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Local Governing Body

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school and form part of a 'Governing Body'.  They are involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school including buildings and budgets, staffing and setting standards of discipline.  Governors supprt headteachers and ensure that the school is being well managed.

Anyone over 18 can be a school governor and they don't have to be a parent of a child at the school.  The most important qualities are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.  As a parent, it can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child's school.  As a governor you will be expected to attend full governing body meetings each half term and you will also be expected to join one or two sub-committees which will cover different areas like finance and curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, talk to the current chair of governors.  When there is a vacancy for a Parent Governor a letter will go out to inform all parents of the vacancy and you will have a chance to be elected to the governing body.  It is also worth talking to your employer as many employers recognise the importance of the role and may offer paid leave for governor duties.


The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The governing body has three main functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational perfomance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.




Type of


Date of


Term of




Stepped Down

or Left date

If applicable

Business &

Financial Interests

Governance Roles

in other

Education Institutions


with Governors

and School Staff

Governor Code of Conduct Attendance Record at Meetings
Pat Precious Foundation 5 February 2018 4 Years Foundation DBE or PCC appt     None None Signed 86%
Sarah Disney Executive H/T   Whilst In Post NCC       Head Teacher Signed  
Ben Cooke Trust Appointed  Governor Nov 2020           None    
Chris Isbell

Trust Appointed Governor

Nov 2020           None    
Mike Dwyer Chair of Governors Nov 2020     28/02/2023     None  


Shaun Childerhouse Parent Governor Nov 2020           None    
Helen Jeffries School Business Manager Nov 2020           None    
Emma Lindop Staff Governor             None    
Sarah Porter Chair of Governors             None    
Chris Price Parent Governor             None    


To contact the Chair of Governors, please write C/O Parkers CofE Primary Academy, Pound Hill, Saham Toney, Norfolk IP25 7HP.

This document is currently not complete and as we receive the information we need we will add to it.