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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 governor

There is currently one vacancy on the governing body.

Eastlands Primary School - Governing Body Membership Details

Name Type of Governor Appointed By Term of Office Pecuniary & Personal Interests Attendance 2017-18
James Holmes Parent/Chair of Governors Parents January 2016-January 2020 Two children who attend the Before & After School Club 7/7
James Brown Parent Parents March 2019-March 2023 None N/A
Vacancy Parent Parents
Suki Edwards Headteacher   N/A None 7/7
Amy Shipp Staff Staff January 2017-January 2021 Nursery teacher at Eastlands 7/7
Paul Albon LA Local Authority July 2016-July 2020 Children will be applying for a nursery place in 2019/20 6/7
Ian Bates Co-opted/Vice Chair Governing Body July 2015-July 2019 Parent Governor at Bilton C of E Junior School 5/7
Andy Roughton Co-opted Governing Body January 2018-January 2022 Vice Chair of Governors at Kingsway Community Primary School 4/4
Linda Jones Co-opted Governing Body January 2018-January 2022 None 2/4
Elizabeth Abisola Olupitan Co-opted Governing Body January 2018-January 2022 None 2/4
Vacancy Co-opted
Samantha Warrington Associate Member Governing Body  N/A None 6/7
Stuart Dodds Parent Parents January 2017-07/02/2019 None 5/7
Kevin Pickering Parent Parents January 2017-20/03/2019 None 3/7


Governing Body Terms of Reference 2016 - 2017


Governor Impact Log 2016-17 click HERE

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 

2018 - 2019 click HERE

2017 - 2018 click HERE

2016 - 2017 click HERE

2015 - 2016 click HERE

Governor Training

Click HERE to view training courses attended by governors.


Meetings of the governing body

full governing body meets seven times a year now with no committee meetings.

The full governing body meets seven times a year; all meetings are clerked.

Records of Governors' attendance at meetings:-

2017-2018 click HERE

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.

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