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Governors

The role of the governing board is a strategic one with three key functions:

 

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

 

2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

 

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 


 

Over the year we share progress relating to our strategic objectives, as well as making transparent the work of the governing body, through termly updates. The minutes from our meetings, policies and procedures can be made available upon request by contacting the Clerk to the Governors on the page below.

Governing Board policies & documents

 


 

The minutes from our meetings, policies and procedures can be made available upon request by contacting the Clerk to the Governors.

Current vacancies

 

There are currently 3 vacancies to join our governing board. Experience in the education sector is not necessary, and nor is any existing link with the school or local community; we welcome applications from those with skills in any of the following areas:

 

  • Finance
  • Strategic Direction
  • Leadership
  • Educational Development
  • School Improvement
  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Marketing
  • Estates Management 
  • Human Resources

 

Contact us

 

If you would like to raise a matter with the Governing Board you can do so through the following routes;

 

  • Contact the Chair of Governors
  • Contact the Lead Governor for the area that your matter relates to – see ‘Our Governors’ for the current list of names and lead areas;
  • Approach one of the parent governors.

 

Please bear in mind that governors are responsible for strategic, not operational matters. Any concerns regarding your child, teaching or other day-to-day matters should be raised with the relevant teacher or headteacher. In the unlikely event that this process does not resolve your matter then you should raise this with the Chair of Governors.

Join our team

 

If you are interested in becoming a governor you can find out more on the Governments webpage, or come and speak to any of us.

 

 

Summary of Governor appointments

 

Governor NameFirst AppointedTerm of Office EndsElected byRoles and ResponsibitiesPecuniary Interests / Business or Financial Interests / Governance roles with other Educational Institutions
James Gorton09/5/201808/5/2022Co-opted
  • Chair of Education Committee
  • Safeguarding Governor
Special Constable for Hampshire Constabulary & Teacher at Harestock Primary School
Sumaiya Hassan08/7/202007/7/2024Co-opted
  • Vice Chair of Governors
None Declared
Allison Jordan22/11/201621/11/2024Co-opted
  • Chair of Governors
  • Chair of Pay Committee
  • Lead Governor for: Pupil Premium
None Declared
Sabina Labrow05/2/201904/2/2023Co-opted
  • DTG
None Declared
Tim McMillen22/11/201620/11/2020Parent
  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Lead Governor for: Vision & Strategic Direction
  • Lead Governor for: Communications & Marketing 
Director of Profound; company providing website hosting services to the school
James Moth15/1/201914/1/2023Co-opted
  • Inclusion Governor
None Declared
Wendy Smith   
  • Headteacher
Employed by Owslebury Primary School

Chris Westwood

19/9/201618/9/2024Co-opted
  • Chair of HTPM
None Declared
Natalie White22/9/201421/9/2022Staff
  • Lead Governor for: Staff
Employed by Owslebury Primary School 
Parent Governor Vacancy     
LA Governor Vacancy     
All governors above are full governors with full voting rights.
Working with
Eleanor Belton   
  • Clerk to the Governing Board
Employed by Owslebury Primary School