School Governors

The Watergall Primary School Governing Body is made up as follows:

  • Elaine Hedgecock – Chair of Governors
  • Mark Edwards- Vice Chair of Governors
  • Reverend Bill Croft – Governor
  • Lorraine White – Head Teacher
  • Vivien Beard –  Governor
  • Susie Hall- LA Governor
  • Faye Blunt- Staff Governor
  • Becky McGougan – Parent Governor
  • Kersti Salter- Parent Governor
  • Sandra Balls- Parent Governor
  • Suzanne Stone- Clerk to the Governors

Watergall Governing body structure, remit and terms of office details the key responsibilities for each member of the governing body.

Register of attendance 2015-2016

Register of attendance 2016-2017

Please click here to view the Govenors Statement of Behaviour Principles

Meet our Governors

Elaine Hedgecock- Chair of Governors

Elaine Hedgecock

Elaine has recently retired as a HR Director for a UK charity. Prior to this she ran her own consultancy business for over thirty years, specialising in management development. She has been a Governor for fourteen years and a chair for half that time, first of all in a secondary school where her daughter was a pupil and then in a primary school. She believes that good primary education enables children to become effective learners if they feel safe and have good teachers.
Elaine is also the Chair of Governors at Highlees Primary School in Westwood.

Mark Edwards- Vice Chair of Governors


“I have been the finance director at Smiths Motor Group for 8 years producing annual accounts as well as monthly management accounts with relevant key performance indicators which are reviewed on a monthly basis with the management team. Prior to joining Smiths, I worked as a consultant for the accounting side of a computer system that is specific to the motor trade, this involved setting up the systems, training staff to use new systems as well as managing the change from one system to another.

I live in Grantham with my wife and we have two boys, 15 and 12.”

Rev. Bill Croft- Year 5 Responsible Governor

Bill's 60th

Bill has been Vicar of The Holy Spirit Church Bretton  (Church of England) since 2011. The church building is in the Cresset at Bretton Centre. Bill is married with four grown up sons. He was ordained in 1980 and has worked over half his ministry in parishes. He has been governor of a number of schools and enjoys seeing schools flourish providing a good education for all pupils. Bill’s hobby is bellringing which he actively pursues when time permits.

Vivien Beard- Finance Governor


Vivien has always been interested in education and had a lot of different contact with schools when her own children were growing up. Vivien has run PTAs in the past as well as Cub groups. Vivien has a financial background and when she retired she wanted to put her experience to use.


Register of attendance 

Register of attendance 2016-2017

Register of attendance 2015-2016


Governor responsibilities and code of conduct

The document below highlights what each governor is responsible for.

Governor responsibilities

Please click on the link below to read through the governors code of conduct.

Governor code of conduct

Governor meeting schedule

The document below shows all of the proposed governing meetings for 2016-2017.

Meeting dates 2016-2017