Governors


It is compulsory for each school in England and Wales to have a Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall leadership and management of a school.

Where do Governors come from?

Members of the Governing Board are valued volunteers and bring a wide range of skills, experience and expertise for the benefit of our school. Parents and members of the local communities are often in the best position to know what a school really needs and the issues facing it. Governing Boards are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders. Many of our Governors have detailed knowledge of Milverton school and its priorities.

The Board of Governors has three core strategic 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.

At present the Governing Board comprises of ten Governors plus the Head Teacher. We currently have a vacancy for an LA Governor.

The work of the Governing Body is handled through two committees - Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee and the Education Committee.

Any queries should be addressed to the Clerk to the Governors, Marian Barlow, at the school on 01398 400439 or office@milvertonprimary.co.uk. 

Name‚Äč

Type of Governor

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Ends

Full Board of Governors

Committee Roles

Business Name

Nature of Business

Andrew 

Powell

Co-Opted 26.11.2014 21.11.2018 Chair of Governors   n/a n/a

Ewan Robertson

Co-Opted

26.11.2014

25.11.2018

Member

Chair of FP&P

n/a

n/a

Sheila Hummel

Co-Opted

26.11.2014

25.11.2018

Member

Education

n/a

n/a

Joanne Pike

Co-Opted

26.11.2014

Stepped down March 2017

Member

Education

n/a

n/a

Lyndsey Waddington

Co-Opted

26.11.2014

25.11.2018

Member

FP&P

n/a

n/a

Adrian Landon Co-Opted 23.03.2016 22.03.2020 Member FP&P South West Finance and Accounting Ltd Owner and director accounting practice and business consultancy

Lydia Lapthorn

Parent

20.03.2013

19.03.2017

Member

Education & FP&P

Field Studies Council

Environmental education charity.

Alex Wade

Parent

23.09.2015

22.09.2018

Vice Chiar of Governors

Education

n/a

n/a

Stephen Penny

Staff

29.09.2014

23.09.2018

Member

Education

n/a

n/a

Lindsey Tawse Co-Opted Governor 21.09.2016 20.09.2020 Member FP&P

Cherry May Financial Planning Ltd

Javelin West

Independent financial advice

Risk management consultancy

Anna Kyle Parent 17.5.17 17.5.21 Member Education Committee n/a n/a

Richard Stead

Headteacher

01.09.2008

 

Member

Chair Education Committee

n/a

n/a

Jean Ainsworth Smith Associate Member 23.09.2012

22.09.2016

Became Associate Member 21.09.2016

  Pre-School n/a n/a
Linda Burton LA Governor 20.09.2017 19.09.2021 Member Education Committee n/a n/a

Marian Barlow

Clerk to Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor FGB Attendance

2015-16 Governor Attendance FGB Meetings          Updated: 31/01/2017     (212 KB)

Governors - Meeting minutes

FGB Meeting Minutes 12 July 2017          Updated: 27/09/2017     (358 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 17 May 2017          Updated: 11/09/2017     (348 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 22 March 2017          Updated: 07/06/2017     (346 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 1 February 2017          Updated: 27/04/2017     (349 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 23 November 2016          Updated: 07/02/2017     (424 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 21 September 2016          Updated: 07/02/2017     (431 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 13 July 2016          Updated: 07/02/2017     (359 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 11 May 2016          Updated: 07/02/2017     (332 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 23 March 2016          Updated: 07/02/2017     (265 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 27 January 2016          Updated: 07/02/2017     (345 KB)
FGB Meeting Minutes 25 November 2015          Updated: 07/02/2017     (254 KB)
Minutes FGB 23 September 2015          Updated: 06/06/2016     (299 KB)
Draft Minutes FGB 28 January 2015          Updated: 06/06/2016     (256 KB)
Minutes FGB 9 July 2014          Updated: 06/06/2016     (254 KB)
Draft Minutes FGB 7 May 2014          Updated: 06/06/2016     (320 KB)
Minutes FGB 26 March 2014          Updated: 06/06/2016     (283 KB)
Minutes FGB 5 February 2014          Updated: 06/06/2016     (196 KB)
Draft Minutes FGB 26 November 2014          Updated: 06/06/2016     (247 KB)
Minutes FGB 24 September 2014          Updated: 06/06/2016     (201 KB)
Minutes FGB 10 July 2013          Updated: 06/06/2016     (48 KB)
Minutes FGB 20 March 2013          Updated: 06/06/2016     (50 KB)
Minutes FGB 30 January 2013          Updated: 06/06/2016     (58 KB)
Minutes FGB 27 November 2013          Updated: 06/06/2016     (186 KB)
Minutes FGB 25 September 2013          Updated: 06/06/2016     (54 KB)
Governors Annual Report to Parents 2013          Updated: 06/06/2016     (500 KB)