Crown Wood Primary

Crown Wood
Primary School

Governing Body (GB)

Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT)

Crown Wood Primary School is an academy within the Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT). The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit. The Trust’s governance arrangements and the roles of and delegation to its various elements are described in the Scheme of Delegation for Governance Functions here.

The highest level of governance of the Trust is its Members. The Members established the Trust and take the place of shareholders would have in a commercial company; they act as the ‘guardians’ of the Trust and have an overview of its governance arrangements. The Members appoint Trustees and delegate their powers and duties for the direction and oversight of the Trust to the Board of Trustees.  You can find out more about the Members by going to Meet the Members.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Trustees are the legal governors of the Trust and the directors of the charitable company, and are responsible for the operation and performance of all schools in the Trust.  You can find out a little about the Trustees by going to Meet the Trustees.

Crown Wood Primary School's Governing Body (GB)

The Board of Trustees has established a local governing body (GB) for Crown Wood Primary School, to which it delegates its powers and functions with regard to the management and performance and oversight of the school.   The GB is responsible for helping to provide an environment in which a good quality education can be delivered. Those serving as Governors are representatives of stakeholders who have an interest in the school (i.e. The Trust, parents, staff and members of the local community).

Members of the Local Governing Body (LGB)

Role Name Type How Appointed / End of Term of Office
Chair   Mrs Sian Karamolegkos Trust Appointed by the Trust until 08/10/22
Vice-Chair  Vacant
Mr Gerard Barber Community Appointed by the LGB until 08/10/22
Mr Martyn Cooper Trust Appointed by the Trust until 22/11/24
Ms Hazel Dewey Community Appointed by the LGB until 27/03/22
Mrs Zoe Parry Parent Elected by Parent until 31/12/25
  Mr Grant Strudley Headteacher Headteacher (Ex-officio)
Mr Matthew Smith Staff Elected by Staff until 07/02/23
1 x Vacant Trust To be appointed by the Trust
1 x Vacant Parent To be elected by parents

Previous Governors (Within last 12 Months)

Role Name Type End of Term of Office
Mr Daniel Rose Parent Resigned 23/06/20
Vice-Chair Mr Michael Thompson Parent Term of office ended 31/05/21

Clerk to the Governors:  Dawn Deykin (  The Chair and individual governors may be contacted by e-mailing the Clerk or the school office.

For further information about our governors, including those who are not currently serving, please go to the Register of Interests section (below).

Lead Governors

The GB does not have standing sub-committees and instead there are 'Lead Governors' who monitor specific aspects of the school's operations.  Currently, these are:

Behaviour, Attendance & SMSC Mrs Hazel Dewey
Curriculum / Standards:  Core Mrs Sian Karamolegkos
Curriculum / Standards:  Wider Vacant
Finance Mr Martyn Cooper
Health & Safety Mrs Sian Karamolegkos
High Priorities Mrs Sian Karamolegkos
HR & Performance Management Mrs Hazel Dewey
Pupil Premium Mr Matt Smith
Safeguarding, CP & E-Safety Mrs Sian Karamolegkos
Special Educational Needs Mr Gerry Barber

Further Information

Register of Governors' Interests Record of Attendance Dates of Meetings & Minutes