Our Local Governing Board

Chair of Local Board – Mr Geoff Palmer

Vice Chair of Local Board - Mr Charles Moore

Local Board Member – Miss Sarah Gray (Headteacher)

Clerk to the Governors – Mrs Susan Benfell

Local Board Member – Mrs Sue Hasnip

Local Board Member – Mrs Raechelle May

Local Board Member – Mrs Lindsey Kirkham (Non-Teaching Staff Representative)

Local Board Member – Mr Paul Singleton

Local Board Member – Mr Peter Whitehead (Teaching Staff Representative)

Local Board Member – Mrs Sarah Goudie

Local Board Member - Mrs Rebecca Hales (Deputy Headteacher)


Structure and Responsibilities of Governors – Local Governing Body

The purpose of governance

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All governance boards, no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

In addition to the above, governors at Long Sutton County Primary School have secondary areas of responsibility - they ensure oversight and scrutiny of practice in all areas within the school on behalf of the full Local Governing Board.

To this end, governors will meet with relevant staff members on several occasions over the course of the academic year, make reports of their visits and meet as Boards in school to share these with the other Local Governing Body members.  In turn, these reports are then presented at Trust meetings.

Local Board Responsibilities:

Attendance Sheet Local Board of Governors

Governance Roles in other Educational Establishments

The following members have declared that they have governance roles in other educational establishments:

Mr Geoff Palmer – Trustee of Keystone MAT which has oversight of a number of other schools:  Surfleet Primary, Gedney Church End Primary School, Lutton St Nicholas Primary School, Tower Road Academy, Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and Thurlby Community Primary Academy.

Mrs Lindsey Kirkham – Foundation Governor at Tydd St Mary Primary School.

Paul Singleton - Governor at Surfleet Primary School

Declaration of Pecuniary interests 2023-24


Position Held

Date Appointed /

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Mr Geoff Palmer

Chair of LGB


Trustee of Keystone MAT
Trustee of Allens Educational Charity & Mary Boon Charity

Mr Charles Moore

Deputy Chair of LGB



Mrs Sue Hasnip

LA Governor



Mrs Raechelle May

Parent Governor


Daughter attends the school

Mr Paul Singleton



Strategic Assessment Lead for Keystone MAT

Mrs Lindsey Kirkham

Staff Governor
(non teaching)


Primary Foundation Governor at Tydd St Mary CofE School

Mrs Sarah Goudie




Miss Sarah Gray




Mrs Rebecca Hales

Deputy Headteacher



Mr Pete Whitehead

Staff Governor



Mrs Susan Benfell

Clerk to LGB


Trustee of Phillips & Allens Educational Charities through St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton