Governors at The Acorn Federation

Welcome to our Governor page.


The Governors of The Acorn Federation are responsible for both Long Lane Church of England Primary School and Marston Montgomery Primary School.


The Roles, Procedures and Allowances Regulations set out the key functions of the governing body, which are to:


  • ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;

  • ensure that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and

  • ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.


They also set out that the headteacher is responsible for the internal management, control and educational performance of the school and make clear that s/he is accountable to the governing body in relation to all her/his responsibilities and must comply with any reasonable request of the governing body.


 In order to fulfil our statutory duties our Governing body meets six times a year (every school half term). At each meeting, there is a formal agenda and our Clerk to the Governors takes the minutes of the meeting. The Headteacher updates the Headteacher’s Report for each meeting, other information that helps Governors to monitor the school’s work is also provided, e.g. attainment and the school improvement plan.

During the meetings, Governors also share their completed Governor Visit forms and approve any new or reviewed policy documents.  Between meetings Governors make both formal and informal visits to the school on a regular basis to ensure that they are knowledgeable and informed about the school.


Governors can be involved in any recruitment process, including observing applicants teaching and taking part in formal interviews. Governors attend regular training sessions, including induction training and safeguarding training.





Start of Term of Office

Rachel Yemm

Parent Governor

Chair of Governors

July 2019

Jonathan Calow

 Co-opted Governor  Deputy Chair July 2019


LA Governor



Teresa Bosley

Head Teacher


September 2018

Susan Haslam

Foundation Governor


September 2018


Foundation Governor



Amanda Haymes

Parent Governor    November 2021
Simon Dowdy

Co-opted Governor


 January 2022

Kirsty Murby

Staff Governor


 September 2022


 Co-opted Governor    


The term of office for all Governors is 4 years.

Our Clerk to Governors is Amanda Lovett. Mrs Lovett can be contacted on acornfederationclerk@marstonmontgomery.derbsyhire.sch.uk.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please contact the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Lovett.