Stondon Lower School

Every one, every chance, every day

Our Value for May is Tolerance

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Governor Information

Powers and Duties of the Governing Board

Parliament has given a range of duties and powers to Governing Boards under the Education Acts including all of the following:

The Functioning of the Governing Body

Our Governing Body consists of volunteers who represent the parents, staff, community and local authority, see below.

We work in partnership with the Head Teacher to set the vision for the school. We support, challenge and hold to account the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team to improving children’s outcomes and raising standards. In addition we review the financial performance of the school ensuring money is well spent.

In supporting the school we are linked to key areas, which include safeguarding, standards, finance, Pupil Premium, Special Education Needs as well as supporting the School Development Priorities for the year. In addition we have Pay, Discipline and Grievance, Pupil Exclusion, Appeals and Head Teacher Appraisal committees that we serve on.

Our School Development Priorities are:

  1. Quality of Leadership and Management
  2. Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  3. Personal Development, Welfare and Safety
  4. Outcomes for Pupils
  5. Early Years Foundation Stage Outcomes

Below are details of our Governors, along with their areas of responsibility:

Governor posts held

Mr Lee Fitzpatrick

Chair of Governors

Mrs Katie Brettell

Vice Chair
Safeguarding Governor

Miss Sarah Woodham

Head Teacher

Mrs Laura Forgham

Clerk to Governors

Alison Graham

Authority Governor

Mr Charlie Wakely

Parent Governor

Nick Caveney

Parent Governor

Donna Jones

Staff Governor

Alex Ford

Co-opted Governor

Ms Carol Summerfield

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Jeanette Mills

Co-opted Governor

Kirsty Whitehead

Staff Governor

Mrs Louise Reece-Jones

Co-opted Governor

Steve Bishop

Co-opted Governor

Sue Young

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Ciara Dumpleton

Deputy Head of Stondon Lower School

Kerry Young

Deputy Head of Shillington Lower School

Mr Simon Greenhalgh

Associate Governor

Mrs Angela Phillips

Associate Governor

Jenny Davison

Associate Governor


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