• 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  October 2023
Vice Chair  Mr Nick Allsopp  January 2025
Staff Governor  Mr Michael Cooper  December 2024
Co-opted Governor Mrs Jenny Bosworth August 2023
Parent Governor Mr Kassam Mohamed August 2023 
Parent Governor Mrs Fatima Mangera June 2025
Co-opted Governor  Ms Emma Cull  August 2024
Co-opted Governor  Vacancy  
Associate member Mr Neil Thorpe   August 2023
Clerk Dr Robyn Cooper   

Additional Documents

Governing Board Register of Business Interests 2021-22

Governing Board Attendance 2020-21

Governors Code of Conduct September 2019

Governing Board Action Plan 2019-20

REVIEWED Governor Action Plan 2018-19

Governing Board Self Evaluation August 2019

Meeting Dates (2021-22)

Monday 27th September 2021

Monday 1st November 2021

Monday 6th December 2021

Monday 7th February 2022

Monday 4th April 2022

Monday 23rd May 2022

Monday 4th July 2022

Governing Board Minutes (2021-22)

Minutes 6th December 2021

Minutes 1st November 2021

Minutes 27th September 2021

Governing Board Minutes (2020-21)

Minutes 5th July 2021

Minutes 24th May 2021

Minutes 22nd March 2021

Minutes 25th January 2021

Minutes 16th November 2020

Minutes 14th September 2020

Governing Board Minutes (2019-20)

Minutes 22nd June 2020

Minutes 11th May 2020

Minutes 16th March 2020

Minutes 18th November 2019

Minutes 21st October 2019

Minutes 16th September 2019

Minutes 10th February 2020

Governing Body Minutes (2018-19)

Minutes 24th June 2019

Minutes 13th May 2019

Minutes March 18th 2019

Minutes February 12th 2019

Minutes December 17th 2018

Minutes November 19th 2018

Minutes September 17th 2018

Governing Body Minutes (2017-18)

Minutes 2nd July 2018

Minutes 4th June 2018

Minutes 9th May 2018

Minutes 9th April 2018

Minutes 5th March 2018

Minutes 6th February 2018

Minutes 11th January 2018

Minutes 4th December 2017

Minutes 6th November 2017

Minutes 4th October 2017

Minutes 4th September 2017