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School Governors

Information about the role of the Governing Body


The governing body of Eastlands Primary School conducts its business to take account of the three roles outlined in the Governors’ Handbook:

  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, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and senior leadership team.


The composition of the governing body

The governing body has re-constituted for September 2015. It comprises 11 governors in total. Every governor appointed to the governing body is appointed on the basis of the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The number of governors in each category is determined through the Instrument of Government and is currently:

  • 1 head teacher
  • 1 elected staff governor
  • 3 elected parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 5 co-opted governors

There are currently two vacancies on the governing body.


Information about each governor and any associate members (Since March 2015)

   Name Category of governor Appointed By  Term of Office  Committee Membership  Position of Responsibility 
  Ian Bates Co-opted Full Governing Body

July 2015 - July 2019

Curriculum & Standards

Named Governor for Teaching and Learning - Mathematics and Health and Safety
  Zoe Butlin Co-opted Full Governing Body

July 2015 - July 2019

Curriculum & Standards

Named Governor for SMSC, including British Values

Warwickshire Patch Representative

  Suki Edwards


Full Governing Body Sep 2016 - March 2020

Finance, Premises & Personnel  

Curriculum & Standards


Amy Shipp

Staff Staff January 2017-January 2021    
  James Holmes Parent Parents

February 2016 - February 2020


Chair of Governing Body (March 2016)

Named Governor for Safeguarding, Looked After Children & Child Protection  and Attendance, Behaviour and Safety

Warwickshire Patch Representative

  Nick Smith Parent Parents June 2014 - June 2018 Finance, Premises & Personnel   Named Governor for Governor Training
  Judy White Co-opted Full Governing Body September 2015 - September 2019  Finance, Premises & Personnel  

Chair of Finance, Premises and Personnel (March 2016)

Named Governor for Early Years, School Sport Premium

  Sam Warrington  Associate Full Governing Body

Sep 2015


   Vacancy  Parent Parents


Finance, Premises & Personnel    TBC
   Paul Albon LA Governor  Full Governing Body

 Sept 2016 - September 2020

Curriculum & Standards  Named Governor for SEN, EAL and Pupil Premium
  Dave Maceluch Clerk  Full Governing Body Sep 2015  

Contact details:


Governing Body Terms of Reference 2016 - 2017


Register of governors’ interests (From September 2016)

The attached document sets out the following:

  • relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern
  • relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

2016 - 2017 click HERE

2015 - 2016 click HERE

Governor Training

Click HERE to view training courses attended by governors.


Meetings of the governing body

The full governing body meets three times a year; all meetings are clerked. There are also governing body committees which meet throughout the year and which have delegated authority. The committees are:

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Finance, Premises and Personnel
  • Pay committee

Records of Governors' attendance at meetings:-

2016 - 2017 click HERE

2015-2016 click HERE


How to become a governor

For further details about our vacancies on our governing body please contact our Clerk.



   National Governor Association
Department for Education (DfE) Governance Handbook
Warwickshire Government Development Service training programme


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