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Governing Body

The Governing Body is chaired by Ken Somner, with Juli Morgan-Russell as the Vice Chair. 

Ken was elected as the Chair of Governors in October 2019, but has been a governor at Little Heath School for ten years; first elected as a parent governor after which he became a foundation governor.

Juli was re-elected as Vice Chair and was previously Head of English at Little Heath School.

Committee Structure

Committee Chair Members
Leadership and
Management Group
Ken Somner

Juli Morgan-Russell

Dana Cathrew

Ria Mohammed

Ian Bedwell

David Ramsden (Headteacher)

Finance and 
Resources Committee
Ria Mohammed

Rachel Hearn-Phillips (SLT Link)

Ken Somner

Roger Turner

David Ramsden (Headteacher)

Behaviour, Welfare
and Safety Committee
Stephen Stace

Gerry Dowling (Deputy Head)

Dana Cathrew

Sharon Andrews

Ken Somner

Stuart Lonsdale

David Ramsden (Headteacher)

Teaching and
Learning Committee
Juli Morgan-Russell

Kayley Button (Deputy Head)

Ian Bedwell

Sarah East

Anne Stopforth

David Ramsden (Headteacher)

Ian Bedwell

David Ramsden (Headteacher)

Juli Morgan-Russell

Sarah East

Aliea Rashid

Anne Stopforth

Stephen Young

The full organisation chart can be viewed here.

All committees feed into the Full Governing Body Meetings. A log of governor attendance at all meetings can be downloaded here.

Please refer to this document for the Terms of Office.

The Clerk to the Governors is Jo Cundy. Should you have any questions regarding our Governing Body, please email


The Governing Body is pleased to announce that Anton Lawrence was voted in as the new Parent Governor as of October 2020.

Statutory duties

All governors have to complete a register of business and financial interests declaration and sign a code of conduct form.  For the academic year 2020/21 a nil return was filed for any Business or Financial interest.  All governors have declared that they do not hold a governance role in another educational institution. One governor is in a relationship with a member of school staff.

A summary of ‘what a governor does’ briefing sheet may help explain a governor’s role and what they have committed to do throughout the year.

Governor Recruitment 

We are always interested in hearing from anyone in the local community who is interested in Governance. 

We invite applications from anyone in the local area so this could be a parent, or another family member, or someone you know who is interested in supporting the school.

If you, or someone you know, would like to talk to the Chair of Governors about becoming a Governor, please contact Jo Cundy at

Governor Code of Conduct and Register of Business Interests

Every governor signs that they will comply with the code of conduct for governors.  Governors also register any business or financial interests on an annual basis.  For the academic year 2021/22 governors presented a nil return for any business or pecuniary interest, with governors who work in an organisation outside of the school declaring their post and the organisation they work for. 

Financial Transparency

As part of the financial transparency regulations the Department of Education have included two reporting requirements for maintained schools.


Local Authority (LA) maintained schools are required to publish a link to the schools financial benchmarking website, where the Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) statement of income, expenditure and balances is published. For more information on Little Heath School’s financial status, please view our financial benchmarking page here

Individuals earning over £100,000

All LA maintained schools are required to publish on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100,000 in £10k bandings.

For the 21/22 financial year:

Salary range Number of employees
£100,000 - £110,000 0
>£110,000 1