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Staverton C.E. Primary School

School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,

BA14 6NZ


The Governing Body


The Governors of Staverton C of E Primary School work with the Headteacher and the senior leadership team to provide the strategic direction for the school.


Our role is to ensure that the children receive the very best education that we can provide. The best outcome for every child that is in our school is our ultimate goal.


We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed. Governors both support and challenge the Head teacher and senior staff to ensure that the school performs as well as it should and that all pupils have the very best opportunity to learn and develop.


Governor Activity

We meet as a full governing body each term. Each Governor will also contribute to one or more of the following sub committees who also meet on a termly basis:

  • Finance and Premises
  • Curriculum and Data


These Committees meet prior to each Full Governing Body meeting to discuss the array of issues that need addressing. In addition to these meetings we provide strong links to subject leaders with regular visits to the school and also fulfil our statutory obligations to oversee the safeguarding of all the children and monitor the Health and Safety and financial position of the school.


Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available on request from the school.



The Governing Body are active and supportive of school life, spending time within the school day to fully understand the running of the school as well as building relationships with the staff and children.


Our Governing Body is made up of 2 parent governors (elected by their peers), 2 Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese), 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Staff Governors and 6 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body). It is a voluntary role that is vital in the life of a successful school.


The Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of governors and the normal term of office is four years. However, after four years, any governor who wishes to remain on the Governing Body can offer to stand for a further term of office and (if no-one else has expressed an interest in the position) be re-elected or reconfirmed in his/her position.

We recognise and appreciate that governors bring different areas of expertise to the Governing Body.

Link Governors:

Members of the governing body have special links to particular subjects in the curriculum or other areas in the running of the school or care of pupils.

Parent Governors:

If you are a parent of a pupil(s) at the school or the primary carer, you can stand for election as one of the Parent Governor positions, (once a Parent Governor post becomes vacant). If more than one parent expresses an interest in filling a vacancy, elections are held in which all parents can vote. Parent Governors do not formally represent parents on the Governing Body but they do act as a link between parents and the Governing Body and try to keep in tune with parents’ views.

Co – opted Governors:
A Co – opted Governor is a person who in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Staff Governor:
A member of staff paid to work at the school and elected by the staff.

LA Governors:
A Governor normally appointed by the local education authority


As a team, we all come from very different backgrounds and are always looking for fresh faces to join us. If it is something that you want to know more about then please contact the school office and one of us will make contact.







Term of office

Start Date – End Date

Area (s) of monitoring responsibility

Nicola Hughes




03 Dec 2015


02 Dec 2019

Safeguarding and Child Protection


Ann Rees






Mark Bartlett




All committees

03 Sept 2014




Claire Allen



Deputy Staff

Curriculum and Data

09 Dec 2016



Rev John Rees




09 Nov 2016

RE link

Collective Worship


Sally Butler-Marchese resigned July 2018

Jill Hughes resigned October 2017

Jon Perry resigned January 2018


Pecuniary interests sheets available on request, please ask the clerk

Proposed Governing Body Meeting Dates 2016 – 2017

Full Governing Body

Finance and Premises

Curriculum and Data

16th October 2017

16th October 2016

December 2017

22nd January 2018

22nd January January 2017

March 2017

23rd April 2018

23rd April 2018

June 2017

25th June 2018 25th June 2018