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 7 governors (2 parent, 2 co-opted, 1 LA, 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 August 2019
 Staff Governor Mr Neil Thorp August 2019
 Co-opted Governor Dr Robert John December 2021
 Parent Governor Mrs Sharmen Rahman August 2019
 LA Governor Mrs Susan Hind  August 2021
 Associate Member Mrs Nazma HamidJuly 2021
 Associate Member Mrs Jenny BosworthJuly 2021 
ClerkDr Robyn Cooper 


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


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