Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves

Governing Body

Meet the governors 

Our school governing body works hard, setting aims and policies, and providing strategic direction to ensure objectives and a high standard of education is delivered.

The Full Governing Body, Staffing, Quality of Education and Finance and Premises sub-committees meet formally once a term.


The Chair of our Governing Board is Richard Eadie who can be contacted via the school office.

Our Governing Body

Governing Board Structure 

Name of GovernorDate of Appointment Date of expiryCommittee ServedPecuinary InterestAppointed byGovernor Type
Jacqueline Nicholls *Head teacherGovernor ex officio AllNilN/aHead teacher
Richard Eadie27/03/201731/01/2025Chair of Governors - Staffing and Quality of EducationNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Nicki Brown21/04/200931/08/2026Chair of Staffing / Quality of EducationOwner of Little UGoverning BoardCo-opted
Scott Campbell07/04/201431/08/2026Chair of Finance and PremisesPartner of staff memberGoverning BoardCo-opted
Deborah Harvey02/12/201901/12/2026Chair of Quality of EducationNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Charles Robinson *LEA Governor06/02/200331/08/2026Full board vice chair & Vice chair of Finance and PremisesNilGoverning BoardLEA Governor
Iris Jardon11/03/201431/08/2026Finance and PremisesNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Craig Sterling27/03/201826/03/2026Finance and PremisesPartner of staff memberParentsParent Governor
Helen Osborne 18/03/200801/2/2026StaffingStaff memberStaffCo-opted
Samuel Mason06/12/202105/12/2025Quality of EducationNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Sarah Robinson06/12/202105/12/2025Quality of Education / StaffingNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Kate Alder06/12/202105/12/2025Finance and PremisesNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Sam Faulkner20/3/202319/3/2027StaffingNilGoverning BoardCo-opted
Jenny SuttonAssociate - Deputy Head TeacherQuality of EducationNo voting rights  
Natalie DonaghyAssociate - Deputy Head TeacherStaffingNo voting rights  
Hannah MillerAssociate - Assistant Head TeacherQuality of EducationNo voting rights  

Committee Structure

Finance & PremisesStaffingQuality of EducationPay Committee
Scott Campbell – ChairNicki Brown - ChairDeborah Harvey - ChairRichard Eadie
Charles Robinson Richard Eadie Richard EadieNicki Brown
Iris JardonHelen OsborneSam MasonScott Campbell
Craig SterlingSarah RobinsonSarah Robinson 
 Kate AlderSam FaulknerNicki Brown 
  Jenny Sutton (Associate) 
 Natalie Donaghy (Associate)Hannah Miller (Associate) 
Jacqueline Nicholls (Head teacher)Jacqueline Nicholls (Head teacher)Jacqueline Nicholls (Head teacher)Jacqueline Nicholls (Head teacher)

Financial Information


Please note that we do not have any employees with a gross annual salary of more than £100,000.


Please click here to view our school's financial data.


Governing Board Attendance Registers 

Below are the attendance records at the governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year: