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On the 1st October 2017 Locking Primary converted to academy status and formally became part of the Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN).


Each school within ELAN has a Local Governing Body (LGB). The LGB of Locking Primary School aims to support the whole community of the school using their varying skills, strengths and expertise from all walks of life to enrich the work of the governing body and improve the governance of the school.


The LGB of Locking Primary is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, and the community, who have a special interest in the school and wish to volunteer their time in undertaking the responsibilities delegated to them by the Board of Trustees. These include aspects such as maintaining an overview of the standards and performance achieved in the school, securing a local interest in the school's strategic development and providing support and challenge for the Headteacher.In all decision making, the governors are committed to ensuring that the best interests of all children in the school are the highest priority.


The current governors of Locking Primary School are:

Parent Governors

1). Hannah Whitten (Vice Chair with a responsibility for Behaviour & Welfare)
2). Amanda Darlow

3). Vacancy
4). Vacancy

Staff Governors1). Rachel Elsom
2). Katy Fairhurst
Headteacher of Locking Primary School James Oakley (Acting Headteacher)
Appointed by the Board1). Peter Lacey
2). Vikki Beamish (Chair of Governors)
Co-opted Governors

1). Marion Dumbell 
2). Norman Donovan (Vice Chair with a responsibility for Teaching & Learning) 
3). Lorraine Murtagh

4). Vacancy

Clerk to the Governing BodySarah Edwards


To contact the Chair of Governors, please email: or write to Mrs. Vikki Beamish at the school postal address.

Interested in becoming a governor?

Being a Governor is a rewarding way of making a voluntary contribution to the lives of local young people. We don’t expect you to be an expert in education, we welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views. You just need to be interested in supporting our school, community and the educational outcomes of our pupils. In all decision making, the governors are committed to ensuring that the best interests of all children in the school are the highest priority.


If you are interested in becoming a governor, please download and complete the expression of interest form and email it to the Chair of Governors: 

Local Governing Body Information:

For Memorandum of Association, Funding Agreement, Accounts and Annual Report for Extend Learning Academies Network please go to ELAN Statutory Documentation


ELAN Trade Union Facility Time Reporting