Salusbury Primary School

The Governing Body

If you would like to contact the governors, please e-mail  the chair of governors  on the following email address, mark the e-mail as for the attention of the Chair of Governors:


You can also contact them at:

Salusbury Primary School
Salusbury Road


Type of Governor


Term Expires

LA (1)

Katherine Herzog Parsons


 02 December 2021

01 December 2025

Parents (2)

Election process taking place


Kate Shand

23 October 2020

22 October 2024

Co-opted (8)





Tuba Guclu

29 September 2021

28 September 2025

Karen Kennedy Medford

31 January 2022

30 January 2026

Kate Gater (Chair)


18 January 2021

17 January 2025

Rob Sellers


8 December 2021

7 December 2025

Charles Wood

17 January 2022

16 Jan 2026

Tasha Luvaka

29 September 2021

28 September 2025



Head (1)

Michelle Ginty


Staff (1)



Associate Members


Election Taking place









Rachel Linkletter


Yasmin Hussain


Stephanie Armstrong


Zoe Hibbert

Karl Murray


Declarations of interest


Finance, Property & Staffing –   Rob Sellers (Chair),  Kate Gater, Kate Shand,  Michelle Ginty,  (Headteacher), Invitee: Karl Murray (SBM


Teaching, Learning & Standards  and Safeguarding & Wellbeing Committee– Karen Kennedy Medford (Chair), Michelle Ginty (Headteacher), Kate Gater, Kate Shand,   Invitees: Rachel Linkletter, Stephanie Armstrong, Yasmin Hussain and Zoe Hibbert



Pupil Discipline Committee – Any three available governors (excluding the Headteacher)

Staff Dismissal Committee – Any three governors (excluding the Headteacher)


Staff Dismissal Appeal Committee – Any three available governors (excluding the Headteacher and those serving on the initial Staff Dismissal Committee)


Complaints Panel – Any three available governors (excluding the Headteacher)

The procedural committees from which panels would be drawn to consider cases as and when required:


Headteacher’s Performance Review Committee – Claire Morris and Rob Sellers

Review Officer – tbc


Pay & Staffing Committee (subcommittee of Finance Property & Staffing) – Claire Morris, Robin Chalmers & Rob Sellers 


Pay Appeals Committee – Claire Morris and Karen Kennedy Medford


Salusbury Primary School – Link Governors

Link areas

Link Governors


Leadership & Management

Rob Sellers,  Karen Kennedy-Medford

Personal Development

Kate Gater, Tasha Luvaka, 

Quality of Education (inc EYFS)

Karen Kennedy Medford, Claire Morris, Tuba Guclu


Kate Gater

Diversity, Inclusion & SEND




A link governor is a member of the governing board that is appointed to oversee a specific aspect of the work of the school.

What does the role of link governor involve?

The role of link governor will vary according to the nature of the appointment. However, in general a link governor role would involve the following specific tasks:

  • Keeping up to date with the area of interest, and attending relevant training
  • Making focused visits to the school
  • Acting as a link between a relevant staff member and the governing body, by meeting regularly to discuss the area of interest
  • Monitoring the implementation of relevant policies, and discussing their impact with the staff member
  • Regularly reporting to the governing body, and making recommendations where appropriate

Link governor appointment

There is no statutory obligation for governing boards to appoint link governors. Governing boards are free to choose how they structure their governance arrangements, and can therefore decide which, if any, roles are delegated to individuals.

Governing boards should collectively assign link governor roles, with the agreement of the individual taking the role. Link governor positions should then be reviewed annually.

Why do we have link Governors?

The Department for Education recommends that governing boards appoint an individual governor or committee to have oversight of governor training, and another for special educational needs (SEN) provision in the school.

Other link governor positions should be chosen in line with the school’s improvement priorities, and in partnership with senior and middle managers. Governing bodies may also choose to appoint a link governor for a particular subject area, for example, or for safeguarding.