Forrest View



If you would like to make contact with the school governors then please contact the Clerk, Mrs Kelly Morgan, via the school office or by email:


Meet the governing body of Forest View Primary School.

Chair: Mr Bob Hill

Vice-Chair: Mrs Sandie Roper


Governors - Members and Directors of the Academy:

Ben Lyons - Head Teacher - Staff Governor

Bob Hill - Member - Chair - Governor

Laura Bailey - Staff Governor

Sandie Roper (member) - Vice-Chair - Member - Governor

Rachael Morton - Parent Governor

Andrew Dobinson - Parent Governor

Tony Griffiths  - Governor

Gary Bluett - Member

Jane Johnson - Member

Keith Simmonds - Member


Non- Governors:

Claire Turley - Company Secretary

Kelly Morgan - Clerk to Governors


Declarations of Interest

Mr B. Lyons - Parent and staff member

Mrs R. Morton - Parent

Mrs L. Bailey - Staff member

Mr G. Bluett - Husband to staff member

Mr A. Dobinson - Parent

Mr K. Simmonds - Trustee to Cinderford Artspace

Mr T. Griffiths - Link Tutor University of Gloucestershire Teacher Training

Mrs J. Johnson - Member of Cinderford Town Council


Governors’ Duties

The Governors have statutory duties, as follows:

  • To ensure delivery of the National Curriculum. The Governors are involved in the monitoring of the curriculum, overseen by the Curriculum Committee.
  • To oversee the annual budget. Through the Finance Committee the Governing Body controls and monitors the expenditure of the school. Day to day decisions are delegated to the Head Teacher and his Senior Management Team.
  • To be kept informed on all aspects of the day-to-day running and organisation of the school.
  • To take decisions on the appropriate levels of staff and to make appointments, where necessary, via the Staffing Committee.
  • To inspect the condition and repair of the school premises.
  • To determine the use of the premises out of school hours.


Governor's Meetings

The full Governing Body meets once per term, or six times a year. An average meeting will typically review previous minutes, discuss reports from committees and from the Head Teacher. Any new policies are reviewed and approved and, following discussion, decisions may be approved as a result of proposals from committees and the Head Teacher. A number of these policies are available for you to view on the website.

The following committees meet regularly throughout the year to enable governors to carry out their business in the most effective manner and share the governing body’s responsibilities:

Educational Standards Committee

  • Curiculum
  • Assessment
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Special and Additional Education Needs
  • Gifted & Talented
  • English as an Additional Language
  • School Development Plan
  • School's Self Evaluation


Facilities, Finance and HR Committee

  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Catering
  • Child Protection
  • Pastoral Care
  • Staff Welfare
  • School Development Plan
  • School's Self Evaluation
  • Finance
  • Pay
  • HR
  • Performance Management
  • School Development Plan
  • School's Self Evaluation