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Governors and the Register of Business Interests

School Governors

Who can become a school governor?

You don't need to have a child at a school to become a governor. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. Many schools would particularly welcome new governors who have transferable skills developed at work, or who have a particularly good understanding of the community served by the school.

What do school governors do?

The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher.

The governing body is made up of:

  • parent governors (elected by parents)
  • staff representatives (elected by staff)
  • local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • community governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)

What would be involved?

The amount of time involved for each governor varies between schools. We have two meetings each term which last around 2 hours each. We do ask that you read information provided before each meeting which may well take another couple of hours. We would also strongly encourage you to visit the school to see the children at work each term and observe the impact of decisions made at meetings.

Being a governor is a serious commitment, but it can be rewarding. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a school governor on the School Governors' One Stop Shop(SGOSS)   website.

Register of Business Interests

The Register of Business Interest includes all business interests such as directorships, major share holding and other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation which may have dealings with the school. The disclosure also includes the business interests of immediate family relatives. We ensure that the register is kept up to date and complete and includes all relevant persons. The register is reviewed annually.

Name of Governor Category C R Business Interest Relationship Date of Appointment
Sarah Clements




Adrienne Barrell

Co Headteacher

Retired Dec 23




Tracey Charles

Co opted


None N/A 5/3/2023
Geoffrey Southwell

Local Authority

None N/A 1/9/2022

Sharon Kingham

nee Rowsell


Lawsons & Millbond

Partner & Sons


Arthur Hasler

Co opted

Vice Chair 



Niamh Bays Co opted None None 25/6/2023
Ajay Purbhoosing Co opted None None 28/6/2022
Aynur Duman Parent     21/9/2022
Denise Vigor Co opted None None 24/3/2024

C= Member of Curriculum Committee    R= Member of Resources Committee


Other committees are formed as and when needed.

All appointments are for 4 years.

Governor Attendance Table

Type of Meeting

C F F C F F & C F C F C C F F C

Name                 /Date

25 Jan 22 8 Feb 22 17 May 22 28 Jun 22 21 Sep 22 23 Nov 22 22 Feb 23 29 Mar 23 10 May 23 12 July 23 4 Oct 23 22 Nov 23 21 Feb 24

27 Mch 24

Jane Dookeran C R R R R R R R R R R
Sarah Clements
Adrienne Barrell C RT RT
Tracey Charles C
Geoffrey Southwell C
Sharon Kingham nee Rowsell
Arthur Hasler C
Leah Kenny C C R R R R R R R R R R R
Selda Beyzade C R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Niamh Bays C
Ajay Purbhoosing      
Aynur Duman         C C U C
Denise Vigor                          

Type of meeting - F = Finance, C = Curriculum, 

✓ = Present at meeting                             

C = Consented Absence

U = Unconsented absence

R = Resigned

RT = Retired