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Welcome to the Governor page of Abbot’s Hall Primary School’s Website. Here you will find listed all the Governors and their individual areas of responsibility. We are all volunteers who have joined the Governing Body to try and give something back to the school community and support the school in our “critical friend” role to help ensure we meet the needs of the whole school community.  Some of us are parent governors and some are community or Local Authority governors and we come from a variety of different backgrounds.

The School Governing body are responsible for the plans, policies and procedures within the school and the main responsibilities include;

    • Setting strategic direction, objectives and targets for the school

    • Reviewing progress against the budget, plans and targets

    • Approving the school budget

    • Acting as a critical friend to the head teacher by providing support and challenge

    • Appointing the head teacher

There are a broad range of Governors including Parent Governors, elected by the parents attending the school, Community Governors, nominated by the governing body as a whole, Local Education Authority Governors nominated by the LEA and Staff Governors.  The Head Teacher is also a member of the Governing Body. As a Governing Body we bring a variety of different experiences to the school so although only a few are educational specialists we can, hopefully, contribute usefully to the running of the school. Many of the Governors also have children at the school!

The full Governing Body meet twice a term with other meetings of the finance, buildings and other committees as required.  Minutes of the latest full Governing Body meeting are available at the link at the bottom of this page.  Many of us work elsewhere, but when possible we also undertake school visits to see staff and children at work and to take part ourselves in the full and varied opportunities on offer at the School.  

You may well see us at sports days, performances, parents evenings or at the Christmas and Summer Fairs.  Please feel free to stop us and ask any questions about what we do.

The Chair of the Governing Body can be contacted via the school office. Parent Governors are happy to be approached in the ‘playground’ if required.


Meet the Governors




Name Category of Governor Appointed by which body Start Date Term of Office Committee Membership Position Held  Responsibility All relevant business interests Member of another Governing Body Any relation to staff members?

Mrs R Bailey

Headteacher By virtue of office 01/01/2010 N/A as ex-officio 1. Premises & Finance Headteacher Headteacher Husband is Director of Barnes Construction (SCC Framework Contractor) No No
2. Pay & Personnel
3. Curriculum

Mr G Kenworthy

Co-opted Governor The Governing Body 02/10/2017 4 years 1. Chair of Governors Chair of Governors Science   No No
2. Curriculum

Mr A Everard

Partnership Governor The Governing Body 1/11/04 (renewed (2016) 4 years 1. Premises & Finance Chair of Appeals and Pupil Discipline Committees Attendance Employee of  Tarmac No No
2. Pay & Personnel
3. Headteacher’s                        Performance Review 

Mrs F Bishop

Parent Governor Elected by parents, appointed by the Governing Body 01/01/2014 4 years 1. Pay & Personnel   SEN   No No
Physical Development
2. Curriculum AGT/EAL
The Olympics (and it's legacy) inc BTBYCB

Mr J Humphreys

Partnership Governor The Governing Body 01/11/2015 4 years 1. Pay & Personnel   Safeguarding   No No
  The Foundation Stage
  Pupil Premium
2. Curriculum Numeracy

Mr P Mead

Parent Governor Elected by parents, appointed by the Governing Body 1/6/12 (renewed 2016) 4 years 1. Premises & Finance Chair of Personnel and Pay Committee Health and Safety      No Husband of Mrs E Mead (Teaching Assistant)
2. Pay & Personnel SFVS

Miss H Smith

Staff Governor Elected by staff, appointed by the Governing Body 01/05/2014 4 years 1. Premises & Finance   Online-Safety   No No
2. Curriculum Computing

Mrs N Hooper

Parent Governor Elected by parents, appointed by the Governing Body 06/02/2017 4 years 1. Curriculum   Personal, Social and Emotional Development   No No
Outside Learning

Ms T Denny

Parent Governor Elected by parents, appointed by the Governing Body 01/12/2016 4 years 1. Premises & Finance   Music   No No
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