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
View full details of Governor roles and responsibilities
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:
- Strategic Direction
- Educational Development
- School Improvement
- Health & Safety
- Teaching & Learning
- Estates Management
- Human Resources
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 Name||First Appointed||Term of Office Ends||Elected by||Roles and Responsibities||Pecuniary Interests / Business or Financial Interests / Governance roles with other Educational Institutions|
|James Gorton||09/5/2018||08/5/2022||Co-opted||Special Constable for Hampshire Constabulary & Teacher at Harestock Primary School|
|Sumaiya Hassan||08/7/2020||07/7/2024||Co-opted||None Declared|
|Allison Jordan||22/11/2016||21/11/2024||Co-opted||None Declared|
|Sabina Labrow||05/2/2019||04/2/2023||Co-opted||None Declared|
|Tim McMillen||22/11/2016||20/11/2020||Parent||Director of Profound; company providing website hosting services to the school|
|James Moth||15/1/2019||14/1/2023||Co-opted||None Declared|
|Wendy Smith||Employed by Owslebury Primary School|
|Natalie White||22/9/2014||21/9/2022||Staff||Employed by Owslebury Primary School|
|Parent Governor Vacancy|
|LA Governor Vacancy|
|All governors above are full governors with full voting rights.|
|Eleanor Belton||Employed by Owslebury Primary School|