Greenmeadow Primary School




Being a school governor at Greenmeadow Primary School is vital to our school’s success. We care about the children and all who work in our school. Our committed and enthusiastic governing body ensure our children and staff work in a happy, stimulating and safe environment. We help to make big decisions about the school’s long term goals and we are involved in many aspects of the school, including running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline. We act as a critical friend, supporting the headteacher but also asking questions and making sure the school is heading in the right direction.

Governors at Greenmeadow have a variety of experience to offer in finance, school experience and community aspects. Wherever possible we like to be part of what is happening in our school, be it attending school plays, supporting the PTA or visiting classes to follow our link subject. We regularly attend courses to learn more about our role as a governor so we can support our school even more and improve our governor knowledge.

If you would like to make contact with the governing body, please email the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Rutherford, at

There is currently one vacancy for a Parent Governor on the Governing Board of Greenmeadow Primary School. 

Please click here for more information and for a Nomination Form

Governor Declaration of Conflict of Interest 2019/2020


Name of Governor Term of Office  Area of Responsibility Details of other Directorships or Trusteeships Membership of any professional bodies of which they have a position of management Any other conflict of interest or family connection to the school
Chris Norton 05/10/2019 – 04/10/2023 Chair of Governors  -



Spouse is also a Governor at Greenmeadow Primary School
Henrietta Akeese-Mensah 13/12/2017 – 12/12/2021  Vice Chair of Governors TBC TBC TBC 
Mark Crossland 25/01/2018 – 24/01/2022  Chair of Premises Trustee of 1st Swindon Sea Scouts - Greenmeadow Primary DPO
Peter Steer


22/03/2020 - 21/03/2024


Chair of Finance - - -
Trevor Norton

30/01/2018 - 29/01/2022

Chair of Staffing - - Spouse is Chair of Governors
Kate Mackinnon


Headteacher -

NAHT Member 



Beckie Sainsbury

17/05/2020 - 16/05/2024

Staff Governor





Michelle Thompson 27/11/2019 - 26/11/2023 Staff Governor - - -
Claire Ellson


(Observor on GB)

Senior Administrator

(In School)

- - Employed at school
Sarah Rutherford N/A Clerk to Governors - - Nephew attends the school

Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference

Instrument of Government - Greenmeadow Primary School

Governor and Clerk Privacy Notice

Register of Attendance at Full Governor Meetings and Committee Meetings 2018-2019