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Governors


What Does the Governing Body Do?

As part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP), the Governing Body's remit is to:

  • Oversee the running of the school within the powers delegated to it by the LSP Board of Trustees, as laid out in the LSP Scheme of Delegation
  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school, in alignment with the Trust vision and strategic objectives
  • Hold the school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and our pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its funding is well spent
  • Draw any significant recommendations and matters of concern to the attention of the LSP Board of Trustees

Our Local Governing Body (LGB) is supported by the Resources Committee, the Ethos Committee and the Pay Committee.

Information About Our Governors

The Department for Education (DfE) and LSP require schools to publish specific information about its governors, including those who served during the previous school year.  The list below, therefore, includes our current governors, and those who resigned, or who completed their appointment, during the 2021/2022 school year.  Governors undertake many duties in support of our school's success; their meeting attendance rates represent only a small part of this.

Appointment of Governors

Our governors are drawn from parents, the church and wider community, and school staff, and are appointed for a four year term of office.

  • Parent governors (2) are elected by the school's parents and carers
  • Foundation governors (3) are appointed by the Board of Education of the Diocese of Bath & Wells, on the recommendation of the LGB
  • Co-opted governors (5) are appointed by the LSP Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the LGB
  • Staff governors (1) are elected by school staff
Our Local Governing Body Members
Photo Name Information

Nini Anamah - Foundation Governor.

Chair of Ethos Committee

  • Foundation Governor:  21 September 2020 - 20 September 2024
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  previously parent at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 LGB Meeting Attendance:  56%
Picture to Follow John Davies - Co-Opted Governor
  • Co-opted Governor:  12 July 2022 - 11 July 2026
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Parent at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  100%

Rowena Davin - Co-Opted Governor. 

Chair of Governors

  • Co-opted Governor:  9 December 2020 - 8 December 2024
  • Parent Governor:  7 September 2017 - 8 December 2020  [redesignated]
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Parent at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  100%
Picture to follow Rachel Evans - Parent Governor
  • Parent Governor:  12 April 2023 - 11 April 2027
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Parent at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  not applicable

James Gareth - Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Resources Committee 

  • Co-opted Governor:  12 April 2023 - 11 April 2027
  • Parent Governor:  12 April 2019 - 11 April 2023  [term ended]
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  previously parent at Northleaze CofE Primary School (until July 2022)
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  92%
Fiona Harper - Co-Opted Governor
  • Co-opted Governor:  4 December 2014 - 3 December 2018 and 10 December 2019 - 8 December 2023
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Member of staff at Northleaze CofE Primary School; Governor at Backwell School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  83%
Revd James Harris - Foundation Governor
  • Foundation Governor:  4 July 2020 - 3 July 2024
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Rector at All Saints' Church, Long Ashton
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  89%
Picture to follow Gill Miles - Parent Governor
  • Foundation Governor:  4 April 2023 - 3 April 2027
  • Co-opted Governor:  8 December 2021 - 3 April 2023  [redesignated]
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  none
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  100%
Picture to follow Claire Pringle - Parent Governor
  • Parent Governor:  12 April 2023 - 11 April 2027
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Parent at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  not applicable
Victoria Reyes - Headteacher
  • Headteacher Governor:  from 1 September 2018
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Member of staff at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  93%
Julia Simmons - Staff Governor 
  • Staff Governor:  16 September 2019 - 15 September 2023
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  Member of staff at Northleaze CofE Primary School
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  83%
Picture to follow Jacqueline Thomas
  • Co-opted Governor:  9 December 2020 - 8 December 2024
  • Business & Pecuniary Interests:  none
  • 2021/22 Meeting Attendance:  83%

 

Governor Vacancies

While we don't have any governor vacancies currently, we're always keen to hear from those interested in supporting the ongoing success of our school as a governor. 

Please read the information below about what a governor does (much of that in the Parent Governor Advertisement is equally relevant to other governors), and then email our Clerk to Governors (details at bottom of page), who will answer any questions that you may have and arrange for you to speak with the Chair or Vice-Chair of Governors. 

No specific knowledge, experience or skills are required to be a governor; there is certainly no need to have a background in education.  We'd be very glad to hear from you, particularly if you come from beyond the immediate school community.

The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors by email to clerk@northleazeschool.co.uk


The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors by email to clerk@northleazeschool.co.uk