.
7. Enusre all Pupils’ Records are being correctly maintained and secured and ensure pupils’ welfare, discipline and attendance are adequately managed by reviewing and monitoring.
8. To comment on, help prepare and monitor the relevant sections of the Quality Improvement Plan and ensure that requirements for capital expenditure, staffing and other resources, necessary to deliver the above, are referred to the Finance and Pay Subcommittee or the Full Governing Body for consideration.
9. Ensure the effective Human Resource management of the teaching staff by reviewing and monitoring and report on this to the Governing Body at least once a year.
10. Ensure that pupil related Appeals and Complaints are adequately dealt with by the school monitoring and reviewing.
11. To review and monitor the impact of those policies as indicated on the Governors’ Annual Plan.
12. Receive Link Governor reports and review quality of learning.
Finance & Pay (inclusive of buildings and maintenance)
Subject to applicable statutory requirements, the committee is authorised:
1. To carry out duties as set out in the Academy’s Financial Handbook.
2. To ensure prudent management of all aspects of academy finances.
3. To produce & manage a three year rolling finance plan & budget in association with the Head of Finance & Head Teacher.
4. To maintain the pay policy and review this on an annual basis.
5. To approve any salary increase for the Head following recommendations from the Headteachers Performance Review Group .
6. To receive an annual report from the Headteacher regarding the pay implications of the annual staff review process.
7 To ensure that the School Improvement Plan includes all aspects of capital expenditure, staffing and other resources, in association with the Education & Standards Committee or the full Governing Body for consideration.
8. To ensure that the academy estate provides an environment consistent with the educational aims of the establishment.
9. To ensure effective management of Human Resources associated with the above.
10. To carry out the role of the Audit Committee.
11. To ensure effective management of Health and Safety throughout the school.
Risk and Audit Committee
Subject to applicable statutory requirements, the committee is authorised to:
  1. review the external auditor’s plan each year
  2. review the annual report and accounts
  3. review the auditor’s findings and actions taken by the trust’s managers in response to those findings
  4. assess the effectiveness and resources of the external auditor to provide a basis for decisions by the trust’s members about the auditor’s reappointment or dismissal or retendering. Considerations may include:
    1. the auditor’s sector expertise
    2. their understanding of the trust and its activities
    3. whether the audit process allows issues to be raised on a timely basis at the appropriate level
    4. the quality of auditor comments and recommendations in relation to key areas
    5. the personal authority, knowledge and integrity of the audit partners and their staff to interact effectively with, and robustly challenge, the trust’s managers
    6. the auditor’s use of technology
  5. produce an annual report of the committee’s conclusions to advise the board of trustees and members, including recommendations on the reappointment or dismissal or retendering of the external auditor, and their remuneration.
You can contact any of our Governors via the Clerk to the Governors at:
or by post to:
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, CA11 7EG


Mr Martyn Worrall, Chair of Governors
Ms June Venus, appointed 18th January 2021
Mrs Gail Gravett, appointed 18th January 2021

Full Governors Minutes
Education and Standards
Finance and Pay
Risk and Audit