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 and one Associate Member plus the Head Teacher. 

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

Any queries should be addressed to the Clerk to the Governors at the school on 01823 400439 or 


Type of Governor

Date of Appointment

Date Stepped Down

Full Board of Governors

Committee Roles

Business Name

Nature of Business

Linda Burton

LA Governor


20.09.2017   Chair of Governors  All n/a n/a
Andy Wooller Co-Opted 11.12.2017   Vice Chair  FP&P Committee n/a n/a



Co-Opted Governor

29.11.2018   Member Chair of FP&P Committee n/a n/a

Ewan Robertson

Co-Opted Governor




Education Committee

Chair of Pay and Appraisal



Stephen Penny

Staff Governor




Education Committee



Richard Stead





Chair Education Committee



Emily Weiss

Parent Governor

Safeguarding Governor

04.02.2020   Member FP& P Committee n/a n/a
Chris Mann Associate 31.01.2018   Member FP&P Committee n/a n/a
David Malcolm


Health and Safety Governor

11.07.2018   Member FP&P Committee n/a n/a
James Pyne

Parent Governor

SEND Governor

24.05.2021   Member Education Committee    
Cathy Sheppard Co-Opted Governor 28.10.2021   Member Education Committee    
Cyril Kelly Co-Opted Governor 28.10.2021   Member Education Committee    

Helen Jessep

Clerk to Governors







Alex Wade Parent Governor 23.9.15 22.9.2018        

Lydia Lapthorn

Co-Opted Governor



Anna Kyle

Parent Governor

SEND Governor

17.05.2017 15.05.2021        
Adrian Landon Co-Opted Governor 04.03.2020 29.09.2021        

Governor FGB Attendance

Governors - Meeting minutes