The main aim of the governing body is to maintain and improve its school's standards of education.  Its work can be divided into three key areas:

  • Setting the school's vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.


  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.


  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.


If you would like to contact any of our governors, you may do so via Mrs. Adams in the school office.


The Pilgrim School Local Governing Body 2018/2019 

Name Position Term of Office Type Appointed by Business Interests  Role
Mr J Garvey Chair 01.12.2016 - 30.11.2020 Appointed Trustees


Pupil Premium, Sports Funding, Safeguarding,
Finance, SEND

Mr J Danielsen 29.09.2017 - 28.09.2021 Staff Elected None
Mr M Fitchet 04.01.2018 - 03.01.2022 Parent Elected Respect Safety - Health and Safety, Fire Risk (from 28.02.18) Health and Safety
Ms M Jeffreys 01.12.2016 - 30.11.2020 Appointed Trustees Governor at St Margarets at Troy Town (from Sep 2017) SIAMS
Mrs J Larney Vice-Chair 01.12.2016 - 30.11.2020 Appointed Trustees None Curriculum, Safeguarding
Mrs A Mepsted Head Teacher 01.09.2017 - Continuous Staff Ex-Officio None

Ms K Taylor

04.01.2018 - 03.02.2022  Parent  Elected

AECOM - Employer
(from Oct 1994
STL (Business Training)
(from Jul 2005, partner owns)
9 Clients Web Services
(Jul 2005 - Jul 2018, partner owns)

Early Years, ICT/e-safety

Mrs J Perry

Clerk 01.01.2014 - Onwards     

Clerk to Pilgrim MAT
(from Dec 2016)
Clerk to SMATT LGB
(from Sep 2018)
Business Manager - Pilgrim MAT
(from Sep 2018)
TA - Pilgrim School
(from Nov 2007)

Mrs J Allotey-Pappoe 17.12.2013 - 16.12.2017  Parent  Elected


Mr T Aylward 01.12.2016 - 12.07.2018 Appointed Trustees Spouse - Member of Pilgrim MAT (from Sep 2016) Finance, ICT/e-Safety
Mrs R Galea-Baker Vice-Chair 17.12.2017 - 25.09.2018 Appointed Trustees Teacher at St Margarets at Troy Town (from Sep 2017) SEND, Safeguarding

Reconstituted on 01.12.2016


Meeting Attendance - 2018/19


Mr J Danielsen Y Y

Mr M Fitchet

Mr J Garvey Y Y
Mrs M Jeffreys Y Y
Mrs J Larney Y Y
Mrs A Mepsted Y Y
Ms K Taylor Y Y


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