Group Sponsored ReadOur School: Governing Body and the PTA

We are fortunate at Dry Sandford to have a dedicated and enthusiastic group of people acting both as governors and as members of our Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Our Governing Body

Star gazingThe Governing Body is composed of parents, staff, LA representatives and members of the community with an interest in the school.

Their role is to set broad aims and targets for the school and to monitor the results for which, in turn, they are accountable.

Their central responsibility is to ensure that the School adopts high standards in educational skills and personal development, so that each individual child makes rewarding use of their abilities to realise their full potential.


The Chair of Governors is Geoff Fitzgerald.

List of Governors

Chair – LA Governor                                 Mr. Geoff Fitzgerald

Vice Chair- Co-opted Governor               Mr. Charlie Bartlett

Staff      Governor                                        Mrs. Anne Robinson

Parent Governor                                         Mrs Frances Cobley

Parent Governor                                         Mr. Mehul Pancholi

Parent Governor                                         Mr. Graham Evans

Parent Governor                                         Dr. David Murphy

Parent Governor                                         Mr. Stephen Barney

Co-opted Governor                                     Mrs Jan Bartlett

Co-opted Governor                                     Mrs. Gillian Gillett

Co-opted Governor                                     Vacant

Headteacher                                                Mrs. Lisa Moorhouse

Clerk                                                              Mrs. Georgie Clarke

Dry Sandford PTA

The school playOur PTA meet regularly to plan fundraising events for the school. These are a variety of events aimed at adult, children and family entertainment. In the past the PTA have run quiz nights, discos and car boot sales. The biggest event is the annual summer fete, closely followed by the Christmas Fair. Both of these contribute enormously to funds and are supported by a raffle.

The money raised by the PTA is spent by the school on resources to support the children’s learning. The PTA have also subsidised trips out of school and paid for groups visiting the school for music and drama events. The PTA’s continued support of the school is invaluable to our ability to provide the extras that the budget cannot cover.

New members are always welcomed – the more ideas we can generate the better!

The current Chair of the PTA is Michelle Evans. To get involved, please contact Michelle directly – her phone number is available from Karen Busby in the School Office.

PTA Meeting Minutes:

PTA Mins 141117

PTA Mins 031017

PTA Mins 190917



PTA Events



Other forthcoming events: 



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