• Welcome to

    Sparkenhoe Community School


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 govs@sparkenhoe.leicester.sch.uk 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.

Governor   Name  Term of office ends
Ex Officio  Miss Rhian Jones  Headteacher
Chair  Ms Jo Webb  September 2027
Vice Chair Mrs Jenny Bosworth  September 2027
Staff Governor  Mr Michael Cooper  December 2024
Parent Governor Mr Kassam Mohamed September 2027 
Parent Governor Mrs Fatima Mangera May 2025
Local Governor Mrs Gursharan Scott  September 2027
Associate member Mr Neil Thorpe   September 2027
Clerk Dr Robyn Cooper   

Additional Documents

Governing Board Register of Business Interests 2023-24

Governing Board Attendance 2022-23

Governors Code of Conduct

Meeting Dates (2023-24)

Monday 18th September 2023

Monday 27th November 2023

Monday 11th March 2024

Monday 20th May 2024

Monday 1st July 2024