Knowleswood Primary
School and Nursery

Part of the Cavendish and Knowleswood Federation

01274 778177 |

Welcome to our new school website, we will be adding content regularly!


At Knowleswood Primary School, our School Governors are pro-active in developing our school, to ensure the outcomes for ALL children are the best they can possibly be. They help drive the Vision for Knowleswood which is ‘To ignite a spark for learning in all young minds, that inspires and creates independence for life within an environment that is safe, stable and caring for all.’

Governors at Knowleswood, help create a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel. They challenge senior leaders to ensure that staff are deployed effectively and sources of funding, including pupil premium, sports premium and SEN funding, are used effectively to secure excellent outcomes for pupils.

Knowleswood Governors have specific roles focused on the following key areas:

  • The effectiveness of Leadership and Management.
  • The quality of Teaching and Learning.
  • Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare.
  • Pupil outcomes.
  • The effectiveness of Early Years provision.

Please refer to the Knowleswood ‘Instrument of Government’ for further information regarding the structure of the Governing Body.

Current members;

Angela Robertson    Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Governing Body, Member of Finance  & General Purposes Committee, Curriculum Committee and Performance Management Member

 Tess Peart  –  Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of the Governing Body, Named Governor for LAC. Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee and Performance Management Member

Paul Winder  Co-opted Governor 

Finance and General Purposes Committee and Named Governor for Health & Safety

Barbara Minter Co-opted Governor

Named Governor for SEND , Curriculum Committee Chair

Hannah Ripping Co-opted Governor 

Curriculum Committee Member

Kelly Taylor Parent Governor 

Curriculum Committee Member, Shadow Named Governor for Safeguarding

Lyndsey Wright Parent Governor 

Curriculum Committee Member , Named Governor for Safeguarding

Charlie Rolfe (Staff Governor – Knowleswood)

Curriculum Committee Member

Ellie Jones (Staff Governor – Cavendish)

Curriculum Committee Member

Noreen Dunn (Executive Headteacher)

Finance and General Purposes Committee member , Curriculum Committee Member

Clare Cosgrove Head of School Knowleswood

Jonathan Nixon Head of School Cavendish 

Andrew Cheeseman (Associate member – Federation Business Manager)


Upcoming Events

17th January 2020
  • Learning Champions Assembly

    17th January 2020  2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

22nd January 2020
  • Library Opening Day

    22nd January 2020  9:00 am - 10:00 am