When do we meet?

The full Governing Body meets six times each school year to approve policies, receive reports from each Committee, review the progress of the school and, when required, make decisions on its future direction.

In addition Governors attend one of the specialist committees where the groundwork, research and discussion on key issues occurs.

 The Governing Body has registered its interests, which includes relevant business interests and relationships between Governors and members of school staff.

Download: Instrument of Government – 06 Jan 2015

Governor Information

The Governing Body has responsibility for the effective management of the school. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

What we do…

  • The Governing Body work as a team, and in co-operation with the staff, ensure a safe and happy learning environment where children can prosper.
  • Monitor the strategic thinking of where the school is going and how we get there.
  • Ensure the day to day running of the school and Children’s Centre is managed by the Headteacher
  • Working with the Headteacher and senior staff, Governors are responsible for strategically setting and delivering the school’s aims and policies. This includes:
    • Improving standards of teaching and learning.
    • Implementation of statutory legislation.
    • Setting and monitoring the school’s budget.
    • Staff appointments and interviews.
    • Safeguarding and equal opportunities.
    • The School Development Plan (SDP).
    • Risk assessments and general care of the school’s estate.

The Governing Body has registered its interests and attendance

For more information about each Governor’s business, pecuniary and governance roles in other schools, please follow the link below.

SMPS Business-Pecuniary Interests 2018-19



Chair of Governors: Graham Clark

Vice Chair of Governors: Vacant


Named Governors

Child Protection, Children in Care & Young Carers:  Jennifer Winfield

Health, Safety / Premises: Louise Burgess

Performance Review of Headteacher: Jon Vasey and Graham Clark

Special Educational Needs & Inclusion:  Jon Vasey


Curriculum – English: Vacant
Curriculum – Humanities Michael Powell
Curriculum – Mathematics: Graham Clark
Curriculum – Science: Claire Chennell
Curriculum – The Arts Emma Stafford
Data: Jon Vasey
Early Years/Foundation Stage (EYFS): Jennifer Winfield
Safeguarding: Jenny Winfield
Finance: Claire Chennell
Governing Body Development Plan Lead: Jennifer Winfield, Claire Chennel
GDS, Governor Induction & Training: Graham Clark
Pupil Premium: Jon Vasey
Well-being: Emma Stafford
GDPR: Michael Powell
Health and Safety: Louise Burgess
Standards Chair: Jon Vasey
Special Educational Needs & Inclusion: Jon Vasey



Jennifer Winfield
Louise Burgess
Claire Chennell (Chair)
Michael Powell

Associate Members & Attendees



Teresa Lloyd
Graham Clark (Chair)
Emma Stafford


Associate Members & Attendees

Deputy Headteacher

Date of first appointment

Jennifer Winfield – 19/12/2016
Louise Burgess – 06/01/2015
Carol Jones – 29/03/2017
Graham Clark – 06/12/2017
Claire Chennell – 06/12/2017
Michael Powell – 31/01/2018
Emma Stafford – 03/09/2018
Teresa Lloyd – 06/01/2015
John Vasey – 27/03/2019
Jayne Roberts – 13/05/2019