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Witton Middle School



Our Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) is made up of parents, staff and co-opted representatives. School local governing body members have a wide range of responsibilities. They support the Headteacher in leading the school and act as a ‘critical friend’. They also have a strategic role in setting aims and objectives, agreeing targets, budgets, policies and priorities and monitoring effectiveness. The LGB also evaluates the school’s performance through in-house, local and national data alongside the School Development Plan.


LGB members attend school events and are always willing to talk to parents/carers. In addition, the LGB formally seeks the views of parents/carers and this feedback is discussed with the Senior Leadership Team and, where applicable, incorporated into the School Development Plan. The LGB reviews its own performance on an annual basis and has its own plan for improvement as part of the School Development Plan. Governors monitor Safeguarding and the Single Central Record on a regular basis and also visit the school frequently, talking to pupils and staff to ensure the school environment is safe for all pupils and adults.


If you wish to speak to one of our governors, please contact the school office and one of our team will be happy to help 01905 773362.

Mission Statement

The Local Governing Body aims to support the vision, aims and responsibilities of Witton Middle School by ensuring that the school provides a safe, caring, and stimulating learning environment where every child can realise his or her full potential.


We will achieve this through both an active involvement in the daily life of the school, and by working closely with the school community.

  • to set challenging aims and objectives for the school;
  • to agree policies, priorities, and performance targets for accomplishing these objectives;
  • to look for evidence that these objectives are being achieved, asking searching questions of the leadership team.


Our actions will be rooted in the best interests of the school and its pupils, and we will always be prepared to explain our decisions openly and honestly to staff, parents/carers, pupils, government, and anyone else in the wider community with an interest in the conduct and standards of the school.


Meet our Local Governing Body Governors:

Kate Lambert

Co-opted LGB Governor

Chair of Local Governing Body

Term of office 12.12.23 to 11.12.27

Having worked for large multi-national corporations for almost 30 years, Kate joined us in December 2019,

after beginning a sabbatical to allow more time for personal projects and voluntary work.  Having travelled away from home for much of her career she is keen to focus on the local community, and with a particular passion for lifelong learning, she is keen to be part of setting the right foundations for Witton Middle School to support every pupil to realise his or her full potential. 

Through a career covering manufacturing, engineering through to IT, she brings broad business and management skills, such as budget management, data analysis, strategy setting, project management, people management and development.


Ryan Townsend

Parent LGB Governor

Vice-chair of Local Governing Body

Term of office 08.04.22 to 07.04.26

Ryan has lived in Droitwich since 2013 and has two sons; one who is a former Witton student and one who is a current pupil. Ryan has a professional background in policing and child protection, but now works in HR for a multi-academy trust and supports senior leaders with people related matters and contributes to the effective running of schools. Ryan wants to contribute his skills and time to improving the outcomes of all children at Witton.


Suzie Bourne


Mrs Bourne trained as a middle school teacher with a specialism in Physical Education. She has taught within Worcestershire for 20 years in a variety of roles, securing successive promotions through to Headship.

She has a son at primary school and is passionate about creating a school climate which fosters growth, curiosity, collaboration and belonging in all members of the school community.


Adam Brazier

Parent LGB Governor

Chair of Finance, Premises & Risk Committee

Term of office 08.04.22 to 07.04.26

Adam is from Droitwich and for the last 3 years has been Quality and Safety Manager for an electronics company who produce signals for use on the UK highways.  He spent 20 years in Quality Management working in Investment Casting for 9 years and Aerospace for 8 years.  His areas of expertise are data analysis, leading problem solving events and anything Excel.  The 20 years in Quality has given him the ability to see a positive in any situation. He likes processes and activities to be structured to ensure all tasks have been completed, and also to identify where support may be required. He's fairly easy going and relaxed, but also like things to be done correctly.  His hobbies post children are more related to encouraging their development, but happy to go fishing, ride somewhere on his bike, or play xbox.  He attended Witton and then Droitwich high school, and studied IT Programming at Worcester Tech.  He is currently completing a degree in Operational Leadership.


Rachel Marshall

Parent LGB Governor

Term of office 27.11.20 to 26.11.24

Mrs Marshall trained as a Probation Officer 18 years ago, and held a middle management position assessing quality assurance of risk assessments and safeguarding practice until summer 2020. She is currently focussed on family life with 3 of her 4 children recently joining Witton as the family relocate to Droitwich, and is looking forward to supporting the leadership and contributing to the life of the school over the next few years.


Becky Morgan

Parent LGB Governor

Term of office 28.02.23 to 27.02.27

Neil Pyper


Co-opted LGB Governor

Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee

Term of office 14.07.22 to 13.07.26

Victoria Sawyer

Parent LGB Governor

Term of office 14.02.23 to 13.02.27

My name is Vicki and my daughter joined Witton Middle School in September 2022. Witton was my preference due to the ethos and values, and I was very pleased that she felt the same way. I’m originally from Droitwich and returned to my hometown in 2017.

My professional background is Human Resources in the public sector with my role being to support organisational development. This includes: recruitment, selection and talent management; inclusion, equality and diversity; and wellbeing initiatives. My 16 years of HR experience helps me to understand the strategic role of Parent Governor and, with a child in the school, I am also able to consider the perspectives as a parent.

I am proud to support the school to be the best it can be, overcoming any challenges and providing the best education and opportunities to all of our children so that they can reach their full potential.


Rachael Moore

Co-opted LGB Governor

Term of office 29.06.23 to 28.06.27

Dave Watson

Staff LGB Governor

Term of office 30.06.23 to 29.06.27



1 x Parent Governor

4 x Co-opted Governors


Former Governors

Elizabeth Haste, Co-opted Governor, 04.10.20 to 31.01.24

Ailie Mullin, Co-opted Governor, 29.09.21 to 06.11.23

Nikki Walker, Parent Governor, 01.10.21 to 27.09.23

Sarah Harris, Parent Governor, 27.04.21 to 19.01.23

David Whiting, Parent Governor, 08.04.22 to 18.01.23

Anna Brenwald, Staff Governor, 12.12.19 to 17.01.23

Details of Committees

From September 2023, the LGB meets in the first half term, with the following committees meeting in the second half term:

  • Finance, Premises and Risk
  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Personnel (Pay & HR)


Local Governing Body

Chair:  Kate Lambert

The Local Governing Body meets at least once a half term. It is at these meetings that members decide on the strategic direction of the school. The Headteacher presents the termly school report which includes progress on Action Plan targets. Decisions are made on those matters delegated by the Multi Academy Trust (MAT).  Local policies are scrutinised prior to approval by the LGB safeguarding procedures are reviewed and approved.