Sparkenhoe School Primary School


The Governing Body


Thank you for taking the time to find out about our school and the governing body. I have been a governor at Sparkenhoe Community Primary School since January 2015 and chair since September 2016. Our governing body is made up of 9 governors (2 parents, 5 co-opted, 1 staff and the headteacher). We also bring additional skills to the governing body through the recruitment of associated members.

The role of a school governor can be demanding but very rewarding and a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies. Our governing body meets monthly as a full governing body without committees.

We are always looking for new governors and associate members to join our new and growing governing body. If you wish to contact the governors you can email or send post to the school office marked ‘for the attention of the governing body’.

Key roles of governors

·         To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

·         To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.

·         To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Who can be a governor?

You don’t have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18 and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required and a full induction programme is run in partnership with the local authority. However, there are certain expectations, please see our code of conduct for further details.

What’s really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people.

Mr Lee Jowett
Chair of Governors 



Governor   Name  Term of office ends
 Ex Officio  Miss Rhian Jones  Headteacher
 Chair  Mr Lee Jowett  August 2021
 Vice Chair  Ms Jo Webb  October 2023
 Staff Governor  Mrs Nazma Hamid  August 2023
 Co-opted Governor  Dr Robert John  December 2021
 Parent Governor Mr Kassam Mohamed August 2023 
Parent Governor Mr Emanul Hoque August 2023
Co-opted Governor  Mrs Susan Hind   August 2021
 Co-opted Governor  Mrs Jenny Bosworth August 2023
 Associate memberMr Neil Thorpe  August 2023
Clerk Dr Robyn Cooper   


Click here for more details in our ‘Meet the Governors’ section.


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